Bleona
Bleona
BLEONA – WICKED LOVE (impacts 1st June)
You may know and recognise her from her show stopping red carpet appearances – this year’s Vanity Fair Oscar party gives a glimpse - but 2018 sees larger than life pop enigma, Bleona, doing what she does best. Recorded at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles, and produced by Rob Knox (Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Ciara), new single Wicked Love with its tropical house infusion makes for the perfect up-beat summer anthem. Bleona’s break came at the tender age of 14 years old, singing at a national music festival in her native Albania.  Since then she’s become one of the regions most celebrated pop artists, selling well over 1.5 million records, as well extensive touring runs of both Europe and the United States. Moving to LA to peruse and develop her sound, Bleona soon collaborated with world class producers including Timbaland for singles “Show Off” & “Pass Out”, and Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins.

Biography
You may know and recognise her from her show stopping red carpet appearances – this year’s Vanity Fair Oscar party gives a glimpse - but 2018 sees larger than life pop enigma, Bleona, doing what she does best.

Wicked Love – the new sun-kissed single – is the perfect way to be introduced to one of the year’s most exciting artists. With a tropical house infused edge to the track, this makes for the perfect up-beat summer anthem, which sees Bleona’s soaring vocals and playfully brash persona shinning throughout. The single was recorded at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles, and produced by Rob Knox (who’s most recent work includes Justin Timberlake’s Man Of The Woods”.

Bleona’s passion for music and performance was inherent from an early age, and her break came at the tender age of 14 years old, singing at a national music festival in her native Albania.

Years later, Bleona would be considered one of the regions most celebrated pop artists, selling well over 1.5 million records, as well extensive touring runs of both Europe and the United States.

Having moved to LA to peruse and develop her sound, Bleona soon collaborated with Grammy award winning artist and producer Timbaland for singles “Show Off” (feat. Petey Pablo) and “Pass Out” (feat. Timbaland and Brasco). Following this, her single, “Take It Like a Man,” shot to No. 7 on the UK charts entirely on the strength of its fierce attitude and club-ready beat. She went on to collaborate with world class producers including Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.

Through it all, Bleona has embraced the thrill of playing by her own rules and following through on an unlikely dream, rising up from a place where opportunities are limited to none and ultimately transforming herself into a global phenomenon.

“When I was a little girl, I set a goal to be an icon in my country,” she says. “When that happened, I needed to set a new goal, and that’s why I am here. I could have stayed back home and enjoyed my status there, but I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and take it to the next level. And I love the challenge of that more than anything. If you tell me, ‘No, this can’t be done,’ then guess what? That’s exactly what I’m going to do.”

This drive, persistence and overall independence displayed in Bleona’s persona is just as, if not more prominent in her music and message she portrays today.