Albania has participated in the Contest 15 times since it debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul with Anjeza Shahini as their debut entrant. They have participated every year since then but have failed to qualify for the final seven times as of 2018. Their best result to date came at the 2012 Contest when Rona Nishliu qualified for the final and finished in 5th place with her song "Suus".
Since then they have qualified twice for the final, in 2015 and 2018, with the latter giving them their best result since 2012.
The country made its debut at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Amsterdam, finishing in last place. They withdrew for the next two Contests before participating in the next four. Their best result to date came on their debut when entrant Mishela Rapo finished in 5th place with her entry "Dambaje".