Sanja Vučić (Kruševac, August 8, 1993) is a Serbian pop, reggae, ska, jazz, dub, rhythm and blues, and punk rock singer. She was born on August 8, 1993, in Kruševac. She attended the Stefan Hristić Music High School, majoring in solo singing. She wanted to become an opera singer.
During high school, Sanja sang in the Church Choir Knez Lazar and an ethnic ensemble called Bela vila. At the age of 18, she moved to Belgrade and attempted to enroll in music academy but was unsuccessful. Instead, she honed her musical skills with opera diva Katarina Jovanović. In 2012, she enrolled in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade, studying Arabic language.
Sanja Vučić was the fourth vocalist of the ZAA group, and they released several singles and the album “What about” in 2014. Ivana Peters offered her the song “Iza osmeha” after seeing her perform with ZAA on the show Tri boje zvuka on RTS. Sanja accepted it. On March 7, 2016, the Radio-Television of Serbia announced that Sanja Vučić would represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest name ZAA (later changed to ZAA Sanja Vučić) with the song “Goodbye (Shelter),” an English version of “Iza osmeha”. The song deals with the issue of violence against women. It was presented in a special program on RTS called “Pesma Srbije za Evropu” on March 12, 2016, and recorded on March 7, 2016. In the Eurovision Song Contest, Sanja reached an 18th place in the Grand Final.
In 2017, Sanja became part of the original lineup of the group Hurricane, along with Ksenija Knežević and Ivana “Boom” Nikolić, with the initial goal of recording for the international market. The group released their first songs in English, and they gained popularity in Serbia and the region after releasing their first song in Serbian, “Favorito,” in 2019.
As a member of Hurricane, Sanja competed at Beovizija 2020 with the song “Hasta la Vista.” The group won Beovizija and earned the right to represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. However, the competition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The song “Loco Loco” was selected as Serbia’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam.
On December 17, it was announced that Hurricane would represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. On March 5, 2021, the song “Loco Loco” was released. In the final, they finished 15th overall. Following the Eurovision contest, Hurricane released a series of singles and collaborated with other artists. However, on May 4, 2022, the group announced their disbandment, with each member deciding to pursue their solo careers. Sanja Vučić, as part of her solo journey, released her debut single titled “Omađijan” on September 20, 2022. This was followed by the release of her second solo single, “Đerdan,” featuring Serbian rapper Nucci, on November 29 of the same year. On February 18, 2023, she released the single “Hanuma” in collaboration with Južni vetar. The song addresses the ongoing issue of violence against women, shedding light on the current situation that many women still face.
Sanja has also written lyrics for various songs, including “Hajde” (Tea Tairović), “Hej, srce” (Sandra Afrika), “Voli me, voli me” (Teodora Džehverović and Em-Cee), and “Muni, mani” (Cvija and 2Bone). She has also written songs for the group Hurricane, such as “Avantura,” “Brzi prsti,” “Loco Loco,” “Do neba,” “Legalan,” and “Hasta la Vista.”
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