Kristina Kovač

Kristina Kovač

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Kristina Kovač


Img_capt =
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Kristina Kovač
Alias = Tina, Tinče
Born = November, 1974
Belgrade, Serbia, former SFR Yugoslavia
Origin =
Genre = Pop, R&B, Latin Pop
Occupation = Singer, songwriter
Years_active = 1994–present
Label = Komuna (1996-1998)
EMI (1998)
KK Pro. (2007-present)
Associated_acts = K2
URL = [http://www.kristinakovac.com Official Website]

Kristina Kovač (Cyrillic: Кристина Ковач; born November, 1974, in Belgrade, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian singer and composer. She is currently one of the biggest pop stars in Serbia. She became famous during the 1990s when she and her sister Aleksandra Kovač were the big attraction in Serbia and surrounding countries - R&B band K2. She's back to the spotlight in 2007, thanks to her hit-single "Kolena" which spent more than 15 weeks at #1 on Serbian pop-rock charts and also entered MTV Adria Top 20.

Biography

Kristina Kovač was born in Belgrade, Serbia, SFRJ in 1974. She is the daughter of the prominent Serbian composer Kornelije Kovač. Kristina travelled a lot while she was a child and also lived in many places in Europe, such as London. She was working in London for the management company "Mismanagement" until the second half of the 1990s.

Career

Popularity & Stardom

Kristina become popular in a group K2 where she performed along with her sister Aleksandra. They have released four albums. In 1989 under their father's guidance, using the name "Next of kin" the girls recorded an English language album "Way to the top" in Spain. The album was also released in their home country in 1990, but failed to make much of a splash without proper media support. In 1991, the duo sang back vocals for Bebi Dol who represented Yugoslavia at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest. They moved to London in September 1991 to support Labi Siffre on tour. Towards the end of the year they came back to Belgrade, before departing for Norway in the summer of 1992 where under the name "You dirty sisters" they recorded a promo material for composer Sway. Year 1993 brought another trip to England where the sisters performed in various London clubs such as "Mean fiddler", "The orange" and "Tea room des artistes". After hearing them perform in "Mean fiddler" in 1993, Errol Brown (the former singer of Hot Chocolate) booked Aleksandra and Kristina as an opening act and as backing vocals on his tour. For this occasion they performed as "The Cornelias". With this, K2 got positive reactions from major records labels - Sony, Polydor and Warner Bros.. In the next five years, Aleksandra and Kristina worked with many important names from the music industry, such as "Derek Bramble" (composer and producer, worked with Whitney Houston, Nona Gaye) and the composing duo Rod Argent-Peter Van Hooke (composed and produced for Genesis, Tanita Tikaram). Their first album "Ajmo u zivot" released for Komuna Belgrade in 1995 was very popular and the girls became famous. They released few videos - such as "Ajmo u zivot" , "Dzangl manija", "Milo moje". They all were #1 on Serbian pop-rock charts. Only year after the girls started to make new material for the second album. The second album, called "Malo soula" was released in late 1996 and still had #1 singles. The girls also did few videos - "Dabadamdam", "Sestre", "Bicu tvoja devojka". In 1997 Komuna Belgrade, their label released a compilation album "Time out" which contained 2 new "K2" songs and some other songs by other Serbian hip hop artists. A video for "Srebro i zlato" was released and became one of group's biggest hits. Because of being biggest Serbian attraction, K2 released an album in Spain in Spanish for EMI in 1998. The debut Spanish album was named just "K2" and was successful. It contained Spanish versions of their previous songs. For example, their #1 hit "Dabadamdam" became "Debedamdam", "Sestre" became "Hermanas", "Ajmo u zivot" became "Vamos de fiesta" etc. The same year the remix album called "Vamos de fiesta - Remixes" was also released for EMI.

Hiatus, Break, Splitting Up

In 1997 they released a compilation with Serbian hip hop artists, which also included two new "K2" songs: "Srebro i zlato", and "Da li znaš". Video for "Srebro i zlato" was also released. In later days, turbo folk music got more attention in Serbia, so the girls splitted up and started to do solo projects.

Behind The Scene

Kristina started to mostly compose. She composed melodies for many advertisements, and also formed the boy band "Peti element" in 2001 which was quite popular that days. She also did music for many music stars - from Tanja Banjanin to Karolina Gočeva. But, in 2004 she did music for movie "Mi nismo andjeli 2" which was the biggest movie hit in 2004. She also sang one song "Sta se dobije kad se dva andjela klade" but it wasn't released as single nor got any media attention. That days she also performed song "Pesma za kraj" and also made a video - it's one of the most important Kristina songs. Some press wondered if that was song for "K2", although it was clear that it's finally a solo Kristina Kovač song.

Going Solo

Kristina started to work on her debut album in summer of 2006. The album is called "U Nebranom Grožđu" and KK Production released it in summer of 2007. The album contains 10 songs. All songs were produced and written by her. The album features Croatian band Cubismo, and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums, played with Sting, Eros Ramazzoti, Anastacia, Pussycat Dolls), Dominic Miller (guitar, Sting’s „right hand“) and Paul Turner (bass for Jamiroquai and Annie Lennox) also did some instrument playing on the album. Her first single was "Kolena" - the biggest summer hit of the 2007 in Serbia. It was a latin pop song and featured "Cubismo". For now, the single spent 9 weeks on #1. "Kolena" reached MTV Adria Top 20. The second single was "Zivot je ljut" - which is Kristina's favourite song from her album, according to her. The video and the song are about love, love-troubles and similar. Kristina's fans were also able to act in the making of "Zivot je ljut" video. The second single also reached MTV Adria Top 20, and was more successful on the chart than previous single - "Kolena".

Discography

With K2

* "K2" (1995)
* "Malo Soula" (1996)
* "Vamos De Fiesta" (1998)
* "Vamos De Fiesta: Remix" (1998)

olo

* "U nebranom grožđu" (2007)

Composer

* "Mi nismo Anđeli" Soundtrack (2005)

Links

* [http://www.myspace.com/kristinakovac Kristina Kovač Official MySpace]
* [http://www.kkfan.co.nr Kristina Kovač Fan Site]


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