Milioner (in Macedonian Cyrillic: Милионер, English translation: Millionaire) is a
single by the popular Macedonian singer Elena
Risteska. It was realized in three versions: Macedonian, Serbian and English.
representing Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in
Athens Elena started to work on a new album and new
songs. Her experience in the Montenegrin festival Suncane Skale
The first night she grabbed the award for
best debut singer in 2006 and on the second night of the festival
she participated with the song "Ne Mogu". In the winter 2006 she
realized her second studio album 192
on which is "Milioner".
Production history of "Milioner"
Milioner is a pop
song with R&B
and hip hop
elements. The author of the music is
Elena's producer Darko Dimitrov
the lyrics are written by herself. The hip hop text was sang by
Leroy Chambers. It was realized with a video clip on 13 May
Explanation of the lyrics
The title of the song Millionaire is the main theme in the whole
song. The author of the lyrics is Elena
by herself. She is starting the song
and saying that she feels that he is watching her and knows what is
he thinking. She exactly knows in which places she is looking her.
She says that she is not a materialistic girl and millionaires
could not by her, she just wants one thousand kisses. She says to
him that he is on the top of the world and he has everything that
he wants, but he needs just a good girl, that is what he is
missing. For her diamonds, pearls and money are nothing, she just
wants one thousand kisses. The chorus is coming where the phrase
You are millionaire! (in Macedonian
: Ти си милионер!) is
repeating on every second word. In the Chorus Elena is saying that
she doesn't want any money and love is that that actually she
misses. She says that he could not buy her, because with money love
is not buying. The song is continuing and Elena asks him why he is
still on the top and says to him to come down to her world, he is
just missing love. She sings about her eyes comparing with black
diamonds, and says that with brilliants her lips are full. She just
wants one thousand kisses. The chorus is continuing. Leroy Chambers
sings in English the following sentences: "Every time you call
me, you only try to change me, and every time you come around we
get busy, it's not my regios, but so you like me, no no no is not
about my money, and girl you're funny, and if you want me, because
you know i am living like a millionaire, because i got what i want,
and i take what i need, and I gotta take off with my money"
and "Shake it like a million dollar player"
On 12 April 2007, Elena started with the shooting of “Milioner”.
was shot on two locations in Skopje.
director of the video is Darko Antonovski. On the shooting beside
the huge working team, attended Risteska's friends, Maja
Sazdanovska (one of the people in the team, obligated for the
realization besides Darko and Laki), than Fani and Dadar (the most
famous make up artist in Macedonia), etc. In the video there are
lots of interesting scenes with few attractive girls, huge and
beautiful limousine and some other interesting stuff. The shooting
lasted 17 hours.
Rating of the song
The song was rated very well on the Macedonian market and
Macedonian music scene. For few months, it was on the top of the
charts in some radios like Bubamara, Radio Ros and etc.
success of the album 192 (recorded whole in Macedonian)
Risteska signed contract with the famous Serbian label
Together with her
music producer Darko Dimitrov decided to make a Serbian version of
the album 192
. At that period while she was recording the
album in the City Records studios she and her team resided in
The arrangement of all the songs was the
same, it was just made translation of the texts - from Macedonian
. There are some lyricist
present in the album such as Snezhana Vukomanovic and Aida Buraku
(that wrote bigger part of the lyrics). The Serbian version of
was named Milioner
after the namesake
Production history of Serbian "Milioner"
The author of the music Darko Dimitrov did not changed the
arrangement at all. The lyricist of the Serbian version of
"Milioner" is Aida Buraku. The lyrics are with the same meaning
(with some exceptions) just with translation in Serbian. In this
version is present Leroy Chambers too singing the same parts as in
the Macedonian version of the song. For this version was not shouted a video,
although it became popular in Serbia, Bosnia &
Herzegovina and Montenegro.
Presentation of the song
Elena sang the song together with the one of the students in
, the Ex-Yugoslav
version of Star Academy
. The song was presented in various
TV shows on Pink TV
such as: "Bravo Show",
"Petak u 2" etc.
Elena's presenting Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in
Greece she became
instantly popular within the European
audience. From there became the contract with the
music company from Netherlands called "Foreign Media Music".
It is signed a
contract so Elena can rerecord her songs from the album
and air the
album within the European countries. The first project from the
anticipatory album is the English version of "Milioner" called
"Million Dollar Player"
As previously in the Serbian & Macedonian version, the
arrangement is the same. The lyrics for this version are written by
Leroy Chambers that is accompanying Elena in the previous versions
of "Million Dollar Player". The concept of the lyrics is same as in
the Macedonian and the Serbian versions (with some changes
appropriate for the English
This project was presented together with the video of the song.
for the song Million Dollar Player is work of "Corrino Media Group"
a video production from Netherlands.
The director of the video is Mike Static.
The video was shouted from 10th to 13th of October 2007
. It was shouted in Netherlands on a street where Risteska is driving a sport car
and in a luxury apartment where her "millionaire" is Leroy
The video is notable because of Elena beauty in
it. She wears clothes from top designers. In one of the scenes she
wears an open blouse with crystals making her incredibly