Deen (singer)

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Background information
Birth name Fuad Backović
Born (1982-04-12) 12 April 1982 (age 33)
Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Genres Pop
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts Seven Up
Website Official Website

Fuad Backović (born 12 April 1982), better known by his stage name Deen, is a Bosnian singer. He represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 with the song "In the Disco", placing ninth. He will represent Bosnia and Herzegovina once again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 along with Dalal Midhat-Talakić and Ana Rucner.


Music career[edit]

At the age of 12, Fuad Backović Deen took his first musical steps by recording his first song. The song was recorded in a musical studio called Studio Number 1 owned by PBSBiH. In 1997, Backović became the lead singer of the Bosnian boy band Seven Up.[1] The band released two albums, Otvori oči (Open Your Eyes) and Seven. The band enjoyed great success in Bosnia and the neighboring countries Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. In 1998, Deen received an offer to perform for an opera choir. His vocal abilities had been noticed by the National Theater of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and he accepted the role of the lead singer for the opera choir during the production of Carmina Burana.

Backović has been praised for his vocal abilities by people such as Davorin Popović, Kemal Monteno, Hajrudin Varešanović, and many others.[citation needed]

Backović recorded the duet "Poljubi me" (Kiss Me) with the popular Croatian singer Vlatka Pokos.


Backović graduated from the Istituto Marangoni with a degree in Fashion Business. He is currently studying postgraduate degree at the same institution.

He lives in Milan, Italy. Until recently, Backović dated Hana Hadžiavdagić, who was also a contestant on the show "Farma".[2]

Eurovision Song Contest 2004[edit]

In 2004, Deen represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "In The Disco". Deen finished in ninth place with 91 points automatically earning the competing honor for Bosnia at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision Song Contest 2016[edit]

Fuad will represent Bosnia & Herzegovina (under his stage name 'Deen') for the second time, this time in Sweden's capital Stockholm. He will be joined by Dalal Midhat-Talakić & Ana Rucner



  • Otvori oči (1998), lead vocal of Seven Up
  • Seven (2000), lead vocal of Seven Up
  • Ja sam vjetar zaljubljeni (2002), first solo album
  • In the Disco (2004)
  • Anđeo sa greškom (2005)

Top 40 Hit Singles[edit]

  • "Poljubi me" (2002)
  • "Taxi" (2003)
  • "In the Disco" (2004)
  • "Anđeo sa greškom" (2005)
  • "Priđi bliže" (2008)
  • "Bez trunke srama" (2009)
  • "Voli me hitno" ft. Verena Cerovina (2012)
  • "Rane manje bole" (2013)


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Preceded by
Mija Martina
with "Ne brini"
Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Call Me"
Preceded by
Maya Sar
with "Korake ti znam"
Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
[to be determined]