Los Angeles polymath Billie Bodega has been a creator for the entirety of her life.
As a young girl, she discovered her love of singing in her school choir. At home, Bodega reveled in her mother’s diverse music collection, listening to everything from Led Zeppelin to Benedictine chanting.
Bodega began her professional career at age five, landing series regular and lead star roles on networks such as Lifetime, Disney, Nickelodeon, NBC, and WB. She also signed to Ford Models and did print for Nike, Yamaha, Guess, Nordstrom, and more.
While music, dance, and acting were essential stimuli and creative outlets for her, education also played an enormous role in the formation of Billie’s passions. She moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to pursue her collegiate career at Harvard University, and graduated with an honors Bachelor’s degree in the visual arts, a minor in African-American studies, and a fluency certification in Portuguese.
Upon the completion of her studies, Bodega returned to Los Angeles and began writing original screenplays and television concepts while simultaneously writing and co-producing her own music.
Having amassed a repertoire of original songs that are as diverse as the eclectic sounds she grew up listening to, Bodega released her debut single, “Ocean Blues,” in March of 2018. Following the success of “Ocean Blues,” Bodega secured a brand partnership with Neiman Marcus and released her debut EP, titled “Koo da Ta,” later that same year.
In 2019, Bodega caught the attention of director and editor Bill Yukich, who was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” Under his creative direction, they collaborated on a stunning music video performance for what would be Bodega’s next single, “Numb.”
Over one million aggregate streams later, Bodega released her latest single, “Like Woah,” on May 15th, 2020. The sultry song has now enjoyed four weeks on R&B/Soul iTunes Charts in Latin America.