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Bibi Bourelly Releases New Live EP, BOY (In Studio), Today

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Bibi Bourelly Releases New Live EP, BOY (In Studio), Today

BOY (In Studio)

 Each Song is Accompanied by a Video with Anecdotes and Insights Provided by Bibi

17 August 2017 (Toronto, ON)Bibi Bourelly’s rise as one of today’s most talked-about performers and in-demand songwriters takes a step forward with her new live EP, BOY (IN STUDIO), arriving today via Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.  The 4-song EP of live studio recordings – with each track accompanied by a video – features three titles first heard on Bibi’s Free The Real: Part #2 EP (“Untitled”, “Flowers”, and “Poet”), and one brand new composition (“Sunshine”). 

As the title suggests, BOY (IN STUDIO) delves into relationships through the prism of Bibi’s life, in and out of the spotlight. Fans have been treated to a preview of the live EP format during Bibi’s recent run of festival dates at Osheaga, Lollapalooza, and Bumbershoot (with upcoming performances scheduled for Austin City Limits, Voodoo, and Music Midtown) and in other select markets where Bibi has hosted intimate live studio sessions that replicate the feel of BOY (IN STUDIO).

Bibi, subject of a major page 1 Arts profile in the New York Times in May 2016, continues to grow after TV appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Late Show with James Corden, the BET Awards, as well as features in major magazines such as Interview, Elle, Glamour, Billboard, Essence, The Fader, and many more.

Tastemakers praised Bibi’s debut EP Free The Real: Part #1 released in May of 2016. The next month, she debuted her summer single, “Perfect”, featuring fellow Def Jam musician-producer Earl St. Clair, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Bibi kicked off her month-long, 19-city North American “Free The Real Tour” in September, the first headlining tour of her career. Her second EP, Free The Real: Part #2, released last November, was followed by the spring 20-city “Do What I Want Tour” of the U.S. with Lil Uzi Vert. 

Bibi Bourelly’s path to Def Jam began in Berlin, where she was born into an artistic family.  Her father, Jean-Paul Bourelly, is of Haitian and American descent; her late mother, of Moroccan descent, was the head of the Art Department at Berlin’s House of World Culture.  Bibi’s decision to immigrate to the U.S. in high school eventually brought her to Los Angeles, where her career took off. 

To date, Bibi has written for the likes of Rihanna (“Bitch Better Have My Money”, “Higher”, “Pose”, “Yeah, I Said It”); Selena Gomez (“Camouflage”); Usher & Nas (“Chains” and Usher’s follow-ups “Need U” and “Hard II Love”); Nick Brewer (“Talk To Me” featuring Bibi Bourelly); and others.  Most recently, Bibi co-wrote "I Have Questions" with Camila Cabello (on her debut LP, The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving.).

Bibi was first introduced to New York fans in October 2015, when she joined Usher and Nas on “Chains” at the Tidal X marathon benefit concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. View their live performance featured later that same night on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The momentum pressed on in March 2016, when Entertainment Weekly named Bibi one of “The 30 Best Things We Saw At SXSW.” 


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