Nina Badrić

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Nina Badrić
Badrić performing in 2015
Nina Badrić

(1972-07-04) 4 July 1972 (age 51)
  • Singer
  • voice actress
Bernard Krasnić
(m. 2006; div. 2012)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active1993–present

Nina Badrić (pronounced [nîna bâdrit͡ɕ]; born 4 July 1972) is a Croatian pop singer and songwriter. She began performing in the early 1990s, and competed in "Dora" – the Croatian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 4 times.[1] She won 7th place in 1993 with "Ostavljam te", 10th place in 1994 with "Godine nestvarne", 18th place in 1995 with "Odlaziš zauvijek", and second place in 2003 with "Čarobno jutro". Badrić eventually represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with the song "Nebo". She finished 12th in the second semi-final and failed to qualify for the grand final.[2]

Early life[edit]

Badrić attended primary school "Otokar Keršovani",[3] and started singing in the children's choir Zvjezdice at the age of nine. She spent seven years in the choir, while she began doing backing vocals with performers such as the Parni valjak, Prljavo kazalište and others.[4]


Early career[edit]

In the early 1990s she was discovered by Dino Dvornik who helped develop her career.[5] Later, she had her first major appearance on Crovizija, where she won with the song "Ostavljam te", in collaboration with Rajko Dujmić, Jasenko Houra and her first manager Daniel Koletić.[citation needed] Shortly after that she signed her first professional contract with Croatia Records and in 1995 released her first album Godine nestvarne. However, Nina made first major success in duet with singer Emilija Kokić and the song "Ja sam vlak".[6] Badrić released her second album Personality in 1997, the record label Top Zoe Music. Nina won two Porins for best female vocal performance and best album of pop and classical music. She has also covered the song "I'm So Excited" by American R&B group the Pointer Sisters, receiving a degree of international recognition.[7] In 1999 she released the 13 track album Unique, including two versions of the song, "Woman in Love" and also a remix of "Po dobru ti me pamti". She collaborated with a number of Croatian musicians, including Boytronic.[8]


With the single "Nek ti bude kao meni", Nina announced her fourth album, Nina, released in 2000, through the label Croatia Records. It contained twelve songs and was produced by Darko Juranović It featured the second single "Ako kažeš da me ne voliš" that was supported by a video.[9] In 2003 she released a compilation, Collection, and her fourth studio album Ljubav, consisting of thirteen tracks. The songs "Čarobno jutro" and "Za dobre i loše dane" were released as singles.[10]

On 14 February 2005, Badrić performed at the Dom sportova in Zagreb, in support of the campaign by UNICEF to house abandoned children. The concert was filmed and the same year Badrić released live album on double CD, Ljubav za ljubav – Live, released through the Aquarius Records.[11] In November 2007, she released her seventh studio album, 07.[citation needed] The album opens with the song "Kralj života mog", which is a duet with Romani diva Ljiljana Petrović-Buttler. The tracklist contains another duet, "Ne dam te nikom" with Montell Jordan. The album was recorded over two years and produced by Steve Sidwell.[12] In November 2011, Nina released the album NeBo.[13]

Badrić represented Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with the song "Nebo". She performed in the second semi-final and failed to reach the top ten and final cutoff, at 12th place with 42 points.[14]

After the Eurovision Song Contest, Badrić embarked on an arena tour of the region.[citation needed] In 2013, Badrić recorded a duet "Duše su se srele" with Bosnian singer Mirza Šoljanin.[15] In January 2015, she recorded another duet, called "Lozinka za raj", with Serbian singer Željko Vasić.[16]

In 2016, Badrić recorded a song "Želim živjeti", together with Shorty, Ivana Husar, Marija Husar, Palić Sisters, Alan Hržica and band Emanuel in support of an anti-abortion campaign.[17] In July 2016, Badrić performed her song "Dani i godine" at the wedding of Ana Ivanovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger.[18]

Personal life[edit]

She married Bernard Krasnić in 2006; they divorced in 2012.[19] During campaign for the 2007 Croatian parliamentary election, Badrić performed at a number fundraising events for the Croatian Democratic Union.[20][21][22] She is a devout Roman Catholic.[23][24] She often makes pilgrimages to Lourdes, Medjugorje and Šurkovac.[25][26]


Badrić performing at Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Studio albums
  • Godine nestvarne (Croatia, 1995)
  • Personality (Zg Zoe Music, 1997)
  • Unique (Croatia, 1999)
  • Nina (Croatia, 2000)
  • Ljubav (Aquarius, 2003)
  • 07 (Aquarius, 2007)
  • NeBo (Aquarius, 2011)


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Ja još uvijek sanjam istu želju" 2021 1 Non-album single
"Pamtim" 3
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nina Badrić prisjetila se početaka karijere i svoje prve naslovnice" (in Croatian). Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Nina Badrić predstavlja Hrvatsku na Eurosongu" (in Croatian). 10 January 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  3. ^ "ŠOKIRAT ĆE VAS koliko su (ne)obrazovani hrvatski pjevači! Mnogi se nisu pomaknuli od osnovne škole". (in Croatian). Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Životopis Nine Badrić" (in Croatian). Ž Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Nina Badrić: Dino Dvornik mi je rekao - pivaj!". (in Croatian). 3 October 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Nina Badrić govori za ZagrebKult" (in Croatian). 2 October 2012. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Nina Badrić – Personality (1997)". Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Badrić's album Unique from 1999" (in Croatian). Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Album Nina (2000)". Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  10. ^ "NinaBadrić's album Ljubav (2003)". Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Nina Badrić predstavila DVD Ljubav za ljubav – Live iz Doma Sportova" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. 6 March 2006. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Sedam je moj sretan broj" (in Croatian). 26 December 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Nina Badrić nakon četiri godine stanke izdala novi album "Nebo"" (in Croatian). Večernji list. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  14. ^ "Nina Badrić bez finala Eurosonga" (in Croatian). 24 May 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Pogledajte spot za duet "Duše su se srele"" (in Bosnian). Archived from the original on 30 October 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  16. ^ "Nina je bila jedini izbor mladom pjevaču iz Srbije!" (in Croatian). Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  17. ^ "'ZATEČEN SAM GOVOROM MRŽNJE, U OVOME NARODU NEMA PUNO SLOBODE GOVORA' Pjevači pjesme 'Želim živjeti' tvrde da ne pjevaju protiv abortusa" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  18. ^ "NINA UKRALA SHOW Zasjenila vjenčanje Ane i Bastiana". 14 July 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  19. ^ "Nina se ipak razvodi" (in Croatian). 20 November 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  20. ^ "Nina Badrić: Od HDZ-a sam tražila 5000 eura, pa su me poslali u Carinu kod Barišića". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Galerija: Nina Badrić: HDZ mi je nastupe platio preko Hrvatskog dragovoljca – Stranica 1". Več (in Croatian). Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  22. ^ "Mišo Kovač pjevao za HDZ za 80000 eura, Nina Badrić za 30000" (in Croatian). Večernji list. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  23. ^ "Nina Badrić, sestre Husar, Alan Hržica, zvijezde kojima je Isus važniji od crvenog tepiha" (in Croatian). 10 July 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  24. ^ "Naše zvijezde kojima je duhovnost promijenila život" (in Croatian). 25 October 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  25. ^ "Mirna i spokojna Nina Badrić u Međugorju: 'Ne možeš u ovom životu nositi sve sam'" (in Croatian). RTL. hr. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  26. ^ "Poruka Nine Badrić iz francuskog svetišta Lourdesa" (in Croatian). 26 May 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  27. ^ Peak positions in Croatia:

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