Adrian Gaxha

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Adrian Gaxha
Adrian Gaxha performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Adrian Gaxha performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Background information
Born (1984-02-13) 13 February 1984 (age 37)
Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia, present North Macedonia
OriginAlbanian
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • entrepreneur
Years active2001–present
LabelsBrick Records

Adrian Gaxha (Albanian pronunciation: [aˈdɾian gaˈdʒa], Macedonian: Адријан Гаџа; born 13 February 1984) is a Macedonian-Albanian singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Adrian Gaxha was born on 13 February 1984 into an Albanian family in the city of Skopje, then part of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, present-day North Macedonia.[1] Gaxha discovered his passion for music at an early age and started to play the viola. He commenced his early music career in 2001 simultaneously with his participation in Nota Fest. There, he won 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 the 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 the Macedonian-Romani legendary singer Esma Redzepova.

In 2008, Gaxha, alongside Tamara Todevska and Vrčak, won the pre-selection competition Skopje Fest and represented Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song "Let Me Love You".[2][3][4][5] After their performance in the second semi-final, the country failed to qualify for the grand final constituting its first overall non-qualification placing 10th with 64 points.[6]

Since 2008, Gaxha has been focusing more in the Albanian-language songs and the Albanian market.[7] He participated in Kënga Magjike 2012,[8] with Florian Beqiri singing the song "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 27 million views (As of 28 May 2017).[9][10] After the festival, he released "Kjo zemër" (This heart), who received the similar success.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Luj, Luj, Luj (2003)
  • Thuaj Mamit (2004)
  • 300 Godini (2008)
  • Brenduar (2010)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
ALB
[12]
"Jeto" 2001 N/A Luj, luj, luj
"Capkene" 2003
"Shqipes" 2004 Thuaj Mamit
"Thuaj Mamit"
"Ku je xhan" 2005 Non-album single
"300 vjet për ty" 2006
"Të lutëm kthehu"
"Sensacion dashurie"
(featuring Manjola Nallbani)
2007
"Magija"
(with Jovan Jovanov and Vrčak)
"Let Me Love You"
(with Tamara Todevska and Vrčak)
2008
"Ti tani"
(featuring Snow Black)
2009
"Si kjo raki"
(with Ramadan Krasniqi)
"E brenduar" 2010
"Edhe një here"
"Tripuvam"
"Fundin tek une e ke" 2011
"Me ty"
"Ngjyra e kuqe"
(featuring Florian Beqiri)
2012
"Kjo zemër"
(featuring Florian Beqiri)
2013
"Welcome to Prishtina"
(with Florian Beqiri featuring Skivi)
"Oj ti qik"
(with Florian Beqiri)
2014
"Kalle"
(featuring Lindon Berisha)
2015 13
"Asnihere"
(featuring Lindon Berisha)
4
"Money"
(featuring Lindon Berisha)
2016
"My girl"
(with Franques)
15
"Ka je 2x"
(featuring Ronela Hajati)
2017
"Lujmi krejt"
(featuring Onat)
2018
"Lady Malena"
(featuring Vig Poppa)
"Ajshe"
(featuring Enur)
2019
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Adrian Gaxha Biografia" (in Albanian). TeksteShqip. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Super Saturday: Festival time in Skopje!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 23 February 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Tuna dhe Adrian Gaxha konkurrojnë për në Eurovision". telegrafi.com (in Albanian). 3 February 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Belgrade 2008–Participants: Tamara, Vrčak & Adrijan". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Tamara Vrcak & Adrian up and running". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Belgrade 2008: Second Semi-Final–Scoreboard". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Adrian Gaxha: Me Florianin janë dyshja më e suksesshme". Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Adrian Gaxha: Të dielën në "Kënga Magjike 2012"". Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Adrian Gaxha: Xhiron videon e këngës "Ngjyra E Kuqe"". Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Adrian Gaxha: 3 milion shikime Në Youtube". Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Adrian Gaxha: Përsëri një duet me Florianin". Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  12. ^ Note: "The Top List" are the charts conducted by Top Channel since December 2015. For peak positions in Albania:
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"