|Birth name||Milan Stanković|
|Also known as||Miki, Plavi čuperak, Blond Angel, Milanče, Miki Oppa|
September 9, 1987 |
Milan Stanković (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Станковић, born September 9, 1987 in Obrenovac) is a Serbian pop-folk singer. He was born to parents Goran (1964 – 1992) and Milena (1965). Stanković started his career in 2007, by taking part in "Zvezde Granda" (a televised singing contest), where he reached the finale and finished in 4th place. In the same year, his singles appeared on the Zvezde Granda compilation CD (circulation of 100,000 copies). In May 2009, Stanković released his debut album, Solo, with 9 tracks ("Solo", "Face", "Nepristojna ponuda", "Nepopravljivo", "Još uvek", "Hajde vodi me sa sobom", "Ja ću da ti čuvam leđa", "Opet će se rode vratiti" and "Ovo je priča o nama").
Stanković competed in Tri Pa Jedan Za Oslo, the Serbian national final for Eurovision Song Contest 2010. He won the competition and represented Serbia with the song "Ovo je Balkan" (This is the Balkans), written by Goran Bregović. The lyrics of "Ovo Je Balkan" were Marina Tucaković and Ljiljana Jorgovanović. The Spanish version entitled "Balkañeros" (English: Cool Balkans) was released on April 11, 2010. Serbia sent Stanković to the Eurovision song contest. Stanković appeared in the 1st in the semifinal on May 10, 2011. He made it to the finals (on May 14, 2011) and finished in 13th place with 72 points.
After Eurovision, Stanković returned to Serbia. More than a year later, Stanković released "Perje" on June 1, 2011. On October 27, 2011, Stanković announced a European tour. The first stop was JIL CLUB in Zurich, Switzerland. On February 24, 2012, Stanković released "Mama" which, according to Stanković, was dedicated to his mother Milena. The tune was composed by N. Arezina, M. Peruncic and Stankovic. The lyrics were written by V. Bilanovic and the arrangement was by Atelje Trag.
Two years later, Stanković prepared a surprise for his fans, the "Krasivas". On his birthday, September 9, 2013, Stanković released the official music video for "Od Mene Se Odvikavaj". Stanković and Marina Tucaković (one of the songwriters of "Ovo Je Balkan") collaborated one more time for "Od Mene Se Odvikavaj". The music and arrangement was by Damir Handanovic and media covered by his new workmate Serbian Celebrity Publicist Milan Popovic. For the video, Stanković was the director and the stylist.
On April, 16th 2014, Milan competed in the Pink Music Festival with "Luda Ženo" (Crazy Woman) with Matrix Band joining him on stage. He appeared in the 19th place and he left the contest with 2 prizes (most YouTube votes and most SMS votes). Tucaković wrote the lyrics. The music and the arrangement was by Handanovic.
- Solo (2009)
- Milan (2015)
- "Ovo je Balkan" (2010)
- "Balkañeros" (2010)
- "Perje" (2011)
- "Mama" (2012)
- "Od mene se odvikavaj" (2013)
- "Luda ženo" (2014)
- "Mašina" (2015)
- "Nisi mu ti žena" (2015)
- "Gadure" (2015)
- "Faktor rizika" (2015)
- "Nešto protiv ljubavi" (2015)
- "Kao nikad, kao nekad " (2015)
- "Ego" (2017)
- Storvik-Green, Simon (2010-03-13). "Milan Stanković takes home victory in Serbia". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
- Klier, Marcus (2010-03-13). "Serbia sends Milan Stanković to the Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
|Awards and achievements|
Marko Kon and Milaan
|Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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