|Birth name||Aleksandar Vuksanović|
|Also known as||Aca Lukas Metalika|
3 November 1968 |
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Labels||City Records, Grand Production|
Aleksandar Vuksanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Вуксановић), known by his stage name Aca Lukas (born on 3 November 1969), is a Serbian folk singer. He started performing various music genres, from jazz to Gypsy music. Aca started mixing them into potpourris that became his trademark in years to come. After performing at the clubs Hogar and Lukas, he moved on to the next stage by playing with rock singer Viktorija. Then he started a solo career. His first big hit was the song "Pesma od bola". Then he continued with other hits "Kafana na Balkanu", "Bele ruže" and many more. In 2003, he was arrested in a police action "Sablja" for possession of a non-reported gun. He was having drug and gambling problems that caused him to be withdrawn from the scene for two years.
He made a comeback in 2006. He won first prize on "II Axel Grand Festival" in 2008. with "Upali svetlo". His first concert at Belgrade Arena was on 3 November 2008. He has since had another two concerts in Belgrade Arena on 3–4 November 2010.
Aca recorded his first album in 1995 after his success with "Kuda idu ljudi kao ja", which was a hit. In that mix of pop, rock and folk music, Aleksandar Radulović Futa and Marina Tucaković borrowed music from Greece and Turkey and next year they made him a hit-album, with a song called "Pesma od bola" becoming the hit of the year, along with other hits like for example "Ja zivim sam", "Nije ti ovo Amerika".
In 1999, he performed at his first concert in Belgrade Hala Pionir in front of around 10,000 young people. After the tour around the country, stadium Tasmajdan Sports Centre is also conquered. In 2002, Aca published one of his best album so far called "Nesto Protiv Bolova" with hit songs "Koma", "Nešto Protiv Bolova", "Suncokreti". After he spent four months in jail, Aca returned with a new hit album Istina je da te lazem. He returned to Serbia in 2006 performing at "Melos dani Estrade" in Čačak as "the star of the night". His comeback album was called Jagnje Moje with different authors but also with songs "Udari Prva" and "Jagnje Moje".
In February 2008, Aca won 1st prize at "II Axal Grand Festival" with his song "Upali Svetlo". Not long after that he published his most recent album so far called "Lesce" with very a provocative cover. On that cover he was pictured lying down in a coffin showing his extended middle finger; as he said: "To all of them who wished I were dead". This album brought great songs such as "Pao Sam Na Dno", "By Pass", "Lešće", "Chivas" etc. On his 40th birthday on 3 November 2008, he performed at a concert in Belgrade Arena in front of nearly 25,000 fans. He repeated that two years later. On 3 and 4 November 2010, he performed again in Belgrade Arena in front of almost 50,000 fans each night. That brings the total to almost 75,000 people, making him likely the most popular singer in Serbia, especially among younger people.
On the night of 3 February 2009, Lukas was shot by an unknown assailant. The assailant fired two hits, but Lukas survived with just a wounded leg. When he came out of the hospital, he said: "Dobro se osećam. Hvala Bogu, nije mi ništa. Pustili su me iz Urgentnog centra i dobro mi je!" (translation: "I am feeling well. Thank god, nothing is wrong with me. I was released from the ER and I am feeling good.") Lukas was shot in front of Gandijeva street no. 66, while he was entering his vehicle "Porsche Cayenne". In the 2010 year Aca record the 2 new songs "Sedam Subota" with Dado Polumenta, and "Ja Ovaj Život Imam".
In 2011, Aca Lukas collaborated with Boston-based death metal band "Revocation" on their third studio album "Chaos of Forms". Lukas helped with some of the lyrics and composed several keyboard scores for a few songs.
In 2012, Lukas publishes new album Stil Života with new hit songs "Gotovo", "Ako Ti Još Fali Krevet Moj", "Dođi Gore" and "Daleko Si ft. Ivana Selakov" which became that year's hit song. On 8 June 2013, Lukas held his tenth concert in front of 65,000 people at stadium Marakana in Belgrade. This was the largest concert in Lukas's career. In 2014, Lukas recorded a song ft. Ceca "Ne Zanosim se Ja".
In 2016, he was linked to organized crime in Serbia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Ponos i laž (1995) ("Pride and lie")
- Pesme od bola (1997) ("Songs of pain")
- Lična karta (1998) ("ID")
- Rođendan (2000) ("Birthday")
- Nešto protiv bolova (2001) ("Something Against The Pain")
- Istina je da te lažem (2003) ("The Truth is I'm lying to you")
- Jagnje moje (2006) ("My lamb")
- Lešće (2008) (Lešće is cemetery in Belgrade)
- Stil života (2012) ("Lifestyle")
- Sviram u kafanu (2015) ("Jamming in the pub")
- Jedno veče u kafani (1998) ("One Night at the Pub")
- Drugo veče u kafani (1999) ("The Second Night at the Pub")
- Još sam tu (za drugove) (1999) ("I am still here (for my friends)")
- Zora beli... (1999) ("The Dawn Whitens...")
- Aca Lukas & O.K. Band (2000)
Awards and nominations
|2010||Serbian Oscar Of Popularity||Best Male Folk Singer||Nominated|
|Awards and achievements|
|Grand Festival winner
Milan Topalović Topalko
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