Karolina Goceva was born April 28th 1980 in Bitola.
Her interest in music appeared in her early childhood, but the participation in the most popular Macedonian festival MAKFEST is what actually made her popular at age 11 and at the same time, marked the beginning of her music career.
Karolina had her first musical edition, the teenage album "Mamo pusti me" at age 12 in 1992. Kept attending festivals in Macedonia, as well as other countries and won an award at almost every competition she’s taken part in. The awards for best vocal interpretation are the ones she’s mostly proud of. She was rewarded best female artist on 12 Velicenstveni (Macedonian equivalent of the Grammy Awards) when she was only 14 years old.
She made her first professional contract with the musical-production company Avalon Production and her career started going upwards ever since.
Her first album "Jas imam pesna" which provoke excellent reactions at the public, was released the same year. This album was one of the top 3 most sold albums in Macedonia in 2000th. After the great success of the album in Macedonia, the Serbia and Montenegro Company BK published a license edition for their market. Karolina successfully performed in every town of Macedonia, during the summer of 2000.
It was the autumn of 2001, when she already had her 2nd edition, the album "Zosto sonot ima kraj" which was another confirmation of her great popularity and the status of a mega-star. Soon after the release of this album Karolina started a new Macedonian tour finding e great acceptance of the audience everywhere she performed. Her concerts in Skopje came as a crown to all these things. She performed in a fully crowded Universal Hall 3 days in a row, in April 2002. This was something that no other Macedonian female artist has done before.
2 year brake followed, a period which was used for serious preparations of the next album.
In this period, Karolina was the absolute winner at the national selection for the Eurovision Song contest, according to the choice of the TV viewers, the audience and the jury. She represented Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn-Estonia.
"Znaes kolku vredam" was the 3rd album which appeared on the market in spring 2003. Even though it had a different concept than the previous 2, it was still very well accepted both from fans and critics.
The special edition for SCG under the label of "City records" named "Kad zvezde nam se sklope... kao nekada" appeared at the same time as the Macedonian one. The SCG edition contained the same songs but sang in Serbian language. This was the album which defined Karolina’s position among the biggest music stars on the ex-Yu area.
This time, the promotion tour started with 2 concerts in the Universal Hall in Nov 2003, ending in August 2004th with big concerts in Prilep, Gostivar, Ohrid and the spectacular concert in Heraklea-Bitola.
Due to her great popularity, Karolina became brand – face for the brand Head & Shoulders, for the ex-Yu area in 2004th, as well as the KARA collection at the beginning of 2005.
The fact that Karolina is already a big music star on the territory of ex-Yu, attracted the most widely recognized musicians from these countries to create the songs for the 4th album. So, the people who participate on this album are: Dino Merlin, Vlatko Stefanovski, Bajaga, Ivica Brcioski, Gibonni, Zlatko Origanski, Kaliopi, Mirko Vukomanovic, Mladen Markovic and Vesna Malinova.
This CD, Karolina’s forth album, named "Vo zaborav" is released on December 5th 2005. Again Serbian record company "City records" will be responsible for this album (Serbian translate "U zaboravu") for the ex-YU territory.
"Vo zaborav" became one of the best selling album in Macedonia ever with more than 20.000 copies sold.
During the 2006 Karolina had a lot of promotional events all over ex-YU territory.
And again in February 2007 Karolina wins "Skopje festival". Her song "Mojot svet" (Grigor Koprov commposer) was woted as the best song and Karolina represented Macedonia at the Eurovision song contest in Finland.
In June 2008 Karolina released her fifth album, named "Makedonsko devojce". This CD is made in cooperation with the composer Zlatko Origanski and it is totally diferent album.
All songs are under the influence of the Macedonian traditional music and the first single "Ptico malecka" became a huge hit in Macedonia. "Makedonsko devojce" is the best selling album in Macedonia for 2008.
Zdravko Čolić , (born 30 May 1951 in Sarajevo, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian Serb pop singer popular across the entire area of former Yugoslavia. Originally from Sarajevo, since 1992 (in the beginning of the Yugoslav wars), his home is in Belgrade, Serbia. In te concert in Belgrade on 25 June 2011, in front of 100,000 people, he marked his 40 year career, that was his biggest concert.
On 15 April 1972 Čolić's first solo move was taking part in the Vaš šlager sezone competitive festival in Sarajevo. He won the third audience prize as well as the interpretation award with Kemal Monteno-written song "Sinoć nisi bila tu" that was originally meant to be sung by Josipa Lisac who opted out at the last moment.
By winning at the Opatija festival with song "Gori vatra" written by Kemal Monteno, Čolić got to represent SFR Yugoslavia at the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest on 7 April 1973 in Luxembourg. The song became a massive hit at home.
His first solo album was Ti i ja (You and I) released in 1975 by Jugoton.
He is also nominated in the Balkan Music Awards 2012
After that she sang a duet in the national folklor festival show of TV Klan “Maratona e kenges popullore Qytetare " with the band The Dreams. In this event, the duo reached to the final.
In 2006 Elvana participated in the festival Kenga Magjike in which she attended with her song "Vetem zoti e di", in collaboration with Flori Mumajesi as composer and Andy DJ - Manager of Radio Energy in Tirana.
In 2008 was published her first album from the Record Label Supersonic - Mames. The song "Te dy", which is part of the album became a huge hit.
In 2009 she published two videos in cooperation with EnterMedia Productions : Nuk Jane Me and Hitech.
In the late summer of 2009, the song "Turn U On" reached the top of the Albanian music charts for weeks. In 2010, for the first time were held the Balkan Music Awards in Sofia, and this single won the 3-rd place among the best songs from Albania.
In the tenth edition of Kenga Magjike in 2009 she participated with the song "Dhe Zemra Ndal" and she ranked second.
In 2010 she presented 2 videoclips : " Mamani Nejen " (Feat. Fugaa) and "A ke ti zemer".
In June 2011, Elvana won two awards in Albania as the best female artist and best song with the ballad “Me ty”.
Now Elvana is nominated in two categories of the Balkan Music Awards 2012 : Best song from Albania for 2011 and Best Music Video in the Balkans for 2011 with the song “Afer Dhe Larg””
Alexandra Stan (born June 10, 1989) is a Romanian singer-songwriter. She released her debut single ("Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)") in late 2009. The song impacted Romanian mainstream radios in early 2010, peaking at number-eighteen. Her sophomore release, "Mr. Saxobeat", became her worldwide breakthrough hit, selling almost 1,000,000 copies in less than a year and reaching the top five in over twenty countries such as New Zealand and the United Kingdom and the top thirty in Australia, Canada and United States. She released her debut album in August 2011, entitled Saxobeats. The album spawned another single called "Get Back (ASAP)". In 2009, Stan released her debut promotional single, "Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)" The song was out in late 2009 but impacted some major Romanian mainstream radio stations in early 2010, with an A-list addiment in May 2010.
After the success of "Mr. Saxobeat", Stan released a follow-up "Get Back (ASAP)". So far, it peaked at number-one in Slovakia, at number-four in the Romanian Top 100, at number-eight in Finland and inside the top twenty in over five countries.
At the 2011 Romanian Music Awards she received two nominations for "Mr. Saxobeat" ("Best Dance" and "Best Song", winning the latter) and two nods for herself "Best Female" and winning the "Borderbreaker Award". She was also nominated for Best European Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, after winning Best Romanian Act where she was nominated alongside rapper Guess Who and Puia, singer Smiley and band Fly Project.
She is also nominated in The Balkan Music Awards 2012.
Revolt is one of the most popular band in Albania. Revolt are : Bruno Pollogati and Febi Shkurti
They had their first appearance in Top-Fest 2 in the year 2006 where their song was listed in the 10 most voted songs of this festival.
After a short time Revolt Klan produced their first Video which was a successful collaboration with MAX Production.
The song titled ‘Fjale nga Zemra‘ was presented in the famous show Lienea Blu at Rai Uno Tv in Italy.
After their first video they continued their collaboration with Max Production and so they made their second Video ‘Me Fal’ which was one of the Best videos and songs in Albania during that time.
In 2009 they took part again in Top Fest 7 with the Song ”Fjala e fundit"
In 2010 they collaborated with the Romanian artist ,Mario Bischin with the song tittled "ID Lover" which had success in many countries like Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Estonia, Lithuania, Belgium, etc.
After the summer hit "ID lover", that was presented in Balkanika MTV, Revolt are coming back with their new hit.
It is actually a remake of their 2009 song “Me fal” reworked and remixed by Deejay Versus and Axel Dario. The song had already a positive impact and Sunrise INC prepared their new song ‘Wanna Be Number One‘ which in the summer of 2011 has its own video filmed in Tirana, Albania and Budva, Monte Negro.
"Wanna Be Number One" boasts a Romanian production sound, which is not surprising given that Romania's Sunrise Inc produced the track. Revolt has had a few dance hits in the past, including "ID Lover" (with Mario Bischin), but "Number One" is better and this track has heat. Relentlessly optimistic and catchy. The new hit ‘Wanna Be Number One‘ entered radios and Tv-s in many countries and you can enjoy it on Balkanika Music Television!
In 2012 Wanna be number one was nominated in the category Best song from Albania for 2011 at the Balkan Music Awards!
(born January 12, 1973 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish pop singer. Over the past decade, she has introduced different styles to the ever expanding Turkish pop music scenery. Each one of her albums has generated a lot of interest as well as anticipation due to the different styles, genres and rhythms that she incorporates into her music. Besides the different experiments Hande tackles with music, her looks and image are also going through a constant change which blends with the sort of music she releases at the time. Hande was nominated for Best Turkish Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008, only to be beaten by Emre Aydın. She has sold close to 17 million albums all over the world.
Sanja Ilić & Balkanika are a Serbian band. They play traditional music from the Balkans combined with modern elements. Their opus comprises old music tunes from the Balkans with splendid musicians playing traditional instruments, performing music which conjures the atmosphere of the Balkans region, in a new attire for the new millennium.
Aleksandar-Sanja Ilić is one of the most famous composers of pop and rock music of former Yugoslavia, and, nowadays - Serbia. His career started in the band San in Belgrade. He has composed songs for almost all major singers. Many of his compositions won the title “The Hit of the Year”. He has won many awards at festivals in former Yugoslavia.
With the band Aska, he participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, held in Harrogate, United Kingdom.
Sanja Ilić writes music for theatre, film and television, and his instrumental music “Delta Project” is the all-time most frequently broadcast and best selling project of instrumental music in former Yugoslavia.
Writing music scores for theatre performances also brought songs which have become very popular and have outlived the performances for which they had been written, as, for instance, “Plava ptica” (“The Blue Bird”). Sanja has also worked with actors who sing, and has made a significant opus in that field.
Being aware of the complexity of the house/club phenomenon, the project started from the desire to come up with something new on the house music scene, being among the first Romanian house music projects that along with David Deejay and Inna invented and sustained the “popcorn” style phenomen. The 3 guys reunited as Deepside Deejays in 2008 and started producing and remixing in their unique style, counting till present over 50 remixes and 20 original singles.
Their first single “Beautiful Days” was successful both in Europe and internationally, in countries such as India, Dubai, Egypt, or Morocco. It reached the number 1 position in Poland, Morocco, India, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Malta, reached top ten in Sweden, Norway and in the Scandinavian countries and reached top 20 in France and German dance charts.
In 2009 they become a “must” of the international music contests winning the remix competition organised by the electronic music label Toolroom Records, remixing one of the most famous producers and DJs, Dirty South. In January 2009 Deepside Deejays were declared the winners of the Gfab Records contest, remixing “Get Shaky” of the famous producer Ian Carey and only a few days after that, a press release from the well known label Cr2 announced that the Deepside Deejays were “The Overall Winners” in the John Dahlback – Everywhere Remix Competition
In 2009 they won The Best DJ Award at MTV Romania Music Awards 2009, being nominated on another two categories: Best Dance and Best New Act and in 2010 they won The Best Featuring Award at Romanian Music Awards 2010 and the Best Dance Project at Nights.ro Awards
2011, Deepside Deejays released the song "Never Be Alone" which quickly became an airplay success in Romania and Russia.
They were also nominated in The Balkan Music Awards for the best duet/group on the Balkans for 2011
Lepa Brena was born as Fahreta Jahić to a Bosniak family in Tuzla in 1960, but grew up in Brčko. She was the third-born child of Abid Jahić (1928-2010) and Ifeta Jahić. She has a sister Faketa and an older brother named Faruk. Fahreta's nickname "Brena" was given to her by her gym teacher. Later on, Serbian showman Minimax added "Lepa" (beautiful), creating the stage name "Lepa Brena".
Despina Vandi was born on the 22 of July 1969 in Tübingen near Stuttgart, West Germany, Vandi's family returned to Kavala, Greece when she was six years old. She enrolled at the University of Thessaloniki, but eventually dropped out to begin a career in music. After moving to Athens in the early 1990s, Vandi signed with Minos EMI and released two albums Gela Mou (1994) and Esena Perimeno (1996). She then began an exclusive collaboration with songwriter/producer Phoebus and struck commercial success with her third album, Deka Endoles (1997), followed by the multi-platinum Profities (1999), where she incorporated pop elements into her music, in addition to laïko, as well as a more pop stage performance style and image, becoming one of the most prominent portrayers of the laiko/pop genre that was thriving into the mid-2000s.