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LA LANA / LANA JURCEVIC

 

Lana Jurcevic was on November 7, 1984 in Zagreb, Croatia. At an early age, she had a passion for singing, and thought she would eventually become a singer. The pop singer is internationally known with the stage name La Lana.

In 2003 at the beginning of her musical career, Jurcevic released her self-titled debut album‚ ‘‘Lana“ for Croatia Records. It spawned hit singles such as “Odlazis”, “Otkad te nema”, “Najbolja glumica”, “Ovo nije istina”, and “Pravi razlog”.

In 2004, she performed “Odlazis” at the Croatian Radio Festival. She has also taken part in Dora 2004, Croatian national pre-selection for Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Prava istina”, finishing sixth in the final. In 2005, her song “Ovo nije istina” won 24sata’s award for most interesting performance at the Croatian Radio Festival.

In 2006, Jurcevic released her sophomore album, “1 razlog”, released by Hit Records. The same year she performed a duet with Luka Nizetić titled “Prava ljubav” at the Croatian Radio Festival, which was a major commercial success and is one of Jurcevic ‘s signature songs to date.

In 2007, she represented Croatia at the OGAE Song Contest with “1 razlog”. She competed again at Dora in 2006 with the song “Najbolja glumica”. Lana performed “Ljubav nije greska” at “Suncane Skale”, and finished twelfth. On 15 April 2007, she starred in the TV show Nad lipom 35, playing herself.She took part in “Ples za zvijezdama”, the Croatian version of “Dancing with the Stars” and finished second.

Later, in 2008, she released a number of singles, such as “Pronadji me”, “Marija” and “Miljama daleko”. Soon after she released her third album “Volim biti zaljubljena”. At the 2008 Croatian Radio Festival, she performed “Zora bijela”. A year later, she performed the song “Zacaran”. The same year she covered a traditional Croatian Christmas carol “Djetesce nam se rodilo”.

In March 2010, she released another single “Kopija”, a lead single off her compilation album of the same name. In May 2011, she visited Belgrade and appeared in a number of shows in Serbia, Macedonia and Slovenia, performing the last single off “Kopija”, “Ubile usne moje”.

In 2012, she released her fourth album “Pobjede i porazi”, which was characterized by more mature sound than her previous studio efforts. The following year she performed a song “La la land” off the album at the CMC Festival in Vodice. She concluded the year with a collaboration with Croatian hip-hop group Connect, titled “Noc bez granica”.

Throughout 2014 she released a number of singles such as “Dusa hrvatska”, the revenue of which was donated to the victims of 2014 Southeast Europe floods as part of the humanitarian action organized by HDS ZAMP, “Majica” and “Hollywood”. The following year she released “Od najgorih najbolji”, a second duet with Luka Nizetic following 2006’s “Prava ljubav”. In the summer she dropped “Ludo ljeto”. The song received positive reviews from critics and it was performed at the CMC Festival in Vodice and X Factor Adria.

In 2016 she took part in “Tvoje lice zvuci poznato”, Croatian version of “Your Face Sounds Familiar”, finishing third. In 2017 Jurcevic released her fifth album “Tabu”, which received positive reviews. It was preceded by singles “Kim Kardashian”, “Daj da plovimo” as well as the title track “Tabu”. She released two singles in 2018, “Usne od milijun watti” and “Upalimo ljubav” with Luka Basi, before taking a hiatus.

Jurcevic ended the hiatus in January 2020, deleting all posts off her Instagram account and announcing that she had signed a contract with Warner Music. The same month she released her debut international single “So Messed Up” under a new stage name La Lana.



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