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Encyclopedia > Anna Vissi
Anna Vissi
Birth name Anna Vissi
Born December 20, 1957 (1957-12-20) (age 49)

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Origin Flag of Greece Greece
Genre(s) Modern laika, pop, dance
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, composer, actress
Years active 1973-present
Label(s) EMI (1977-1982),
CarVi (1983)
Sony BMG (1984-Present),
Moda Records (2005-Present)
Website www.annavissi.net

Anna Vissi (Greek: Άννα Βίσση; born December 20, 1957) is a Cypriot-Greek singer, famous mainly in Greece, and her home country Cyprus, with success in the United States as well. Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the Greek music-culture. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Moda Records is a record label servicing hip hop, urban, rap, dance and pop music artists. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ...

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Biography

Childhood & Origins

Vissi was born in 1957, in the village of Pyla, in Larnaca, Cyprus. 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 Y. Kotsonis opus Ayia Tilliria, which was also her first TV appearance. In 1973, her family moved to Athens, Greece where she was able to pursue her studies at the National Conservatory. 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 law at the University of Athens. Her first important collaboration, alongside Georgios Dalaras, was with composer Stavros Koujioumtzis who composed two songs for Vissi, S' Agapo and Sta Chronia tis Ypomonis. 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). There is also a town called Pyla in Greece, see Pyla, Greece. ... District Larnaka  - Mayor Andreas Moyseos Population (2001)  - City 72,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: http://www. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... George Dalaras (Greek: Γιώργος Νταλάρας), also possibly spelled as Yorgos or Giorgos Ntalaras is regarded as the best contemporary Greek singer. ... Haris Alexiou (Greek: ) is a Greek singer. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline for Music. ... Plaka by night Pláka (Greek: Πλάκα) is the old historical neighbourhood of Athens, Greece just under the Acropolis. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... Stavros Koujioumtzis (Greek:Σταύρος Κουγιουμτζής) is one of the most significant greek music composers of the 20th century. ... Mikis Theodorakis (Greek: Μίκης Θεοδωράκης) (b. ... Anna Vissi with Nikos Karvelas. ...


Late 1970s

In 1977 she went on tour with Georgios Dalaras and Haris Alexiou, giving remarkable concerts with the most famous at Rainbow, London (June). In the same year, she won the prize for best singer and best song (As Kanoume Apopse mia Arhi) of the year at the Annual Song Festival of Thessaloniki (Palai des Spor). In 1978 she was proposed by ERT (Greek National Television) to represent Greece at the 23rd Eurovision Song Contest. There were two songs to select from — 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. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Thessaloniki or Salonica (Greek: ) is Greeces second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, the largest Region of Greece. ... Eurovision redirects here. ...


1980s

1980-1982: Eurovision Song Contest

In 1980, Anna took part in the 25th Eurovision Song Contest representing Greece with the song Autostop, finishing 13th with 30 points. Two years later, she represented her native Cyprus at the 27th ESC with the song Mono i Agapi, which ended 5th with 85 points. Although the song Mono i Agapi was written by Anna Vissi herself, many people believe that Nikos Karvelas wrote it. Eurovision redirects here. ...


1983-1990: Nikos Karvelas

In 1983 she married Nikos Karvelas, a composer, with whom she collaborated in 1975. After their marriage, she started a close collaboration with her husband. Since 1975, all her releases have become gold or platinum and Anna has been (along with Georgios Dalaras and Haris Alexiou) one of the top selling Greek artists. In 1986, she participated at the Cypriot National Final for Eurovision Song Contest, with the song Thelo na Gino Star, taking second place. This song is still unreleased today. Some of her most successful albums include I Epomeni Kinisi, Tora, Empnevsi, Fotia. In 1989 she made her debut as a radio producer on ANT1 Radio. Her radio program had the title of one of her songs Ta Koritsia Ine Atakta and was aired every weekend. In the same year she participated with the song Kleo at the Greek National Final for Eurovision Song Contest, ending third. Anna Vissi with Nikos Karvelas. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...


1990s

1990-1992: Demones

In the early 1990s, she staged spectacular shows in Greece (along with her husband Nikos Karvelas), starting with her appearances at Diogenis Pallace and then at Rex (presenting the famous Anna Vissi Show). In November 1991, a big dream of Karvelas's and Vissi's came true: Demones, the first Greek rock opera. It was based on a libretto by Stavros Sideras and staged at Atticon Theatre in Athens for two years. Roger Williams was the director and Anna Vissi (Queen, Rozanne), Yannis Samsiaris (Daniel), and John Modinos (Inquisitor) were the leading actors. Critics were flattering while Demones was played on foreign TV stations and attracted the attention of Broadway agents.


1992-1994

A year later in October 1993, she had the leading role of Aphrodite, in the one act opera Ode to the Gods by Stavros Sideras. It was held only once in Limassol, Cyprus, during the celebrations for the Commonwealth Day. The then-president of the Republic of Cyprus, Glafkos Kleridis, and Queen Elizabeth II, were amongst the audience. The following years Karvelas and Vissi released albums that became gold and platinum. They included Lampo! with Latino influences, Emis, Live!, Re!, O! Kypros with traditional Cypriot songs. District Limassol Government  - Mayor Andreas Christou Population (2004)  - City 201. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ...


1994-1998: Klima Tropiko and Travma

In 1994 she was the hostess on the ANT1 weekly TV show Me Agapi, Anna, while one year after she did a concert in Cyprus, supporting the defenses of the island. In 1996 Anna released the double platinum album Klima Tropiko. After giving more than 40 successful concerts all over Greece, she mounted a spectacular, three-hour show at the club, Gazi. On New Year's Eve, by invitation of the Mayor of the city of Athens, she performed in the Parliament Square in front of more than 20,000 people and all of Greece, via TV. For other articles with similar names, see New Year (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ...


In the same year a new album was released called Travma that became gold in less than two weeks and three times platinum in only six months.


After a while, a new CD single was released with the same song along with 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.


1998-2000: Antidoto

In 1998, she released a new Greek album called Antidoto, which sold more than 80,000 copies in just a week. This broke all the previous records. She then gave a sold-out charity concert at the Presidential Palace in Cyprus, with the presidential orchestra of the Russian Confederacy (Telethon) and continued with two sold-out concerts in London, in February 1999 (Forum Music Theatre, Palladium Theatre). There was also a mini tour in the U.S., 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". This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the state. ...


In New York City, Anna performed a mini concert for her fans at the Virgin Mega Store 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 Anna being the only Greek star to receive this honor. The event was promoted throughout the tristate area by KTU (radio station) and was part of "Anna Vissi day" at the biggest Virgin Megastore in the US. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Fans of the Greek diva lined outside the store for hours as they waited for a chance to meet with her and then watch her perform an exclusive show at the legendary store, joining the ranks of other international stars like Kylie Minogue and Mariah Carey who performed during similar events.


The highlight of her 1999 world tour was her performance at the Madison Square Garden Theatre in New York City in front of a packed house, for a sold-out extravaganza. Her performance received great reviews in the local press, most notably from the New York Times, making Anna the first and only Greek female star to perform in one of New York City's most prestigious venues. Once again, she has joined some of the world's biggest stars who have performed sold out shows at the Theatre, stars like Whitney Houston, Sarah Brightman and Celine Dion.


2000s

2000-2001: Everything I Am and Kravgi

In April 2000, Anna 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 UK. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Albert Hall redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


In 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. She sang for the very first time her song On a Night Like This(that became a worldwide hit by Australian songstress Kylie Minogue), in front of a huge live international audience around the world. Miss Canada Universe 2005, Natalie Glebova reacts after being crowned Miss Universe 2005 by former Miss Universe 2004, Jennifer Hawkins of Australia in Bangkok, Thailand. ... Kylie Ann Minogue (pronounced [1]) (born May 28, 1968) is a Brit and Grammy award-winning Australian pop singer-songwriter and actress. ...


Some months later, her first international single was released called 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. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


She also filmed her first video clip of that single, directed by Antti Jokinen (Solar films, Finland), that costed 80,000,000 drachmas (310,000 dollars). Apart from the English single, she also released a new Greek single called Agapi Ypervoliki, containing six new songs.


Having sold more than 75,000 copies in 10 weeks, it became triple platinum and finally five times platinum, selling more than 100,000 copies. To promote the single, she presented a unique show for the Greek standards at Asteria Club with husband Nikos Karvelas and the boy band ONE, with Shaun Fernandez as the choreographer. The boyband One comes from Cyprus. ...


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. She sang songs from the very beginning of her career to her current carrier (1973-2001). District Nicosia District Government  - Mayor Eleni Mavrou Population (2004)  - City 270,000 (Greek part) 85,000 (Turkish part) 355,000 (Total) Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: www. ...


The same year he released her international English language album called Everything I Am which although started as ambition effort to launch an international career it failed to chart in the US. It contained 12 songs by Russ Ballard, Mark Taylor, Graham Stack, Steve Torch, Paul Stanley, Tina Shafer, Julian Harris, Danielle Gerber and of-course her husband, Nikos Karvelas. Producers of the album were Brian Rawling (Cher, Enrique Iglesias), Ric Wake (Céline Dion) and Peter Asher (Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Cher). In Greece, after a week, 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. This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... This article is about the singer/songwriter. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy, Juno, and Oscar award-winning pop singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


In November 2000 Vissi's new Greek album was released, entitled Kravgi, reaching double platinum status in just a couple of hours, breaking all the previous records. It finally became [[7x]] Platinum -- a double album with 24 new songs and a duet with Keti Garbi. Some months later, she started presenting a show with Keti and the boyband ONE in Fever Club, while she accepted the invitation of the Mayor of Athens to perform in the Parliament Square, at the celebrations of the New Year's Eve 2001.


Just before Easter, a second single from her international album was released. It was called Still in Love with You with remixes (Radio Edit, Soda Club Radio Mix, Soda Club Mix, Soda Club TV Track) and production by Brian Rawling.


2001-2004

On the 6 June 2001 she was the main singer in a spectacular production in Bucharest (Unirii square, nearby river Dambovitei) along with the No Smoking band and the famous cinema director and producer Emir Kusturica. The concert (2001, Peace Odyssey) included a multimedia show, opening with a water screen that wowed more than 150,000 people who were present, marrying music with the most modern expression of art. Kusturica along with producer and director Angelos Hadjiandreou undertook the artistic direction of the event. is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Patria si Dreptul Meu (My Country and My Right) Location of Bucharest within Romania (in red) Coordinates: , Country County Founded 1459 (first official record) Government  - Mayor Adriean Videanu Area  - City 228 km² (88 sq mi)  - Metro 238 km² (91. ...


Three months later (3 September) she gave a concert in Cyprus (GSP Stadium), singing and dancing in front of more than 18,000 viewers, for more than three hours. Just a day before, she was awarded for the seven times platinum Kravgi. She described her next step as the 'diamond' of her career, a challenge she set to conquer, searching for new expressional dimensions. The music theatre 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. Not only did she pass her acting ambitions with flying colours, but she left in awe everyone, critics and public, who observed her inexhaustible talent on stage. The play, which was staged at Pallace Theatre in Athens (19 January 2002), was written by her husband Nikos Karvelas, directed by Yannis Kakleas and accompanied by a symphony orchestra conducted by Yorgos Niarhos. is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the mineral. ... Auschwitz, in English, commonly refers to the Auschwitz concentration camp complex built near the town of Oświęcim, by Nazi Germany during World War II. Rarely, it may refer to the Polish town of Oświęcim (called by the Germans Auschwitz) itself. ... Malka Zimetbaum, also known as Mala Zimetbaum, is considered by many Jews as one of the greatest Jewish heroines of all time. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


The next year she was in Fever Club in Athens, performing with one of the most important Greek singer, Yannis Parios ('the singer of love') with whom she had already collaborated in the late 70s. There, she promoted her new album Χ with producer George De Angelis.


In September 2003, Vissi gave another sold-out concert in Cyprus, at the Tzirion Stadium in Limassol, with songs from her 30 years career. Also, she was awarded with a prize for her whole contribution from the Cyprus Paralympic Organization, while a square in Larnaca was named after her. District Limassol Government  - Mayor Andreas Christou Population (2004)  - City 201. ... Silver 2004 The Paralympic Games are an official equivalent of the Olympics for athletes with physical disabilities. ... District Larnaka  - Mayor Andreas Moyseos Population (2001)  - City 72,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: http://www. ...


She also met and talked with the president of the Republic of Cyprus, in the Presidential Palace, in Nicosia. Just before 2004, her new album was released called Paraxenes Ikones. To promote the album, she started appearing in Diogenis Studio, with Konstandinos Christoforou, Nino and Hi-5. In the same year she released the album X. District Nicosia District Government  - Mayor Eleni Mavrou Population (2004)  - City 270,000 (Greek part) 85,000 (Turkish part) 355,000 (Total) Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: www. ... Constantinos Christoforou Constantinos Christoforou, Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Χριστοφόρου (b. ... Hi-5 was a Greek girl pop group consisting of five females created by the Greek version of the popular show Popstars in 2003. ...


2004-2005

On the 31 March 2004, Anna 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. is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... District Nicosia District Government  - Mayor Eleni Mavrou Population (2004)  - City 270,000 (Greek part) 85,000 (Turkish part) 355,000 (Total) Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: www. ...


In May 2004 she went on a small tour in England and U.S., with Lambis Livieratos (with whom she collaborated back in the early 90s), while in July her album Paraxenes Ikones was re-released with a bonus CD single called The Remixes. On 29 August 2004 she performed at the closing ceremony of the XXVIII Olympiad, in Athens. 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 (the English version of her Greek dance hit Eisai). For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... District Nicosia District Government  - Mayor Eleni Mavrou Population (2004)  - City 270,000 (Greek part) 85,000 (Turkish part) 355,000 (Total) Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: www. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


After that concert she moved to the U.S., for the preparation and promotion of her single Call Me that has been included in the playlists of major radio stations, both in U.S. and Europe. In the Billboard Charts of USA, the single was released by Nicky Kalliongis on his label Moda Records. It features twelve remixes, and went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play chart and number 2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart. Anna then performed at the Legendary Copacabana in New York for the KTU PartyGras. During the winter and through to the summer of 2005, Anna went around to clubs as apart of her Mini-USA Tour. Some of the clubs include: Central, Mirage, DNA, The Sound Garden, and Studio 9. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Call Me is a song sang by Anna Vissi, and composed by Nikos Karvelas. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ...


2005: Nylon

In July 2005 Anna returned to Greece and released Call Me as a CD single by Sony BMG, along with a new English song titled Lie. The single reached number 1 on the IFPI singles charts and achieved gold certification. In that same month, Vissi visited the studios to start 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 come-back to the Greek music scene after being absent for more than a year. Call Me is a song sang by Anna Vissi, and composed by Nikos Karvelas. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... For other uses, see Mykonos (disambiguation). ...


In September 2005, Anna released a new Greek album titled Nylon. The album went Platinum with in 24 hours and peaked at number 1 on the IFPI Greek Top 50 charts. Shortly after in October 2005, the album was released as a dual disc, the first ever to be released in Greece. The dual disk featured special footage from her and Nikos Karvelas in the studio. On the CD Anna has a duet with the lead singer of the hip-hop group Goin' Through called Erota i Polemo (Love or War). The album is different than other albums Vissi has released with a more rock feel to it as well as a mix of other genres including rock, dance, ballads and hip hop. In Novermber 2005, she started performances at Club Votanikos in Athens, Greece with Goin' Through every Thursday to Sunday until March 2006. Nylon (original+Dual-Disk + Euro Edition) is an album by Anna Vissi Nylon was first released in Greece and Cyprus as 1 cd on September 26, 2005 featuring 16 tracks. ... The official DualDisc logo. ... Anna Vissi with Nikos Karvelas. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... A ballad is a story in song, usually a narrative song or poem. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ...


2006: Eurovision Song Contest

Greek national broadcaster ERT chose Anna Vissi to represent Greece in Eurovision 2006. There were 4 songs to pick from, which Anna Vissi sang during a song selection show on 14 March 2006. The Greek viewers used televote and SMS messages along with a panel of judges to choose the song they want Anna Vissi to sing in Eurovision 2006. Two of the competing songs, were composed by Nikos Karvelas, namely Everything and Who Cares about Love, with Vissi herself writing the lyrics to Everything. The third song, A Beautiful Night was written by composing group Pegasos, better known as country group The Replete Bros, nominated in 2004 by the Country Music Association for the best international artist award. The last song, Welcome To The Party, was written by Greek composer Dimitris Kontopoulos. Everything was selected as the representative song of Greece. It won 47.79% of the votes. The day after the final, Vissi filmed the video clip. Her old record company Minos EMI has released a CD single of her two prior Eurovision entries Autostop and Mono I Agapi since she is participating in the contest again. Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση — Hellenic Broadcasting [and] Television) is Greeces state-owned public television broadcasting corporation. ... Official logo and the sub-logo of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SMS redirects here. ... Official logo and the sub-logo of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. ... Anna Vissi with Nikos Karvelas. ... Everything was the song chosen by Greece as its entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens. ... Everything was the song chosen by Greece as its entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Everything was the song chosen by Greece as its entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens. ...


After the video to the song was completed, Anna Vissi embarked on a promotional tour across Europe starting on the 12 April 2006 with Russia. She also visited Malta, Cyprus, Albania, Serbia & Montenegro, Romania, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belgium, and ended her tour on the 10 May 2006 in Israel. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian: Србија и Црна Гора / Srbija i Crna Gora, often abbreviated as SCG) is the name of the union of Serbia and Montenegro, two former Yugoslav republics united since 2003 in a loose confederation. ... Motto: none Anthem: Intermeco Capital Sarajevo Largest city Sarajevo Official languages Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Prime Minister Federal republic Ivo Miro Jović1 (Croat) Borislav Paravac (Serb) Sulejman Tihić (Bosniak) Adnan Terzic Independence From Yugoslavia: 5 April 1992 Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water (%)   51,129 km² (124th) Negligible Population  â€¢ July 2005... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 19 April 2006 she released a single for her Eurovision entry Everything. It featured the original version of Everything and a remix of it by DJ Valentino and Christodoulos Siganos. Anna then also re-released Nylon as Nylon [Euro-Edition], which includes all of the songs from her album Nylon, as well as the representative 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". is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Everything was the song chosen by Greece as its entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens. ... Everything was the song chosen by Greece as its entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens. ...


During the contest, Anna 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 favorites 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 was Romania). The other 8 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. Jean-Paul Gaultier (born April 24, 1952, in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne) is a French fashion designer and past television presenter. ... Lordi is a hard rock / heavy metal band from Finland. ... Lordi is a hard rock / heavy metal band from Finland. ...


Following the contest, Everything was released in Finland on May 24, 2006 by Sony BMG Finland. It has already been released in Sweden and it peaked at 24. It featured a different cover, than the original single. Anna gave a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 27, 2006. She also had a concert on September 8, 2006 at G.S.P. Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, which kick-started her Mini-Greek Tour. The tour was called The Best of Anna Vissi 2006 and was covered by Alpha. Everything was the song chosen by Greece as its entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Albert Hall redirects here. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... District Nicosia District Government  - Mayor Eleni Mavrou Population (2004)  - City 270,000 (Greek part) 85,000 (Turkish part) 355,000 (Total) Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: www. ...


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.


2007: World Tour & New Work

Since the beginning of 2007, Anna has been living in the US mostly in Los Angeles. There has been no news on when a new Greek or English CD will come out officially, but there has been hints that she is working on a new English CD while in L.A. On the Myspace of Robin DiMaggio [1] recently it stated Also I just finished working with the great Anna Vissi playing and producing her, some of her songs include writers such as Glenn Ballard, Diane Warren, Brian Haus to name a few.. Also on the Myspace of Marti Rich [2], there is an interview with Anna Vissi talking about the production of the new album. Also on Mark Needham's website[3], it lists "Anna Vissi - Forthcoming album" under Mix Engineer: Current Mixing Projects. All the people mentioned, are also all based out of L.A. In a recent interview with Ellinikos FM [4], Nikos Karvelas was asked about new Anna Vissi work. Karvelas replied that she is currently in the US working on a new very rock album with non-Greek writers hinting that the new album will be Rock flavored. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ...


In February of 2007, Anna accompanied long time friend Patricia Field to the Oscars in L.A. Following that, she was featured on a magazine cover with pictures of her at the Oscars. She also gave the magazine an interview were she stated that her new Greek CD will be out this year. Patricia Field (born c. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


After her London concerts in 2006 and Greek tour, Anna Vissi toured Australia were she did 3 sold out concerts in Melbourne and Sydney with Kostantinos Christoforou in January 2007. In April 2007, Anna Vissi toured North America. She visited Chicago, New York, Atlantic City, Connecticut (Foxwoods),Los Angeles, Montreal, and Toronto with Takis Zaharatos. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... This article is about the state. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Categories: Casinos | Hotels of the United States | US geography stubs ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ...


In September 2007, Sony BMG Greece released a compilation titled "The Essential Anna Vissi". The album contains 17 track, includes some of Anna's biggest hits. It also includes the previously leaked but unofficially released English song "Is it Safe?". Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


In October 2007, Anna did a mini-Europe tour. The concerts included Amsterdam and Brussels. Her concert in Paris was cancelled but no explanations were given. During her tour, she stated that she is only half way through her world tour. In November 2007, she also did a special charity concert in London at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden with London Philharmonic Orchestra. She raised £250,000, excluding the entrance tickets costing £200. For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ...


While in London, she also announced that she has struck an agreement with the London Philharmonic Orchestra to host exclusive concerts just like the charity concert, in Athens and Thessaloníki in Summer 2008. The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ...


Anna is also reportedly working on her new Greek CD with Nikos Karvelas. It was due to be released in the Fall 2007 according to sources and was to be her first all-new studio album since her 2005 release Nylon. According to a recent interview by while in London, Vissi stated that Greek fans should be patient "for the album isn't going to be released for quite some time."[5] It has been reported that it will have a "a rock-tinged influence" and Vissi herself will pen several tracks, giving it a more "personal touch".[6] Anna Vissi with Nikos Karvelas. ... Nylon is the name of a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi. ...


Current Projects

  • Anna is currently half way through her world tour. In February and March 2008 concerts in Sweden, Germany, Australia, Austria and France are scheduled.
  • In Summer 2008, Anna will hold exclusive concerts in Athens and Thessaloníki with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Anna is said to be preparing a new Greek album with Nikos Karvelas.
  • Anna is currently working on a new English album in LA. Some of the songwriters include Diane Warren, Glen Ballard, and Brian Hewes, as well as Robbin Di Maggio as producer for some songs, and Mark Needham as mix engineer. No release date has been announced yet, and either has official word from Anna herself. Previously recorded tracks with Nikos Karvelas include English versions of Greeks hits including "Call Me" (Eisai), "Desire" (Agapi Ipervoliki), "Love For Real" (Eho Tosi Agapi) and new Is it Safe? which has appeared on The Essential Anna Vissi. It is unknown if these songs will appear on the new album being made in LA since they are a different style.

This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Thessaloníki (Θεσσαλονίκη; pronounced IPA /θɛ.sa. ... The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... Anna Vissi with Nikos Karvelas. ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... Call Me is a song sang by Anna Vissi, and composed by Nikos Karvelas. ... The Essential Anna Vissi is the latest compilation album by world-renowned Greek singer Anna Vissi. ...

Trivia

  • Anna Vissi has sold 9.5 million albums worldwide. Since 1995 together she has gone 28x platinum. In 2005, she also enjoyed success in the US, claiming the number one position on the Billboard Dance Charts with "Call Me".
  • She is often referred to as 'The Greek Madonna' in many countries, but to her Greek-speaking fans, she is known as 'Thea' ('Diva'/'Goddess').
  • According to Room 210 (Greek Magazine published in 2004) Anna Vissi is considered "A true diva of the Greek musical stage, a role model for all other performers of similar genres and one who determines all the latest music and fashion trends".
  • By music critics and the media, she is often referred to as "The Queen of Greek Pop".
  • Anna is one of the best selling female Greek artist of all time with a career spanning over thirty years.
  • She is one of the owners of the famous bar restaurant Ciro's Pommodoro Pizza, recently opened in Athens, Greece. She also is one of the owners of "Ammos Estiatorio" in New York City.
  • In 1997 Anna won 7 "Popcorn Greek Music Awards" for her album "Travma".
  • She entered the Swedish top-30 with the single Everything in summer 2006, reaching number 24.
  • Vissi has a daughter named Sofia Karvelas with her ex-husband/composer Nikos Karvelas. She currently in the US.
  • Anna's sister Lia Vissi, is also a singer.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Call Me is a song sang by Anna Vissi, and composed by Nikos Karvelas. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Everything was the song chosen by Greece as its entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens. ... Anna Vissi with Nikos Karvelas. ... Lia Vissi (born 1955 in Larnaca, Cyprus) is a Cypriot singer and older sister of the popstar Anna Vissi. ...

Discography

This page includes the discography of singer Anna Vissi. ...

See also

This is a list of Greek people. ... The following is a list of Cypriots notable enough to have their own article. ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. ...

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Preceded by
Elpida
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
1980
Succeeded by
Giannis Dimitras
Preceded by
Island
Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest
1982
Succeeded by
Stavros & Konstantina
Preceded by
Elena Paparizou
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
2006
Succeeded by
Sarbel

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Anna Vissi at AllExperts (3782 words)
Anna Vissi (Άννα Î'ίσση in Greek characters; born in Larnaca, Cyprus, December 20, 1957) is a Cypriot singer famous mainly in her home country Cyprus and Greece, with success in the United States as well.
Anna Vissi was born in the city of Larnaca (PYLA), Cyprus.
On the 31 March 2004, Anna 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.
Anna Vissi biography, 51st EUROVISION Song Contest 2006 - eurosongonline.com , scenario creative services (651 words)
Anna Vissi began her career early on, at the age of 6.
By the end of the '90s, Anna was set to tour Europe (not to mention the fact that she performed at sold-out shows at the Palladium Theatre and the Forum Music Theater in London), as well as select cities in the United States such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
Anna had the honor of performing at the 1996-1997 New Year's celebrations at Parliament Square, when she was invited by the Mayor of Athens, and performed "On A Night Like This" to international viewers at the Miss Universe Pageant in Cyprus.
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