|Birth name||Edin Dervišhalidović|
|Also known as||Dino Merlin|
12 September 1962 |
Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina, Yugoslavia
|Genres||pop-rock, pop-folk, pop, disco, world-pop|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, arranger, songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards|
|Associated acts||Merlin, Cat Stevens, Yoad Nevo, Richard Niles, Mustafa Sandal, Goran Bregović, Željko Joksimović, Zdravko Čolić, Nina Badrić, Esad Samardžić, Emina Jahović, Vesna Zmijanac, Hari Mata Hari|
Edin Dervišhalidović (pronounced [ědin derʋiʃxaːlǐdoʋitɕ]; born 12 September 1962), known by his stage name Dino Merlin (pronounced [dǐːno měrlin]), is a Bosnian singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. He is one of the most prominent and commercially successful artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina and is also widely popular in the other countries of the former Yugoslavia.
Edin Dervišhalidović was born on 12 September 1962 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was a republic of Yugoslavia at the time. His parents divorced when he was young and he was raised by his single mother.
Edin Dervišhalidović founded the band Merlin in 1983 and has been its singer and songwriter since. With the band, he has recorded 5 studio albums: Kokuzna vremena in 1985, Teško meni sa tobom in 1986, Merlin in 1987, Nešto lijepo treba da se desi in 1989, and Peta strana svijeta in 1990.
Dervišhalidović began his solo career under the name Dino Merlin in 1991, and recorded six studio albums: Moja bogda sna in 1993, Fotografija in 1995, Sredinom in 2000, Burek in 2004, Ispočetka in 2008, Hotel Nacional in 2014 and 2 live albums, Vječna vatra in 1999 and Live Koševo 2004 in 2005.
Dino Merlin wrote a song called Jedna si jedina. He has also taken part in Eurovision Song Contests, in Millstreet in 1993 (Dino is the author of Sva bol svijeta), in Jerusalem in 1999 (singing Putnici with Béatrice, a French singer) and in 2011 with Love in Rewind. Dino Merlin has also taken part in other big European festivals, such as Copenhagen in 1996 and Turkovision in 1997. His tour promoting his Sredinom album, which was released in 2000, included over 200 concerts, with a spectacular performance at the Koševo Olympic Stadium in Sarajevo, in front of an audience of about 80,000. The Sredinom album was the top-selling album in Bosnia and Herzegovina and sold in all of the countries that were once part of Yugoslavia.
Dino Merlin's next album, Burek, was released in 2004. Three songs were featured as singles: Burek, Supermen and Ako Nastaviš Ovako. The album includes 15 tracks, many of which are new. The song Supermen is sung by Dino Merlin with a guest appearance by Željko Joksimović, who is also the composer of the song.
Many of the songs on this album have also appeared on his Live Koševo 2004 album released in 2005. The other guest appearances on the Burek album include Nina Badrić on "Ti si mene", Željko Joksimović on "Supermen" and Edo Zanki on "Verletzt" and many others.
Dino Merlin's tenth album titled Ispočetka (English: From the Beginning) was released in 2008.
On 25 July 2015, Dino Merlin held a concert at Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium in Koševo was attended by 70,000 people. On 2 April 2016, Dino Merlin held a concert in Zenica as part of Hotel Nacional Tour in front of 12,000 people, first concert in town for over 7 years.
Merlin met his future wife Amela in a mosque on 8 August 1979. They married in 1983 and have two children.
With Merlin band
- Kokuzna vremena (1985)
- Teško meni sa tobom (a još teže bez tebe) (1986)
- Merlin (1987)
- Nešto lijepo treba da se desi (1989)
- Peta strana svijeta (1990)
- Moja bogda sna (1993)
- Fotografija (1995)
- Live: Vječna vatra (1999)
- Sredinom (2000)
- Burek (2004)
- Live Koševo 2004 (2005)
- Ispočetka (2008)
- Hotel Nacional (2014)
- Merlin (1990) - with the Merlin band
- Balade (1995) - with the Merlin band
- Rest of the Best (1995) - with the Merlin band
- Najljepše pjesme (1995) - with the Merlin band
- The Best of Dino Merlin (2001)
- The Platinum Collection (2006)
- The Ultimate Collection (2009)
- 2007: "Otkrit ću ti tajnu"
- 2008: "Dabogda"
- 2008: "Da šutiš (Indigo)"
- 2008: "Deset Mlađa"
- 2009: "Nedostaješ"
- 2011: "Love in Rewind"
- 2011: "Undo"
- 2014: "Ruža"
- 2014: "Školjka"
- 2014: "Sunce"
- 2014: "Sve do medalje"
- 2015: "Rane"
Songs produced by Dino Merlin
|1989||Jablane, Igraj dragi||Lepa Brena||Cetiri godine|
|1990||Sto života||Vesna Zmijanac||Svatovi|
|1993||Sva bol svijeta||Fazla||Eurovision 1993|
|1993||Zaboravi||Ceca||Šta je to u tvojim venama|
|2001||Predaleko||Ivana Banfić||Ona zna|
|2001||Ja nikad neću znati||Ivana Banfić||Ona zna|
|2001||Sretan ti stoti rođendan*||Ivana Banfić||Ona zna|
|2002||Tačka||Emina Jahović||Osmi dan|
|2006||Kao moja mati||Zdravko Čolić||Zavičaj|
|2009||Zvijer, Med||Emina Jahović||Vila|
|2009||Sreća||Hari Mata Hari||Sreća|
|2009||U znaku djevice||Hari Mata Hari||Sreća|
|2010||Adı İntikamdı||Mustafa Sandal||Karizma|
- "Ispovest Dina Merlina: "Rastao sam bez oca kao ptica bez jednog krila"". Blic. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
- http://www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail_getNewsById.action?load=detay&link=141190 Archived October 7, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
- "DINO MERLIN ISPRIČAO NEŠTO ŠTO NIKO NIJE ZNAO". Doznajemo. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
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