Bia sat down with Billboard to talk about her hit with Russ “BEST ON EARTH,” Rihanna cosigning her, and what’s next for her career.
BIA, who’s real name is Bianca Landrau, is a new name for most music fans, but after Rihanna shared an Instagram video with the caption “thank you @bia and @russ for my new fav song #BestOnEarth,” the hit went viral. Although validation is not something Bia cares for, getting Rihanna’s online proclamation was “different.”
The success of the song was seen as it debuted at #50 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. When asked about working with Russ she says that it was “all organic. Super good vibes.”
The Massachusetts rapper was previously signed to Pharrell’s i Am Other label but is newly independent. She is enjoying her freedom as an Independent artist and says, “right now I feel like I’m my true self.”
Watch the full interview down below.