At the moment, Rexha is one of three popular female singers with Albanian roots; the others are British singers Dua Lipa and Rita Ora.
Referring to her culture, she says: “I got asked for my hand in marriage at 16 and that’s normal. But I didn’t go that route and fought for what I believed in, because I really wanted to be in this industry and I gave up so much to get to this point.
“The fact that we can all do that as Albanian females to me is really empowering and cool, and shows that we’re very strong.”
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