Crafting pop anthems with a much-needed does of fiery female empowerment, Ava Max is a unique new talent, blessed with a seismic voice, an individualistic high fashion mindset, and an undeniable knack for cinematic, theatrical popcraft. The daughter of Albanian immigrants, Max was born in Wisconsin but raised in Virginia where she began blowing away audiences long before even entering high school. Determined from a young age to grace the stage and equipped with a vibrant voice passed down by her opera singer mother, Max honed her skills performing at multiple singing competitions. Inspired by her parent’ courageous escape from the political turmoil that plagued their home country; she eventually made the move to Los Angeles to pursue her calling.
Recently profiled by Rolling Stone as an “Artist You Need to Know,” Ava has cemented her pop status with the success of her RIAA platinum certified hit “Sweet but Psycho” produced by GRAMMY® Award-nominated super-producer Cirkut (Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd) and co-written with Madison Love (Camila Cabello). The single spent three weeks in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and peaked at #3 at USA Pop Radio. With over 650 million global streams and counting, “Sweet but Psycho,” earned Max her first-ever Teen Choice Awards nomination for “Choice Pop Song.” The stateside success of the single follows the track’s remarkable popularity abroad, including 8 consecutive weeks atop the European Airplay Chart.
Ava’s follow up single, “So Am I,” has already proven a phenomenon for its universal message of acceptance and inclusivity, earning top 5 airplay across Europe along with 31 million streams in the US alone. The official video for the irresistibly catchy empowerment anthem now boasts over 60 million YouTube views. After spending
pent 10 consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s “Emerging Artists” chart and has been feted with a wide range of media attention, including features in Vanity Fair, Billboard, V Magazine, FORBES, PAPER, and more. Earlier this year, she made her national TV debut with performances of “Sweet but Psycho” on The Late Late Show with James Corden, The TODAY Show, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.