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The biggest music ceremony in the world - the Grammy awards, was held for the 57th time on Sunday, 8th of February, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The biggest winners of the ceremony were Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams and Beck, while the most spectacular performances of the night were held by Madonna, Sia, Kanye West, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran.

Check out the list of the winners in some of the most important categories:

Record of the Year: Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"
Song of the Year: Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"
Album of the Year: Beck - Morning Phase (Kobalt)
Best New Artist: Sam Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance: Pharrell Williams - "Happy" (EMI MP)
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera - "Say Something"
Best Pop Vocal Album: Sam Smith - "In the Lonely Hour"
Best Rock Performance: Jack White - "Lazaretto" (EMI MP)
Best Rock Album: Beck - "Morning Phase" (Kobalt)
Najbolji Music Video: Pharrell Williams - "Happy" (EMI MP)
Producer of the Year: Max Martin (Kobalt)



Only few days after the video premiere of their new single "Čudna ili čudesna", the band Silente from Dubrovnik won the 62nd Zagreb festival with the same title. This young, but already renowned band on the Croatian music scene won the competition in the selection of 21 songs, being awarded by the jury comprised of music experts: the directors of Split, Šibenik, RockOff and CMC festival. The ceremony was held in the packed and sold-out Hypo Centar hall and the authors of the winning song, Tibor and Sanin Karamehmedović, weren't hiding their excitement at all, saying that just participating on a festival such as Zagrebfest, was a big thing and an award for them.



After her return from a 10-day ski vacation in St. Moritz, that she spent in a company of her friends Sandra and Andrej Melnichenko, Nina Badrić had a fabulous start of the year. Yesterday she was officially awarded best singer of 2014. by the Croatian national radio (Hrvatski radio). She received the award from Zlatko Turkalj, a famous Croatian radio host. Her song "Vjetrenjače" was also awarded as one of the most airplayed song in the previous year, being on charts for over 16 weeks. Nina will soon realease a new song "Lozinka za raj" ("Password for paradise") that she recorded in a duet with her colleague from Serbia, Željko Vasić, and here new album should be out in May.

Photo by: Petra Oreč









One of the biggest living Italian tenors, Andrea Bocelli, is having a big solo concert this Saturday, November 29, in the Zagreb Arena. Andrea has already visited Zagreb twice: in 1999, when he presented himself to our audience with a legendary concert in the Vatroslav Lisinski hall, and in 2005 in the Arena of Pula, where he was accompanied by the HRT symphonic orchestra.

A brief reminder, the Italians started taking Andrea for serious when he won the San Remo festival in 1994, but it is the song 'Con te partirò' in a duet with Sarah Brightman that brought him the international fame. After 1997 and the compilation album “Romanza” sold in 20 million copies, nothing was the same. He received numerous international awards as well as the Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for the song “The Prayer” – a duet with Celine Dion used in a soundtrack of the animated movie “Quest for Camelot”.

The shows in the biggest concert halls around the world, millions of records sold, armies of fans and the tenor voice coming out of this world –these are all the synonims of what you can expect of the great Andrea Bocelli this Saturday in the Zagreb Arena.


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Zdenko Runjić (born October 26, 1942 in Slavonski Brod, during the Independent State of Croatia, died October 27, 2004, Split, Croatia) was Croatian songwriter based in Split. In his long career, he established himself as the most prolific and most popular songwriter of the former Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Many of his songs, inspired by the folk traditions of Dalmatia, became classics and Runjić helped the careers of many notable Croatian musicians such as ...More

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