Adrian Gaxha

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Adrian Gaxha
Birth name Adrian Gaxha
Born (1984-02-13) 13 February 1984 (age 30)
Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
Genres Pop, dance pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, producer
Years active 2003-present
Labels On Air
Associated acts Tamara Todevska, Vrčak, Floriani

Adrian Gaxha (Macedonian Cyrillic: Адриан Гаџа; born 13 February 1984) is an Macedonian singer-songwriter and producer of Albanian descent.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Adrian Gaxha was born on 13 February 1984 in Skopje to Albanian father and Macedonian mother. He started playing the viola at an early age and also graduated from a Music High School. He is currently studying English language in Skopje.

Career: 2001-2008[edit]

Gaxha started singing in 2001 in the Albanian festival of pop music Nota Fest. There, he won the first prize, the first time a newcomer won both the jury and the audience votes. Within a short time, Adrian became one of the most popular singers in Macedonia and Albania and other Albanian-speaking territories. Until today he has recorded four albums, three in Albanian and one in Macedonian.

His performances usually include a lot of skillful dance choreography. He has also participated in festivals such as Videofest in Prishtina, Makfest in Štip, and has won the first prize at Ohrid Fest. In 2006, he finished second at the Macedonian national preselection for Eurovision, singing the song "Ljubov e" with Esma Redzepova.

2008: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

He represented Republic of Macedonia[1] at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, performing "Let Me Love You" along with Tamara Todevska and Vrčak. The song failed to reach the final, ending 10th with 64 points.

2008 -present[edit]

Since 2008, Gaxha has been focusing more in the Albanian-language songs and the Albanian market.[2] He participated in Kënga Magjike 2012,[3] with Florian Beqiri and "Ngjyra e kuqe" (The red color) and placed Top 10. The song was an instant hit on the radios and on social media, especially on YouTube where the song counts more than 8 million views (As of 30 August 2013).[4][5] After the festival, he released "Kjo zemër" (This heart), who received the similar success.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Thuaj Mamit
  • 300 Godini (2008)
  • "E Brenduar" (2010)

Singles[edit]

  • "Во име на љубовта" (Tamara Todevska, Vrčak & Adrian Gaxha)
  • "Sa Sexy"
  • "Недопирлива" (featuring Vrčak)
  • "Токсичнa" (featuring Vrčak & Robert Bilbilov)
  • "Ti Tani" (featuring Snow Black)
  • "Skandali"
  • "Заробена" (Ohridfest 2009)
  • "Ngjyra e Kuqe"
  • "Kjo zemër"
  • "Oj ti cike"

References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Karolina Gočeva
with "Mojot svet"
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Tamara and Vrčak)
2008
Succeeded by
Next Time
with "Nešto što kje ostane"