1 January 1977
Bihać, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
|Spouse(s)||Džavid Ljubovci (m. 2011)
(together since the 1990s)
|Associated acts||Halid Bešlić, Šerif Konjević, Kemal Malovčić|
Azra Kolaković was born in the western Bosnian city of Bihać to Bosniak parents. Azra attended local music schools and graduated in 1995, during the Bosnian War. Kolaković even started attending a music academy, unfortunately she never managed to finish it due to the war that was ongoing in the country.
In 1997 she started her solo singing career. The first time she appeared on stage was in 1997 under her stage name Donna Ares to compete with her song in the Croatian Dora competition in order to represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Ares had been losing weight and suffering from fatigue for months before being hospitalized in early October 2014. She was diagnosed with uterine cancer and received chemotherapy at a hospital in her hometown Bihać before being moved to Sarajevo for further treatment on 21 October 2014.
- Ti me više ne voliš (1998)
- Sviraj nešto narodno (2001)
- Čuvaj se, dušo (2002)
- Jackpot (2004)
- Nemam razloga za strah (2006)
- Fantastična (2009)
- Povratka nema (2011)
Remix and live albums
- Donna 2000 (2000)
- MIX III (2003)
- The Best Of (2003)
- Best Of Donna Ares (2006)
- Deset godina sa vama (2007)
- The Best Of Donna Ares / Želim da te gledam (2010)
- "Na rak gledam kao na stanje koje mora da prođe". Story. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Donna Ares teško bolesna, pevačica saznala da ima rak!". Svet Plus. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- "Pevačica se bori sa rakom: Stiže podrška kolega!". Puls. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- "Dona Ares obolela od raka!". Story. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- "Dona Ares saznala da ima rak: Ja nisam ona što pada na kolena, boriću se kao zmaj!". Press. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- "Donna Ares obolela od raka: Boriću se kao zmaj!". Novosti. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- "Čuvaj se dušo / Ja sam tatin sin". Discogs. 2002. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- "Best Of Donna Ares". Discogs. 2006. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- "The Best Of Donna Ares / Želim da te gledam". Discogs. 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
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