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Melinda Ademi
Born (1995-11-19) 19 November 1995 (age 27)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2015–present
Musical career
Genres Hip Hop, Pop, RnB
Instruments Vocals

Melinda Ademi (Albanian: [mɛˈlinda aˈdɛmi]; born 19 November 1995), known professionally as Melinda, is a Kosovan-American rapper, singer and songwriter. She gained notice in 2011 competing on the television program American Idol at the age of 16. In 2019, she relaunched her music career in Kosovo.

Life and career

1995–present: Early life and career beginnings

Melinda Ademi was born on 19 November 1995 into an Albanian family in the city of Mitrovica, FR Yugoslavia (modern-day Kosovo). Her family left Kosovo and moved to the United States as refugees due to the persecution of Albanians associated with the disintegration of Yugoslavia and the following Kosovo War. In 2011, she began her career on the talent show American Idol. She returned to the same contest two years later, reaching the semifinals. In 2015, she released her first single "Purr" and the further release of "Lulija" in 2018 gained her recognition in the Albanian-speaking world.


Ademi has stated that she is a fan of Albanian singer and songwriter Elvana Gjata.



As lead artist

Title Year Peak
"Purr" 2015 Non-album single
(featuring Seven Saraqi)
"Palo" 4
"AMI" 2019 44
"Çifteli" 76
"Pika Pika" 1
"A po don pak" 52
"24 Bars" 2020
(with Gjiko)
"Qa din ti" 2021 5
"Ay Caramba"
(featuring Gjiko and Nora Istrefi)
"All Night" 2022
"A m'ke dasht"
(with Ledri Vula)
(with Finem)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

See also

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