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|Also known as||Gent Bushpepa|
2 July 1984 |
Eugent Bushpepa (born 2 July 1984), sometimes known as simply Gent Bushpepa, is an Albanian singer and songwriter. He won the 56th edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song "Mall", and will therefore represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon.
Life and career
Bushpepa was born on 2 July 1984 in Rrëshen. At an early age he started singing, and after finishing high school he left Albania for a few years and moved to Italy. After returning to Albania, he began working as a singer in 2006 on a talk show at Top Channel, a national commercial television station based in Tirana, Albania.
Bushpepa joined Top Channel in 2006 as a singer, and since then he has been present in the Albanian music scene. He has slowly become one of the best known singers in Albania. His career started with the popular Albanian rock song ”Maska e Madheshtise”, released in 2007 during TOP FEST 4. In the same competition, he also participated with a rock band called Sunrise, performing their song "Engjell". After the successful debut he continued to participate in other competitions and working on new music.
His international career was further highlighted when he was asked to be the support band for Duff McKagan on their Loaded band tour on 1 June 2011 in Tirana. During a traditional beer festival in Korçë on 18 August 2013, Bushpepa performed with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, the guitarist of Guns N' Roses,. In 2014 Eugent joined Darkology as their tour vocalist. The band supported Overkill in their Kill Fest 2014 tour around Europe.
Bushpepa has made no albums to date and has only released singles. He has declared many times that he is working on his first album.
|2007||Top Fest 4||Maska e Madheshtise|
|2007||Festivali i Kenges 46||Engjell||feat. Sunrise|
|2008||Top Fest 5||Enderr Reale||feat. Gled Mikerezi|
|2008||Festafiali 47 RTSH||S`jam balade||feat. Rovena Dilo|
|2009||Top Fest 6||Stine Dreqi|
|2011||Top Fest 8||Rebel pa Hije|
|2012||Top Fest 9||Udhetari|
|2013||Top Fest 10||Viktime|
|2013||Single Release||Adrenalina/Addiction||feat. Andos|
|2014||Summer Fest Prishtina||Ishull i Mallkuar|
|2015||Top Fest 12||Prane Finishit|
|2017||Festivali i Kenges '56||Mall|
|2018||Eurovision Song Contest||Mall (Representative for Albania)|
- 2008: Best Male Top Fest 5. Enderr Reale ft. Gledis
- 2009: Vodafone Club Top Fest 6. Stine Dreqi
- 2011: Best Male Top Fest 8. Rebel pa Hije Cmimi
- 2015: Cmimi Honorifik #TopFestiFundit Top Fest 12. Prane Finishit
- The HDI: Bumblefoot in Albania
- GrandeRock.com Darkology announces new line-up for tour 2014
- Jordan, Paul (23 December 2017). "Eugent Bushpepa to represent Albania at Eurovision 2018!". eurovision.tv.
|Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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