Amanda Ava Koci (born February 16, 1994), known professionally as Ava Max, is an American singer and songwriter. Ava started in the music industry all the way back in 2008, with the Amanda Kay EP under Amanda Kay. It was only available on MySpace and it featured 5 songs. Ava released several songs under the name AVA in 2013 but most are nowhere to be found on youtube or soundcloud. In 2016 Ava released “Anyone But You” on soundcloud. That song launched her into her record deal with Atlantic Records.
She released her debut single, “My Way” on April 20th, 2018. “Not Your Barbie Girl” was released on August 13th, 2018. Four days later, “Sweet But Psycho” was released. The song gave her immense popularity and peaked at #1 in multiple countries and went #10 in the US. The follow up, “So Am I” was released March 7th, 2019 and a remix featuring NCT 127 on July 3rd, 2019. On July 30th, 2019 she released double promo singles, “Blood, Sweat & Tears” and “Freaking Me Out,” however, Max has confirmed these will not feature on her debut album. A music video was released for"Freaking Me Out" as a Halloween special on October 31st, 2019.
In August 2019, Max was featured on the song "Slow Dance" by American singer-songwriter AJ Mitchell, and released "Torn" as a single later that month. The music video for "Torn" wad directed by Joseph Kahn. On September 4, 2019, she entered a joint co-publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music and Artist Publishing Group. On November 6, 2019, a duet called "Tabú" between Max and Pablo Alborán was released. In June 2018, "Salt" appeared on SoundCloud, the song was later sent to digital streaming platforms on December 12, 2019. Max collaborated with British-Norwegian DJ and record producer Alan Walker on the song "Alone, Pt. II", which was released on December 27, 2019. "On Somebody" was released as a promotional single on December 30, 2019.
"Kings & Queens" the fourth single from Max's debut album was released March 12th, 2020. The album is expected for release in 2020 and will not feature any previous singles except "Sweet but Psycho."