She’s been compared to some of America’s most prominent pop stars. Her singing voice could rival Rihanna, and she’s frequently mistaken for Bella Thorne. But this Albanian songstress, Era Istrefi, is a celebrity in her own right. Her 2016 breakout hit “Bonbon” has amassed over half a billion views on YouTube, and she is ready to step back into the limelight.
Era Istrefi drops in at the Nexus Lounge Amsterdam during ADE, to chat with us about her Amsterdam experience and more.
Era voiced that she’s currently working on new tracks and a new album, and she describes the symbolic experience of having been selected as a featured singer for FIFA’s 2018 World Cup opening theme song.
Era also answered some of our most burning questions, including which celebrity she’d take to Mars and what other profession she would choose if she hadn’t become a successful artist.