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BIOGRAPHY

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András Kállay-Saunders was born on January 28, 1985 in New York City to Hungarian model Katalin Kállay and American soul-singer and producer Fernando Saunders. In 2010 Kallay decided to visit Hungary to spend time with his grandmother who was ill at the time.

During his visit in Hungary he noticed a TV commercial urging talented singers to audition for the nations talent competition Megasztár.

Kállay ended up finishing fourth in the contest and shortly after signed to Universal and permanently moved to Hungary. Kállay released two singles under Universal, “Csak Veled” “I Love You” both of which became smash hits in Hungary, peaking respectively #7 and #2 on the Top 40 Hungarian Billboards.

In 2012 Kállay entered “A DAL” which is the Hungarian Eurovision Contest, but unfortunately did not make it to the Finals. Later that summer he released his single “Tonight” which reached the #3 spot on on the Top 40 Hungarian Billboards.

December 20, 2012, Kállay released his single “My Baby” which also serves as his contribution in the Hungarian A Dal Eurovision Song Contest. On February 9 Kállay performed the song in the contest to critical acclaim, garnering 48 out of a maximum of 50 points voted by the jury. He won according to the judges votes, but placed 2nd in the end due to the countries votes.

My Baby
My Baby

Following the performance, My Baby catapulted to #1 on iTunes (Hungary).[ The music video for My Baby was released on February 8, 2013. My Baby peaked #1 on the Hungarian iTunes store on March 3, 2013, and charted #1 on the Hungarian Top 40 Radio Charts on April 11, 2013.

In 2014 Kallay decided to give “ A DAL “ another shot. He ended up winning and represented Hungary in the 2014 Eurovsion song contest with his song “Running”.

He placed fifth and his song was a great success across Europe and certain parts of the world. Kallay won best male artist and best song at the ESC radio awards and won song of the year at the Bravo Otto Awards.

Shortly after Eurovision Kallay released his newest single “Juliet” which immediately became a radio hit. Kallay is currently working on his Album with his band (Kallay Saunders Band). He will be continuing his career as a Band due to his love for live instruments.

His debut album with Kallay Saunders Band, entitled Delivery Boy was released mid March. The first single Victory peaked at number 2 position on the local radio charts. The second single Young has also entered the top 10.

Early 2016 Kallay Saunders Band entered again Dal, the local ESC contest with the song Who We Are. They got into the final but thanks to still uncleared technical conditions he failed to win the show.

June 2016 sees the band releasing his next single JOY, that was written on the request of worldwide known woman lifestyle magazine JOY in order to use it as background music its whole summerlong TV campaign. The song gets international medi exposure NOW.