Dilba was born (as Dilbahar Demîrbag) on November 24th, 1971, in Western Kurdistan. She immigrated to Sweden when she was only four years old, where she grew up in Karlstad and Uppsala. She has four siblings: Dilsa, Dilnarin, Dilber and Assan.
Dilba was introduced to the piano as early as when she went to kindergarten and is also self-taught in the guitar. She started her career as a DJ and she as also worked as a backup singer for the Swedish pop singers Jennifer Brown and Eric Gadd.
In 1996, Dilba released her debut album Dilba together with the single I'm Sorry. All the lyrics of the songs on this album was written by herself, as well as the compositions. The album was a success, and she was awarded with a Grammy and the Aftonbladet prize Rockbjörnen. The album was sold by more than 100,000 copies in Sweden.
After a successful summer tour in 1997, it took two years until she released her second album You & I in 1999. It was however not acclaimed by the critics and sold only in 20,000 copies.
Dilba's third album Revolution was released in March 2003, alongside with the single Every Little Thing, which was a success on the radio.
In 2005 Dilba composed the song Miracle, which became the theme score for the Swedish television's TV-series Kommissionen. Alos, during the autumn of 2005, Dilba had regular live performances at a club in Stockholm.
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