Balkan Music Awards



Zdravko Čolić

Zdravko Čolić , (born 30 May 1951 in Sarajevo, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian Serb pop singer popular across the entire area of former Yugoslavia. Originally from Sarajevo, since 1992 (in the beginning of the Yugoslav wars), his home is in Belgrade, Serbia. In te concert in Belgrade on 25 June 2011, in front of 100,000 people, he marked his 40 year career, that was his biggest concert.

On 15 April 1972 Čolić's first solo move was taking part in the Vaš šlager sezone competitive festival in Sarajevo. He won the third audience prize as well as the interpretation award with Kemal Monteno-written song "Sinoć nisi bila tu" that was originally meant to be sung by Josipa Lisac who opted out at the last moment.

By winning at the Opatija festival with song "Gori vatra" written by Kemal Monteno, Čolić got to represent SFR Yugoslavia at the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest on 7 April 1973 in Luxembourg. The song became a massive hit at home.

His first solo album was Ti i ja (You and I) released in 1975 by Jugoton.

He is also nominated in the Balkan Music Awards 2012