Beabadoobee – Beatrice Kristi Ilejay Laus (born 3 June 2000), is a Filipino-British singer-songwriter.
From 2018 to 2021, she released five extended plays. Her debut studio album, Fake It Flowers, was released in October 2020 and received critical acclaim. Her second studio album, Beatopia, was released on July 15, 2022.
Beabadoobee served as a supporting act for labelmates The 1975 on their Music for Cars Tour. She was nominated for the Rising Star Award at the 2020 Brit Awards, and was presented with the Radar Award at the 2020 NME Awards. Beabadoobee was also predicted as a breakthrough act for 2020 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2020.
Laus spent seven years learning to play the violin, before getting her first guitar second-hand at the age of 17. She learnt to play using YouTube tutorials.
Beabadoobee recorded the first song she wrote, “Coffee,” in a friend’s bedroom and put it online in September 2017. The song soon had hundreds of thousands of views. The popularity of the song led to her signing a recording contract.