Soni Malaj

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Soni Malaj
Also known asSoni
Born (1981-10-23) 23 October 1981 (age 39)
Tropojë, People's Socialist Republic, present Albania
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
Years active1997–present
Associated actsSpirit Voice

Soni Malaj (born 23 October 1981), also known mononymously as Soni, is an Albanian singer, songwriter and dancer.

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Life and career

Soni Malaj was born on 23 October 1981 into an Albanian family in the city of Tropojë, then part of the People's Republic of Albania, present Albania. [1] [2] She has participated in competitions like "Top Fest" [3] (2006), and she placed second in Kënga Magjike with Flori Mumajesi, with the song "Fluturimi 3470". After Serbian singer Marija Šerifović won Eurovision Song Contest 2007, there was speculation that her winning song Molitva was actually plagiarism of Soni Malaj's song Ndarja. [4] Soni Malaj also won top fest 11.

In 2018, Malaj unsuccessfully attempted to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, after finishing fifth at the 57th edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song "Më e fortë". [5] [6] In March 2021, Televizioni Klan (TV Klan) announced her as one of the contestants selected to compete at the 22nd edition of Kënga Magjike. [7]

Discography

Albums

Singles

As lead artist

TitleYearPeak
chart
positions
Album
ALB
[8]
"Larg natës"2004N/AE vogëla
"Eja në Ballkan"
"Eja, eja"2005
"Zjarr"Non-album singles
"Një me dy"2006
"Ndarja"
"Do të vij"
"Të dua ty"2007
"Fluturimi 3470"
(with Flori Mumajesi)
"Shpirti im binjak"2008
"Me faj pa faj"
"Zona zero"
"Zemër e pa kurdisur"2009
"Shukarije"
(with Sinan Hoxha)
2012
"Jeto"
(featuring Aldo)
2013
"Me të jeton"2014
"Tulipani i bardhë"
(featuring Saad Ramadan)
"Me rrena"201517
"Me mua"
(featuring Skivi)
201620
"Ti, jeta"
(featuring Gena)
"Për vete më mbaj"
"Përgjithmonë"201735
"Pa ty"
(featuring Tim)
"Loca"30
"Zeshkanja"60
"En la intimidad"
(featuring Jowell)
201879
"Më e fortë"
"Ta fala"
(featuring Agon Amiga and Daim Lala)
2019
"Te quiero"
"Shije tradhëtie"
"Versioni im"2021
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

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References

  1. "Soni Malaj–Biografia". TeksteShqip. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  2. "Soni Malaj #Bio" (in Albanian). Top Music Awards. Archived from the original on 19 January 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  3. "Je Marija Šerifović osvojila Evrosong s plagiatom?" (in Slovenian). Dnevnik.si . Retrieved 5 June 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Portal Jutarnji.hr (14 May 2007). ""Molitva" plagijat albanskog hita?". Jutarnji.hr. Retrieved 7 June 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Adams, William Lee (17 October 2018). "Albania: Festivali i Këngës 57 reveals 22 acts and song titles ahead of December 22 final". Wiwibloggs. Archived from the original on 18 October 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
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  7. "Kush janë artistët BIG që do të jenë në festivalin 'Kënga Magjike 2021'?" (in Albanian). Televizioni Klan (TV Klan). 7 March 2021. Archived from the original on 8 March 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  8. Note: "The Top List" are the charts conducted by Top Channel since December 2015. For peak positions in Albania:
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Samanta Karavella
with "Loti i fundit"
Top Fest
2014
Succeeded by
Ermal Fejzullahu,
Lumi B and Ledri Vula
with "Shko"