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Dan Bălan
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Dan Bălan in 2013.
Background information
Birth name Dan Mihai Bălan
Born (1979-02-06) 6 February 1979 (age 41)
Moldova Chişinău
Origin Chişinău, Moldova
Genres Eurodance, pop rock
Years active 1995-present
Labels MediaPro Music.Ro Poplife Records(2008-11)
Associated acts Inferialis, O-Zone, Crazy Loop, Katie DiCicco, Vera Brezhneva
Website danbalan.com


Dan Mihai Bălan (born 6 February 1979) is a Moldovan singer, songwriter and producer. Dan Bălan performs eurodance and commercial pop music. Bălan is best known for his part in the eurodance music trio O-Zone, which led to international fame with the hit single "Dragostea din tei".

CareerEdit

BiographyEdit

Dan was born to Mihai Bălan and Ludmila Bălan, a TV presenter.

O-ZoneEdit

The group was started by Dan Mihai Bălan in 1998 with Petru Jelihovschi. They released their first album, "Dar unde esti?" ("But, Where are you?") in 1999. However, for Petru music was just a hobby and the group split up. Bălan was determined not to end the project though. He held auditions where he met Arsenie Todiraş (or Arsenium). Though skeptical of Arsenie's talents, Bălan accepted Arsenie into the group after he performed Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender". A couple of weeks later Radu Sirbu took part in the auditions and the official O-Zone band was. In 2001, they moved to Romania. In 2002 they signed with Cat Music, a major Romanian label. Their single "Despre tine" reached first place on the "Romanian Top 100 single Chart".

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Title Chart positions Album
GR RUS AUT GER DK UK AUS
2010 "Chica Bomb"
1
1
64
37
36
44
100
Freedom Part. 1
"Justify Sex"
1
"Lepestkami slyoz" (feat. Vera Brezhneva)
1
2011 "Freedom"
2
"Lish do utra"
2
2012 "Lyubi"
111
"Ne lyubya"
10
2013 "Lendo calendo" (feat. Tany Vander & Brasco)
TBA

Own Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Dan Bălan represented Moldova for the first time in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 3, edition held in Zadar, Croatia with his song "Freedom", were it received 107 points and placed 3rd. In the same edition he represented, also Russia together with Vera Brezhneva with the song "Lepestkami slyoz" , which placed 16th, overall, receiving 48 points. Interesting fact, after the final, it was discovered that both Moldova and Russia won the semi-finals.

At the Own Eurovision Song Contest 9 held in Malmö, Sweden he represented, again, Moldova with his song "Chica Bomb", which it placed 8th and received 117 points.

In the second special edition, held in Copenhagen, Denmark he returned for the second time with his song "Freedom", at the end of the voting Moldova placed 5th, receiving 136 points.

Together with Tany Vander and Brasco they will represent Moldova in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 23 with their song "Lendo calendo".


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Edward Maya feat. Vika Jigulina
"Stereo love"
Moldova in Own Eurovision Song Contest
OESC #23
Succeeded by
Dara
"Open your eyes"
Preceded by
Dan Bălan
"Chica Bomb"
Moldova in Own Eurovision Song Contest
OESC #10
Succeeded by
Dj Layla feat. Sianna
"I'm you angel"
Preceded by
Katalina Rusu
"My name is love"
Moldova in Own Eurovision Song Contest
OESC #09
Succeeded by
Dan Bălan
"Freedom"
Preceded by
Alsu
"Ya tebya ne pridumala"
Russia in Own Eurovision Song Contest
OESC #03
Succeeded by
Alexey Vorobyov
"Shout it out"
Preceded by
Nelly Ciobanu
"Turn on the light"
Moldova in Own Eurovision Song Contest
OESC #03
Succeeded by
Cătălin Josan
"Don't wanna miss you"
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