Tomáš Klus

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Tomáš Klus
Tomáš Klus.jpg
Album release, Prague (2008)
Background information
Born (1986-05-15)May 15, 1986
Třinec, Czech Republic
Genres folk, rock, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, drama student
Instruments Guitar
Labels Sony BMG
Website Official website
Tomáš Klus (2014)

Tomáš Klus (born May 15, 1986) is a Czech musician and songwriter from the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Klus was born in the industrial town of Třinec, where he spent most of his childhood. His parents were folk music fans, and he accompanied them to many concerts and music festivals. Growing up he was heavily influenced by musicians Karel Plíhal, Karel Kryl and in particular Jaromír Nohavica, who is still a major influence on Klus' music.

Klus moved to Prague aged 15 to pursue a sporting career, and was a member of the gold medal winning team in modern pentathlon in the 2002 European championship.[2] However, he later became more interested in performance art and music.

In 2007 he was the winner of the Czech Talent Zlín competition.[citation needed] In 2008 he released his debut album, Cesta do záhu(d)by. The single "Do Nebe" was played on Czech Radio before the album was released. He also wrote music for the Czech film Anglické jahody ("English Strawberries").

He is currently a student of drama at the Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) in Prague.[when?][citation needed]

In 2011 he released a song called "Pánu bohu do oken" ("Into God's windows") a song critical of Czech politics and the behaviour of Czech politicians. It was performed live at Český slavík 2011, a mainstream Czech music awards ceremony.[citation needed] On 26 September 2011, his album Racek was released. It debuted at number one in Czech Album Sales Chart and it was certified Gold in its first week on sale.[3] Racek spent 23 non-consecutive weeks at number one.[4] It was the best selling album of 2011 in the Czech Republic,[5] and later certified diamond.[6]

Tomáš Klus' latest album, entitled Proměnamě, was released on March 24, 2014. It debuted at number one in Czech Album Sales Chart.

Discography[edit]

Albums:

  • Cesta do záhu(d)by (February 2008, Sony BMG)[7]
  • Hlávní uzávěr splínu (2009)[7]
  • Racek (2011)[7]
  • Proměnamě (2014)[7]
  • Anat život není (2015)

Awards and certifications[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2008 – Anděl – The best new act[8]
  • 2009 – Anděl – Singer of the year[9]
  • 2010 – TV Óčko Music Awards – Singer of the year
  • 2011 – OSA Award – The most successful young artist
  • 2011 – Český slavík Awards – Silver award (2nd place) in category of Male singers[10]
  • 2011 – Anděl – Singer of the year[5]
  • 2011 – Anděl – Album of the year award for "Racek"[5]
  • 2011 – Anděl – The best selling album of the year award for "Racek"[5]
  • 2011 – Žebřík Awards – Album of the year award for "Racek"
  • 2011 – Žebřík Awards – Male singer of the year – 2nd place
  • 2011 – Žebřík Awards – Song of the year award for "Nina"
  • 2011 – TýTý Awards – Male singer of the year – 2nd place
  • 2011 – TýTý Awards – The best new artist
  • 2012 – Český Slavík Awards – Winner in category of Male

Certifications[edit]

  • 2009 – Gold album for selling more than 6,000 copies of "Cesta do záhu(d)by"
  • 2010 – Gold album for selling more than 8,000 copies of "Hlavní úzavěr splínu"
  • 2011 – Platinum album for selling more than 12,000 copies of "Hlavní uzávěr splínu"
  • 2011 – Gold album for selling more than 6,000 copies of "Racek"
  • 2011 – Platinum album for selling more than 12,000 copies of "Racek"
  • 2011 – Double platinum album for selling more than 24,000 copies of "Racek"
  • 2012 – Diamond album for selling more than 50,000 copies of "Racek"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tomáš Klus životopis". Zivotopis.osobnosti.cz. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Novinka "Racek" Tomáše Kluse je nejprodávanějším albem v ČR". MusicFoto.net. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Čns Ifpi". Ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Ročník 2011". cenyandel.cz. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Novin(k)y | Tomáš Klus | TOMÁŠ KLUS a jeho cílová skupina dobyli pražskou Lucernu". Tomasklus.cz. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Diskografie | Tomáš Klus". Tomasklus.cz. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  8. ^ "Ročník 2008 ::". Cenyandel.cz. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  9. ^ "Ročník 2009 ::". Cenyandel.cz. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  10. ^ "Český slavík Mattoni 2011" (in Czech). Archived from the original on November 29, 2011. 

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