Amanda Ava Koci (born February 16, 1994), known professionally as Ava Max, is an American singer and songwriter. Her single "Sweet but Psycho" topped the charts in several countries.

Amanda Ava Koci was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Albanian immigrants from Sarandë and Tirana. At age 8, she moved with her family to Virginia. She competed in numerous singing competitions before she entered high school. At age 14, she moved with her mother to Los Angeles, in pursuit of a career in music. She found the city to be “overwhelming”. A year later, she returned to Virginia. She stated that she was grateful for the return because it allowed for “a normal childhood”. At age 17, she moved back to Los Angeles.