27 Facts About Ava Max


Ava Max's signed with Atlantic Records in 2016, through which she released her breakthrough single "Sweet but Psycho" in August 2018.

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Ava Max's parents are from Albania; her father, Paul, is from Qeparo and her mother, Andrea, is from Sarande.

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Ava Max has a brother approximately seven years older than her.

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Ava Max moved with her family to Virginia when she was 8 years old, where she was raised in Hampton Roads.

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Ava Max often traveled to Florida in order to perform in singing competitions, and began releasing music under the moniker Amanda Kay.

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At the age of 13, Max came up with the middle name Ava and adopted it as her first name after stating that she did not like being called Amanda while growing up.

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Ava Max relocated to South Carolina a year later, where she began writing songs about relationships she had observed, including those of her brother.

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Ava Max's later stated that she was grateful for the move, as it allowed her to experience a normal childhood.

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Ava Max's acknowledged that the partnership "did not work out" due to differences and receiving orders from her brother and because neither knew anyone in the area.

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Ava Max released "Take Away the Pain" in 2013, which was remixed by the Canadian duo Project 46 in July 2015.

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In 2014, Ava Max met Canadian record producer Cirkut at a dinner party in the Chateau Marmont.

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Ava Max sang "Happy Birthday" to him, which led both musicians to work together, writing hundreds of songs and releasing "Anyone but You" on SoundCloud in July 2016.

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Ava Max acknowledged that working with Cirkut changed her life, as she considered leaving the music industry after being creatively stifled.

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Ava Max won Best Push Act at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards.

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Ava Max's appeared as a featured artist on the country song "On Me" with Thomas Rhett and Kane Brown.

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In February 2022, Ava Max hinted at a new project by replacing her 'Ava Max Cut' hairstyle with cherry-red shoulder-length hair and emphasizing a red and pink appearance on her social media accounts.

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Ava Max has been labeled as a pop and dance-pop singer, whose music often contains interpolations from previous songs.

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Ava Max's has been compared to contemporary artists such as Sia, Lady Gaga, Bebe Rexha, Sigrid, and Dua Lipa.

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Ava Max grew up listening to artists including Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Fugees, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston.

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Ava Max's cited Beyonce, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Fergie, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Gaga as some of her influences.

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Ava Max has often been compared to Lady Gaga for her music and "ostentatious presentation", which includes her platinum blonde hair, persona, and stage name.

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Ava Max responded to the comparisons, stating that while Gaga was an "incredible" artist, people should not compare her to other people only for having the same hair color and releasing pop music.

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Ava Max acknowledged that she often goes against the grain while making public appearances, often seeking designers who are overlooked, and wearing outlandish outfits, as she wants "to give people an experience".

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Ava Max's stated that she was influenced by fashion in the 1990s, citing Gwen Stefani and Cindy Crawford as influences.

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However, Ava Max preferred making music in the studio than appearing in public, stating that she did not like the attention of the fashion and cameras on the red carpet.

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Ava Max's explained that she did not feel authentic with her normal haircut, and that it was about embracing herself and being unique.

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Ava Max is outspoken about female empowerment, which is reflected in her music.

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