Bebe was born María Nieves Rebolledo Vila in Valencia, Spain, although very soon she moved to Extremadura, where she spent her entire childhood. Her parents were members of the Extremaduran folk group Surberina. Her breakthrough album in Spain was entitled Pafuera Telarañas though she gained international recognition after winning the Best New Artist award at the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards. She was nominated for five awards total. The first single from Pafuera Telarañas, "Malo" charted worldwide, and has since been used as the theme for the Argentinian series Mujeres Asesinas.
Her song Se Fue was chosen as the StarbucksiTunes Pick of the Week for November 3, 2009.
On June 25, 2006, Bebe announced that for now her album Pafuera Telarañas would be her debut and her farewell because she was retiring from the stage for a while. Bebe said that even if there is pressure to build up a discography, "I am not thinking of making another CD for quite some time. For a little more than two years I've promoted the same CD and I'm still not done." Nonetheless, she planned to continue touring the US and Mexico. "One has to recycle oneself or one becomes asphyxiated, one has to give oneself space or lose one's mind," she stated.
^ ab"Y.: Discografía". Bebe's official website. labebebellota.com. Retrieved August 2, 2009. On June 30th 2009, Bebe is set to put out her new album Y. (i.e. “And That’s That”), five years since her debut Pafuera Telarañas (Blowing Away the Cobwebs) first came out.