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Toše Proeski : biography

January 25, 1981 - October 16, 2007

Todor Toše Proeski ( 25 January 1981 – 16 October 2007) was a Macedonian multi-genre singer, songwriter and actor. He was popular across the entire Balkan area and all around Eastern Europe, and locally he was considered a top act of the Macedonian music scene. Proeski was known for his strong vocal performances and trademark quote ве сакам сите ("I love you all"), and was once dubbed "Elvis Presley of the Balkans" by BBC News. "In pictures Macedonia mourns Tose Proeski - 'Elvis of the Balkans'" He died in a car crash on Zagreb–Lipovac A3 highway, near Nova Gradiška in Croatia at the age of 26.Staff writer, . FOCUS News Agency. Retrieved on 2007-10-17.



  • Nekade Vo Nokta (Macedonian language) (1999)
  • Sinot Božji (Macedonian language) (2000)
  • Ako Me Pogledneš Vo Oči (Macedonian language version) /Ako Me Pogledaš U Oči (Serbo-Croatian language version) (2002)
  • Den Za Nas (Macedonian language version) /Dan Za Nas (Serbo-Croatian language version) (2004)
  • Po tebe (Macedonian language version)/Pratim Te (Serbo-Croatian language version) (2005)
  • Božilak (Traditional Macedonian folk songs) (2006)
  • Igri bez granici (Macedonian language version) /Igra Bez Granica (Serbo-Croatian language version) (2007)
  • The Hardest Thing (English version), posthumous release (2009)
  • Tose i prijatelji, posthumous release (2010)
  • Tose: Poslednji pozdrav, posthumous release (2011)
  • S ljubavlju od Toseta , posthumous release (2011)
  • The Best Off, posthumous release (1/03/2013)


Immediately after Toše Proeski's death was announced, the citizens of Skopje and people from all around Macedonia, as well as foreigners, started to gather at the Macedonia Square bringing candles, flowers and messages of condolence in his memory. Also many institutions such as schools, universities, sport clubs and business companies joined the spontaneous commemorative campaign. Similar gatherings took place in many other cities around the country, but also around the Balkans, especially in the former Yugoslav countries and the diaspora. A mourning ceremony was organized in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina near Skenderija, where around 2000 people gathered to light candles in memory of Toše Proeski.

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Early years

Proeski, was born in Prilep, to Aromanian Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia, Historical Dictionaries of Europe, Dimitar Bechev, Scarecrow Press, 2009, ISBN 0810862956, Dominika and Nikola Proeski from Kruševo, his hometown,

where he spent most of his childhood. After his musical talent was discovered at the age of 12, he was chosen to perform at the popular children's song festival Zlatno Slavejče (eng.: Golden Nightingale) in Skopje, performing the song „Јаs i mојоt dеdо“ in Aromanian language. This was his first public music performance; however, his successful career began in 1996 when he participated in the teenage music festival Melfest in Prilep.  

Following this public exposure, he was awarded for his strong vocal capabilities. This led to his rise to fame when he participated in the music festival Makfest in Štip with the song "Pusti Me" ("Let Me Go") in 1997. His fanbase quickly grew and he continued to make use of festivals, such as SkopjeFest and OhridFest, as a platform for promotion and publicity. Proeski collaborated with one of Macedonia’s acclaimed lyricists and composers, Grigor Koprov, to produce some of the greatest hits of his career such as "Usni na Usni" ("Lips over Lips") and "Sonce vo Tvoite Rusi Kosi" ("Sun in Your Golden Hair"). In 1999, he released his debut album, Nekade vo Nokta (Somewhere in the Night), which contained eleven tracks. In the summer of the same year, Proeski performed his first solo concert in Skopje.

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