Smiley is now one of the most successful performers, composers, music producers and TV personalities in Romania. The Romanian artist is highly appreciated due to his originality, his great passion for music and his unmistakable smile.
Smiley – The Musician
After five top-selling albums with SIMPLU, the band with whom he gained the public’s attention and appreciation, the artist decided to pursue a solo career.
He released so far four solo albums: “In lipsa mea” (2008), “Plec pe Marte” (2010),”Acasă” (2013) and „Confesiune” (2017). All the promoted singles gained massive appreciation from the fans and became number one hits.
In 2017, 10 years after his debut as a solo artist, Smiley released #Smiley10, a multimedia musical confession he wished to share with the public as a marathon of releases, confessions and innovations. From March to December, on the 10th of each month, Smiley released a new song together with a music video – a unique approach to the music market in Romania. All tracks can be found on his latest album, appropriately titled “Confession”. The first release of the year #Smiley10 is “Flori de plastic”, followed by “De unde vii la ora asta?”, “Domnu’ Smiley”, “Să-mi fie vară”, “Rara”, “O altă ea”, “Ce mă fac cu tine de azi”, featuring Guess Who, ”Pierdut printre femei”, “Vals” and “O poveste”.
2018 brought a new premiere in Smiley’s solo artistic career. On his birthday (July 27), Smiley announced his first National Tour. 10 concerts in 10 different cities, held from October 29 to November 18, and 30,000 people who applauded and sang along with Smiley turned the #Confesiune National Tour into the most exciting success of the artist in 2018.
The success of the 2018 National Tour was followed in 2019 by the largest National Tour ever held by a Romanian artist – @Smiley_Omul National Tour. The Tour started on October 29, in Pitesti, and ended on December 22 in Bucharest: 15 cities, 18 concerts, more than 45 hours of live music, a team of over 50 people, lights, lasers, projection screens, dancers and surprise guests.
In 2021, Smiley announced his fifth solo album. He already released 3 songs: “Ne vedem noi” (with Delia), “Lasa inima sa zbiara” (with Killa Fonic) and “Pana la tine”, a song he wrote for his girlfriend and his baby girl.
Smiley – The producer:
“HaHaHa Production is proof that dreams can become reality. To work with friends, I’ve met in kindergarten and junior school, is more than I’ve ever wanted”.
As he has permanently been a leading figure in the Romanian music industry, Smiley has also proven that not only can he turn outstanding talent into music, but also great music into efficient business. In 2009, Smiley founded the record label HaHaHa Production, aiming to join all the production efforts in one place by building a strong, determined and talented team of artists and producers under his direct coordination.
Among the most successful projects developed and produced by Smiley are HaHaHa Production artists: Soré, Feli, Cabron, Radio Killer, Paul Damixie, Don Baxter, Dorian, Jazzy Jo, Silviu Pasca, Emilian, and other notable musicians.
Smiley had also important international collaborations, working so far with Ingrid, a famous Italian artist, but also with American rappers Snoop Dogg and Sway and many others, while numerous international projects are currently being developed at HaHaHa Production.
Smiley – The entertainer:
Although music takes up most of his time and energy, Smiley is also a great entertainer. He is part of two successful TV shows – Romania’s got talent (as a host) and The Voice Romania (as a jury member). His team won the competition three times.
In addition to this, he’s already starred in several movies: “Cu un pas inainte”, “Un film simplu”, “Nasa”, “Selfie” and #Selfie69.