Ava Max

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Ava Max
Birth nameAmanda Ava Koci
Born (1993-02-16) February 16, 1993 (age 25)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.[1]
GenresPop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2017–present
LabelsAtlantic[2]
Websitewww.avamax.com

Amanda Ava Koci (born February 16, 1993), known professionally as Ava Max, is an American singer and songwriter.[3] She is best known for her single "Sweet but Psycho", which reached number one in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, and New Zealand.

Career[edit]

Amanda Ava Koci was born on February 16, 1993, in Wisconsin to Albanian immigrants from Sarandë and Tirana.[4][3][5] She started her career in the United States. Max was featured on Le Youth's single "Clap Your Hands" in 2017. She released her debut single, "My Way", through Atlantic Records on April 20, 2018.[6] It reached a peak of 38 on the Airplay 100 chart of Romania.[7] Her second single, "Slippin" featuring Gashi, was released on May 11, 2018.[8][9][10] Max's third single "Sweet but Psycho" was released on August 17, 2018. The song, produced by Cirkut, became Max's breakthrough hit, reaching number one in several countries including Sweden, Finland and Norway.[11][12] Max was also featured on David Guetta's album 7, on the track "Let It Be Me".[13]

Personal life[edit]

Of her ethnic background, Ava Max has stated that she is "100% Albanian" and where possible "definitely wants to give back to the Albanian community when I can".[5]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[14]
AUS
[15]
DEN
[16]
FIN
[17]
GER
[18]
IRE
[19]
NOR
[20]
NZ
[21]
SWE
[22]
UK
[23]
"My Way" 2018
"Slippin"
(featuring Gashi)
"Sweet but Psycho" 37 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year
"Clap Your Hands"[30]
(Le Youth featuring Ava Max)
2017
"Into Your Arms"[31]
(Witt Lowry featuring Ava Max)
2018
"Make Up"[32]
(Vice and Jason Derulo featuring Ava Max)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year of ceremony Nominee/work Category Result Ref(s)
Swedish Gaffa Awards 2019 Ava Max International Breakthrough of the Year Pending [33]
"Sweet but Psycho" International Song of the Year Pending

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frometa, RJ (August 17, 2018). "Ava Max Returns with New Single 'Sweet but Psycho'". Vents. Archived from the original on September 27, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Atlantic Records Ava Max". Archived from the original on September 27, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Desk, BWW News. "Ava Max Takes Control With New Single 'My Way'". Archived from the original on September 27, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "AVA MAX 🔮 on Twitter: 'Tirana and Sarande ❤️...'".
  5. ^ a b "Ava Max: My parents left Albania in 1990 and lived in a church in Paris for a whole year". Belfast Telegraph. January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019. "Despite being born in America, she says she is "100% Albanian" and that she "definitely wants to give back to the Albanian community when I can""
  6. ^ "Ava Max Takes Control With New Single 'My Way'". Broadway World. Archived from the original on September 27, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Peaks in Romania:
  8. ^ "Ava Max Releases 'Slippin' Featuring GASHI". 360. Archived from the original on September 27, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "New Ava Max Track 'Slippin Featuring Gashi". New Music Weekly.
  10. ^ "Ava Max lo hace a su manera". Billboard. Archived from the original on September 27, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "Who is Ava Max? The Sweet But Psycho star soaring up the charts". Official Charts Company. November 21, 2018. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  12. ^ "Watch Ava Max's Video for 'Sweet but Psycho'". Broadway World. Archived from the original on September 27, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "Pandora Predictions to Know: Flora Cash, Social House, Ava Max & Summer Walker". Billboard. Archived from the original on September 27, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "Chart Search: Ava Max". Billboard. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  15. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  16. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 46, 2018". Hitlisten. Archived from the original on November 21, 2018. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  17. ^ "Suomen virallinen lista – Artistit – Ava Max: Sweet But Psycho". ifpi.fi. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  18. ^ "Discographie Ava Max". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  19. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  20. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 42, 2018". VG-lista. Archived from the original on October 25, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  21. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  22. ^ "Discography Ava Max". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  23. ^ "Ava Max | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  24. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  25. ^ "British certifications – Ava Max". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 14, 2018. Type Ava Max in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  27. ^ "Certificeringer | IFPI". IFPI Denmark. November 27, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  28. ^ "Gull, Platina". IFPI Norway. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  29. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Ava Max – Sweet but Psycho". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  30. ^ "Le Youth's 'Clap Your Hands' Is Infectious Funk: Exclusive". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  31. ^ "Into Your Arms (feat. Ava Max) - Single by Witt Lowry". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  32. ^ "Make Up (feat. Ava Max) – Single by Vice & Jason Derulo on iTunes". iTunes Store (DE). Archived from the original on October 26, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  33. ^ "Sweden GAFFA Awards". Gaffa. December 7, 2018. Retrieved January 13, 2019.

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