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|Born||4 November 1953|
|Spouse(s)||Aleksandar Futa Radulović|
Marina Tucaković (Serbian : Марина Туцаковић) is a Serbian lyricist who has written several hit albums in former Yugoslavia and more than 3,000 songs. She is a known collaborator with Lepa Brena, Ceca and Jelena Karleuša, among others. She has composed the lyrics of the Serbian entries for Eurovision Song Contest 2010 ("Ovo Je Balkan"), 2012 ("Nije ljubav stvar") and 2013 ("Ljubav je svuda").
Before she oriented towards folk music, she collaborated with pop, rock and new wave artists, such as Slađana Milošević, Oliver Mandić and Zana. In 1987, Dutch singer Piet Veerman (former member of the popular Dutch band The Cats) had a number one hit in The Netherlands with the single "Sailin' Home", which was a translation of one Tucaković's songs. It became the biggest selling single of the year in The Netherlands.
Fahreta Živojinović, known by her stage name Lepa Brena, is a Yugoslav and Serbian pop-folk singer, actress and businesswoman. She is the best-selling female recording artist from the former Yugoslavia.
Turbo-folk is subgenre of contemporary pop music made in the West Balkans, that initially developed during the 1980s and 1990s, with similar music styles in Bulgaria (Chalga), Romania (Manele) and Albania (Tallava). It's a fusion genre of popular music blending Serbian folk music with other genres such as pop, rock, electronic and some hip-hop.
Željko Joksimović is a Serbian vocalist, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He plays 12 different musical instruments including accordion, piano, guitar and drums. Joksimović is multi-lingual, being fluent in Greek, English, Russian, Polish and French as well as his native Serbian.
Jelena Karleuša Tošić is a Serbian singer and media personality. Born and raised in Belgrade, she rose to prominence in the mid-1990s upon her debut record Ogledalce. Collectively, Karleuša has released ten studio albums to date and has held two big scale concerts: All About Diva (2010) and Viva la Diva Show (2013); in front of 15,000 and 40,000 fans, respectively. Having sold over million records, while also being one of the highest-earning regional performers, she is regarded as one of the most popular Serbian artists. Additionally, Karleuša has been a judge and mentor on the popular televised singing contest Zvezde Granda since 2015.
Aleksandar Matić, better known as Saša Matić, is a Serbian pop-folk singer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Born in Bihać and raised in Belgrade, he graduated from music school playing piano. Matić acquired popularity upon his debut album Prokleta je violina (2001). Today, he is recognized as one of the most popular Serbian pop-folk musicians.
Dragana Mirković is a Serbian pop-folk singer and entrepreneur. She rose to prominence in the eighties as a member of the popular collective Južni Vetar. Today, Mirković is recognised as one of the best-selling artists from the former Yugoslavia with close to 10 million sold records. Alongside her husband, she also founded a satellite music channel called DM SAT.
Grand Production is a Serbian record label and production company predominantly focused on folk performers. The label produces the weekly television show Grand Parada, launched their own cable television channel, and organize a competitive festival of pop-folk and turbo-folk music, Grand Festival.
Oliver Mandić is a Serbian and Yugoslav rock musician, composer, and producer.
City Records is a Serbian record label. Founded in 1997, the record label is part of the Pink Media Group. It is the home of some of the best selling Balkans pop artists.
Dejan Milićević, is a Serbian music video director and fashion photographer that has directed many music videos for many famous ex-Yugoslav musicians. He has also photographed many models, some of which were used as part of the Joni Peci collection. He had also photographed popular turbo-folk singer Svetlana "Ceca" Ražnatović, which were featured in an issue of the local Playboy magazine.
Danijel Pavlović is a Serbian singer–songwriter and television personality, who came to media attention as a finalist of Operacija trijumf, regional version of Fame Academy.
Serbia entered the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, held in Oslo, Norway in May 2010, with Milan Stanković's "Ovo je Balkan".
"Ovo je Balkan" is a song composed by Yugoslav composer Goran Bregović and performed by Milan Stanković. The song, performed in Serbian, was the Serbian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 and finished 13th with 72 points.
Januar is the debut studio album by Serbian recording artist Ana Nikolić. It was released on 23 August 2003 by City Records. Nikolić worked with several producers on the album, mainly Aleksandar Milić Mili who is known for his work with Serbian folk singer Ceca Ražnatović. All of the songs were written by Marina Tucaković, and they mainly talk about passion and cheating. Musically, the album drew inspiration from European pop sound incorporating music genres of the Balkans region.
The Uđi slobodno Tour was a tour by Serbian singer Lepa Brena, and was staged in support of her fifteenth studio album, Uđi slobodno... (2008). Comprising 47 shows, the tour visited Europe and Australia. It began on November 1, 2008, in Zürich, Switzerland, at the Club Grodoonia and concluded on May 28, 2011, in Düsseldorf, Germany at Club Ambis. This was Brena's returnee tour. For the first time in 20 years she performed in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Ljubljana and Mostar. It was officially announced in April 2008, with dates for Balkan venues revealed.
Ljiljana Jorgovanović is a Serbian songwriter who has composed several hit albums in former Yugoslavia. She is a known collaborator with Ceca, Zdravko Čolić, Aca Lukas, Severina Vučković, Željko Joksimović and Dzej, among others. She has composed the lyrics of the Serbian entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2012, "Synonym", performed by Željko Joksimović.
Serbian pop is the pop music scene of Serbia. During the 1940s, 1950s 1960s, 1970s and the 1980s, while Serbia was a constituent republic of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbian pop scene was a part of the SFR Yugoslav pop scene.
Zar je važno dal se peva ili pjeva is the eighteenth studio album by pop-folk singer Lepa Brena. It was released on 1 March 2018 through the record label Grand Production, after almost a seven-year hiatus, not counting album Izvorne i novokomponovane narodne pesme. The record was primarily produced by Atelje Trag.
"Srećna žena" is a song recorded by singer Lepa Brena, released on December 28, 2017 by Grand Production as the fourth single from her eighteenth studio album Zar je važno dal se peva ili pjeva (2018). The song was written by Marina Tucaković, and music by Marko Peruničić and Nebojša Arežina. "Srećna žena" is a pop song. The music video was directed by Haris Dubica.
Mirjana Škorić, better known as Mira Škorić, is a Serbian pop-folk singer, who gained popularity in the 1990s and is best known for her hits like "Otkači" and "Manastir" (Monastery) from the 1993 album Ne daj me majko. Throughout her career, Škorić has also collaborated with some of the biggest regional singers such as Ceca, Lepa Brena, Vesna Zmijanac, Aca Lukas, Željko Bebek and Ana Bekuta.
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