Saša Matić

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Saša Matić
Sasa Matic.jpg
Born Aleksandar Matić
(1978-04-26) 26 April 1978 (age 37)
Drvar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Residence Belgrade, Serbia
Occupation
  • singer
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s)
  • Anđelija (m. 2003)
Children 2
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • vocals
Labels
Associated acts
Website MatićSaša.com

Aleksandar "Saša" Matić (Serbian: Александар Саша Матић, born 26 April 1978) is a Bosnian orthodox pop folk singer. His twin brother Dejan Matić, is also a popular singer in his own right.

Early life[edit]

Aleksandar Matić was born in Drvar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the son of Zoran and Dragica. He and his twin brother Dejan were born prematurely and had a difficult first few weeks of life, having to be placed in incubators in a Zagreb maternity hospital.[1] For unknown reasons, both babies became completely blind only days after birth. The family relocated to Belgrade in 1982, when the brothers were four years of age. It was in Belgrade that they attended music school, playing the piano. The Matić brothers finished their schooling in Zemun.

Career[edit]

Before his professional career took off in 2000, Matić at the nightclub Club Španac in New Belgrade for three years, where he was known for performing the songs of Haris Džinović. Before that, on 8 March 1994, at a Ratko Jovanović concert in Tržnica on Banovo Brdo, Matić was selected to sing the rest of the "Zajdi, zajdi" song. It was his first public performance.

Matić signed with the record label Grand Production and released his debut album Prokleta je violina on 15 March 2001.[2]

In addition to performances across eastern Europe, Matić has embarked on several tours for the Yugoslav diaspora on other continents. He has performed in the United States,[3][4] Australia,[5] and Canada.[6][7]

Matić attended the funeral of Velibor Vučurović, one of his songwriters who was murdered 27 March 2010, aged 30.[8][9]

He recorded the duets "Mešaj, mala" (2010) with Rada Manojlović,[10] and "More tuge" (2014) with Severina.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

During the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia he was in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Matić married Anđelija in 2003. Together they have two daughters; Aleksandra (born 2004) and Tara (born 2007).[13]

Discography[edit]

  • Prokleta je violina (2001)
  • Otišao, vratio se (2002)
  • Zbogom ljubavi (2003)
  • Anđeo čuvar (2005)
  • Saša Matić (2007)
  • Nezaboravne... (2010)
  • X zajedno (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saša i Dejan Matić: Bratsko rivalstvo je zdrava konkurencija". Story. 4 April 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Saša Matić biografija". Poznati. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "TURNEJA PO SAD: Deca su navikla da me nema!". Alo!. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Saša Matić sa Zlatibora u Ameriku". Vesti. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Saša Matić u Australiji". Blic. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Saša Matić na turneji u Kanadi". Story. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "DUET IZNENAĐENJA: Saša Matić otputovao na turneju po Kanadi". Novosti. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hitac u glavu autoru hitova". Blic. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Poginuo ni kriv ni dužan". Press. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Saša Matić snimio singl "Mešaj, mala"". Kurir. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "HIT U NAJAVI Severina i Saša Matić ekranizovali "More tuge"". Blic. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Severina i Saša Matić snimaju duet". Novosti. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Ponosan sam na svoje tri dame". Story. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 

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Sources[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Saša Vasić
Music Festival Budva winner
(tied with Croatia Dado Topić)

2003
Succeeded by
Serbia and Montenegro Marija Šerifović
Preceded by
None
Grand Festival winner
2006
Succeeded by
Aca Lukas