1 October 1979 |
|Associated acts||Claudia, NEK, Șușanu, Adrian Minune, Costi Ioniță|
Stoian has been singing since he was a child; his first contact with music took place at age of four. His father and uncle were well-known lăutari. He debuted in 2002 with help from bandleader Dan Bursuc. His first hit single was "Ce gagică șmecherită" (English: "Such a Picky Chick"). He played an important part when the smash hit "Of, viața mea" (English: "Oh, My Life") was released in 2000, sung by Adrian Minune and Costi Ioniță. After the success of his first song, Florin started to record more songs, also with the help of Dan Bursuc. In this way he released his first album of manele which was surprisingly well received by fans of the genre, the album being old in more than 40,000 copies.
In 2008 he performed a song together with pop singer Paula Seling and the Bucharest Symphonic Orchestra. The show host described their performance as a reconciliation between manele and mainstream pop music; in the same respect, the song's lyrics raised the problem of ethnic intolerance.
Florin Stoian is the vice-president of Asociaţia Artiștilor, Muzicanților și Lăutarilor Romi din România (English: The Association of Romani Artists, Musicians and Lăutari from Romania). In December 2005, he was announced the best manele performer of the year. According to the daily paper Libertatea, politician Mădălin Voicu and footballer Marius Niculae count among his fans.
Florin's parents are Maria and Robert Stoian. In September 2007, he married Ştefania Victoria, his first wife according to the Romani law; the best man was manele singer Adrian Minune. The wedding took place in a resort in Antalya, Turkey. The couple gave birth to two children. On April 12, 2009, Ştefania (aged 27) died from hepatic cirrhosis.
Songs performed by Florin Salam
|Song||Year||Views on YouTube|
|„Ce bine ne stă împreună”
|„Mia mia mi amor”||2013||9,537,344|
|„Ce frumoasă e dragostea”
(feat. Găbiță de la Craiova)
|„De-ar trece viața mai ușor”||2013||5,080,868|
|„De tine m-am îndrăgostit”||2013||4,674,416|
(feat. Katy de la Buzău)
|„Îmi fac nebuniile”
|„Orice om are o poveste”||2013||2,710,043|
|„O noapte cu mine”
(feat. Leo de Vis)
|„Mă uit la tine ca la soare”
|„Îți mănânc buzele”
(feat. Claudia & Asu)
|„Alege-mă în viața ta”||2014||1,956,188|
(feat. Raluca Drăgoi)
|„La vârsta mea îmi permit orice”
(feat. Leo de Vis)
|„Iar am pus-o”||2011||1,390,797|
|„Tu ai să plângi”
(feat. Cristi Dorel)
|„Cât aș vrea să mai fiu cum eram”||2013||1,139,748|
|„Chiar de aș muri de dor”||2014||1,106,846|
|„Îți cumpăr lalele”
(feat. NEK & Asu)
- "Viața lui Florin Salam". FamousWhy.ro.