Influenced by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, Bekah, professionally known as Bekah Baby, was gifted a voice of her own. Her story is remarkable, inspiring, and most importantly, deserving of recognition.
Bekah was first introduced to music by her father and cousin Sabrina when she was 8 years old, motivating Bekah to learn the piano. Prior to her father’s illness, she made it a goal to learn and play an opera before his passing.
Her love for R&B music developed while she was studying classical piano, organ, and voice throughout high school.
Just recently, Bekah Baby released her album, Good Love, that consists of 10 songs to vibe, smile, and cry to. (Or all at the same time.) I always say that love is best expressed through music, since love songs remind us of feelings that are no longer felt. “Extraordinary” is my personal favorite on Good Love.
When did you start to pursue music as a career?
After teaching overseas, I moved to Atlanta, where I began singing demos for a producer, eventually leading me to begin songwriting on my own. Since moving back to Michigan in 2016 and finishing my Master’s, I got more serious about pursuing it as a career after I did a feature for Poetic Killa in Boston that gained a huge following. Since then I released my freshman album, Moving On, followed by. He Said She Said, which was a collaboration about relationship problems, featuring different rap artists on each track. In the past year, things have really taken off- being booked for several shows, interviews abroad, working on features with hip hop artists in Detroit and throughout the country, and putting out 3 albums – the latest, Good Love released on April 17th and is a completely solo R&B album with a true 90’s vibe.
If you could compare yourself to any past or current artist, who would it be?
I would compare my sound to a combination of Rihanna, Alanis Morisette, Jewel, Jhene Aikotype vibe honestly. It’s like chill but still urban and soulful.
I have huge influences in music…when I was younger, obviously the big ones -Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey- my aim is to create some powerful strong ballads like they used to. But nowadays, I am loving any artist that is brave and bold enough to get out here and unapologetically go after their dream.