A few months after her birth, her parents decided to move to
Chicago in the United States. At the age of 19, she went to
back to Kosovo to sing a song, called "Dridhem". The song
became an instant hit, which ignited Genta's music career. She
soon relocated to Kosovo with the intention of remaining for
good, and has participated in several music competitions, both
in Albania and Kosovo. She won Kėnga Magjike 07 in 2005 with
the song "S'dua tjetėr" composed by Adrian Hila, an Albanian
composer. She got 292 points. First Genta's hit was "Kthehu".
The video clip was released in America and when she came to
Kosovo she was already known. Gentiana continued her career in
Kosovo for three more years. She has had great success ; she
then went back to America, sometimes to see her parents and
came back to Kosovo with many good songs.
Ismajli sings mostly commercial pop songs, similar to other
Balkan pop. Lascivious stage movements with challenging
clothes are a part of her image. Genta is known for her
energetic dance performances as well as catchy pop and hip hop
rhythms. In the first edition of Dancing with the Stars
(Albania), she took second place.
She recently began singing in the English language, recording
songs to be released in her upcoming 2008 album, her first
all-English album. Many of these songs have been leaked onto
the Internet prior to the release of the album. The majority
of the songs on the album were written by American songwriter
Kara DioGuardi. In her interviews, Genta says she wants to be
a famous singer, and in America she is working with known
composers and songwriters.