Deen (singer)

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Deen
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Deen
Background information
Birth name Fuad Backović
Also known as Deen
Born (1982-04-12) 12 April 1982 (age 32)
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (then Yugoslavia)
Genres pop music
Years active 1997-Present
Associated acts Seven Up
Website Official Website

Deen (born Fuad Backović 12 April 1982 in Sarajevo) is a popular singer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. His stage name is Deen.

Biography[edit]

Music career[edit]

At the age of 12, Fuad Backović Deen took his first musical steps by recording his first song. The song was recorded in a musical studio called Studio Number 1 owned by PBSBiH. In 1997, Backović became the lead singer of the Bosnian boy band Seven Up.[1] The band released two albums, Otvori oči (Open Your Eyes) and Seven. The band enjoyed great success in Bosnia and the neighboring countries Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. In 1998, Deen received an offer to perform for an opera choir. His vocal abilities had been noticed by the National Theater of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and he accepted the role of the lead singer for the opera choir during the production of Carmina Burana.

Backović has been praised for his vocal abilities by people such as Davorin Popović, Kemal Monteno, Hajrudin Varešanović, and many others.[citation needed]

Backović recorded the duet "Poljubi me" (Kiss Me) with the popular Croatian singer Vlatka Pokos.

Personal[edit]

Backović graduated from the Istituto Marangoni with a degree in Fashion Business. He is currently studying postgraduate degree at the same institution.

He lives in Milan, Italy.

Until recently, Backović dated Hana Hadžiavdagić, who was also a contestant on the show "Farma".[2]

Eurovision Song Contest 2004[edit]

In 2004, Deen represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "In The Disco". Deen finished in ninth place with 91 points automatically earning the competing honor for Bosnia at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Otvori oči (1998), lead vocal of Seven Up
  • Seven (2000), lead vocal of Seven Up
  • Ja sam vjetar zaljubljeni (2002), first solo album
  • In the Disco (2004)
  • Anđeo sa greškom (2005)

Top 40 Hit Singles[edit]

  • "Poljubi me" (2002)
  • "Taxi" (2003)
  • "In the Disco" (2004)
  • "Anđeo sa greškom" (2005)
  • "Bez trunke srama" (2009)
  • "Rane manje bole" (2013)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Mija Martina
with Ne brini
Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest
2004
Succeeded by
Feminnem
with Call Me