The German-American singer, songwriter and producer taught herself to play piano and guitar, she also graduated from the university of Munich – with a Masters in Musicology. But as a little girl BB’s life wasn’t easy at all: Born in New York, she moved to Germany at the age of 6. Years of physical and mental abuse forced BB to run away from home as a 16-year-old and from then on to be dependent on herself. She wasn’t scared at all, because everything was better then to stay with her family. At home she wasn’t allowed out of her room and was constantly told that the she was worth nothing, she should kill herself and that she couldn’t sing.
Her incredible vocal ability has already garnered comparisons with Beyoncé and Ariana Grande, but she is a unique and charismatic artist in her own right, that offers much more than just a good voice and a pretty face. BB Thomaz worked as a model, loves fitness and music. She is a full-hearted artist with many different talents, which she combines in a unique and fascinating way to express herself as an artist and individual.
Her song „Don’t go missing“ was produced with the Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Kyle K2 Stewart II (Fifth Harmony, Tamar Braxton, Fantasia) and received the German Rock & Pop Prize 2016. After that she made it into the Finals of The Voice of Germany, which allowed her to work with national and international artists such as Yvonne Catterfeld, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson and Ed Sheeran. She is currently participating in the Eurovision Song Contest pre-round for Germany.
Her songs tell deep and meaningful stories about strength, healing, hope and emotional fights – not the right expression here I would say “survival” instead – an emotional fight is when somebody fights with another person screaming and crying. BB Thomaz goes her own way with her very warm, optimistic and fun loving nature. Her song Fighter describes her determination to fight for her convictions and her vision perfectly.
Q & A’S WITH BB THOMAZ
Who is BB Thomaz?
I am a crazy optimist, who loves to laugh and make people smile, someone who loves to write songs with “deep lyrics” and a “workout-aholic”. 😉
Has music always been your first career choice?
I wrote my first songs when I was 13. I always knew that I wanted people to hear my songs.
Do you think your upbringing has contributed to your style as an artist?
Yes. When I left the house at 16 because of domestic violence and mental abuse, Music was my escape. Music was my energy that kept me going. Making me believe in something good in life. Music made me survive all the shit that I’ve been through. That’s why most of my songs have lyrics with “Big Messages”. Stuff, that empowers, gives people comfort, inspires them.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
It’s not over until it’s over. Meaning, never give up. Keep on living your dreams. You are more likely to succeed then fail. It’s on you to give up or to fight just one more round.
What do you want to be known for?
For my energy, my personality and how I make people feel, when they meet me, go to my concert or listen to my songs.
So what would you consider your biggest accomplishment to date?
Winning the German rock and pop awards for some of my songs.
And being a finalist on The Voice of Germany.
Which artists or producers are you the most inspired to work with?
Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Khalid.
What inspires you musically?
Long car rides, Movies, Experiences.
Looking back, are there moments that clearly stand out as being defining moments in your life?
That one year I lived in New York a couple of years ago. It changed me completely and made me the artist that I am today…
Are you working on any new music right now?
Yes, my EP is coming out August 8th !!! Can’t wait. 🙂
When will you feel like you’ve made it?
When I can go on world tours, filling out big locations with people coming to see me and listening to my songs. When I can fully live of creating and performing my own music.
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