BIA, the globally renowned artist hailing from the Boston area, has unveiled the international deluxe edition of her latest EP, Really Her, much to the delight of her fans. This EP, which was executive produced by BIA herself alongside AzizTheShake and Lil Rich, introduces seven fresh tracks that feature collaborations with esteemed international artists, including Sfera Ebbasta from Italy, Giggs from the UK, Tion Wayne from the UK, and Luciano from Germany. The international deluxe edition of Really Her is now available for download and streaming.
The standard edition of the Really Her EP was initially released in July and featured BIA collaborating with a diverse array of hip-hop legends, ranging from J. Cole and Swizz Beatz to Busta Rhymes and Timbaland. This showcased the reputation she has meticulously built over the past few years as an artist. BIA’s dedication to her craft is evident as she extends Really Her to a generous 16 tracks, allowing her to fully express her artistic range and reaffirm her versatility as a collaborator.
In a revamped version of “London,” a track that has already garnered over 24 million views on YouTube, BIA welcomes the legendary UK rapper Giggs as a collaborator. For “Milano,” BIA joins forces with Italian sensation and rapper Sfera Ebbasta on a drill-infused record that also features American drill star Fivio Foreign. Throughout the project, BIA seamlessly weaves elements of UK grime alongside artists like Pa Salieu and genre-blending Nigerian artist ODUMODUBLVCK. She also delivers a high-octane homage to “Dubai” with UK drill veteran Tion Wayne—each track fitting seamlessly into her extensive catalog. German-based drill artist Luciano, who previously topped the German charts with BIA in 2022 with “Bamba,” contributes a spirited chorus to “Lifeline,” exemplifying their undeniable chemistry. While pushing creative boundaries, BIA manages to stay true to her musical core, excelling in each lane she explores. BIA herself acknowledges:
“This project is a vital part of my career because it has pieces of where I came from, where I am now and hints of my new direction as an artist.”
BIA’s ascent in recent years has been nothing short of captivating. After achieving independent success, she secured a deal with Epic Records in 2020. Her unstoppable hit “Whole Lotta Money” garnered a remix from Nicki Minaj and achieved multi-platinum certification from the RIAA. Her first EP under Epic, “For Certain,” made an impact on the Billboard 200 albums chart, confirming her arrival as a formidable artist. BIA has since continued to make her presence felt on the charts with tracks like “London” featuring J. Cole and “I’m That Bitch” backed by Timbaland, both of which are part of the standard edition of Really Her.
Her influence extends beyond chart success. Last summer, BIA was invited to feature on Nicki Minaj’s colossal remix of “Super Freaky Girl,” alongside other rising female stars. This summer, Busta Rhymes enlisted BIA for his single “Beach Ball,” which they performed during the BET Awards’ “Hip Hop 50” segment, celebrating the culture’s past, present, and future luminaries. BIA also joined forces with 21 Savage on the renowned Dutch DJ Tiesto’s track “Both,” which has accumulated over 7 million streams on Spotify alone. In addition, she released a solo track, “Raised Me,” as part of Google Pixel/Mass Appeal’s Hip Hop 50 campaign and collaborated with Tones And I and Diarra Sylla on the official walkout song for the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup, titled “Bring It On.”
As the rising star continues her ascent, she is gearing up for her first headlining tour, the “Really Her” tour, alongside Lakeyah and Lebra Jolie. The tour is set to kick off nationwide in October, promising fans an unforgettable live experience. BIA’s journey continues to captivate audiences around the world, and her international deluxe edition of Really Her is another testament to her unwavering dedication to her craft and her undeniable talent.