Anna Vissi

Cypriot singer Anna Vissi

Anna Vissi, known as Anna Vishy in Cypriot Greek, is a Greek-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
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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 ...
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In de spotlight: Anna Vissi – 'Kravgi' (Sony Music Greece/Columbia) - Eurosong
Google News - over 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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)
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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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
Google News - over 6 years
... 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 6 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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    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.
  • 2015
    Age 57
    Her appearances in Hotel Ermou were the most successful in Athens lasting from December 2015 to April 2016.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • 2013
    Age 55
    In November 2013 it was announced that Vissi signed with record label Panik Records in its new label Panik Gold.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    On August she began her 'Summer 2012' Tour in Greece.
  • 2011
    Age 53
    On 16 December 2011, Vissi started appearing at club REX in a concert series titled "Dodeka" with Mairi Linta.
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    On 5 November 2011 Vissi performed in Stuttgart, Germany.
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    In September 2011 Vissi performed a mini-Cypriot tour titled Etsi Apla, performing four concerts.
    In May 2011, Vissi will be embarking on a North American & Canadian tour.
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    Vissi performed a charity concert at the OACA stadium on 15 April 2011 to raise money to save the amateur league Panathinaikos football team.
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    Vissi will be debuting a documentary called "Oso Eho Foni" on Alpha TV on 30 March 2011.
  • 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.
    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,.
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    On 9 October 2010, Vissi released the single "Agapi Einai Esi".
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    Described as a rockumentary by Vissi, she first confirmed she was filming with director and friend Christine Crokos in July 2010.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    On 24 February 2009, Vissi re-newed her contract with Sony Music Greece.
  • 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.
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    Later in the year, on 4 October 2008, Vissi held a charity gala at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
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    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.
    In February 2008, Vissi signed to Maple Jam Music Group for the management of the release of her upcoming Greek and English albums.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 49
    In February 2007, she accompanied longtime friend Patricia Field to the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, United States.
    In the beginning of 2007, Vissi moved to Los Angeles, United States to start work on an English album.
    She spent a large portion of 2007 and 2008 recording her English album.
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    In November 2007, she held a special charity concert in London for the "Oinoussian Benevolent Fund".
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    In September 2007, Sony BMG released a compilation titled The Essential Anna Vissi in select markets.
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    Vissi continued her tour in October 2007 with a European mini-tour.
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    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.
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    Vissi also embarked on a world tour in January 2007.
  • 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.
    The tour was called The Best of Anna Vissi 2006 and was covered by Alpha TV.
    She also had a concert on 8 September 2006 at G.S.P. Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, which kick-started her Greek mini-tour.
    Vissi gave a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on 27 May 2006.
    On 19 April 2006 she released a CD single for her Eurovision entry "Everything".
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    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.
    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.
    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.
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    There were four candidate songs, which she sang during a song selection show on 14 March 2006 at "Votanikos" club.
    Greek national broadcaster ERT chose Vissi to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
  • 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.
    On 27 September 2005, Vissi released a new Greek album titled Nylon.
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    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".
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    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".
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  • 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).
    On 20 December 2004, Vissi released a live album and DVD, which went platinum in its first week of release.
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    On 29 August 2004, Vissi performed at the closing ceremony of the XXVIII Olympiad, in Athens.
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    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.
    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.
  • 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.
    In September 2003, Vissi gave another concert in Cyprus, at the Tzirion Stadium in Limassol, to celebrate her 30-year-old career.
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    On 15 July 2003, Vissi gave a concert at "A Plaz Voulas/Apollonies Aktes", with special guest star Nikos Karvelas.
    In May 2003, Vissi performed with Nikos Karvelas and Irini Merkouri at "Boom" in Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 2002
    Age 44
    In the winter of 2002–2003, she was working at "Fever" club in Athens, performing with Yiannis Parios.
    In late 2002, Vissi released the album Chi, which was produced by George De Angelis.
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    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.
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  • 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.
    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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
  • 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).
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  • 1998
    Age 40
    During the summer of 1998, Vissi presented a show at club "Asteria".
    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.
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    In March 1998, Vissi broke a record, winning seven Greek Music Awards for her album Travma.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 39
    For the winter of 1997–1998, Vissi made appearances at club Gazi.
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    In April 1997, Vissi released Travma which went gold in twelve days and triple platinum in six months, eventually selling 170 thousand copies.
    In February 1997, Vissi won three Greek Music Awards: Best Female Singer, Best Interpretation, and Biggest Airplay Song.
  • 1996
    Age 38
    In February 1996, Vissi released the triple-platinum album Klima Tropiko.
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  • 1994
    Age 36
    In 1994, she was the hostess on the ANT1 weekly TV show Me Agapi, Anna.
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  • 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.
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  • 1991
    Age 33
    In November 1991, Vissi and Karvelas starred in the first Greek rock opera, Daimones ("Demons").
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  • 1989
    Age 31
    In 1989, she released the highly successful studio album Fotia (Fire), being one of the first albums to feature western sounds.
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  • 1988
    Age 30
    In 1988, she made her debut as a radio producer on ANT1 Radio.
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    In February 1988 she released her ninth album Tora ("Now") and in December the album Empnefsi! ("Inspiration!") which went gold.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 26
    In March 1984, she released Na 'Hes Kardia ("If You Had a Heart").
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    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.
  • 1983
    Age 25
    In the beginning of the 1980s Anna Vissi met Nikos Karvelas and a few years later, in 1983, they got married.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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").
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  • 1978
    Age 20
    In 1978 she was proposed by ERT (Greek National Television) to represent Greece at the 23rd Eurovision Song Contest.
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  • 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).
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    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.
  • 1973
    Age 15
    In 1973, her family moved to Athens, Greece, where she was able to pursue her studies at the National Conservatory.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Anna Vissi was born on 20 December 1957 into a Greek Cypriot family, in Pyla, a village near Larnaca, Cyprus.
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