Macedonia with grief will observe on Friday the birthday of its most famous citizen, exactly at noon in Krusevo's "Makedonium" museum and monument in organisation of his family and production company "Award Entertainment". Tose's accompanying band will perform his greatest hits instrumentally, a short documentary will be screened, photographs from his tours and concerts will be displayed and the foundation "Todor Proeski" will be promoted.
Krusevo, 25 January 1981. An angel with nightingale voice in the family of Dominika and Nikola was born. A cheerful and modest kid living an ordinary life. As fifth-grade student he performs for the first time at children's festival "Golden Nightingale" singing the song "My Grandfather and I" in Vlach language.
His rise to fame began in 1996 by participating at two music festivals in Prilep and Stip, thus making his way towards releasing his debut album "Somewhere in the Night" in 1999 with Avalon Production which became an instant hit. His fanbase increased rapidly, while Tose's first out-door concert, held the same year in July, was crowded despite the pouring rain. In 2000 his second album "The Son of God" was released coming to great success. Hence, the star was born. Tose began setting new ground-breaking records with his songs, albums and concerts. In 2002 Tose's management was undertaken by Liljana Petrovic which marked the release of his third album "If You Look Into My Eyes".
The forth album (A Day for Us) followed two years later. That same year he represented Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Life", finishing 14th. On 29 June 2004 Tose Proeski became the first Macedonian singer to sell out a concert at the Skopje City Stadium.
With the fifth album "After You" in 2005, Tose cemented his status as a Balkan star. His success united the fans from Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro. The following year saw the release of his sixth album "Rainbow", which contained covers of traditional Macedonian songs, and the signing of a contract with English manager Richard Englard and composer and music producer Andy Right. This should have expanded his career in Europe and the world.
The fateful 2007, when Tose marked a decade of his musical career, started brilliantly - on Valentine's Day he sold out the biggest concert hall in the Balkans, Belgrade's Arena, while in September he released his seventh and latest album "Games Without Frontiers", receiving critical and commercial accolades.
Tose Proeski's final concert was held in his homeland. On 5 October, as an ambassador of UNICEF, he sang before an audience of 25.000, for three whole hours and for humanitarian causes - reconstruction of Macedonian schools.
All this packed in one brief live. 16 October 2007, early morning, highway, Nova Gradiska, "Tuareg", shock and disbelief, Macedonia is grief-stricken, tearful...People from all over the world are visiting the grave of Tose Proeski, who came back in Krusevo forever.