The meteoric success of 2CELLOS started when former cello rivals Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser decided to join forces. In January 2011, they uploaded a unique cello version of 'Smooth Criminal' by Michael Jackson onto YouTube. Within just a few weeks, their video became a huge viral sensation, receiving over 5 million views.
A month later, 2CELLOS signed a record deal with Sony Masterworks. They were invited by Sir Elton John to join him on his worldwide tour. Their self-titled debut album was released worldwide in the summer of 2011 and they appeared on national television shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Fox & Friends in the U.S., as well as Stefan Raab’s TV Total in Germany. They have also appeared as the special musical guests on Fox’s hit TV series Glee performing 'Smooth Criminal' in the Michael Jackson tribute episode.
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are accomplished musicians, both having played the cello since childhood. They recently completed their studies, Luka at the acclaimed Royal Academy of Music in London, and Stjepan at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.