Bebe Rexha Reacts To Album’s #140 Debut: “My Career Was Built On Failures”

Published: Monday 17th May 2021 by Sam

Bebe Rexha is getting candid about the underperformance of her new album ‘Better Mistakes.’

The set was unleashed on May 7, armed with the momentum of its latest single ‘Sabotage.’

Yet, the buzz around the song did not translate into sales of its parent LP – which charted at a shocking #140 on the Billboard 200.

This, despite features from a lengthy list of guests such as Doja Cat, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Uzi Vert, and Rick Ross.

Rather than employing the Pop star tactic of radio silence about commercial failures, Rexha confronted it head-on.

Her words below…

Writing on Twitter, she said of the low placement:

“Upsetting. But I won’t give up. My career was built on failures and not following the mold. I won’t stop. I never have and never will. I still believe in this album. And I still will push. No matter what.

This ain’t no formulate pop star bullsh*t.

People so quick to give up on sh*t. Baby that’s not how you win.

One thing I will always do is keep it real.”

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  1. Clarks0o00ñ May 17, 2021

    Number 140.
    Damn, that is bad BAD.

    This is an album featuring heavy hitters like doja, lil uzi, ty dollar sign.

    There was no buzz around this album.
    A lot has been going on lately and she got lost in the shuffle.

    I wish her the best. Shes a successful song writer so she’s gonna survive

  2. K’man May 17, 2021

    Damn that’s worst than Ciara and Keyshia cole. With Bebe I feel like she always has music out but it never goes anywhere. She’s an example why some veterans are afraid to release music because they will end up on the lower end of billboard.

  3. Moulin D***** May 17, 2021

    I wasn’t even aware her album was out. “Better Mistakes”? The irony. Reminds me of ZAYN’s aptly titled “Nobody Is Listening” and Sugababes’ “Flatline”. Offer stupid titles, win stupid prizes I guess.

    • HELLOKITTY May 17, 2021

      @Moulin… – hahaha. I love your perspective and there just may be truth to it. Too much truth apparently.

    • Moulin D***** May 17, 2021


  4. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) May 17, 2021

    What killed her career is her cocky attitude & filthy mouth💅🏿💅🏿 Just Shut up and sing, prove em haters you ain’t just one hit wonder

  5. Pat May 17, 2021

    Should’ve never came for rih. Been cancelled since then tbh

  6. May 17, 2021

    I wish her the best.

  7. Shayla Queen 👑 May 17, 2021

    She’s just not interesting yet she tries so hard to be. I’ve tried to support but I then forget all about her. It’s too much of a chore. Especially when so much better music is out. Sorry, Bebe.

  8. Section8DaGreat May 17, 2021

    Everybody’s not a star. Walmart is hiring though.

    • Aj May 18, 2021

      Tinashe, Bibi, Ava Max they all the same generic girls. No one is interested.

  9. HELLOKITTY May 17, 2021

    I heard the album yesterday and it s^cked. I completely understand why it debuted at such a low ranking. She only has 1, MAYBE, 2 songs on the album that are actually worth listening to.

  10. Ace Blanks May 17, 2021

    See it flopped because NO ONE knew about it. I know if I didn’t know about it then it was quiet because I usually knew when people dropping albums. But now that I’ve went and skimmed through the song it’s just not good music. She don’t have IT! Her voice does nothing for me. I thought I liked the song with Doja when the video dropped but hearing it on the album it’s blah too. She’s just a basic Pop Star. Nothing that sticks and makes you wanna know more or remember. I don’t even know what her actually hit from her first album is if their was one.

    • Clarks0o00ñ May 17, 2021

      She has some bops

      Meant to be
      I got u
      Last hurrah
      Me myself and I
      Hey mama
      In the name of love

      • Ace Blanks May 17, 2021

        Yaaaaay Clarksoooon actually responded to me and it wasn’t shade either. Lol I f**** with you Clarksoooon. People may hate your approach or how you say it but a lot of time you be right with what you be saying lol I don’t know any of these songs though unfortunately and apparently most of the world don’t either. No shade! I always get her confused with Zara Larsson too but at least I can remember her and at least know one song “It’s Not My Fault”

  11. J May 17, 2021

    Damn BB 🥺 I scrolled right past her album too smh lol

    • Shayla Queen 👑 May 17, 2021

      FIX YO ISH, NOW! I will not tell thee again!

      • J May 18, 2021

        I love having STANS 🤩 Pressed lil b****

      • Shayla Queen 👑 May 18, 2021

        FIX IT!

      • J May 18, 2021

        Fix these balls b****

  12. Ugh! May 17, 2021

    Good luck pushing the album with the -1029302023 dollars debt you own your label for investing into your toilet paper certified album. Can’t wait to see those iPhone 1 shot music videos that are about to come.

    And poor Linda Perry must be struggling AF. Let’s hope they actually record some better mistakes

  13. Eh May 17, 2021

    She’s got great vocals but it appeared a huge selling point was also her looks and her body. If I’m her, be thankful. Use this as an opportunity to stop chasing the charts and make the music you always wanted to make (unless she sees herself as more of a pop star “performer” than a singer-songwriter who actually writes the music. Carly Rae Jepsen and Charli XCX are both examples of artists who went from chart topping hits to carving out niches in the alternative pop scene with smaller but loyal fan bases who listen to and buy their music. I offer this advice to Demi Lovato as well. Chart chasing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  14. 🐝 May 17, 2021

    She’s the American Rita Ora.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 May 17, 2021

      Rita Ora is a bad bish, hunnie 💋

      • Ace Blanks May 17, 2021

        Bad bish that no one is checking for musically! 😂

      • Shayla Queen 👑 May 18, 2021

        But they checking for her doe 💋

  15. True Tea May 17, 2021

    Bebe should just create an Onlyfans. She would do more numbers as a full blown pornstar.

    Let’s be honest here, her s** appeal is far more interesting than her music.

  16. Shayla Queen 👑 May 17, 2021

    The low debut could partly be due to the CD not being available until July.

  17. ArthusNico May 18, 2021

    I like Sacrifice when I’m at the gym.
    It’s in several Spotify playlist

  18. Aj May 18, 2021

    Genuinely had no idea she had an album coming out. Given that she’s a hit songwriter and had smash features, you would think they’d have done heavy on promo

  19. Dua Lipa Fan May 18, 2021

    Is Billboard upset? They haven’t released the charts so lol. Dua was Number 1 on the Artist 100 and they took it down wow. Why do they hate Dua? They are upset she’s number 1 lol. The charts haven’t been updated the record label are arguing about who is Number lol !! Messy. Some shady stuff going on at Billboard. Are they mad because Dua isn’t performing this Sunday?

  20. Jake May 18, 2021

    What is hidden in the dark will come to light. When will the charts be revealed on Billboard only the Billboard 200 was revealed lol where is the Hot 100 and the other Charts wow !! What a shocking mess!!

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