Šaban Šaulić

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Šaban Šaulić
Born (1951-05-06) 6 May 1951 (age 64)
Šabac, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
Other names Kralj
Occupation Singer
Years active 1969–present
Spouse(s) Gordana
Musical career
Genres
Instruments vocals
Labels

Šaban "Kralj" Šaulić (born 6 May 1951) is a Serbian folk singer. He is currently one of the judges on the televised singing contest Zvezde Granda.[1]

Early life[edit]

Šaulić was born in Šabac, Serbia.[2] into a muslim Romani family. His mother Ilduza Demirović was from Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His father died while Šaulić was in Australia on tour for the New Year's Eve holiday. He couldn't attend his father's funeral the next day and says he will never be able to come to terms with that fact.[3]

Career[edit]

He released his debut EP Dajte mi utjehu in 1969 when he was eighteen years old. He has also recorded songs in Macedonian, including a remake of the classic hit Zajdi, zajdi, jasno sonce.

Šaulić held a concert at Belgrade's Sava Centar on 25 November 2011.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In 1970, he served the mandatory Yugoslav army service in Bitola, now in the Republic of Macedonia.

His wife's name is Gordana (born 1958).[5][6] Together they have a son Mihajlo, and two daughters, Sanela and Ilda (born 8 December 1978),[7] who is also a singer.[8][9] For his wife Šaulić wrote and released a hit song for his 1985 album Kafanska noć, titled "Gordana".

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Compilation albums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SKANDAL U ŽIVOTU ŠABANA ŠAULIĆA: Oglasila se njegova 40 godina mlađa ljubavnica, evo šta poručuje!". Ekskluziva. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Šaban Šaulić biografija". Poznati. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Pevao sam i plakao na bini dok su mi oca sahranjivali!". Telegraf. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Podržavam izbore svoje dece". Story. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Šaban i Gordana Šaulić: Intimna luka u centru velegrada". Story. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Žena Šabana Šaulića otvorila kafić". Novosti. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ilda Šaulić". Puls. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Mlada čeka, a ja mladoženji pucam penale". Blic. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Volio bih da Ilda i Mihajlo imaju porodice i po troje djece". Express. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 

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