Njomza

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Njomza
Birth nameNjomza Vitia
Born (1994-04-22) April 22, 1994 (age 26)
Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Origin
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2007–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitenotnjomza.com

Njomza Vitia (/ˈnjɒmzə ˈvtiə/; Albanian pronunciation: [ˈɲɔmza viˈtia]; born April 22, 1994)[2] is an American singer and songwriter. She is currently signed with Capitol, Motown, and SinceThe80s. Since 2013, she has released one mixtape and two EPs.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, to Kosovar Albanian parents. Her father, Faik Vitia, and her mother, Sheki Vitia (née Haziri) were born in Pristina, Kosovo.[a] Her parents left Kosovo in 1992. Njomza grew up in Chicago, Illinois.[3]

Musical career[edit]

Njomza began her career in music as the front woman for an alternative band called Scarlett. The band had a strong following and played Warped Tour in 2010. Once the band dismantled in 2011, Njomza went on to pursue her career as a solo artist. She posted cover versions on YouTube of Mac Miller, Kid Cudi, and various other artists. It was through covers that Njomza was discovered by Mac Miller, who signed Njomza to his Warner Bros. Records imprint, REMember Music.[4][5][6]

She also co-wrote Ariana Grande's songs "7 Rings" and "Thank U, Next".[2][7][8]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Sad For You
Vacation
  • Released: November 9, 2018
  • Label: SinceThe80s, Motown, Capitol
  • Format: Digital download

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
Gold Lion
  • Released: April 22, 2013[9]
  • Label: REMember
  • Format: Digital download

Notes[edit]

a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NJOMZA on Instagram: "im so happy to finally announce that ive signed with SinceThe80s/Motown/Capitol Records💙 ever since i was a kid all i wanted to do was make…"". Instagram.
  2. ^ a b Feenstra, Gerrit (February 20, 2019). "NJOMZA, Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" Co-Writer, Steps Into the Spotlight". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  3. ^ Trust, Gary (April 22, 2019). "Why Albanian Artists Are Having a Moment On the Charts". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  4. ^ Ju, Shirley (February 19, 2019). "New Motown Artist NJOMZA Talks Mac Miller and More". LA Weekly.
  5. ^ "NJOMZA Talks Gov Ball, Dropping Genres, Mac Miller". Grammy Award. June 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "Singer NJOMZA on Working With Ariana Grande, Best Advice From Mac Miller". Us Weekly. August 20, 2019.
  7. ^ Trust, Gary; Anderson, Trevor (February 21, 2019). "Ariana Grande's Record Week & Guest Njomza on Co-Writing '7 Rings' & 'Thank U, Next': Chart Beat Podcast". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Go Under the Covers With Ariana Grande's BFF Njomza". Cosmopolitan. March 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "Njomza – Gold Lion (Mixtape)". Hypebeast.