Ira Losco
Background information
Born (1981-07-31) July 31, 1981 (age 36)
Origin Sliema, Malta
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 1998–present

Ira Losco (born 31 July 1981) is a Maltese singer. She competed for Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 with the song "7th Wonder" and finished second.


Losco started her career with a college band called Tiara but they split up a few months after Losco represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 which was held in Tallinn. She placed 2nd with the song 7th Wonder. In 2003, she was chosen to perform the song called "Reaching Higher" which was the official song of the Xth Games of the Small States of Europe Malta 2003.

She has opened concerts for Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart, Katie Melua, Mel C, Ronan Keating, Tokio Hotel and Söhne Mannheims. These concerts were held in Malta and sometimes various countries in Europe. In 2008, Losco was awarded 'Gieh ir-Reppublika' by the Maltese government for her services to music.


Someone Else

In February 2004, Losco released her first-ever E.P. "Love me or Hate me>Who I Am." On April 19, 2004, Ira released her first studio album "Someone Else." The album boasted international song writers and Losco's first Anthem "Love me or Hate me" which quickly also became a Maltese dance floor hit remixed by Mark u-Bahn and DJ Ruby. On June 28, 2004, Ira launched her second music video (after 7th Wonder) for the track "I'm In Love Again".

On January 28, 2005, Losco released Blends & Remixes of Someone Else. It included remixes by Top DJ's. Following the release, songs like "Love me or Hate me" and "I'm in Love Again" became huge local dance floor fillers.

Accident Prone

Her third album, named Accident Prone, was released on November 16, 2005. It topped the charts on the island and won a BMA for the Best Song that year. Out of the 9 tracks, "Everyday", "Get Out!", "Don't Wanna Talk About It", "Driving One Of Your Cars", "Accident Prone", "Uh-Oh", and "Waking Up To The Light", were released as singles. All of them received great airplay by local stations, particularly "Accident Prone" and "Uh-Oh".

Tracks written by Losco/Debono and international writers have made their way to Michelle Hunziker's album 'Lole'. These tracks were 'Someone Else', 'Get Out', 'I'm in Love Again.' The prominent guitar riff on 'Uh-Oh' was also included in Kelly Clarkson's hit "Don't Waste Your Time."


Unmasked is Losco's unplugged album, including acoustic versions of some of her tracks.

Fortune Teller

In July 2007, Losco released her single entitled "Something To Talk About" from her third studio album Fortune Teller, which was released on June 11, 2008. It stayed number one for four weeks in the local charts. On 10 December 2007, "Living It..." was released in local cinemas and on DVD. It includes memorable live performances, international collaborations, videos, never seen before backstage footage, a personal interview and exclusive new tracks off the album.

Mixed Beats

Ira's second remix album, called Mixed Beats, was launched in Malta on August 22, 2009. This remix album contains remixes of tracks from Losco's previous albums.

The Fire

After the release of the single "What I'd Give" in August 2012, Losco released her fourth album in March, 2013.

Other albums

Album information
Hi-Infidelity (with Tiara)
  • Released: Summer 2001 (Malta)
  • Genre: Alternative rock/Indie
  • Singles:
    • 1998: "Basketball
  • Tracklisting:
    • 01. Riverman
    • 02. Teenage In Love
    • 03. Basketball
    • 04. Some People
    • 05. Basketball (live at Red TV)
  • Released: January 2002 (Malta)
  • Genre: Pop
Green Label Collection CD
  • Released: 2001 (Malta)
  • Genre: Alternative rock]]/Indie
    • "Teleport Me" (with Tiara)
Eurovision Song Contest 2002
  • Released: 2002 (Europe)
  • Genre: Pop
    • "7th Wonder"
Ipokriti Soundtrack
  • Released: 2002 (Malta)
  • Genre: Pop
    • "Imhabba Projbita"
Xth Games of the Small States of Europe Malta 2003
  • Released: 2003 (Malta)
  • Genre: Pop
    • "Reaching Higher"
Singing For Bay Kidz
  • Released: 2006 (Malta)
  • Genre: Rock
    • "It'll Be Alright" (featuring Ivan Grech from Wintermoods, Baresine and Konrad Pule` from Scar
    • "Driving One of Your Cars" (Ira Losco song)
Roger Shah's Magic Island Compilation Vol.2
  • Released: 2009 (Europe)
  • Genre: Trance
    • "Shoulders of Giants" (Roger Shah's Magic Island Remix)
Openminded? - Roger Shah
  • Released: 2011 (Europe)
  • Genre: Trance
    • Save It All Today
Propulsion - Duo Blank
  • Released: 2012
  • Genre: Electronica
    • Human Train (Duo Blank feat Ira Losco)
    • Affection (Duo Blank feat Ira Losco)
  • 2007: Livin It...


Studio albums

  • 2004: Someone Else
  • 2005: Accident Prone
  • 2006: Unmasked: the unplugged album
  • 2008: Fortune Teller
  • 2013: The Fire

Compilation albums

  • 2005: Blends & Remixes of Someone Else
  • 2009: Mixed Beats
  • 2013: Love Me Or Hate Me (iTunes only- Greatest Hits)


  • 2007: Something To Talk About
  • 2012: What I'd Give

Modelling and advertising

Losco has been involved in advertising in her home country, including Guess (clothing), Macdonald's Salad Plus and Vodafone's Music Jam Campaign.

Awards and nominations


Eurovision Song Contest 2002 - 7th Wonder – 2nd Place


Awards and nominations
Malta Music Awards 2003

  • Best ImageWon
  • Best Female ArtistWon
  • Best CD Single - 7th WonderNominee

Awards and nominations
Tune In's Battle Of The Babes

  • Battle Of The BabesWon

Bay Music Awards

  • Best Solo ArtistWon
  • Best SingleNominee

Bay Music Awards

  • Best Solo ArtistNominee
  • Best Single - EverydayNominee
  • Best Song Of All Time - Love Me Or Hate MeNominee
  • Bailey's Woman Of The Year AwardWon
  • Best Live Act Award - Sole Festival Won
  • Award for Foreign Achievement - Sole Festival

Bay Music Awards

  • Best Solo ArtistWon
  • Best Single - Driving One Of Your CarsWon
  • Viewers' Choice Awards - Best PerformanceWon

Malta Music Awards

  • Best Album - Accident ProneWon
  • Best Female ArtistWon
  • Best ImageNominee
  • Best Video - Accident Prone'Nominee
  • Best Local Export'Won
  • Best Performance'Nominee

Bay Music Awards

  • Best Solo Artist'Won

Malta Music Awards

  • Best Image'Nominee
  • Best Female Artist'Won
  • Best CD Cover' Fortune Teller Nominee
  • Best Album' Fortune Teller Won
  • Best Songwriter' Nominee
  • Best Song (Idle Motion) Nominee

Bay Music Awards

  • Best Solo Artist Nominee
  • Best Song (Idle Motion) Won

Malta Music Awards

  • Best Remix' "What's The Matter With Your Cabrio?" (feat. DJ Ruby) Won

Malta Music Awards

  • Best Website Won

Bay Music Awards

  • Best Remix' "What's The Matter With Your Cabrio?" (feat. DJ Ruby) Won

BMA winner Best Song "The Person I Am" Presenters' Choice Award Recognition Award


Malta Music Awards Best Album "The Fire" Best Artist Best Video "Me Luv U Long Time"

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