Altuna Sejdiu (Macedonian: Алтуна Сејдиу; born July 14, 1985 in Skopje), known professionally as Tuna, is an Albanian singer-songwriter from Macedonia. She has released seven albums, and many singles. Her songs, such as “Fenix”, “I Asaj”, “Piroman”, “Pse Jo?” and others, made Tuna one of the most influential singers in the Albanian music industry. Her discography includes songs in Albanian, Macedonian and English.
Tuna is the daughter of Šaban Sejdiu, an ethnic Albanian former Olympic wrestler, who had won bronze medal in two Olympiads (1980 and 1984) for Yugoslavia. Tuna started singing at a very young age, participating in various festivals. Her professional career began in 2002 when she competed in the talent search competition Play – Search For A Star organized by the Macedonian record label M2 Production. Sejdiu was one of two winners from the competition, which resulted in the release of her first single “Najdi den, najdi nokj, najdi vreme” (Find a day, Find a night, Find time). She also released the single “Dvanaeset meseci” (Twelve Months), which was also released in the Albanian language under the title “12 muaj”, 5 Months later, she released her Single ” Protrebi si mi ” (You Want) in Albanian ” Me Duhesh Ti “It was not released in Albania. She collaborated with Macedonian singer Tamara Todevska to record the duet “Ljubi, ljubi” (Love, love).
Tuna later began to establish her career in Albania and turned focus to releasing Albanian language material. In 2003, she released her debut self-titled album Tuna, which was followed by her second album, S’ka me diktaturë (No more dictatorship), in 2006. In June 2012, Tuna released “I Asaj” (Hers) which rose huge popularity on YouTube. Albanian newspaper Koha Jonë believed that the song would undoubtedly be a summer hit.She released November 2012 her 6th Album N.E.R.D.. In 2012, Tuna joined X Factor Albania as a judge. She has also used social media to spread knowledge about her shows and ask her fans for ideas for X Factor