Since arriving in 2016, New York-born and Los Angeles-based Albanian-American singer, songwriter, producer, and rising star STANAJ has consistently floored audiences with his powerhouse voice. He earned a bona fide hit with “Romantic” (NOTD Remix)—which clocked 100 million Spotify streams—as he regularly averaged over 2 million monthly listeners on the platform. A pair of EPs, The Preview and From A Distance, both bowed in the Top 10 of the iTunes Top Pop Albums chart. Moreover, he unassumingly transformed everyone from Drake and Chris Brown to NBA star Brandon Jennings and Kim Kardashian West into fans as they gave him love on social media in viral posts. He has toured with JoJo and Jessie J in addition to making his late-night television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon alongside Justin Timberlake who went on to also give a co-sign.
During 2018, he locked himself in the studio resulting in his new single “Dirty Mind” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]. Lush and lively production underscores playful and head-turning lyrics before his show-stopping falsetto takes hold. Meanwhile, Ty drops by for a striking and soulful cameo of his own. Check it out above.
There are many more big moments to come from STANAJ as he prepares his full-length debut album—stay tuned.