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Famous Albanians Of The Music Industry, Top 8

Top 8 Most Successful Singers of Albanian origin who reached the top in the countries they are living. Google them for more!

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1. DUA LIPA - UK

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Yes! Dua Lipa is Albanian. Her parents are ethnic Albanians from Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo. Like many other Albanians, Dua’s parents migrated to the West, because of violence and oppression in the 1990s. But their daughter was born in London, England. Her last song featuring Sean Paul currently has some 163,711,272 views. She is one of the most promising artists in the world and 2017 was her year!

2. Claydee - Greece

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Do you remember mamacita buena? Klejdi Llupa, professionally known as Claydee Lupa and Beetkraft (born 7 June 1985) is an Albanian music artist, producer, songwriter and music executive now based in Greece. He is one of the most promising young artists who emerged on the Greek music scene in the last few years and who has already have international hits both as a singer and as a producer and songwriter. His song "Mamacita Buena" became the first Greek Song on YouTube to receive more than 27.000.000 views within a year after its release. His genre fits under dance-pop, RnB and house music category. R

3. Bebe Rexha - USA

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Bleta "Bebe" Rexha is an American singer, songwriter and record producer born to Albanian parents. She is best known as a featured guest vocalist on several Billboard Hot 100 charting songs, such as G-Eazy's "Me, Myself & I", David Guetta's "Hey Mama", Martin Garrix's "In the Name of Love". She also co-wrote the chart-topping Eminem and Rihanna single "The Monster", among others. In March 2016, she released the single, "No Broken Hearts" featuring Nicki Minaj. "I Got You" was released as the lead single from her EP All Your Fault: Pt. 1. The EP was released on February 17, 2017

4. Action Bronson - USA

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Arian Asllani better known by the stage name Action Bronson, is an American rapper and former chef. In August 2012, he signed to Warner Bros. Records, but was later moved to Atlantic Records' imprint, Vice Records.

Bronson has released several mixtapes, such as Rare Chandeliers (2012), with American hip hop producer The Alchemist and Blue Chips 2 (2013) with longtime producer Party Supplies, before releasing his major label debut, an extended play (EP) titled Saaab Stories, with frequent collaborator Harry Fraud, in 2013. He released his major label debut album, Mr. Wonderful, on March 23, 2015.

5. Ermal Meta - Italy

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Ermal Meta is an Italian-Albanian singer-songwriter. He was a member of Italian bands Ameba4 and La Fame di Camilla, both of which competed in the Newcomers' section of the Sanremo Music Festival. After becoming a songwriter for several Italian artists, he launched his solo career, releasing two studio albums: Umano (2016) and Vietato morire (2017). The latter peaked at number one in Italy, and was preceded by the single with the same title, which placed third in the main competition of the Sanremo Music Festival 2017, also receiving the "Mia Martini" Critics' Prize.

6. Era Istrefi

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Era Istrefi is an Albanian singer and songwriter.

She gained recognition locally following the release of her debut single "Mani për money" in 2013 at the age of 19. In 2016, Istrefi achieved international recognition after the release of her single "BonBon", which drew comparisons to the works of Australian singer Sia and Barbadian artist Rihanna. Following the song's success she signed to American record labels Sony Music and Ultra Music one month later. In 2017, she won the European Border Breakers Award.

7. Anna Oxa - Italy

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Ilirjana Hoxha is an Italian singer, actress and television presenter well-known through her numerous appearances in the Italian National Sanremo Music Festival. Oxa, known as "la Voce e il Cuore" (the Voice and the Heart), debuted with a song called "Fiorellin del Prato" at the age of 15. Two years later, the promising singer came in second place after participating in the prestigious Sanremo Music Festival with "Una Emozione da Poco." In 1989 with "Ti Lascerò", a duet with Fausto Leali, she came in first place and then did the same again ten years later with "Senza pietà".In the local film industry, Anna Oxa had the opportunity to play a main role for the first time in the movie "Maschio, Femmina, Fiore, Frutto" directed by Ruggero Miti.

8. Rita Ora - UK

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Rita Sahatçiu Ora is a British singer and actress. She rose to prominence in February 2012 when she was featured on DJ Fresh's single "Hot Right Now", which reached number one in the UK. Her debut studio album, Ora, released in August 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. The album contained the UK number-one singles "R.I.P." and "How We Do (Party)". Ora was the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, with three consecutive singles reaching the top position.

In 2014, her single "I Will Never Let You Down" became her fourth UK number one, and she featured on Iggy Azalea's single "Black Widow", which reached the top five in the UK and the US. In January 2014, Adidas announced a designer collaboration with Ora for their brand, Adidas Originals. In 2015, Ora became a coach on the fourth series of The Voice UK and, later that year, a judge on the twelfth series of The X Factor.

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