|Birth name Krisztian Eder|
Labels Gold Records
Also known as SP
Name Krisztian Eder
|Origin Sopron, Hungary|
Years active 2005–present
Record label Gold Records
|Born November 30, 1988 (age 34) (1988-11-30) |
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, dancer
Education Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (2007–2012)
Albums Special, Kid, Standard, New Wave, Kep maradsz, Kolyok 22, Srac a szomszed hazbol
Genres Contemporary R&B, Pop music, Dance music, Hip hop music
Similar People Fluor, Gabriella Toth, Nguyen Thanh Hien, Lola, Ferenc Molnar
Krisztián Éder (also known by the stage name SP) is a Hungarian pop singer and rapper.
Early life and career beginnings
Krisztián Éder was born on November 30, 1988. He was a fan of music since his early childhood. He studied singing and piano for 8 years at the Sopron Music School. After 12 years of studying many different styles of music, he ended up liking R&B/Hip-Hop music. He began by making songs for fun with two of his friends. Two more people joined their group, forming the Helyszínelők band. The group released a single and also had a few live appearances, but ceased to exist in 2005.
Éder started a solo career after the dissolution of Hélyszínelők. In 2006 he released a 6-song EP entitled Srác a szomszéd házból (Boy Next Door) and also, over the Internet, a low-budget music video for the single "Kérlek hogy" ("Please"). This song was Éder's breakthrough.
After this, he released his first album, Kölyök (Kid). It contains 13 songs, which are named for people who worked on them, such as Siska Finuccsi and FankaDeli. His second Internet music video was from this album, for the song "Holnaptól" ("From Tomorrow").
At the end of 2007, Éder was voted the best new hip-hop artist of the year, a big acknowledgement for the young rapper. Later he placed third in the Right Hip-Hop Jam, organized by the Animal Cannibals. For this he was admitted into an "underground" recording company, Mideastouch Crew, joining such artists as Pixa, the Hősök and Fluor Filigran. Pixa produced his second album, Standard, which he finished in June 2008.
His first single and music video, "Állj meg" ("Stop"), was the first of Éder's music to be shown on Hungarian musical channels. The song was so successful that it placed second on the VIVA TV hit list. The album received exceptionally good reviews from domestic newspapers and Web magazines.
After the success of "Állj meg", several commercial recording companies were interested in having him sign a contract with them, but he chose to sign with the new, independent Bedlam Records, headed by Gergely Papp and representing such artists as Pixa, Deeja, Papa Jo, Hybrid and V.S.O.P.
His second single, "Kérlek hogy" ("Please"), had a second, restored version, which debuted with the title "Kérlek hogy II" ("Please II") October 2, 2008, on VIVA TV.
On June 4, 2009, Éder made history on VIVA Comet when he won both the awards he was nominated for (Best New Performer, Best Male Performer). Before this, neither a single performer nor a group had been this successful. Afterwards, Éder signed with Gold Records.
On August 29, 2009, the first single and accompanying music video from Éder's third album appeared, titled "Kép Maradsz" ("You Remain a Picture"), which rapidly topped the VIVA chart.
Éder's third album was released on his 21st birthday, November 30, 2009. Entitled Special, it made it onto the MAHASZ album selling list. Unlike his other albums, which were considered rap, his style on Special is more dance/pop. Another change from his former format is that there is only one duet, in contrast to past albums that had several collaborations. The sole duet is with R&B singer Hien, known for her participation in the fourth season of Megasztár.
Born in Hungary, Krisztián started his creative life as a singer-songwriter. After working for six years as a successful recording artist, he decided to focus on and pursue a career in photography, a passion of his for many years. In 2012, he received his degree in Photography at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. As a fashion and portrait photographer, Krisztián works with actors, models, musicians and also contributes to many magazines, such as Marie Claire, Elle, InStyle, and Glamour. In addition to this work, he often directs music and fashion videos. Krisztián's pictures are shot with passion, filled with an array of emotions -- flirtation, bashfulness, sensitivity, and sadness -- all while ensuring a complete respect for the feminine form. There is a sense of vibration in his photographs. They are natural yet refined, and convey a strong underlying emotion of longing and loneliness. His Eastern European roots bring a raw, bitter-sweet sensitivity to his photographic style. In 2012, he had his first solo exhibition, entitled "Mainstream", and in 2014, he received the "Best Fashion Photographer of the Year" award in Hungary In 2015, he organized his second solo exhibition, "Revolution", and is currently expanding his work internationally from Budapest to New York.
Awards and nominations
MaradnékNew Wave · 2011
A nevem SPKölyök 22 · 2010
Kép MaradszSpecial · 2009