Lindita (singer)

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Lindita Halimi
Lindita Kyiv 2017.jpg
Lindita in 2017
Background information
Also known as
  • Lindita
  • Linda Halimi
Born (1989-03-24) 24 March 1989 (age 30)
Vitina, SFR Yugoslavia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2006–present
Associated acts

Lindita Halimi (born 24 March 1989), commonly known as simply Lindita, is a Kosovo-Albanian singer and songwriter.[1] She rose to fame after winning the sixth edition of Top Fest with "Ëndërroja" (I dreamed).[2]

In 2016, she participated in the fifteenth season of American Idol and also represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "World", after winning Festivali i Këngës 55. Recognized for her powerful and versatile vocal delivery ranges from screaming to opera singing, Lindita's talent established her as an internationally acclaimed artist which is also highlighted by her collaborations with Stevie Wonder in 2013 and Valerie Simpson. She has also opened for the Backstreet Boys.[3]

Early years and career[edit]

Linda Halimi was born in Viti, Kosovo. She took part in the third edition of Ethet (Albanian Idol) and reached the Top 10. She has participated in Top Fest twice. In 2006 she won the competition. She has released several singles, mostly ballads. In 2013 she moved to the United States.[4] In December 2014 she returned to take part in the 53rd edition of Festivali i Këngës, where she finished third.[5] She won Festivali i Këngës 55 with the song "Botë", and represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017[6] with the song "World".

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Vetëm sytë e tu"
(featuring Ngroba)
2007 Non-album singles
"Dallëndyshe"
(featuring Ngroba)
2008
"Ëndërroja" 2009
"Të dua vërtet"
"Nuk të dorëzohëm"
(featuring Erti Hizmo)
"Më e forte se kurrë" 2010
"Supa Dupa Fly"
(featuring Big D)
"Kur një ditë të kthehesh ti"
"All Mine"
(featuring Nora Istrefi and Big D)
"Ndihmë" 2011
"Kohën do ta ndal"
"I Just Wanna" 2012
"S'të fal" 2014
"Cold World" 2015
"Come Thru" 2016
"Now" 2017
"World"
"Rock Whine"
"Murda" 2018

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Category Work Result
2006 Top Fest 2006 Main Competition "Enderroja" Won
2009 Kënga Magjike 2009 Best Rock Song "Të dua vërtet" Won
2010 Nota Fest 2010 Best Performers "Supa Dupa Fly" (feat. Big D) Won
Main Competition Second
2011 Zhurma Show Awards 2011 Best Dance Song "Kohen do ta ndal" Nominated
2014 Festivali i Këngës 53 Main Competition "S'të fal" Third
2016 Festivali i Këngës 55 Main Competition "Botë" Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linda Halimi biography". teksteshqip.
  2. ^ "Linda Halimi Fiton Top Fest 6".
  3. ^ https://eurovision.tv/participant/lindita/info
  4. ^ "Linda Halimi: Jeta private shkon mirë, por nuk jua tregoj partnerin". Panorama Albania. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  5. ^ Qendro, Helio. "Linda Halimi interview". ESC Today.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony (23 December 2016). "Albania: Selects Lindita Halimi for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Eneda Tarifa
with "Fairytale"
Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest
2017
Succeeded by
Eugent Bushpepa
with "Mall"