Ava Max: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Ava Max: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Ava Max. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Ava Max. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Amanda Koci

Born: February 16, 1994

Origin: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

Genres: Pop – Dance-pop

Zodiac: Aquarius

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Early Start

  • After the fall of communism in Albania, Amanda Ava Koci’s parents fled to Paris and lived in a Red Cross church, then they met a woman who gave them passports to the US where Max was born.
  • Her parents each worked three jobs without speaking English during Max’s childhood, causing them to struggle for an income.
  • In addition to her mother’s classical training in opera, her father was also an accomplished pianist.




Career Journey

  • 2013: Max launched “Take Away the Pain”.
  • 2018: The song “My Way” came out and made it to the 38th spot on the Romanian Airplay 100 chart.
  • 2019: Featuring South Korean boy band NCT 127, she released the follow-up single “So Am I”, which ranked in the top 10 in Poland, Norway, and Finland.
  • 2020: “Kings & Queens” was released as the fifth single from her then-unreleased debut studio album Heaven & Hell, where the song topped the Billboard Adult Top 40.
  • 2021: She was featured on the R3hab and Jonas Blue song “Sad Boy” with Kylie Cantrall, adding to Tiësto’s song “The Motto”.
  • 2022: Her second studio album Diamonds & Dancefloors came out with the lead single “Maybe You’re the Problem”.



Awards & Recognition

  • won Attitude Awards
  • BreakTudo Awards (2 nominations)
  • Global Awards nomination
  • GAFFA Awards (Sweden) (3 nominations)
  • LOS40 Music Awards (2 awards out of 4 nomination)
  • MTV Europe Music Awards (1 award and 1 nomination)
  • People’s Choice Awards (2 nominations)
  • and many others.




Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Ava’s chocolate chip cookies that were going to get burnt was the reason for Ava’s signature hairstyle of one long side and one that is shoulder-length. She’s cutting her hair and it’s not yet done but she felt more like it.
  • Her stage name was a combination of a masculine name Max and a feminine side Ava – 50/50 like her hair.
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston is her favorite song in the karaoke.




Artist’s Favorites

Food:  Anything with Feta
Color:  Blue
Singers:  Katy Perry and Malone
Go-To Karaoke Song:  I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston




Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Ava Max:

Kings & Queens

Length: 2:42

Release: 2020

Opening Lyrics:

If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own
Can’t live without me, you wanna, but you can’t, no, no, no
Think it’s funny, but honey, can’t run this show on your own
I can feel my body shake, there’s only so much I can take
I’ll show you how a real queen behaves, oh
No damsel in distress, don’t need to save me
Once I start breathin’ fire, you can’t tame me
And you might think I’m weak without a sword
But if I had one, it’d be bigger than yours

More Songs to Listen to:

Ava Max: Top 5 Songs



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