Amanda Ava Koci also known professionally as Ava Max, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on February 16, 1994 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her single “Sweet but Psycho” topped the charts in several countries.
In May 2013, she released her song “Take Away The Pain”. After being a reject of record producers and songwriters, she went under the wing of record producer, Cirkut who happened to be a friend of her older brother.
Later in July 2016, she released one of her songs produced by Cirkut on Soundcloud which then gained the attention of many record labels giving her the opportunity to finally sign a record deal.
With Cirkut as her producer, she released her single “My Way” in April 2018. Reaching charts gave her a chance to work with Gashi a month later. Together they released the track “Slippin”. She also featured on the song “Into Your Arms by rapper Witt Lowry in June 2018. Her song “Salt” appeared on Soundcloud the following month. In August, that same year, she re-released her song “Not Your Barbie Girl” as a promotional single.
That wasn’t all for August. Max released her third single “Sweet But Psycho” produced by Cirkut on August 17th. The song that gave her the big break. The single reached number one in more than 20 countries.
Her breakthrough single opened doors for her to work with artists like David Guetta. Max was featured in Guetta’s album “7” on the track “Let It Be Me”. In January 2019, Max made it to the top once more when “Sweet But Psycho” reached the top spot of the Billboard Dance Club Song Chart. It was also number one for 4 consecutive weeks on the Kiss Demand.
Ava Max is still soaring high with the release of her follow up single “So Am I”. The song which released early March, has already gained massive airplay.
Max revealed that she grew up listening to artists that influenced her well like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Fergie, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga.