Ava Max, pseudonym of Amanda Koçi, was born in the United States (in Milwaukee) to Albanian parents (of Saranda) expatriates. His stage name, as the singer himself reported, represents both the female world (Ava) and the male world (Max).
His career took off thanks to a chance meeting with the well-known Canadian producer Cirkut - an art name for Henry Walter - who boasts collaborations with Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. However, his real ascent began at the end of last year, thanks to his hit 'Sweet But Psycho' which reached the 250 million views on YouTube.
His Albanian origins
"I feel really Albanian. I'm lucky to be from a village with very strong women. My grandmother, my mom, my aunt, they always said everything they thought about their husbands.
I've always noticed this and I've always particularly liked it. I was lucky. But, through music, I hope to be able to share this with those who haven't had the same luck."- said Ava Max in an interview for Glamor magazine.
On emigration to the United States
"I sometimes felt rejected because I am Albanian. I didn't feel an integral part of society especially when I lived in South Carolina. However, later I realized that I had to continue in my own way despite everything."- added the pop-star.
Admiration his parents
"My father and mother did three jobs when I was a child. I hardly ever saw them, I lived with my grandmother. I was ten when they bought their first home.
I saw with my own eyes all the battles they had to face, because life is sometimes unfair. Their example taught me never to give up. ”- concluded the singer of Albanian origins
Ava Max: the biography
His real name is Amanda Ava Koci, the 16 February 1994 was born in Wisconsin (USA), from parents immigrated from Albania.
Since she was a little girl, Ava is passionate about music, also thanks to a voice inherited from her opera singer mother. Already as a child, Ava refined her vocal techniques by participating in many singing competitions.
Inspired by the courageous choice of her parents to flee to the United States, Ava decided to go to Los Angeles to achieve her goals and today we can say that she did it.
With his single 'Sweet But Psycho' he has climbed all the world hit-parades. The 2019 will bring us its first music album.
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