Toma Zdravković was a Serbian pop-folk recording artist, singer, and songwriter. Best remembered for his immense contribution to Serbian folk music, Toma Zdravković is credited with writing one of the biggest Yugoslav folk hits of all time, Šta će mi život.
Serbian folk music star Šaban Šaulić had an illustrious career of over 5 decades and was called the King of Folk Music. He scored a hit with his debut single, Dajte mi utjehu, at 18, and never looked back. He died in a car crash while being driven to the airport after a concert.
Ceca is a Serbian pop-folk singer and TV personality. Having sold over seven million records, Ceca is often counted among the best-selling Serbian artists in history. Nicknamed the Serbian mother, Ceca has also appeared as a judge on popular TV singing competitions, such as Zvezde Granda and Pinkove Zvezde.
Serbian pop artist and activist Jelena Karleuša, or JK, had started her music career as a turbo-folk singer, before switching to pop. She is also known for her constant support for various campaigns such as LGBT rights, veganism, and animal rights. A youth icon, she is also the most-followed Serbian female Instagram star.
Marija Šerifović is a Serbian singer, YouTuber, and TV personality. She achieved international fame in 2007 when she won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Molitva. Regarded as one of Serbia's most powerful vocalists, Marija Šerifović was named Female Artist of the Year at the 2019 Music Awards Ceremony. She has also appeared as a judge on Zvezde Granda.
Sanja Vučić is a Serbian singer-songwriter best known for her participation at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Serbia with the song Goodbye. She also competed at the Eurovision Song Contests in 2020 and 2021 as part of a pop folk girl group named Hurricane.
Željko Joksimović is a Serbian vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, and producer. He can play 12 different instruments, including piano, guitar, accordion, and drums. Apart from composing music for films, he also composes music for theater shows and television series. Željko Joksimović has also competed in the Eurovision Song Contest on a couple of occasions.
Dragana Mirkovic is a Serbian entrepreneur and pop-folk singer. She is best known for her association with the popular Bosnian-Serbian music band, Južni Vetar. Dragana Mirković is also credited with co-founding a satellite music channel named DM SAT alongside her husband Toni Bijelić.
Đorđe Balašević was a Serbian singer-songwriter, poet, writer, and director. He is best remembered for writing Rani Mraz's popular song Count on Us, which is widely regarded as an anthem of an entire generation. Đorđe Balašević was also renowned for intertwining political commentaries into his performances and songs.
Sinan Sakić was a Serbian pop-folk singer best remembered for his association with the popular Bosnian-Serbian folk collective, Južni Vetar, where he was active from 1982 to 1991. One of the most successful and famous artists from the ex-Yugoslavia region, Sinan Sakić also had an illustrious solo career.
Željko Bebek is a Bosnian and Croatian musician and vocalist. He is best known for his association with the Yugoslav rock band Bijelo Dugme, where he performed as the lead singer from 1974 to 1984. He left the band in April 1984 to pursue a solo career. Today, Željko Bebek is considered one of the most popular Bosnian and Croatian artistes of his generation.
Bora Đorđević is a Serbian singer, poet, and songwriter. He is best known for his association with the popular rock band Riblja Čorba, where he performs as the frontman. Renowned for his husky baritone voice, Bora Đorđević is widely regarded as one of the most influential songwriters of the Yugoslav and Serbian rock scene.
Džej Ramadanovski was a Serbian folk singer. An exponent of pop-folk and turbo-folk music, Ramadanovski released 13 albums from 1988 to 2003. He is also remembered for his collaborations with numerous arrangers and lyricists, including Aleksandar Radulović. Džej Ramadanovski died due to cardiac arrest at the age of 56.
Ana Popovic is a Serbian singer and guitarist best known for co-founding a band named Hush in 1995. She is also credited with forming an eponymous band in 1999. Over the course of her career, Ana Popovic has received nominations at popular award ceremonies, such as the Blues Music Awards, French Blues Awards, British Blues Awards, and Blues Matters Awards.
Seka Aleksic is a Bosnian-born Serbian singer whose debut album Idealno tvoja earned her the first prize at Moravski biseri in Ćuprija, a folk music festival. In 2007, her album Kraljica sold 300,000 copies, which caught the attention of many. Seka Aleksic is also known for making appearances in films and TV shows. She also has her own clothing lines.
Aca Lukas is a Serbian musician and pop-folk singer. Counted among the most popular Serbian turbo-folk singers, Lukas is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Male Folk Singer of the Year award at the 2011 Oskar Popularnosti. In 2019, Aca Lukas won the Collaboration of the Year and Concert of the Year awards at the Music Awards Ceremony.
Ksenija Pajcin was a Serbian singer, model, and dancer. After starting her career as a dancer, Pajcin went on to establish herself as a successful and popular singer in Serbia. Although she was not critically acclaimed as a singer, Ksenija Pajcin caught the attention of many with her bold on-stage antics and controversial statements.
Predrag Živković Tozovac was a Serbian folk singer and composer. Also an accomplished entertainer and accordion player, Tozovac appeared in films and hosted a number of music TV shows during the course of his illustrious career. During his 40-year-long musical career, Predrag Živković Tozovac recorded more than 20 albums and 30 singles.
Sasa Matic is a Bosnian Serb singer who achieved fame in 2001 when he released his debut album, Prokleta je violina. Today, Matić is widely regarded as one of the most famous Serbian pop-folk musicians of his generation. Sasa Matic is also renowned for his collaborations with top performers like Severina, Ceca, Mile Kitić, and Aca Lukas among others.
Milica Pavlović is a Swiss-born Serbian actress, model, and singer. Best known for her skills as a singer, Pavlović achieved fame in 2011 when she participated in the popular singing competition TV series Zvezde Granda. In 2016, Milica Pavlović was named Best Female Singer at the Serbian Popularity Oscar.
Branimir Štulić is a Yugoslav musician, singer, songwriter, and author. He is best known for his association with the famous Yugoslav rock group Azra, where he performed as the frontman. Renowned for his charismatic stage performances, Branimir Štulić often incorporated social commentary into his lyrics, becoming a cult figure in his home country.
Gru was a Serbian musician, rapper, and DJ. He came into prominence in 1996 when his song Biću tu gained popularity in Eastern Europe. Nicknamed The Serbian Rap Machine, Gru is credited with creating Serbia's most commercially successful album, Gru 2. Apart from the Balkans, Gru also achieved immense popularity in other countries of Northern and Eastern Europe.
Mile Kitić is a Bosnian-born Serbian singer who came into prominence in 1984 when he joined the popular folk collective, Južni Vetar. He achieved popularity almost immediately after joining the band and continues to work with fellow band members, Dragana Mirković, Kemal Malovčić, and Šemsa Suljaković.
Nataša Bekvalac is a Serbian singer, actress, and model. She achieved popularity in 2011 when she was named Female Pop Singer of the Year at Oskar Popularnosti. In 2020, she won the Music Video of the Year award at the Music Awards Ceremony. Bekvalac is also renowned for her support for the LGBT community and is considered a gay icon.
Edita Aradinovic is a Serbian singer who came into prominence as the lead singer of the famous pop-folk girl band, Ministarke. She joined the band in 2013 and was an integral part of the band until 2018, when she decided to pursue a solo career. Edita Aradinovic has also appeared on popular TV shows like Tvoje Lice Zvuči Poznato.
Serbian-Turkish pop singer Emina Jahović, one of the highest-paid artists in the Balkans, began her career with music festivals and later appeared as a judge on X Factor Adria. Emina has also appeared in the soap Lale Devri and now owns brands such as Yaemina Beauty and Loud body care.
Rasta is a Serbian singer, rapper, and record producer. He is credited with founding a record label imprint named Balkaton Gang. Counted among the most popular Serbian artists of his generation, Rasta is best known for popularizing a pitch correction effect known as Auto-Tune in the regional music scene. He is also renowned for promoting marijuana in his songs.
Croatian chanson singer Arsen Dedić was also an award-winning poet. Born into a working-class family, he initially studied law, but soon dropped out to study music. He spent his final years in extreme pain due to a number of illnesses. He was against politics and was banned in various phases of his career.
Lepa Lukic is a Serbian folk singer best known for her hit song, My Heart is a Violin. Over the course of her illustrious career, Lukić has also performed many other popular songs such as From the Spring of Two Roads and Old Times Have Passed.
Relja Popovic is a Serbian singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor. He achieved popularity in 2005 when he joined hands with Vladimir Matović to form a popular pop-rap duo named Elitni Odredi. As an actor, Relja Popovic is best known for his portrayal of Dzoni in the 2009 film Ordinary People, which earned him the prestigious Heart of Sarajevo award.
Sasa Kovacevic is a Serbian pop-folk singer, composer, and producer. An exponent of pop and reggae music, Kovacevic has performed in various music festivals, including the famous Zenica summer fest. Over the years, Sasa Kovacevic has also released many popular singles such as Temperatura and Nothing but the faith.
Zorica Brunclik is a Serbian folk singer best known for her fashion style, singing voice, and bright pink hair. One of the most popular ex-Yugoslavian artists of all time, Zorica Brunclik has won several music festivals such as Ilidža, Moravski Biseri, and Šumadijski Sabor.
Zvonko Bogdan is a Serbian singer-songwriter best known for his performances of traditional folk songs of Croatia, Serbia, Romania, and Hungary. Many of his songs have been covered by popular Croatian tamburitza artists like Kićo Slabinac, Zlatni Dukati, and Miroslav Škoro. A multi-talented personality, Zvonko Bogdan is also a composer, harness racer, and wine producer.
Ana Bekuta is a Serbian singer and TV personality. Over the course of her career, Bekuta has released many popular albums like Ti si mene varao, Uvek postoji nada, and Opet imam razloga da živim. Ana Bekuta became a household name in 2014, when she appeared as a mentor and judge on the popular reality TV music competition, Zvezde Granda.
Ksenija Knežević is a Serbian-Montenegrin singer best known for her association with the popular Serbian girl group, Hurricane. Knežević and other members of Hurricane represented Serbia with the song Loco Loco at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Ksenija Knežević is currently focusing on her solo career.
Nevena Božović is a Serbian singer and songwriter. She achieved popularity in 2007 when she competed at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, representing Serbia with the song Piši mi. Nevena Božović's popularity increased in 2012 when she took part in a televised singing competition named Prvi glas Srbije, where she finished second.
Raised by a single mother, Serbian singer Milan Stanković initially studied to be a medical technician but later soared to fame with the music contest Zvezde Granda. He represented Serbia at the 2010 Eurovision and won 3 awards at the 2014 Pink Music Festival. He has also judged the show Pinkove Zvezdic.
Indira Radić is a Bosnian Serb singer who is known for incorporating various genres into her music. An exponent of pop-folk and turbo-folk music, Radić also incorporates Indian elements into her songs and albums. Over the course of her career, Indira Radić has released several successful albums like Do You Love Me, Millennium, and Wedding Ring Turned Black.
Ipce Ahmedovski was a Serbian and Macedonian singer. An exponent of folk music, Ahmedovski achieved popularity in the early 1990s. His career came to an abrupt end in 1994, when he died in a car crash at the age of 28.
Dragan Kojic Keba is a Serbian singer and TV personality. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful Serbian folk singers of his generation. Apart from his acclaimed musical career, Keba is also known for appearing in TV shows. In 2014, he appeared in the Serbian version of the Spanish interactive reality television series, Your Face Sounds Familiar.
Tijana Dapcevic is a Macedonian-Serbian singer who represented Macedonia at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark. Tijana Dapčević has achieved immense popularity in Serbia and her songs have been covered by popular singers from countries like Poland and Croatia.
Milica Todorovic is a Serbian actress and singer. She achieved popularity in 2005, when she won the popular singing competition, Zvezde Granda. Todorovic showcased her acting skills when she played Azra in Emir Kusturica's opera Time of the Gypsies. In 2019, Milica Todorovic won Music Video of the Year award at the Music Awards Ceremony.
Dorde Marjanovic was a Serbian singer best remembered for his theatrical on-stage performance. Widely regarded as the first superstar of Yugoslavia's popular music scene, Marjanović also achieved immense popularity in the Soviet Union. Over the course of his illustrious career, Dorde Marjanovic was honored with several prestigious awards including the Slavianski Bazaar Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sandra Afrika is a Serbian singer who started her career as a backup dancer. She was part of Mile Kitić's backup dancing group before releasing her debut song Afrika in 2007. In 2011, she released an album titled Afrika, which earned her popularity. Since then, Sandra Afrika has released several successful songs.
Oliver Mandić is a Serbian rock musician, producer, and composer. He is best known for his androgynous image, which shocked the Yugoslav audience in the early 1980s and caught the attention of the media. Many of Oliver Mandić's songs have been covered by popular bands like Karizma, Fali V, and Darkshines.
Zana Nimani is a Serbian retired singer best known for her association with the popular band Zana, where she performed as the frontress. She was active from 1976 to 1987, during which she also performed in music festivals across Serbia.
Miroslav Ilic is a Serbian folk singer, songwriter, and philanthropist. Renowned for his emotional lyrics and powerful vocals, Ilić is one of the best-selling artistes in the history of Serbian music. Miroslav Ilic is also known for his successful collaborations with popular Serbian musicians like Lepa Brena.
Rada Manojlovic is a Serbian pop-folk singer who achieved popularity in 2007, when she finished second in the popular televised competition, Zvezde Granda. Her popularity increased in 2016, when she appeared as a judge on Neki novi klinci, the children's version of Zvezde Granda.
Saban Bajramovic was a Serbian recording artist and vocalist of Arlije Romani ethnicity. Regarded as one of the most acclaimed Romani singer-songwriters of all time, Bajramović was nicknamed King of Romani music due to his influence on music in Eastern Europe. Over the course of his career, which spanned over 40 years, Saban Bajramovic recorded 20 albums and 50 singles.