Knez is one of the most popular artists of his country. He has released ten albums already, which all became bestsellers in the whole region, and he is currently working on his eleventh one. For his 2015 Eurovision Song Contest entry Adio, he teamed up with Serbian star composer Željko Joksimović.
Nenad Knežević Knez was born in a family of musicians in Cetinje, the royal capital of Montenegro. His solo career began in 1992 with a performance at the prestigious Yugoslavian music festival MESAM. His Second album Dan za danom (Day by Day, 1994) brought him some more hits. The third album Automatik from 1996 broke all sales records.
Knez went touring through large halls all over the territory of former Yugoslavia. In 1999, he released a Best Of compilation with 18 greatest hits.
In 2012, after three years of creative work with his selected team of musicians, arrangers and producers in studios in Paris and Belgrade, Knez is back with a world music album The Magic of Balkan. In 2014, Knez started preparing his 11th music album, to be published in summer 2015. Later in October 2014, Knez was chosen by RTCG (Montenegrin Broadcasting Corporation) to represent Montenegro in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.
Things you should know about Knez
Three most interesting aspects about your entry?
Emotion, tradition, faith.
Three most impressive facts about you?
Good friend, honest and brave.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
Faith in yourself as the best routine.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
The Eurovision Song Contest means a lot to me because it connects people through music and music is my life and the language of the universe. There is no country in Europe where I didn't perform for people from Balkan region, so now I want to sing for everybody.