Anna Vissi
Cypriot singer
Anna Vissi
Anna Vissi, known as Anna Vishy in Cypriot Greek, is a Cypriot recording artist and actress. Born in Cyprus, she studied music at conservatories and performed locally before moving to the professional scene in Athens, Greece in 1973, where she signed with Minos and simultaneously collaborated with other musical artists and released promotional singles of her own while studying at the University of Athens.
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Napoleon Perdis: Modern Day Muses: Women to Watch in 2014
The Huffington Post - about 3 years
Since I first helped my mother with her makeup at the age of 13 (the unofficial start of my career as a makeup artist), confident, beautiful women have been the inspiration and driving force behind everything I do. I have always been surrounded by strong women in my extended family and through my work and that powerful feminine energy is one of the things that drives me as a makeup artist and inspires my brand. In 2014 I'm supporting the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and their global initiative: International Women's Day, the theme of which is "Equality for women is progress for all." On March 8 we promote and celebrate the economic, political and social empowerment of women globally, and highlight the work that still needs to be done around the world to break the never-ending cycle of women in poverty. In honor of National Women's Day, I'd like to recognize the dynamic women from different corners of the globe who are i ...
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In de spotlight: Anna Vissi – 'Kravgi' (Sony Music Greece/Columbia) - Eurosong
Google News - over 5 years
Anna Vissi werd in 1957 geboren op Cyprus. Ze begon al vroeg met zingen. Op haar 6de startte ze aan de muziekacademie en op haar 12de won ze een talentenjacht. Toen ze 14 jaar was maakte ze haar televisiedebuut. In 1973 verhuisde Anna met haar familie
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Βίσση-Φίλντ μαζί στην Αμερική - Gossip TV
Google News - over 5 years
... καθώς και τραγούδια για το νέο της άλμπουμ. Στη φωτογραφία η Άννα δανείζεται ένα τσιγάρο από την Patricia Field, απλά για να φωτογραφηθεί, αφού η ίδια βρίσκεται σε αυστηρό πρόγραμμα γυμναστικής και διατροφής αυτή την περίοδο. Πηγή: anna-vissi
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AnasayfaKültürVissi, Türkiye ambargosunu kaldırıyor mu? - Radikal
Google News - over 5 years
Yunanistan'ın en popüler haftalık dergilerinden gossip-tv Yunan müziğinin tartışmasız divalarından Anna Vissi'nin Gökçeada'da konser vermeyi kabul ettiğini yazdı. Türkiye'de turkishgreeknews.com sitesinde de duyurulan haberde, Güney Kıbrıslı sanatçının
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Άννα Βίσση: Στην Κύπρο για τέσσερις συναυλίες - music.net.cy
Google News - over 5 years
Η μεγάλη σταρ έρχεται στην ιδιαίτερη της πατρίδα το Σεπτέμβριο για τέσσερις συναυλίες, σε Λεμεσό, Λευκωσία, Λάρνακα και Πάφο. Όπως αναφέρεται στο anna-vissi.blogspot.com, η εφημερίδα "Espresso" είχε δημοσιεύσει πως η Άννα θα έδινε μια και μοναδική
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Yunan sahnelerinde bir Türk - Haberanaliz.net
Google News - over 5 years
Örneğin Anna Vissi; neredeyse konser vermediği yer kalmadı ama iki adım ötedeki Türkiye'ye bir türlü gelmiyor. Başka örnekler de verilebilir elbette. Neden gelmiyorlar sizce, ne yapmak lazım? Geçen hafta İstanbul Belediyesi kent orkestrası geldi
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Anna Vissi live @ CENTRAL CLUB New York - Patrinorama.com
Google News - over 5 years
Η απόλυτη ελληνίδα σταρ, την Κυριακή 3 Ιουλίου θα βρίσκεται στη Νέα Υόρκη για να δώσει μια μοναδική συναυλία. Το πάρτι θα ξεκινήσει στις 10 το βράδυ, στο Central Club New York και θα κρατήσει μέχρι τις πρώτες πρωινές ώρες. Η Άννα Βίσση θα βρίσκεται
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Μυρτώ Κοντοβά : Επιμελείται την εκπομπή της Άννας Βίσση - Zougla
Google News - over 5 years
Με τη βοήθεια της Μυρτώς Κοντοβά προχωρά στο μοντάζ η εκπομπή «Anna Vissi: Όσο έχω φωνή» που πέρυσι την περιμέναμε, αλλά δεν την είδαμε τελικά να την προβάλλει ο Alpha. Η γνωστή σεναριογράφος και στιχουργός, που έχει γράψει το τραγούδι «Στην πυρά»,
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ΑΠΟΚΛΕΙΣΤΙΚΟ Τι γίνεται με τη… φωνή της Βίσση; - Newsit
Google News - over 5 years
Η «Anna Vissi Όσο έχω φωνή» είναι μία εκπομπή που προβάλλει τις ιδιαίτερες στιγμές της τραγουδίστριας τόσο στην επαγγελματική, όσο και στην προσωπική της ζωή και ήταν να προβληθεί από τον ALPHA τη σεζόν που διανύουμε. Τελικά όμως, το πρόγραμμα μπήκε
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Pentru noul videoclip, Paula Seling a filmat la Paris - ProTV Magazin
Google News - over 5 years
Compozitorul cu care a colaborat Paula Seling pentru piesa "I Feel Free" este extrem de cunoscut în Grecia şi nu numai, acesta lucrând cu cei mai importanţi artişti greci, între care unii cu prestigiu internaţional: Anna Vissi, Elena Paparizou,
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Yunanistan'da kriz sirtakiyi de vurdu - Radikal (Basın Bildirisi)
Google News - over 5 years
Haris Aleksiu, Anna Vissi ve Yorgo Dalaras onca ustanın yanında henüz “çömez” idiler. Tabak kırmak adeti Albaylar Cuntası (1967-1974) döneminde yasaklanmıştı. Nedeni de bu adet yüzünden çok sayıda sanatçının ve müşterinin yaralanmasıydı
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Anna Vissi vine azi în România - Libertatea
Google News - over 5 years
Cunoscuta cântăreaţă de muzică greacească, Anna Vissi va sosi în România astăzi şi va susţine un concert în această seară într-un cunoscut club de lux din Bucureşti. Solista a mai fost prezentă în România în urmă cu cinci ani
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MAD VMA HISTORIC PERFORMANCES - oikotimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
Today we present you memorable and historic performances by stars like Anna Vissi, Sakis Rouvas, Helena Paparizou, and Tamta. Below you can see the first ever performance of Anna Vissi in the first MAD VMA, the song that made Sakis Rouvas fans going
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Paula Seling pakt uit met nieuwe single - Eurosong
Google News - over 5 years
Die werd gecomponeerd door Dimitris Kontopoulos, de man die in zijn thuisland Griekenland ook al werkte met grootheden als Sakis Rouvas (ESF 04-09) en Anna Vissi (ESF 80-82-06). In 2008 producete hij nog 'Shady lady', het nummer waarmee Ani Lorak (die
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Anna Vissi - PORT.ro
Google News - over 5 years
Reprezentantă a Greciei la Eurovision, cu o carieră artistică începută cu 30 de ani în urmă, Anna Vissi este cea mai bine vândută artistă de origine elenă din toate timpurile. A fost recompensată pentru toate cele 25 de albume cu discuri de aur şi
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Inna si Andreea Banica au fost premiate la Balkan Music Awards 2011 - Renne - Revista Online
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... a fost invitatul special al evenimentului, interpretul fiind acompaniat de orchestra sa pentru nunta si inmormantari. Acesta a fost distins cu un premiu pentru contributiile aduse muzicii din Balcani, distinctie primita anul trecut de Anna Vissi
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Celebrity preview: Memorial Day Weekend = superstar DJs and pool parties - Las Vegas Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
*Ron White brings his blue-collar humor to the Mirage for two nights, Anna Vissi performs at MGM Grand, Arabian Knights 23 perform at the Paris, The Script is at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay, Creedence Clearwater Revisited is at Star of the Desert
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Vissi
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 58
    In June 2016 she presented the hit "Xana Mana" as well as the new single and title track "Sinentefxi" on the MAD Video Music Awards 2016 where she received award for her contribution to the music industry the past forty years.
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  • 2015
    Age 57
    Her appearances in Hotel Ermou were the most successful in Athens lasting from December 2015 to April 2016.
    More Details Hide Details They were followed by a hugely successful summer tour in 15 cities in Cyprus and Greece.
  • 2014
    Age 56
    In July 2014 the Rector of the University of Bolton, Professor Dr. George Holmes, awarded Honorary Doctorate in Arts to Anna for her contribution to music.
    More Details Hide Details On 29 September Pantheon Theatre it was announced that the new rock opera by Nikos Karvelas will be premiered in 2015. The title of the new rock opera, the leading role of which would be played by Anna Vissi, was announced as I Kampanes Tou Edelweis (Edelweis Bells). On October Vissi toured Australia. She also performed in Canada to help the restoration of a Greek Orthodox church On 14 October Panik Records announced that they were planning to release new songs from the OST of I Kampanes Tou Edelweis and their plans to release Ena I Kanena on CD and DVD. They also announced that a new studio album was planned for 2015. On 10 November a new remix version of her 1997 track Apolito Keno was released by Panik Records. Apolito Keno (2015 Version) featured rapper Mike. On 14 November the main cast of I Kampanes Tou Edelweis was announced and included Giannis Smasiaris, Nikolaos Karagiaouris, Thanasis Alevras, Emilios Stamatakis and Tania Tripi.
    On 20 January 2014, it was announced that Vissi was voted as the best female artist of the past 15 years from the audience of the no1 music station in Cyprus, Super FM.
    More Details Hide Details The same day "Ena I Kanena" was officially released on the radios in Greece and Cyprus. On 24 January, "Ena I Kanena" was released as digital single and by 28 January, both versions of the song available on i-tunes (radio version and the original longer version) were on the two top positions of the Greek iTunes Chart, and on 6 February, it debuted at number 1 of the official digital singles chart In Cyprus the song peaked at the top spot of the most popular radio stations A third single, Kaliteres Meres (Better Days), written by Nicos Karvelas and produced by Alex Leon, was released in April 2014 and Panik Records announced in Facebook that the new remixed album would follow shortly. On 11 April the first application created for a Greek artist, the Fannatics Live App! was released.
  • 2013
    Age 55
    In November 2013 it was announced that Vissi signed with record label Panik Records in its new label Panik Gold.
    More Details Hide Details The first song, and first single off the forthcoming album "I Kathimerinotita Mas" (Our Daily Routine) was released in mid November 2013 and became the most popular single on the i-tunes daily charts on the first day of its release helping it to make a no2 debut on the weekly Official Greek I-Tune Charts and the official Greece digital songs chart by Billboard. It was reportedly the most played song in Greece on its very first week of release. On 20 December, her new show "Ena I Kanena" (One Or Nothing) with Antonis Remos opened at the Pantheon Theatre in Athens. Two new songs from the forthcoming album were presented there: "Instagram" and the duet with Antonis Remos, "Ena I Kanena".
    In July 2013 Vissi gave 3 sold out concerts in Cyprus The hugely successful tour was called "Anna Me Pathos" (Anna With Passion) and Anna visited Limassol on 27 July, Larnaca on 29 July and Nicosia on 30 July.
    More Details Hide Details She also gave a sold out concert in London's Koko club and appeared in Brussels Bozar for a charity concert In November Daimones were released as 2CD and 2DVD boxest with TV magazine Tileheatis. The album sold 80.240 in its first week making the magazine the number 1 magazine of the week and achieving 7% raise of its usual sales.
    On 1 April 2013, after the great economic crisis in Cyprus, Anna Vissi among other 49 artists appeared in Nicosia in a concert with the aim to help people in need by requesting clothes, food and medicine instead of tickets.
    More Details Hide Details Vissi sung her own songs "Sta Hronia Tis Ipomonis", "As Kanoume Apopse Mian Arhi" and "Dodeka" as well as the songs "Hrisoprasino Fillo" and "To Yiasemi". Vissi appeared on a similar-purposed concert in the city of Larnaka on 27 May, singing among other artists in front of an audience of 30,000 people, singing Dodeka, To Yiasemi, Tillirkotissa and Ta Rialia (Cypriot traditional songs), Den Ine Psema and Antonis Remos' Dio Psemata. During that concert Vissi and Antonis Remos announced their plans to star together next winter in Athens.
  • 2012
    Age 54
    add information here about song "Δεν είναι ψέμα" On 26 October 2012, Vissi started appearing at club Kentro Athinon in a concert series titled "LAV" with Nikos Zoidakis and Demy.
    More Details Hide Details On late November 2012, Sony Music in co-operation with Minos-EMI released Access All Areas, a 5-CD compilation to mark Anna's 40-year musical career. The compilation included 84 songs from her first album As Kanoume Apopse Mian Arhi through her latest EP Tiraniemai. A 64-paged book accompanied the cds with previously unreleased photos of Anna by Christine Crokos. The release was a limited one, with initially only 500 numbered copies being issued in both Greece and Cyprus. All 500 copies were shipped on just three days, and the compilation was released on March 2013 with further 750 copies. The compilation reached no 3 on the official Greek IFPI charts. Vissi released a Christmas song "Kala Christougenna" (Merry Christmas) to her fans as a gift from her official website on 13 December. and on her birthday, (20 December) she released a new song called "Protimo" (I prefer) written by Nikos Karvelas. On Valentine's Day, she released her new song I Pio Megali Apati Ine O Erotas (The Biggest Fraud Is Love). It is a ballad with only piano music and is also written by Nikos Karvelas.
    On August she began her 'Summer 2012' Tour in Greece.
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  • 2011
    Age 53
    On 16 December 2011, Vissi started appearing at club REX in a concert series titled "Dodeka" with Mairi Linta.
    More Details Hide Details The show is very successful and a lot of Greek celebrities and thousands of fans visit Rex every weekend to watch the best Vissi's show in all the '00s. On 20 February, premiered on Rythmos FM the song "Ora na fevgo" ("Time to go").On 21 March, premiered on Rythmos FM the song "Mia nixta to poli" ("One night the most"). On 28 March, released the music video for "Ora na fevgo". On 27 May, premiered on Dromos FM the song "Tiraniemai". On 28 June released the music video for "Tiraniemai". The song reached the top Greek charts and Greek Airplays and came first in Greek iTunes charts.On 12 July, premiered on Lampsi FM the song "Venzini". On 20 July, she released the five-track CD single Tiraniemai packaged with magazine "Tiletheatis" nationwide. The CD single features "Tiraniemai", a remix of "Tiraniemai", "Ora na Fevgo", "Mia Nihta to Poli", "Venzini", a remix of "Venzini" and the two music videos for "Ora na Fevgo" and "Tiraniemai".
    On 5 November 2011 Vissi performed in Stuttgart, Germany.
    More Details Hide Details On 12 November, Vissi was awarded by Hellenic Charity Ball who recognised the brightest arts and entertainment luminaries in the Greek-American community.The ceremony take place in San Francisco. On 5 December, premiered exclusively released on Rythmos FM the first song 'Mono an trelatho' ("Only if I go crazy").
    In September 2011 Vissi performed a mini-Cypriot tour titled Etsi Apla, performing four concerts.
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    In May 2011, Vissi will be embarking on a North American & Canadian tour.
    More Details Hide Details On May in interview in Los Angeles said that she will do a concerts in Germany and Cyprus. On 15 June, Vissi start the European Tour and the first concert will take place in Limassol and on 17th in Bucharest.
    Vissi performed a charity concert at the OACA stadium on 15 April 2011 to raise money to save the amateur league Panathinaikos football team.
    More Details Hide Details Vissi herself did not get paid but the cost was estimated at 100 thousand euros. The tickets printed were for the stadium's entire capacity of 20 thousand, although the team's managers only expected 10–12 thousand Panathinaikos fans to attend, which would result in a 200 thousand euro profit which would be enough to pay the athletes to the end of May. In the end, there were less than five thousand attendees and the concert actually ended up placing the team 60 thousand euros in debt. On 27 April, Vissi gave a charity concert for the Sophia Foundation in Nicosia.
    Vissi will be debuting a documentary called "Oso Eho Foni" on Alpha TV on 30 March 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 52
    In late December 2010, Vissi launched a songwriting contest for amateur writers to submit songs to her, which lasted until mid-February 2011.
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    For the winter season 2010–11, Vissi teamed up with Sakis Rouvas for a concert series at Athinon Arean called Face2Face, beginning on 15 October,.
    More Details Hide Details This marked their first appearance and collaboration since they both appeared together at club Chaos in 1996, as well as being Vissi's second year in a row appearing at Athinon Arena. The show extended to 19 March, (as Rouvas was scheduled for surgery prior to his Easter solo shows) and was the most successful show of the season.
    On 9 October 2010, Vissi released the single "Agapi Einai Esi".
    More Details Hide Details The music and lyrics are by Nikos Karvelas, the song being their first collaboration in four years. On 24 October, she released a three-track CD single titled "Agapi Einai Esi" packaged with newspaper "Real News" nationwide, while on 19 December she released the new studio album Agapi Einai Esi.
    Described as a rockumentary by Vissi, she first confirmed she was filming with director and friend Christine Crokos in July 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The show, which Vissi has stated is not a reality show, will focus on Vissi's everyday life and include footage from the last three years, including her proceeds recording album, practising with Rouvas for the Face2Face show, and meetings with Jean Paul Gaultier and Dave Stewart.
  • 2009
    Age 51
    At first it was supposed to be released in 2009 but Vissi wanted to finish her concert series in Athinon Arena prior to releasing the album.
    More Details Hide Details Vissi stated in an interview that the works in her English-Language album are still on and that this album will feature Karvela's English songs, too. The album has now a tentative 2011 release date.
    Vissi started appearances at "Athinon Arena" on 6 November 2009 with Greek band Ble, Yiorgos Sambanis, Mario, Vera Boufi, Elissavet Spanou, Michalis Zeis and DJ Dim Trik.
    More Details Hide Details The show was named "The Fabulous Show", after her then-latest single, Fabulous, which was included in Apagorevmeno+. The show marked the big comeback of Anna Vissi in the nightlife of Athens after four years of absence and received great reviews. Vissi was on stage for almost 4 hours every Friday and Sunday until closing night on 20 March 2010. Although the show was fully crowded in its first few performances, it was negatively affected by the financial crisis and did not meet attendance expectations overall, despite being highly anticipated and receiving an extensive promotional campaign. After the run in Athens the show moved to Thessaloniki on 3 April 2010 with spectacular opening night attendance. It is known that Vissi has been working on an English-Language album since 2008.
    The tour ended with a concert at GSP Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 25 September 2009; overall, the tour was a success for Vissi, who had not performed for the Greek audience in four years.
    More Details Hide Details On 16 November 2009, Apagorevmeno was re-released as Apagorevmeno+ with 3 new songs and two remixes in special ecological packaging.
    Vissi had originally planned to start appearances at "Athinon Arena" in February 2009, as part of her comeback and for promotion of the new album, however, she decided to hold a big concert in Athens during the summer, instead, while she did not rule out a summer tour around Greece.
    More Details Hide Details The tour began in July 2009 and all appearances were sold out throughout Greece.
    On 24 February 2009, Vissi re-newed her contract with Sony Music Greece.
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  • 2008
    Age 50
    Vissi's Greek album Apagorevmeno was released on 9 December 2008, including songs by Patrick Leonard, Adam Cohen, Kara DioGuardi, Glen Ballard, Dan Wilson, Yiannis Kefonedes and Vissi herself.
    More Details Hide Details The production of this album was done by Vissi herself, Greg Ladanyi, Patrick Leonard, CJ Vanston and Yiannis Kefonedes. It was the first album since 1983 not to include any songs and, generally, any input by Nikos Karvelas. The reason she gave for this in an interview with "Down Town" magazine was that the two had got tired of each other, but clarified that this did not rule out a collaboration in the future. The album was certified gold in the first week of release, and reached number one on its second week on the charts before settling at 2x platinum status. In August 2009, Apagorevmeno became the first album to have four top 10 singles on the official Greek download chart by Billboard since the launch of the chart. As of April 2009, the album has sold 27 thousand copies.
    Later in the year, on 4 October 2008, Vissi held a charity gala at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
    More Details Hide Details A bonus track from the Greek album was released on 29 October 2008, along with its music video. The song, titled To Parelthon Mou ("My Past"), is the title track to the Greek film Bank Bang, released in December 2008. The music video for the song was filmed on 22 October 2008, at The Mall Athens. With Cosmote sponsoring the album, three songs from the album were released on 26 November 2008, exclusively on the Cosmote online music store.
    On 28 June 2008, Vissi posted the song "Diri Dakta", that had been recorded previously, on her official MySpace profile for her fans; the song did not appear on her new album.
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    In February 2008, Vissi signed to Maple Jam Music Group for the management of the release of her upcoming Greek and English albums.
    More Details Hide Details In April 2008, MAD TV hosted a competition for its "Greek Week" in which visitors to their website were able to vote for their ten favourite Greek music videos, with the winners being showcased in a special "Greek Top 30 Countdown" on 20 April. Vissi was the most nominated artist with thirteen music videos, and managed to secure the number one position with Treno, while Agapi Ipervoliki came in at number four when the top 30 were announced.
  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 49
    In February 2007, she accompanied longtime friend Patricia Field to the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, United States.
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    In the beginning of 2007, Vissi moved to Los Angeles, United States to start work on an English album.
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    She spent a large portion of 2007 and 2008 recording her English album.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview with fans, she discussed the album, describing it as "a rock album with unbelievably nice songs, that some of the biggest people in the USA music industry worked on. It is an album that could only be made in the USA, that represents who I am, and I believe that this album will be a big plus in my career so far." It was revealed that the album will be released in the first half of 2009.
    In November 2007, she held a special charity concert in London for the "Oinoussian Benevolent Fund".
    More Details Hide Details It was held at the "Royal Opera House" in Covent Garden with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and she raised £250,000, excluding the entrance tickets costing £200. On New Year's Day, Vissi kicked off the new year by holding a big concert in Larnaca, Cyprus.
    In September 2007, Sony BMG released a compilation titled The Essential Anna Vissi in select markets.
    More Details Hide Details The album contains seventeen tracks, including some of Vissi's biggest hits. It also includes the previously leaked, but unofficially released English song Is it Safe?
    Vissi continued her tour in October 2007 with a European mini-tour.
    More Details Hide Details The concerts included Amsterdam and Brussels with her concert in Paris being cancelled without an explanation. During the tour, she stated that she was only halfway through her world tour.
    She travelled to Australia with Konstantinos Christoforou and had three concerts in Melbourne and Sydney, and from 10 April 2007 through 1 May 2007, she toured North America.
    More Details Hide Details Along with Takis Zacharatos, she performed in Chicago, New York City, Atlantic City, Connecticut (Foxwoods), Los Angeles, Montreal, and Toronto.
    Vissi also embarked on a world tour in January 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 48
    In the fall of 2006, she embarked on a Greek mini-tour, performing around Greece in sold-out concerts, as well as Cyprus with Goin' Through.
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    The tour was called The Best of Anna Vissi 2006 and was covered by Alpha TV.
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    She also had a concert on 8 September 2006 at G.S.P. Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, which kick-started her Greek mini-tour.
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    Vissi gave a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on 27 May 2006.
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    On 19 April 2006 she released a CD single for her Eurovision entry "Everything".
    More Details Hide Details It featured the original version of "Everything" and a remix of it by DJ Valentino and Christodoulos Siganos. She then also re-released Nylon as Nylon: Euro-Edition, which includes all of the songs from her album Nylon, as well as the entry song "Everything" in original, remixed and karaoke version. Euro Edition also contains the three other Greek Eurovision Preselection songs: "Beautiful Night", "Who Cares About Love" and "Welcome to the Party", which has entered the playlist of American satellite radio station "Sirius Beat". During the contest, Vissi performed in the 16th spot of the night and appeared alone on stage, wearing a Jean-Paul Gaultier outfit. Although she had been one of the favourites during the pre-contest period, she only managed to get 9th place with 128 points (hers was one of the two pre-qualified entries to finish in the top 10, the other being Romania). The other eight songs were all qualified from the semi-final. Finland won the contest with the rock band Lordi and their song Hard Rock Hallelujah. In interviews prior to the contest, she had stated that if there was anyone she would like to lose to, it would be the Finnish entry. Lordi had also expressed their liking of the Greek song in interviews, too.
    She also visited Malta, Cyprus, Albania, Serbia & Montenegro, Romania, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belgium, and ended her tour on 10 May 2006 in Israel.
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    After the filming of the song's music video was completed, Vissi embarked on a promotional tour across Europe starting on 12 April 2006 with Russia.
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    The Greek viewers used televote and SMS messages along with a panel of judges to choose the song Vissi would sing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Two of the competing songs, were composed by Nikos Karvelas, namely "Everything" and "Who Cares about Love", with Vissi herself penning the lyrics to "Everything". The third song, "A Beautiful Night", was written by composing group Pigassos, while the last song, "Welcome to the Party", was written by Greek composer Dimitris Kontopoulos. "Everything" was selected as the entry song of Greece, winning 47.79% of the votes. The day after the final, Vissi filmed the song's music video. Her previous record label, Minos EMI, released a CD single of her two prior Eurovision entries "Autostop" and "Mono I Agapi", shortly after.
    There were four candidate songs, which she sang during a song selection show on 14 March 2006 at "Votanikos" club.
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    Greek national broadcaster ERT chose Vissi to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 47
    On 24 November 2005, Vissi started performances at "Votanikos" club in Athens, Greece with Goin' Through, Dimitris Korgialas and Despina Olympiou, which lasted until March 2006.
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    On 27 September 2005, Vissi released a new Greek album titled Nylon.
    More Details Hide Details The album went platinum within 24 hours of its release and peaked at number one on the IFPI Greek Top 50 albums chart, selling 40 thousand copies. Shortly after, in October 2005, the album was released as a dual disc, the first ever to be released in Greece. The dual disc version featured special footage from her and Nikos Karvelas in the studio. In the album, there is a song featuring the lead singer of the Greek hip-hop band Goin' Through called Erota I Polemo ("Love or War"). The album is different from other albums Vissi had released up to then, with a more rock feel to it, as well as a mix of other genres including rock, dance, ballads and hip-hop.
    In July 2005, Vissi returned to Greece and released "Call Me" as a CD single by Sony BMG, along with a new English-language song titled "Lie".
    More Details Hide Details The single reached number one on the IFPI singles charts and achieved gold certification. In that same month, Vissi started recording her new Greek album. In August 2005, Anna took to the stage of the "Coca-Cola Sound-Wave", which was held in Mykonos. There she sang her new English song Lie and surprised fans and media by appearing on stage with half her head shaved. This performance was considered by many her comeback to the Greek music scene after being absent for more than a year.
    During the winter and through to the summer of 2005, she went around to clubs as part of her Mini-USA Tour to promote "Call Me".
    More Details Hide Details Some of the clubs included "Central", "Mirage", "DNA", "The Sound Garden" and "Studio 9".
  • 2004
    Age 46
    In 2004 she spoke passionately against the controversial proposed Annan Plan which aimed uniting Cyprus wife power divided 50/50 (Turks are 15/17 % of Cyprus population) and giving any rights for 2/3 of Greeks-Cypriots who losts their possession to reclaim them, supporting OXI (NO).
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    On 20 December 2004, Vissi released a live album and DVD, which went platinum in its first week of release.
    More Details Hide Details It sold 40 thousand copies. After that concert, she moved to the United States, for the preparation and promotion of her single "Call Me". In the United States, the single was released by Moda Records, which, during its collaboration with Vissi, was called Vanilla/Moda Records. It features twelve remixes, and went to number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play chart and number two on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart. Vissi then performed at the legendary Copacabana in New York for the KTU PartyGras.
    On 29 August 2004, Vissi performed at the closing ceremony of the XXVIII Olympiad, in Athens.
    More Details Hide Details She then gave a concert in Cyprus on 3 September, at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, where she sang for the first time her new English song called "Call Me".
    In May 2004, she went on a small tour in England and the United States, with Labis Livieratos (with whom she collaborated in the early '90s), while in July, her album Paraksenes Eikones was re-released with a bonus CD single called Remixes 2004, which went gold.
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    On 31 March 2004, Vissi performed in the Liberty Square in Nicosia, at a concert part of the celebrations for Cyprus's entry at the European Union, after an official invitation from the Republic of Cyprus.
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  • 2003
    Age 45
    To promote the album, she started appearing at "Diogenis Studio" for the winter season 2003–2004, with Konstantinos Christoforou, Nino and girl band Hi-5.
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    In September 2003, Vissi gave another concert in Cyprus, at the Tzirion Stadium in Limassol, to celebrate her 30-year-old career.
    More Details Hide Details At the same year, she was awarded with a prize for her whole contribution from the Cyprus Paralympic Organization, while a square in Larnaca was named after her. She also met and talked with the president of the Republic of Cyprus, in the Presidential Palace, in Nicosia. Just before 2004, on 5 December 2003, Vissi released the double album Paraksenes Eikones which went 2x platinum in six months. This was Vissi's first album since 1981's Anna Vissi that included songs written by other composers besides Nikos Karvelas. The album produced many hits.
    On 15 July 2003, Vissi gave a concert at "A Plaz Voulas/Apollonies Aktes", with special guest star Nikos Karvelas.
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    In May 2003, Vissi performed with Nikos Karvelas and Irini Merkouri at "Boom" in Thessaloniki, Greece.
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  • 2002
    Age 44
    In the winter of 2002–2003, she was working at "Fever" club in Athens, performing with Yiannis Parios.
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    In late 2002, Vissi released the album Chi, which was produced by George De Angelis.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after, the album was featured on CNN's Music Room, where they talked about how the album reached number one in Greece. The album quickly reached number one on the IFPI charts, and was certified 2x platinum.
    In early 2002, Vissi starred in the musical Mala – I Mousiki Tou Anemou, based on a true love story that took place during World War II in Auschwitz, between Mala Zimetbaum and Edward Galiñski.
    More Details Hide Details The play, which was staged at Pallas Theatre in Athens, it was written by Karvelas, directed by Giannis Kakleas and was accompanied by a symphony orchestra conducted by Giorgos Niarhos. Mala premiered on 19 January. The production and Vissi's performance was received tepidly by critics and its commercial performance was mediocre. The musical was shown on Mega Channel a year later. An album containing the songs performed at the play was also released and charted, reaching gold status in Greece and platinum in Cyprus.
  • 2001
    Age 43
    Three months later, on 5 September 2001, she gave a concert in Cyprus (GSP Stadium), singing in front of more than 18,000 viewers, for more than three hours where she was awarded for the seven-times platinum Kravgi.
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    On 6 June 2001, she was the main singer in a production in Bucharest (Unirii square, nearby river Dambovitei) along with the No Smoking band and the cinema director and producer Emir Kusturica.
    More Details Hide Details The concert (2001, Peace Odyssey) included a multimedia show, opening with a water screen. More than 150,000 people were present. Kusturica along with producer and director Angelos Hadjiandreou undertook the artistic direction of the event, marrying music with the most modern expression of art.
    Some months later, she started appearances with Garbi and ONE at "Fever", while she accepted the invitation of the Mayor of Athens to perform in the Parliament Square, at the celebrations of the 2001 New Year's Eve.
    More Details Hide Details Just before Easter, a second single off her international album was released. It was called "Still in Love with You" and contained remixes (Radio Edit, Soda Club Radio Mix, Soda Club Mix, Soda Club TV track), with production by Brian Rawling.
  • 2000
    Age 42
    In September 2000, she gave a charity concert at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, in front of 12,000 people, with ONE and a group of dancers from Sony International.
    More Details Hide Details She sang songs from the very beginning of her career to her then-current career (1973–2001). At the same year, she released her internationally distributed English-language album Everything I Am, which although started as ambition effort to launch an international career. It contained twelve songs by Russ Ballard, Mark Taylor, Graham Stack, Steve Torch, Paul Stanley, Tina Shafer, Julian Harris, Danielle Gerber and Nikos Karvelas. Producers of the album were Brian Rawling, Ric Wake and Peter Asher. A week after its release in Greece, the album reached gold status (20,000+ copies), while Australia, South Africa, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Turkey, Finland, Norway, and Asia started to promote it with little success. In November 2000, Kravgi was released. It was a double album with 24 new songs and included a duet with Katy Garbi. It reached 3× platinum status in one month, setting a record, and eventually went seven-times platinum, having sold 175 thousand copies (350 thousand units) as of 2009, making it the best-selling album of the 2000s decade and the eighth best-selling of all time in terms of unit sales in Greece. Petros Dragoumanos, however, an independent recording industry researcher and author of the video albums Guide to Greek Discography, argues that Despina Vandi's Gia (2001) has sold 200 thousand copies (400 thousand units) rather than the reported 170 thousand.
    On 13 May 2000, she performed as a special guest star in her native Cyprus, at the 49th annual Miss Universe Pageant which took place at the Eleftheria Stadium in Nicosia.
    More Details Hide Details She sang for the very first time her song "On a Night Like This", a song later made famous by Australian singer Kylie Minogue and included in Minogue's album Light Years. Some months later, her first international single was released titled "Everything I Am", containing the original version and three remixes of the song (Almighty Mix, Eiffel 65 RMX, Groove Brothers Remix), and a song with both Greek and English lyrics called "Moro Mou, No Tomorrow". She also filmed her first music video of a song off that single, directed by Antti Jokinen (Solar films, Finland), that cost 80,000,000 drachmas (US$310,000). Apart from the English-language single, she also released the Greek-language single "Agapi Ipervoliki" on an EP of the same name containing six new songs. It became triple platinum and finally settled at four-times platinum. To promote the single, she started appearances at "Asteria" club with Karvelas and the boy band ONE, with Shaun Fernandez as the choreographer.
    Followed by a short break from music, in April 2000 Vissi performed at London's Royal Albert Hall, at the so-called "millennium show," singing in front of people from Sony International, marketing managers from Europe, and fans from the United Kingdom.
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  • 1999
    Age 41
    Later that year, Vissi gave a charity concert at the Presidential Palace in Cyprus, with the presidential orchestra of the Russian Confederacy (Telethon) and continued with two concerts in London, in February 1999 (Forum Music Theatre, Palladium Theatre).
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after, there was also a mini-tour in the USA, giving concerts in Los Angeles, Atlantic City, Chicago, Boston and New York (Madison Square Garden). The Los Angeles Times wrote: "A performance so charismatic, so filled with sheer magnetic talent... expect big things from this potential new international star", while the New York Times wrote: "With raised arms and delicately stepping feet, she was no unapproachable, packaged pop diva, but an irrepressible entertainer". In New York City, Vissi performed a mini-concert for her fans at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square. This performance was part of a series of events hosted by the Virgin Megastore, promoting some of the world's biggest stars, with Vissi being the only Greek singer to receive this honour. The event was promoted throughout the tri-state area by KTU (radio station) and was part of "Anna Vissi day" at the biggest Virgin Megastore in the USA.
  • 1998
    Age 40
    During the summer of 1998, Vissi presented a show at club "Asteria".
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    In April 1998, Vissi released her album titled Antidoto, which sold more than 80,000 copies in just a week, breaking all previous records to that point.
    More Details Hide Details The album eventually achieved triple platinum status, having sold 130 thousand copies as of 2009.
    In March 1998, Vissi broke a record, winning seven Greek Music Awards for her album Travma.
    More Details Hide Details A couple of months later, a new CD single was released with the songs "Crush", "Mavra Gyalia" and "Eleni", as well as a re-release of her multi-platinum album Travma, with a bonus CD containing songs from previous albums, only in Australia.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 39
    For the winter of 1997–1998, Vissi made appearances at club Gazi.
    More Details Hide Details On New Year's Eve, by invitation of the Mayor of Athens, she performed in the Parliament Square in front of more than 20,000 people, an event which was broadcast on TV all over Greece and Cyprus.
    In April 1997, Vissi released Travma which went gold in twelve days and triple platinum in six months, eventually selling 170 thousand copies.
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    In February 1997, Vissi won three Greek Music Awards: Best Female Singer, Best Interpretation, and Biggest Airplay Song.
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  • 1996
    Age 38
    In February 1996, Vissi released the triple-platinum album Klima Tropiko.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured a new sound for Anna Vissi. It has sold 105 thousand copies as of 2009. After giving more than 40 concerts all over Greece, she started winter appearances at club "Chaos".
  • 1994
    Age 36
    In 1994, she was the hostess on the ANT1 weekly TV show Me Agapi, Anna.
    More Details Hide Details The show was cancelled and in 2008 the production company filed a lawsuit against Vissi claiming "unprofessional behavior of the singer" because the agreement was for 40 episodes and Vissi dropped out after 10 episodes. The juridical conflict between Vissi and the production company appeared to come to an end when the Court of Appeal of Athens led to the final compromise of the two sides to the sum of €400,000. A sum that the singer would supposed to pay in the company against the initial sum of 2,3 millions of Euros. Ultimately Vissi was vindicated and the decision of Supreme Court ruled that €400,000 was a lot more from the amount that Vissi should actually pay and decided to give the half amount of money. One year later she did a concert in Cyprus, supporting the defences of the island.
  • 1993
    Age 35
    A year later, in October 1993, Vissi landed the leading role of Aphrodite, in the one-act opera Ode to the Gods by Stavros Sideras.
    More Details Hide Details It was held only once in Limassol, Cyprus, during the celebrations for the Commonwealth Day. Then-president of the Republic of Cyprus, Glafkos Clerides, and Queen Elizabeth II, were amongst the audience. The following years, Karvelas and Vissi released the albums Lambo (1992), Emeis (1992), Live! (1993), Re! (1994), and O! Kypros (1995), an album with traditional Cypriot songs.
  • 1991
    Age 33
    In November 1991, Vissi and Karvelas starred in the first Greek rock opera, Daimones ("Demons").
    More Details Hide Details It was based on a libretto by Stavros Sideras and staged at Attikon Theater in Athens for two years. Roger Williams was the director and Anna Vissi (Queen & Rozanne), Yannis Samsiaris (Daniel), Bessy Malfa (Witch & Loa) and John Modinos (Inquisitor) were the leading actors. Daimones was played on foreign TV stations and attracted the attention of Broadway agents. Vissi described it as an "artistic achievement" in her career; however, the play received mostly negative reviews from professional critics and contributed to the relatively unsuccessful period Vissi faced in the early 1990s. Vissi has defended the play, saying "I did something important and advanced for the Greek music scene!" but admitted that she lost a lot of money from the production. She is considering modernising and relaunching the production in the 2010s.
  • 1989
    Age 31
    In 1989, she released the highly successful studio album Fotia (Fire), being one of the first albums to feature western sounds.
    More Details Hide Details The lead single Pseftika ("Fake") became a big hit and the album reached platinum status, selling 180.000 copies and becoming the second best selling record of 1990. She performed at "Diogenis Palace" in that same year, Athens's biggest nightclub/music hall at the time. In the early 1990s, she continued performing around Greece with Nikos Karvelas, with appearances at "Diogenis Palace" and then at "Rex".
  • 1988
    Age 30
    In 1988, she made her debut as a radio producer on ANT1 Radio.
    More Details Hide Details Her radio program was titled after one of her songs Ta Koritsia Einai Atakta ("Girls Are Naughty") and was aired every weekend. In the same year, she participated with the song Klaio ("I'm Crying") at the Greek National Final for Eurovision Song Contest, finishing third.
    In February 1988 she released her ninth album Tora ("Now") and in December the album Empnefsi! ("Inspiration!") which went gold.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 26
    In March 1984, she released Na 'Hes Kardia ("If You Had a Heart").
    More Details Hide Details The album was certified gold. The following year her seventh album Kati Simveni ("Something Is Happening") was released which included one of her most famous songs, titled "Dodeka" (O'Clock)" and reached gold status selling 80.000 units. In 1986 I Epomeni Kinisi ("The Next Move") was released. The album included the hit Pragmata ("Things") and went platinum, becoming the best selling record of the year.
    In 1984, Vissi left her record company EMI Greece and signed with CBS Records Greece, which later became Sony Music Greece, a collaboration that lasted until 2013.
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  • 1983
    Age 25
    In the beginning of the 1980s Anna Vissi met Nikos Karvelas and a few years later, in 1983, they got married.
    More Details Hide Details They have a daughter named Sofia Karvela. The couple later got divorced, but remain good friends, while Karvelas also writes most of Vissi's songs.
    In May 1983, she married Nikos Karvelas, a composer, with whom she collaborated in 1975 and in November she gave birth to her daughter Sofia.
    More Details Hide Details After their marriage, she started a close collaboration with Karvelas. Since 1975, all her releases have become gold or platinum and have included songs by Karvelas. In 1986, she participated at the Cypriot National Final for Eurovision Song Contest with the song Thelo Na Gino Star ("I Want To Be A Star"), taking second place. This song is still unreleased up to date.
    Since the 1980s, Vissi began a nearly exclusive collaboration with songwriter Nikos Karvelas, to whom she was married to from 1983–1992 and had one child with, resulting in one of the most successful music partnerships in the nation's history.
    More Details Hide Details Together they created the label CarVi, which resulted in legal issues with EMI Greece, and they then moved to CBS Records Greece, which later became Sony Music Greece. Over the course of her career she has released over two dozen albums, most of which have been certified at least gold in the two countries and has also starred in three theatrical productions and briefly ventured into television and radio. Vissi experimented with different styles of music; after becoming one of the first Greek artists to introduce Western pop and dance elements into Greek laïko and entehno, she became one of the most prominent portrayers of the laïko-pop hybrid genre and culture that was thriving from the mid-1990s into the mid-2000s. She landed her biggest commercial success with Fotia (1989), followed by the double Kravgi (2000), which became the best-selling album of the 2000s decade and eighth best-selling of all time in terms of units, while five others – Kitrino Galazio (1979), I Epomeni Kinisi (1985), Klima Tropiko (1996), Travma (1997), and Antidoto (1998) – have also achieved six figure sales. She has a large number of successful singles most of which have become classics, including her signature song "Dodeka", "Methismeni Politia", "Pragmata", "Agapi Ipervoliki", "Pseftika", "Ta Mathitika Hronia", "Stin Pira", "Gazi" and many many more. Through the years she kept a strong fan base, sold out tours and shows (as was her latests shows in Rex in winter 2011–12 and Hotel Ermou 2015-2016 which was the most successful the of the year).
  • 1982
    Age 24
    In 1982, she represented her native Cyprus at the 27th Eurovision Song Contest with the song she composed herself, Mono I Agapi ("Only love"), which ended fifth with 85 points scoring Cyprus its highest position to date.
    More Details Hide Details The songs were not released on any album or CD single until 2006, when both were released on CD single in time for Vissi's third Eurovision appearance. The English version of "Mono I Agapi", however, was released as a 7-inch single in 1982, titled "Love Is A Lonely Weekend". Its b-side I'm Gonna Be A Fool for You remains unreleased on CD.
  • 1980
    Age 22
    In 1980, Vissi participated in the 25th Eurovision Song Contest representing Greece with the song Autostop ("Hitch-Hike"), finishing 13th with 30 points.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year she released her third album Nai ("Yes") reaching gold status with 50,000 units sold. The album produced the hits Oso Eho Foni ("As long as I have my voice") and Methysmeni Politeia ("Drunken state"). One year later her fourth, self-titled album Anna Vissi was released, reaching gold status.
  • 1979
    Age 21
    Her second album Kitrino Galazio was released in 1979 and produced the hit Aftos Pou Perimeno ("The one I'm waiting for").
    More Details Hide Details The album reached platinum status and became the best-selling record of the year in Greece.
  • 1978
    Age 20
    In 1978 she was proposed by ERT (Greek National Television) to represent Greece at the 23rd Eurovision Song Contest.
    More Details Hide Details There were two candidate songs: Poso S' Agapo and O Kyrios Nobel. Finally, due to controversies between the composers of the songs, her participation was disqualified and Tania Tsanaklidou went to the contest.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 19
    In 1977, she went on tour with George Dalaras and Haris Alexiou, giving concerts with the most notable at the Rainbow, London (June).
    More Details Hide Details In the same year, she released her first studio album named As Kanoume Apopse Mian Arhi and won the prize for best singer and best song (As Kanoume Apopse Mian Arhi) of the year at the Annual Song Festival of Thessaloniki (Palais des Sports).
    Vissi established herself in the recording industry by winning the Thessaloniki Song Festival in 1977 with the song "As Kanoume Apopse Mian Arhi" and releasing her debut album of the same name.
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  • 1973
    Age 15
    In 1973, her family moved to Athens, Greece, where she was able to pursue her studies at the National Conservatory.
    More Details Hide Details She would eventually appear with a number of well-known Greek singers, such as George Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, and Vasilis Papakonstantinou, in the famous nightclubs of Plaka, in Athens. During this time she also studied the law at the University of Athens. Her first important collaboration, alongside George Dalaras, was with composer Stavros Koujioumtzis. Koujioumtzis composed two songs for Vissi, S' Agapo ("I Love You") and Sta Hronia tis Ipomonis ("In The Years of Patience"). She also collaborated with many important Greek composers such as Mikis Theodorakis (1974/1975), Georgios Hadjinassios (1974), Doros Giorgiadis (1974), Nikos Karvelas (who later became her husband; 1975) and Mihalis Terzis (1976).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Anna Vissi was born on 20 December 1957 into a Greek Cypriot family, in Pyla, a village near Larnaca, Cyprus.
    More Details Hide Details She has been singing from a very early age, beginning formal musical studies at the age of six at a local conservatory. At the age of twelve she entered a talent competition and won first prize. Two years later, she was the main singer at Ayia Tilliria, which was also her first TV appearance.
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