Vaska Ilieva (1923 - 2001) was a leading Macedonian folk singer. Started her career as dancer and singer at the Macedonian Ensamble "Tanec" in the early 1950s. Her style of singing and the songs she sang broth her wide popularity throughout Macedonia, as well as throughout the Macedonian immigration in the world. She was referred to as the "Queen" of Macedonian traditional song.
Vaska Ilieva was awarded various honours from many European countries and toured America, Europe and Australia. Her repertoire of over 800 songs earned her a reputation as one of the most versatile and popular Macedonian female artists. Since the mid-1980s, Ilieva focused on interpreting patriotic songs, reflecting popular opinion and preceding the independence of the Republic of Macedonia.