Tony Cetinski

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Tony Cetinski
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Cetinski in October 2009
Background information
Birth name Anthony Cetinski
Born (1969-05-31) 31 May 1969 (age 45)
Origin Pula, Croatia
Genres Pop music
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1990–present
Labels Hayat Production
Website www.tony-cetinski.com

Anthony (Tony) Cetinski (born 31 May 1969) is a Croatian pop singer. Today, he is one of the most popular male singers in Croatia and he is also popular in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Biography[edit]

Born into a family of musicians in Pula (then SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia), Cetinski began singing when he was 15 years old with various local groups. He moved from Rovinj to Zagreb in 1991 to start his career, and quickly became one of Croatia's leading pop stars. In 1994 he represented Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Nek' ti bude ljubav sva".

At the 10th Croatian Radio Festival in 2006, Cetinski won all three prizes in pop-rock category: HRF Grand Prix – pop-rock, Listener's award and Music Editors award.[1] He also recorded the song "Lagala nas mala" as a duet with the late Toše Proeski. This song appears on both of Toše Proeski's 2005 albums Po tebe and the Croatian edition Pratim te. The song was also done as a remix by DeeJay Time.

In 2009 Cetinski won the Porin award for best male vocal performance with his song "Ako to se zove ljubav".[2] Cetinski sold out two concerts in Arena Zagreb the same year with more than 30,000 people attending.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • 1990 Samo srce ne laže
  • 1992 Ljubomora I
  • 1993 Ljubomora II
  • 1995 Ljubav i bol
  • 1996 Prah i pepeo
  • 1998 A1
  • 2000 Triptonyc
  • 2003 A sada...
  • 2005 Budi uz mene
  • 2008 Ako to se zove ljubav
  • 2010 Da Capo
  • 2011 Best of Tony Cetinski
  • 2012 Opet si pobijedila

Trivia[edit]

  • Tony Cetinski starred in the RTL Televizija TV show Mjenjačnica (Exchange Office) where he swapped for a day with a stone carver. Tony worked as a stone carver at Donji Humac on Brač Island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hrvatski radijski festival - Novosti" (in Croatian). Croatian Radio Festival. 2006-06-03. Retrieved 2010-05-20. Trostrukim pobjednikom proglašen je Tony Cetinski, koji je u kategoriji pop rock glazbe osvojio nagradu za najbolju pjesmu od strane glazbenih urednika, zatim nagradu na osnovu glasova slušatelja te Grand prix nagradu. Grand Prix Cetinski je osvojio s pjesmom “Sve je s tobom napokon na mjestu”. 
  2. ^ "Porin prošao u znaku hvalospjeva Dini Dvorniku" (in Croatian). Index.hr. May 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  3. ^ Aleksandar Dragaš (2009-05-23). "Tony Cetinski pred punom Arenom potvrdio se kao kralj estrade". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 2010-05-20. 

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Put
with "Don't Ever Cry"
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
1994
Succeeded by
Magazin & Lidija
with "Nostalgija"