Louis (singer)

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Ljubiša Stojanović
Also known as Louis
Born (1952-06-25)25 June 1952
Leskovac, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
Died 31 July 2011(2011-07-31) (aged 59)
between FeketićVrbas, Serbia
Genres World, jazz, folk, pop-folk
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1970–2011

Ljubiša Stojanović "Louis" (Љубиша Стојановић "Луис"; 25 June 1952 – 31 July 2011)[1] was a Serbian singer, born in Leskovac. Louis was known for his unique musical style and was in the music business from 1970 until his death. His stage name Louis originated from when he was nine and successfully performed Louis Armstrong's songs. He graduated from the music high school in Niš. He got his B.A. in Music from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, majoring in voice and composing with arrangement and folklore.[2]

He was among the first to combine jazz with Serbia's folklore. In 1980 he recorded his first record titled Ne kuni me, ne ruži me, majko (Do Not Scold Me, Do Not Rebuke Me, Mother), gaining high sales. Together with the Serbian band Flamingosi, he almost won the Beovizija 2006 festival for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece.[1]

He died in a car accident on July 31, 2011, on the road between Feketić and Vrbas.[2] His last show was on July 22, 2011 at Club Jez in Sarajevo.


  • 1980: Ne kuni me, ne ruži me, majko
  • 1984: Dudi, s puno ljubavi
  • 1985: Srcem i dušom
  • 1986: My way I
  • 1987: My way II
  • 1988: Kamerav
  • 1989: Hajde da se pomirimo
  • 1990: Dunjo moja
  • 1999: Louis (uživo)
  • 2000: Louis (leptir)
  • 2000: The Best of Louis
  • 2001: Pogled iznutra
  • 2005: Čarobnjak
  • 2008: Ciganski san
  • 2011: The Last King of Balkans [2011 Snail Records]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jelena Tomašević
Beovizija winner
with Flamingosi

Succeeded by
Marija Šerifović