Robert Pešut aka Magnifico (born December 1., 1965 in Ljubljana,
Magnifico is one of the most celebrated Slovenian singers. His musical path started with music group U’redu, with which he recorded his first album, Let’s dance (1992). After that, he embarked on a solo career, recording 6 albums in 12 years. Many of his songs have become a key part of Slovenian music history. Some of them are ‘Silvija’ (participation on Slovenian pre-selection on Eurovision 1998), ‘Kdo je čefur’, ‘24.000 poljubov’ and ‘Hir aj kam hir aj go’ (the latter being a hit in some other countries as well, like Italy and former Yugoslav countries).
Throughout his career, he has combined disco, balkan, funk and electronic music, creating a new and successful style. He has collaborated with other Slovenian groups, such as Sestre, and most recently Turbolentza, another Slovenian band. The band is featured in his latest music video, ‘Giv mi mani’.
Magnifico’s controversial dressing style, performances, and quotes have gained him fame and notoriety in Slovenia and in other countries as well.