Biography of Ava Max, Facts, Real Name, Age, Net-worth, Awards, Family, Relationships

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Ava Max is an American singer and songwriter, She became prominent after the release of her debut song “Sweet but Psycho” in August 2018.

Amanda Ava Koci was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on February 16, 1994, to Albanian parents, Paul Koci and Andra Koci.

In 1994, Amanda’s parents fled Albania following the fall of communism in the country. and lived at a Red Cross-supported church in Paris for a year.

They migrated to the United State of America where Max was born, she has a brother, who is seven years older than her.

Max attended Lexington High School for a year.

She adopted the stage name Ava at the age of 14 and moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a music career, she started writing songs about relationships she had observed.

Full Name: Amanda Koci

Date of Birth: February 16, 1994

Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

Age: 28

Height: 5ft 1in

Nationality: American

Relationship: N/A

Genre: Pop, Dance-pop

Occupation: Singer

Record label: Atlantic

Instruments: Vocals

Net-worth: $4 Million


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

She has been compared to contemporary artists such as Sia, Lady Gaga, Bebe Rexha, Sigrid, and Dua Lipa.

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


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

She signed a deal with Atlantic Records in 2016,

After signing the deal at the age of 22, she started searching for a last name to use as her stage name before she decided on Max.

The name was chosen since it combined elements of being masculine and feminine. From 2016 to 2017, Max adopted her signature hairstyle titled the ‘Max Cut’, which is seen in her logo as a substitute for the ‘A’ in Max.

She released the song “My Way” in 2018, it peaked at number 38 on the Romanian Airplay 100 chart.

Max was featured on the song “Into Your Arms” by American rapper Witt Lowry

She also released “Not Your Barbie Girl” as a promotional single and “Sweet but Psycho” was released late in 2018.

“Sweet but Psycho” became Max’s commercial breakthrough, reaching number one in more than 22 countries including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, where it stayed at number one for four consecutive weeks.

The song reached the top of the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and later peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Max released “Kings & Queens” as the fifth single from her then-unreleased debut studio album Heaven & Hell (2020) in 2020.

She released “Who’s Laughing Now” in July 2020, and “OMG What’s Happening” on September 3, 2020, as singles from the album.

Heaven & Hell was released on September 18, 2020, alongside a music video for the song “Naked”.

The album peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and at number 27 on the Billboard 200.

Max released “EveryTime I Cry”, which she stated was a “continuation” of her aforementioned studio album in 2021.



“Sweet but Psycho”

“So Am I”


(with Pablo Alborán)


“Alone, Pt. II”
(with Alan Walker)

“Kings & Queens”

“Who’s Laughing Now”

“OMG What’s Happening”

“Christmas Without You”

“EveryTime I Cry”


Attitude Awards: Breakthrough Award

LOS40 Music Awards: Best International Song

MTV Europe Music Awards: Best Push Act

MTV Video Play Awards: Top 20 Music Videos

Teen Choice Awards: Artist on the Rise

LOS40 Music Awards: Best Spanish Video