Nora Istrefi

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Nora Istrefi
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Born (1986-03-25) 25 March 1986 (age 34)
Years active2005–present
  • Nezir Istrefi (father)
  • Suzana Tahirsylaj (mother)
Relatives Era Istrefi (sister)

Nora Istrefi (born 25 March 1986) is a Kosovo-Albanian singer. [1]


Life and career

Istrefi started her professional career at the age of 18. She released her first album Engjëll (Angel) in 2005, with songs including "Taxi", which brought her a degree of popularity. [2]

During the four coming years she released three albums, Opium in 2006, Another World in 2008 and her self-titled album Nora in 2009. After 2009, she released a number of songs, including "Le Mama" with Gena, "Big Love", "Ski me ikë". [3]

Istrefi is the daughter of Suzana Tahirsylaj, a popular Kosovo-Albanian singer in the 1980s and '90s. [4] Her younger sister Era Istrefi is also a singer. [5] She is in a relationship with Robert Berisha. They were engaged on 22 May 2008 in Pristina. On 2 September 2014, the couple married in Pristina. They have a girl named Renè. [6] [7]

Awards and nominations

Kenga Magjike

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2013"I Jemi Je"Discography AwardWon

Top Fest

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2006"Nuk Mundem"Digitalb AwardWon

Top Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2016"Herself"Female Artist of the YearNominated

VideoFest Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2006"Negativ"Best All / First PrizeNominated
Best PopWon
Best FemaleNominated
"Pse te du"Best StylingNominated
The Most Popular Video MusicNominated
2007"E di"The Most Popular Video MusicWon
Best Female VideoNominated
2008"Mos me le"Best PopNominated
2009"Another world"Best R&BNominated
"Pa fat (ft.Sinani)"Best Pop FolkNominated
2010"Dy shoke"Best All / First PrizeNominated
Best FemaleNominated
Best PopNominated
Best CameraNominated
Best Special EffectsNominated
2011"Ka je (ft.TDS)"Organizer PrizeWon
2012"Ski me ik"Best FemaleNominated
"As ni zo"Best CollaborationWon
Best PerformanceNominated
2013"Gangsta (ft Zzap & Chris,Bim Bimma)"Best CollaborationWon
Best DirectingWon
Best R&BNominated
Best StylingNominated
2014"Na (ft.Skivi,Mimoza Shkodra)"Best Pop FolkWon

Zhurma Show Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2005"Pse Te Dua"Best EditingWon
2009"Vetëm mua"Best R&B SongNominated
Best R&B VideoNominated
2010"Dy shokë"Best R&BNominated
2011"Une E Di"Best FemaleNominated
2012"Ski me ik"Best R&BNominated
2013"Le mama (ft.Gena)"Best FemaleNominated
Best CollaborationNominated
2014"Na (ft.Skivi,Mimoza Shkodra)"Best CollaborationNominated
Best SongNominated
2015"S'je my lifestyle"Best StylingNominated
2016"Sa t’kom dasht"Best R&BWon
Best FemaleNominated
Best SongNominated

Dance With Me 1

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014"Nora & Genti"Winner of the Week 3Won
Winner of the Week 5Won
Winner of the week 6Won
Winner of the week 9Won

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  2. "Nora Istrefi e dëshmon edhe njëherë se është femra më joshëse në planet". (in Albanian). Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. "Nora Istrefi thotë "S'ki me ik"". (in Albanian). Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. "Nëna e Nora Istrefit kap mikrofonin për të kënduar pas shumë vitesh, teksa Roberti e përlot këngëtaren me mesazhin emocionues në emision". (in Albanian). Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  5. "Motrat Istrefi, të përqafuara së bashku". (in Albanian). Retrieved 6 June 2020.
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