Born into a family of musicians in Pula (then SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia), Cetinski began singing when he was 15 years old with various local groups. He moved from Rovinj to Zagreb in 1991 to start his career, and quickly became one of Croatia's leading pop stars. In 1994, he represented Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Nek' ti bude ljubav sva".
At the 10th Croatian Radio Festival in 2006, Cetinski won all three prizes in pop-rock category: HRF Grand Prix – pop-rock, Listener's award and Music Editors award. He also recorded the song "Lagala nas mala" as a duet with Macedonian singer Toše Proeski. This song appears on both of Proeski's 2005 albums, Po tebe and its Croatian edition Pratim te. The song was also remixed by DeeJay Time.
In 2009, Cetinski won the Porin award for best male vocal performance with his song "Ako to se zove ljubav". Cetinski sold out two concerts in Arena Zagreb the same year with more than 30,000 people attending.
In December 2020, Cetinski was announced as one of the 14 finalists for Dora 2021, the national contest in Croatia to select the country's Eurovision Song Contest 2021 entry. He performed the song "Zapjevaj, sloboda je!" in a duet with its author Kristijan Rahimovski.
On 3 November 2017 in Rovinj, Cetinski drove over a 62-year-old man who was lying on the road in an alcoholic state, killing him. He was accused of causing a traffic accident through negligence, and pleaded not guilty. He was ultimately acquitted in September 2019.
In May 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Croatia, Cetinski opposed to the COVID-19 vaccination, claiming that he would rather get detained into a Goli Otok prison for the unvaccinated, and spreading misinformation by relating the vaccination to microchipping. In September 2022, after USKOK arrested twelve Zagreber medical workers for falsifying vaccination certificates, Cetinski's name was one of those on the list of people who were issued false certificates. In July 2023, after Zagreb was hit by a powerful storm that killed two people, Cetinski alleged that the storm had been caused by HAARP.
- Samo srce ne laže (1990)
- Ljubomora I (1992)
- Ljubomora II (1993)
- Ljubav i bol (1995)
- Prah i pepeo (1996)
- A1 (1998)
- Triptonyc (2000)
- A sada... (2003)
- Budi uz mene (2005)
- Ako to se zove ljubav (2008)
- Da Capo (2010)
- Best of Tony Cetinski (2011)
- Opet si pobijedila (2012)
- Kao u snu (2018)
- "Hrvatski radijski festival - Novosti" (in Croatian). Croatian Radio Festival. 2006-06-03. Archived from the original on 2009-06-04. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
Trostrukim pobjednikom proglašen je Tony Četinski, koji je u kategoriji pop rock glazbe osvojio nagradu za najbolju pjesmu od strane glazbenih urednika, zatim nagradu na osnovu glasova slušatelja te Grand prix nagradu. Grand Prix Četinski je osvojio s pjesmom "Sve je s tobom napokon na mjestu".
- "Porin prošao u znaku hvalospjeva Dini Dvorniku" (in Croatian). Index.hr. May 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- Aleksandar Dragaš (2009-05-23). "Tony Četinski pred punom Arenom potvrdio se kao kralj estrade". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- Farren, Neil (15 December 2020). "Croatia: Dora 2021 Finalists Revealed". eurovoix. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
- Komunikacije HRT-a (15 December 2020). "Rezultati natječaja za Doru 2021" (in Croatian). Hrvatska radiotelevizija. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
- "TONI CETINSKI PRED TISUĆAMA KRŠĆANA Otkrio što će nas Bog pitati kad stanemo pred Njega" (in Croatian). Dnevno.hr. 2019-07-12. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
- Raić, Ana (10 September 2019). "Tony Cetinski oslobođen je krivnje za nesreću u kojoj je pregazio pješaka". Telegram.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 20 July 2023.
- "Tony Cetinski: 'Radije mi stavite lisice i pošaljite me na Goli otok!'". Story.hr (in Croatian). 6 May 2020. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
- "VIDEO: TONY CETINSKI 'Cijepljenje? Čipiranje? Ne hvala! Nećete me dobiti u taj tor! To je najveća svjetska prevara. Ne dajte se ljudi!'". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 6 May 2020. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
- Drašković, Marin (29 September 2022). "Više od 200 osoba pod istragom zbog lažiranih covid potvrda: Jednu je izvadio i Cetinski?". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 20 July 2023.
- Kurtić, Azem; Tešija, Vuk; Stojanović, Milica (20 July 2023). "Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Count Cost of Deadly Storm". Balkan Insight. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
- I. S. (20 July 2023). "Tony Cetinski ima teoriju o oluji koja je pogodila Zagreb: Majka priroda ili otac HAARP?". Klix.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 20 July 2023.
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