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ROD (Rodolf Byku) is a pop/club-based singer, born August 22nd 1996 in Durres, Albania. Rod started his career already at age 8. He participated in festivals in and around his home country and entered singing contests, scoring good placements including winning.
In 2010 Rod won 1st place in "The Sounds of Adriatic" in Durres. The year after he was awarded with 1st place in festivals of Kavaja, Gjirokastra and Saranda. His biggest win was in the Children's Festival of Kosovo, in which there were participants from all balkan countries.
In 2013 Rodolf participated in the first edition of "X Factor Albania" in which he went on to the bootcamp phase.
In 2015 Rod was, via Periscope, chosen to record the official song of Global Meditation Scope (GlobalMeditationScope.com) and found fans in different parts of the world. He began a collaboration with Swedish C.O.Music and the songwriting team Soundstreamers (Oscarsson/Sonnvik) and started working on music in the Swedish based studio.
In 2016 Rod participated in the 5th edition of "The Voice of Albania". His audition was a huge succes, Rod turned all four chairs! His great experience on The Voice ended during the battles.
In April 2016 he's first single "Light It Up" featuring Soundstreamers was released and now Rod has landed a record deal and looks forward to several releases during 2016.
In 2016 Rod released "Summer Paradise", in which he sang along the swedish singer Ebba! The song reached top 10 in the Swedish iTunes Charts and was part of different spotify and other european charts. The song has now 375,000 streams on spotify and counting.
In the same year he competes in the Albanian biggest music competition "Kenga Magjike" with the song "Zero".
In 2018, Rod decided to compete again in "Kenga Magjike" with the song "Engjell". He toped the Finals, by getting 3 times 5 Yes-es from the Jury!
In 2019 Rod releases his new single "Hologram" with which he competed in the Albanian festival "Kenga Magjike".
In 2020 Rod released a duo song "You. Me Now." in which he sings with the swedish artist Em Appelgren. The song made itself in the swedish iTunes Charts, peeking at 1st place in Dance Chart and 5th in overall.
- 2016: "Light It Up"
- 2016: "Summer Paradise"
- 2016: "Zero"
- 2018: "Engjell"
- 2019: "Hologram"
- 2020: "You. Me. Now."
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