Dragana Mirković


Dragana Mirković
Dragana Mirković
Birth name Dragana Mirković
Born January 18, 1968 (1968-01-18) (age 43)
Kasidol, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Genres Folk, turbo-folk, pop-folk
Occupations Singer, art director of DM SAT
Years active 1984–present
Website [1]

Dragana Mirković (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгана Мирковић, pronounced [drǎgana mǐːrkɔ̝v̞it͡ɕ]) (born January 18, 1968) is a Serbian pop-folk singer.[1] She is very popular in Ex-Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Turkey. She is considered to be the biggest female music star in ex-Yugoslavia but also one of the biggest stars ever in the Balkans along with Lepa Brena and Ceca Raznatovic, and many consider her the greatest star of the 90's and one of the greatest Serbian stars ever.

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Biography

She was born on 18 January 1968, in Kasidol, a village in Serbia, Yugoslavia and is the youngest of two children. As a child, she lived with her parents, her grandparents, and her sister, Dušica. She studied music due to her grandfather Dragutin, whom Dragana listened to when he played the accordion. At 5 years old she learned to her first song "Devojka sokolu zulum učinila" (This girl made a warrior violent). A story about a talented girl from Kasidol quickly spread and got to the important people in the world of music. Target people of "Diskos" came into the house of Dragana's parents suggesting them that dragana should record a CD. Dragana was shocked. Singing for her was just fun, and her dream was to complete the faculty, learn English, become a tour guide and travel through the world. Her dreams were made. She speaks fluent English (even in the movie "Sweet dreams of" she sang in English), she has traveled the world, but not as a tour guide, but as a major Yugoslav, now Serbian star!

She released her first album in 1984 titled Imam dečka nemirnog (I have a restless boyfriend). She released an album every year from 1984 to 2000(except 1998). After 2000, she didn't release any albums until 2004. Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Dragana toured and recorded with the band Južni Vetar (Southern Wind). In 2004, she released a new album and with it she marked 20 years of her career. In 2006, Dragana released her 18th album titled Luče moje (My honey). At the end of 2008, she released a new album entitled "Eksplozija" (Explosion,2008.).

Career

Already twenty-five years Dragana is at the top of the entertainment. Her voice, talent, good songs and a professional attitude towards work, brought her a brilliant career. Stairway to the stars is paved by her hits (many of them have become evergreen), excellent boards, high circulation, great tours where she visited almost all the world, big budget spots to run ahead of its time ... Honest and to ourselves and others, unobtrusive and modest, but persistent and valuable, has become a favorite of the audience and the love of her eagerly strikes already two and half decades. Her first album (released 1984.) was sold in 160,000 copies. Dragana have a one of the biggest careers in whole Balkan. Her career is full of many awards, three times was selected for the singer of a decade, and she official became the best female singer on (Balkan music awards 2006.) Balkan. She have a lot of hits which are:

"Spasi me samoće" (Save me from loneliness,1986.), "Kad bi znao kako čeznem" (If he knew how im waiting,1986.), "Umirem majko" (I'm dying mother,1992.), "Milo moje, što te nema" (My dearly why are you not here,1988.), "Plači zemljo" (Cry land,1995.), "Kojom gorom" (Which land,1997.), "Oprosti što ti smetam" (Forgive me if I consider you,1990.), "Biću njegova" (I'll be his,1993.), "Nisam ni metar od tebe" (I did not even meter from you,1994.), "Volela bih da te vidim" (I would like to see you,1995.), "Zagrli me majko" (Hug me mother,1996.), "Poslednje veče" (Last night,1997.), "Da li znaš" (Did you know,1999.), "Sama" (Alone,2000.), "Vrati mi se ti" (Comeback to me,1995.), and new ones "Evo dobro sam" (I'm fine here,2004.), "Život moj" (My life,2007.), "Luče moje" (My honey,2006.), "Pečat na usnama" (The seal on the lips,2006.), "Sve bih dala da si tu" (I would gave anything for you,2008.), "Eksplozija" (Explosion,2008.) and many others.

Dragana is most rewarded singer from Serbia of all time. There are over thirty golden Oscar for singer of the year, the hit of the year, singer of the decade, etc.

In addition Dragana is also one of the most popular singers, not only in Serbia, but also from all over the Balkans with more than thirty million records sold.

The biggest star

Spinning success came in the nineties. Dragana moved to "Zam" and recorded one of the best-selling records ever. All 13 songs from the plate became hits.Recorded a hit for hit and full of halls across the country. Dragana is in many ways was the first. The first is the singer who has done a remix of one of their songs, wearing a bug in concerts and dancing, and considered the best player in one singer. She was the first singer in ex-Yugoslavia that recorded high-budget animated music video for the song "Za mene si ti" (You Are For Me; 1994) which then cost dizzying 60,000 marks. Also she was the first singer who issued irregularly shaped cd shaped D. She is considered to be one of the greatest female singers in the Balkans.[who?]

Concerts

During her long career Dragana had a lot of concerts. In fact Dragana had more than 100 major concerts throughout the Balkans. Because of the very interesting choreography on her performances Dragana was called "Serbian Madonna" because she was unique in her work.

At the concert in Belgrade on the "Tašmajdan" she sang in front of 12,000 people, at that time it was a record. On the 1992. she held eleven concerts in a row in Belgrade for a just one month, and the concert's was attended by more than 50,000 people's.

On the tour 1995th Dragana was seen by over 200,000 people's, and two years before it she was declared for the third most popular personality of the former Yugoslavia.

Greatest concert ever held by Dragana was a spectacular concert in Bulgaria's Levski stadium in front of 70,000 people, it was proof that her great popularity was not only in the former Yugoslavia but also in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey.

- On the 1994. she held a concert on City stadium of Podgorica (Montenegro) in front of 25,000 people.

- In 1995. Dragana held a big concert in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) on the stadium of FC Vardar in front of 30,000 fans.

Last big concert she was held in Serbia 1998th in Pioneer hall (15,000 visitors), and it was remembered by the incredible choreography and a variety of visual effects, which to date have not been seen in the Balkans as for singers from the Balkans.

Also one of the major concert's was held in Istanbul (2008., about 10,000 visitors).

Remembered was the other concerts in Novi Sad, Podgorica, Nis, Kragujevac, Tuzla (Hall Mejdan) and so on. Lately, Dragana not held a big concerts but, she has announced that on 2010th will held a concert in Belgrade. Fans from Serbia for a long time expected that Serbian folk diva would like to keep concert at the stadium "Maracana" (Belgrade), or on the "Usce"also (Belgrade), but Dragana decides everything.

Actress

On December 4, 1994 Dragana's first film "Slatko od snova" ("Sweet Dreams") had its premiere. The film is a fabulous story with elements of comedy about Danny, a girl who works at McDonalds and dreams of becoming a star. Dragana sang in English for a film (Sweet Dreams), and so became the only folk singer (except Lepa Brena) which sung in English.

Private

Dragana got married to an Austrian businessman of Bosnian Croat ethnicity, Toni Bijelić, and decided to take time off and dedicate herself to her newly-formed family. Dragana Mirković and her husband Toni Bijelić have a son, Marko, and a daughter, Manuela. They reside in Vienna, Austria. They own a balkan music channel DM SAT, it can be watched throughout the world through a prepaid website entitled Balkaniyum.

Discography

Albums

  1. Imam dečka nemirnog (Diskos, 1984)
  2. Umiljato oko moje (Diskos, 1985)
  3. Spasi me samoće (With "Južni Vetar") ( Diskos, Južni vetar, 1986)
  4. Ruže cvetaju samo u pesmama (With "Južni vetar") ( Diskos, Južni vetar, 1987)
  5. Najlepši par (With "Južni vetar") ( Diskos, Južni vetar, 1988)
  6. Simpatija (With "Južni vetar") ( Diskos, Južni vetar, 1989)
  7. Pomisli želju (with "Južni vetar") ( Diskos, Južni vetar, 1990)
  8. Dragana (aka Dobra devojka) (PGP-RTB, 1991)
  9. Dragana (aka Dolaze nam bolji dani) (ZAM, 1992)
  10. No. 10 (aka Do poslednjeg daha) (ZAM, 1993)
  11. Slatko od snova (Soundtrack) (ZAM, 1994)
  12. Dragana (aka Nije tebi do mene) (PGP-RTS, Lucky Sound, 1994)
  13. Dragana (aka Plači zemljo) (PGP-RTS, Daniel Estrada, 1995)
  14. Dragana (aka Nema promene) (PGP-RTS, 1996)
  15. Dragana (aka Kojom gorom or Niko nikog ne voli) (PGP-RTS, 1997)
  16. Dragana & Zlaja Band (aka U godini) (PGP-RTS, Grand Production, 1999)
  17. 16 (aka Sama) (Komuna, 2000)
  18. Trag u vremenu (Komuna, DMB Wien, 2004)
  19. Luče moje (PGP-RTS, 2006)
  20. Eksplozija (Vujin Records, DM SAT, 2008)

Guest singles

  • Sinan Sakić & Dragana Mirković - "Svi Grešimo" (1989)
  • Miodrag Jakovljević Jaka & Dragana Mirković - "Ja te volim to ne krijem"
  • Rade Krstić & Dragana Mirković - "Voljeno moje"
  • Zana & Dragana Mirković - "Moj doktore" (1989)
  • Zorica Brunclik & Dragana Mirković - "Sele moja" (1995)
  • Beat Streat & Dragana Mirković - "Samo jedan sat" (1996)
  • Zoran Starčević & Dragana Mirković - "Zenico oka mog" (1999)
  • Divlji Kesten & Dragana Mirković - "Srcu nije lako" (2003)
  • Hari Mata Hari & Dragana Mirković - "Ja imam te a k`o da nemam te" (2003)
  • Daniel Đokić & Dragana Mirković - "Život moj" (2007)
  • Mile Kitić, Šemsa Suljaković, Sinan Sakić, Kemal Malovčić & Dragana Mirković - "Jači nego ikad" (2008)
  • Boban Rajović & Dragana Mirković - "Gromovi" (2009)
  • Nino & Dragana Mirković - "Divlja Devojka" 1995
  • Željko Šašić & Dragana Mirković - Oči Pune Tuge 1996
  • Goran Bregović & Dragana Mirković - Na Zadnjem Sjedištu Moga Auta (Uživo) 2005
  • Miodrag Jakovljevic & Dragana Mirkovic - Hej Devojko Da Li Imas Momka (1989)
  • Nino & Dragana Mirkovic - Usne Vrele Kao Zar (1993)

OSTALE PESME:

  • Obraše Se Vinogradi*
  • Novogodišnja Himna (DM SAT)*
  • Nesebično*
  • Muška Suza*
  • Umrecu Zbog Tebe (2010 Verzija-Truba)*
  • Drugovi*
  • Srce Moje*
  • Jedini*

References

  1. ^ Gordy, Eric D. (1999). The culture of power in Serbia: nationalism and the destruction of alternatives. Penn State Press. pp. 134–. ISBN 9780271019581. http://books.google.com/books?id=6ccXASlIcGgC&pg=PA134. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 

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