|Birth name||Jovan Jovanov|
|Also known as||JJ|
27 May 1981 |
Skopje, SFR Yugoslavia
|Origin||Republic of Macedonia|
|Genres||Pop, R&B, pop rock, dance, hip hop|
|Occupations||Singer, producer, composer|
|Associated acts||Elvir Mekić Slatkaristika Toni Zen Next Time Ivan Jovanov|
Born in Skopje on 27 May 1981, he began his music education when he was six years old. He then went on to earn his BA in Music, and enrolled on postgraduate studies at the University of Skopje's School of Music.
As a composer, he has cooperated with many well-known musicians of the Balkan region. He has received prizes and acknowledgements from festivals. His songs have represented Macedonia on the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 and on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. Furthermore, he arranged Vlatko Ilievski's song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
He has won three first prizes on the Macedonian festival MakFest, with his compositions “Magija”, performed by the music group Magija (1998), “Ti me sakash”, performed by Jovan Jovanov and Maja Sazdanovska (2005), and “Ne planiram”, performed by Lambe Alabakovski (2010). He has also won two second prizes on MakFest for the compositions “300 godini”, performed by Adrijan Gaxha (2005) and” Bez tebe tivko umiram”, performed by Next time (2008). Moreover, he is the winner of third prizes for the compositions “Da te vidam pak”, performed by Jovan Jovanov (2003), “Se na svoe mesto”, performed by Zoran Stamenkovski (2006) and “Nekade posle 2” performed by Elvir Mekic (2007).
He launched his own label in Skopje in 2008, Jovanov Records Ltd. He began to manage other artists’ careers, and diversified into directing music and editing videos.
He has released over 400 compositions, and has stated that his goal is to popularize his work outside the borders of the Republic of Macedonia.
- "Official website". Retrieved 12 May 2012.