Zlatan Stipišić Gibonni

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Zlatan Stipišić-Gibonni
Gibonni performing live in September 2007
Zlatan Stipišić

(1968-08-13) 13 August 1968 (age 55)
Other namesGibonni
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
SpouseSanja Stipišić
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1986–present
LabelsDallas Records

Zlatan Stipišić (born 13 August 1968), also known as Gibonni, is a Croatian singer-songwriter and composer.[1] He is one of the most successful and awarded recording artists from Croatia, receiving record-high 43 Porin music awards for his albums and songs.

Among his earliest solo works, "Činim pravu stvar" and "Divji cvit" are widely considered to be one of the most emotional Croatian-language songs of all time.[2][3][4][5]


Born in a family with a strong musical tradition (his father, Ljubo, was a well-known composer and poet), Zlatan Stipišić who later embraced the nickname Gibonni, began his career in the 1980s with the heavy metal band Osmi putnik. After the group disbanded, Stipišić joined Divlje jagode, recording a few demo tapes before disbanding. It was Zele Lipovača, the lead guitarist of Jagode, who gave Stipišić the nickname Gibonni.[6]

Gibonni started his solo career in the 1990s with songs that combined elements of rock, modern pop and Dalmatian folk songs. He soon created a huge following, especially among Croatian youth. Gibonni's popularity continued to grow beyond Croatia and he is currently one of the most popular and influential musicians in the territories of the former Yugoslavia. Gibonni wrote the song "Cesarica" for Oliver Dragojević which became one of Oliver's signature hit songs and one of the most popular and well-known songs in Croatia.

In 2003 Stipišić was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He is involved in many humanitarian concerts and organizations fighting hunger and poverty. Gibonni released his long-awaited and critically appraised album Unca fibre in May 2006, after a five-year period following his award-winning album Mirakul. In 2010 he released the album Toleranca, and in 2013, he released 20th Century Man, sung entirely in English. This album was used partially as a fundraiser for SOS children's village.[7] In 2016 Gibonni released the album Familija, which was made in collaboration with Oliver Dragojević, featuring 10 tracks. Soon afterwards, Gibonni released his Best of Collection consisting of his most popular songs, including some from his early 90s career.[8]



Gibonni performing live, September 2007


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Kiša (Z'naab)" 2021 1 Non-album single

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lonely Planet Croatia by Vesna Maric. Page 48.
  2. ^ Gibonni iskreno: Zašto rijetko nastupa, kako odmara živce i zbog kojeg se poraza osjećao super
  3. ^ LJUBAVNA PRIČA: SANJA I GIBONNI Znaju se cijeli život, a ona je zbog njega odustala od svojih snova, a financirala kad je počinjao i ništa mu nije išlo od ruke
  4. ^ HDS Hr Gibonni (in Croatian)
  5. ^ "Pogledajte tko se sve zabavljao na koncertu Gibonnija (FOTOGALERIJA)".
  6. ^ Ovo sigurno niste znali o Gibonniju. dnevnik.hr. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  7. ^ "Zamjena koksnih komora na postrojenju Kokinga KP-4 u Rafineriji nafte Sisak po sistemu "ključ u ruke"". ina.hr.
  8. ^ a b "Familija". 8 April 2016.
  9. ^ "The Best of Collection". 1 January 2015.
  10. ^ Peak positions in Croatia:

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