Milana Vlaović

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Milana Vlaović (née Bebić; born 1971 in Metković) is a Croatian journalist, composer, writer, and columnist.

Journalistic career[edit]

She had finished her elementary school as well as high school in Metković, and as she turned 18, she started to study at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb.[1] While she was studying, she worked as a part-time associate on Croatian Radiotelevision and conducted interviews with people from public life for magazine Pop Extra and contribution TV Best in Globus magazine.

Because of private reasons, she is moving to Padua for two years, then she lived in Valencia the next four years, and later she has moved to Athena for four years.[2] In 2004, she returned to Zagreb and continued her composing, literary, and journalistic career by writing columns for different Croatian daily newspapers, such as Jutarnji list, and weekly newspapers.

In 2004, she graduated journalism on Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. For many years, she was writing columns for lifestyle magazine Storybook in which she conducted broad, biographic interviews with well-known people from the world of theater, film, music and television.

In 2015, she finished a four-year long education from an integrative psychotherapy.

Music career[edit]

Since she came back to Zagreb, she started to collaborate with various Croatian musicians. Already in 1990, she performed in a backup band with Tajči [3] on the music competition Eurovision in Zagreb with the song „Hajde da ludujemo“. Representing what was then Yugoslavia, they won seventh place in the competition.

When she was 25, she begin to write lyrics and music for pop songs, and in 2002, her song „Sasvim sigurna“ (English version: „Everything I want“), performed by Vesna Pisarović, won the Croatian music competition Dora, and represented Croatia on the European music competition Eurovision where it won eleventh place.[4]

She wrote music and lyrics for six studio albums from Vesna Pisarović and Lana Jurčević, which won numerous gold and silver tirages.

Her songs have been awarded at numerous music festivals, such as Melodije hrvatskog Jadrana, Zlatne žice Slavonije, Dora, while her song „Prava ljubav“ , which was performed by Lana Jurčević and Luka Nižetić, won the Croatian award „Hit of the year“ in 2006.

She is the member of Croatian Composers Society.

Writing career[edit]

Until now, she has published four prose works:

  • Blato, V.B.Z., 2007.
  • Bomboni od meda, Naklada Ljevak, 2011.
  • Rašeljka i druge žene, EPH, 2013.
  • Glad, HENA COM, 2016.[5]

In 2013, in collaboration with Podravka and EPH, she published her book Priče o nedjeljnom kolaču.

She is the member of Croatian Writers Society.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferina, Zrinka (2002). "Milana Vlaović: Zbog nove knjige sam istraživala Tita i ustaše". Nacional (796). Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Bjelousov, Zora (2011). "Milana Vlaović: Zbog ljubavi bih učinila sve!". Femina.hr. Retrieved 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Babić Mosor, Milorad (2013). "Milana Vlaović: Muškarca ćeš zapravo upoznati tek na utakmici". Slobodna Dalmacija. 
  4. ^ "Vesna Pisarović". Worldnews. 2011. Retrieved 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Milana Vlaović predstavila Glad". Zagrebin.hr. 2016. Retrieved 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)