Ibolya Oláh

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Oláh Ibolya
Born (1978-01-31) 31 January 1978 (age 36)
Nyíregyháza, Hungary
Genres Pop, Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, musician, entertainer
Instruments vocals
Years active 2003–present
Labels SonyBMG

Ibolya Oláh (born 31 January 1978 in Nyíregyháza, Hungary) is a Hungarian pop singer. She was the runner-up of the first series of Hungarian Pop Idol, Megasztár.

The former Andrássy mansion in Tiszadob; now houses the orphanage Oláh grew up in

Oláh is of Romani ancestry.[1] She was born in Nyíregyháza and grew up in an orphanage in Tiszadob,[1] where she studied vegetable gardening. She briefly attended a music school in Budapest but did not finish it. She learned to sing and to play the guitar mostly by herself. After a few unsuccessful entries at talent contests, she entered the talent show Megasztár (in its first season during 2003/04) and came second after Vera Tóth. Her debut album, released in 2004, reached No. 1 on the Hungarian album chart and stayed on the chart for 41 weeks. Her second album, released in the following year, was No.2 and her third album No. 4.

Her main influences are Linda Perry, Alanis Morissette, Pink, Ildikó Keresztes, Guns N' Roses, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and Queen.

In November 2011 she was outed as a lesbian by the tabloid Blikk.[2]

In 2014, she will complete in the Hungarian national final of the Eurovision Song Contest, in A Dal 2014, with her entry "Egy percig sztár" (Star for a minute).

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album information
Egy sima, egy fordított
  • Released: 2004
  • Chart Positions: #1 HUN
  • HUN certification: Platinum
  • HUN Sales: 30.000+
Édes méreg
  • Released: November 12, 2005
  • Chart Positions: #2 HUN
  • HUN certification: Platinum
  • HUN Sales: 20.000+
El merem mondani
  • Released: February 26, 2010
  • Chart Positions: #4 HUN
  • HUN certification:
  • HUN Sales:
Nézz vissza
  • Released: November 24, 2011
  • Chart Positions:
  • HUN certification:
  • HUN Sales:

Singles[edit]

  • 2004 "Nem kell" (#20 on MAHASZ Radio Top 40; #21 on MAHASZ Editor's Choice)
  • 2005 "Magyaroszág" (#2, #5, #124 on Euro 200)
  • 2005 "Édes méreg" (#12 on Top 40)
  • 2006 "Nézz vissza" (#24 on Top 40)
  • 2006 "Valamit valamiért" feat. Roy & Ádám (#27 on Top 40)
  • 2008 "Egy elfelejtett dal" feat. Zsuzsa Cserháti & Caramel (#13 on Top 40)
  • 2010 "Ritmus" (#4 on Top 40)
  • 2010 "Baby" (#8 on Top 40)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Czene, Gábor (2009-07-11). "Oláh Ibolya: bele lehet dögleni a cigányságba, de azért jó...". Népszabadság Online. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Oláh Ibolya: "Lányba vagyok szerelmes!"". Blikk. 2011-11-02. 

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