“Era Istrefi is putting Kosovo on the map — even if some don’t want it to be there. The 24-year-old pop singer from Pristina has enjoyed a swift international rise. After one of her early hits in Albanian went global and earned her a deal with a U.S. record label, she was tapped to co-write and perform the official song for this year’s football World Cup, “Live It Up,” along with American stars Nicky Jam and Will Smith.” (Politico)