Milan Stanković

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Milan Stanković
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Milan Stanković in Oslo
Background information
Birth name Milan Stanković
Also known as Miki, Plavi čuperak
Born (1987-09-09) September 9, 1987 (age 26)
Obrenovac, Yugoslavia
Origin Serbia
Genres Pop, Folk
Occupations Singer
Years active 2007–present
Labels Grand Production

Milan Stanković (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Станковић, born in Obrenovac, September 9, 1987) is a Serbian pop-folk singer.

Born in Obrenovac, Milan began his career as a contestant on the 2007 season on the televised singing contest Zvezde Granda, where he finished in 4th place and became a fan favorite (SMS votes put him in the first place in 12 out of 14 contest shows[citation needed]). He made it to the finale and attracted significant media attention. In the same year, his singles appeared on the Zvezde Granda compilation CD (circulation of 100,000 copies)[citation needed]).

In May 2009, Milan released his debut album, Solo.

Eurovision 2010[edit]

Milan competed to be the representative for Serbia in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest Tri pa jedan za Oslo, the Serbian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. He won the competition and represented Serbia with the song "Ovo je Balkan" (This is the Balkans), a song written by famous Serbian composer Goran Bregović[1][2] in the finals of the European contest, where Milan finished in 13th place.[3]

Career[edit]

After Eurovision, Milan returned to Serbia, where he was rumored to have come into conflict with Sasa Popovic (the director of his record label, Grand Production). Milan disappeared from the music scene for a time only to return a short time later, with the release of his song "Perje". In October 2011, Milan is said to have resolved his dispute with Grand Production and cancelled his contract with the label.

In summer 2012, Milan embarked on his Europe Tour, kicking off at JIL CLUB in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2014 he won Pink Music Festival with the song Luda ženo.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Solo (2009)

Singles[edit]

  • Ovo je Balkan (2010)
  • Balkañeros (2010)
  • Perje (2011)
  • Mama (2012)
  • Od mene se odvikavaj (2013)
  • Luda ženo (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (2010-03-13). "Milan Stanković takes home victory in Serbia". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Klier, Marcus (2010-03-13). "Serbia sends Milan Stanković to the Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.eurovision.tv/page/oslo2010/the-participants/final
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marko Kon and Milaan
with Cipela
Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2010
Succeeded by
Nina
with Čaroban