Tanja Savić

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Tanja Savić
Tanja Savić (April 2010).jpg
Born (1985-03-20) 20 March 1985 (age 32)
Radinac, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Residence Belgrade, Serbia
Occupation
  • singer
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s)
  • Dušan Jovančević (m. 2011)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • vocals
Labels
Website TanjaSavic.rs

Tanja Savić (Serbian Cyrillic: Тања Савић; born 20 March 1985) is a Serbian pop-folk singer. She became famous aged 19 in 2004 while competing on the first season of the Zvezde Granda television singing contest, finishing in third place. Her debut studio album, Tako mlada, was released 16 June 2005. Since then she has become a leading pop star in the region.

Early life[edit]

Tanja Savić was born in the village Radinac in the Smederevo municipality of Serbia. She was one of three children—two daughters and a son—born to Staniša Savić and Živana. Her sisters name is Biljana, while her brother is Tomica. In a 2004 interview, she stated that she was of Romani descent; she has since denied this.

At the age of eight years she performed at the "Prvi glas Vojvodine” (English: First Voice of Vojvodina) music festival with the folk song “Ječam žela" and won first place.[1] Although no one in the family was involved in music, they all supported her interest and Tanja began to perform with the band Calypso.

Career[edit]

Tako mlada, 2005.

Savić auditioned for the first season of the televised singing contest Zvezde Granda in 2003, ending in third place at the 2004 finale.[2] Despite not winning the grand finale, her public profile was raised sufficiently enough for the Grand Production record label to sign her to a contract. This led to her debut album Tako mlada (2005) that turned into a major success, paving the way for a career that followed. With this album she became one of biggest stars in not only Serbia, but also neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria and surrounding countries.

Her two singles "Suknjica" and "Gde ljubav putuje" were theme songs for films Gucha: Distant Trumpet and Serbian Scars (2008), respectively.

Personal life[edit]

Savić began dating Australian businessman Dušan Jovančević in 2009 and the couple soon became engaged. During their engagement, Savić became pregnant in 2010 and left her music career in Serbia behind and relocated to her fiancé's home in Australia to focus on raising their family. Their first child, a son Makim, was born 29 December 2010.[3][4] They were wed in March 2011 and their second son Đorđe was born 30 June 2012.[5][6] They officially moved back to Serbia in April 2015.[citation needed]

Savić purchased a home in the Zvezdara neighborhood of Belgrade in 2010. Without her knowledge, her father sold the home in 2013 while she lived in Australia.[7] She has not spoken with her parents and brother since then.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Tako mlada (2005)
  • Tanja Savić (2008)
  • Sestre po suzama (2009)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Best Of Tanja Savić (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biografija - Tanja Savić". Biografija. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Audicija pre 13 godina: Ovako je Tanja Savić izgledala na početku karijere". Story. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Naša ljubav je za ceo život". Story. 12 April 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Roditelji Tanje Savić preredili slavlje". kurir-info.rs (in Serbian). 30 December 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Istina je, udala sam se". Story. 17 April 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "PROSLAVA PETOGODIŠNJICE BRAKA". Story. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Tanja Savić u svađi sa roditeljima: Pevačica ostala bez krova nad glavom". Story. 25 December 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Tanja Savić u svađi sa roditeljima i bratom: Supruga Dušana krive za njene poslovne neuspehe". Svet. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2016.