Nina Badrić

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Nina Badrić
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Nina Badrić in September 2007
Background information
Birth name Nina Badrić
Born (1972-07-04) 4 July 1972 (age 42)
Origin Zagreb, Croatia
Genres R&B, pop, Soul, Adult contemporary
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels Croatia Records, Aquarius Records, Hayat Production

Nina Badrić (pronounced [nîna bâdrit͡ɕ] ; born 4 July 1972) is a Croatian pop singer. Before starting her career in the entertainment industry she used to be a bank teller. She began performing in early 1990s, exploiting the sudden popularity of dance music, but her repertoire gradually became more mainstream. She's also very popular in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia and Turkey.

She competed in "Dora" - Croatian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 4 times. She won 7th place in 1993 with "Ostavljam te", 10th place in 1994 with "Godine nestvarne", 18th place in 1995 with "Odlaziš zauvijek", and almost won in 2003 with "Čarobno jutro", being a runner-up to Claudia Beni with "Više nisam tvoja". Nina starred in popular Croatian television show Mjenjačnica, where she swapped for a day with a zoo animal guard.

Badrić represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with the song "Nebo". It finished 12th in the second semi-final and failed to qualify for the grand final.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Godine nestvarne (Croatia, 1995)
  • Personality (Zg Zoe Music, 1997)
  • Unique (Croatia, 1999)
  • Nina (Croatia, 2000)
  • Ljubav (Aquarius, 2003)
  • 07 (Aquarius, 2007)
  • NeBo (Aquarius, 2011)

Eurovision 2012[edit]

Nina Badrić at Eurovision 2012

Nina represented Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with the song "Nebo" (Heaven). She performed in the Second Semi-Final. Despite being one of the favorites in the competition, she failed to reach the top ten and final cutoff, at 12th place with 42 points. Loreen, winner of Eurovision 2012, called her "[t]he best [voice] at Eurovision 2012", and "Nebo" also received positive critical acclaim from Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Spain.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Daria Kinzer
with "Celebrate"
0Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest0
2012
Succeeded by
Klapa s Mora
with "Mižerja"