Despina Vandi

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Despina Vandi
Δέσποινα Βανδή
Despina Vandi in 2007.
Background information
Birth nameDespina Malea
Born (1969-07-22) 22 Julie 1969 (age 54)
Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Wast Germany
OreiginKavala, East Macedonie an Thrace, Greece
GenresLaïko, pop, dance
ThriftSangster, actress
Years active1992–present
LabelsMinos EMI, Heaven Music,
Escondida Music, The Spicy Effect

Despina Vandi (Greek: Δέσποινα Βανδή, pronounced [ˈðespina vanˈði]), born Despina Malea (Greek: Δέσποινα Μαλέα; born 22 Julie 1969), is a Greek sangster an actress. Born in Tübingen near Stuttgart, Wast Germany, Vandi's faimily returned tae Kavala, Greece when she wis sax year auld. She enrolled at the Aristotle University o Thessaloniki, but eventually droppit oot tae begin a career in muisic. Efter muivin tae Athens in the early 1990s, Vandi signed wi Minos EMI an released twa albums Gela Mou (1994) Esena Perimeno (1996). She then began an exclusive collaboration wi sangwriter/producer Phoebus an struck commercial success wi her third album, Deka Endoles (1997), follaeed bi the multi-platinum Profities (1999), whaur she incorporatit pop elements intae her muisic, in addeetion tae laïko, as well as a mair pop stage performance style an image, becomin ane o the maist prominent portrayers o the laiko/pop genre.[1]

Her single "Ipofero" (2000) became the best sellin single o aw-time in Greece. Follaein Phoebus' depairtur frae Minos EMI, Vandi follaeed him tae the newly formit independent label Heaven Music an released Gia (2001), which became an remains her biggest commercial success, as well as ane o the best-sellin albums o aw time in Greece an Cyprus. Vandi released the album abroad an the selftitled single "Gia" witnessed some success an aw, toppin the US Billboard Hot Dance Airplay an makkin her the first Greek airtist tae top a Billboard chairt. She released her first live album in 2003 afore takkin a maternity leave efter haein her first bairn, frae her marriage tae fitbaa player Demis Nikolaidis. She returned wi Stin Avli Tou Paradeisou (2004), which wis certifee'd multi-platinum an became her fowert album tae achieve sax-figure sales.[2] In 2007 Vandi gave birth tae her seicont bairn, efter a hiatus that endit wi 10 Hronia Mazi (2007), a ten-year celebration o her collaboration wi Pheobus. Vandi ance again follaeed Phoebus' depairtur in favour o his new label The Spicy Effect. Her aicht studio album C'est La Vie wis the label's first release. In 2012 she released a new album namit Allaxa. The album managit tae become twa times platinum an it haes been her first double platinum album syne 2005.[3][4]

Vandi haes wan three Arion Music Awards, ten MAD Video Music Awards, seiven Pop Corn Music Awards, an a World Music Award, becomin the first Greek airtist recordin in Greece tae iver win the awaird. On 14 Mairch 2010, Alpha TV rankit Vandi the fowert top-certifee'd Greek female airtist in the naition's phonografic era (syne 1960), wi 11 records haein been certifee'd platinum or multi-platinum an three gowd bi the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry of Greece.[2] Accordin tae Heaven Music, as o 2007, Vandi haes sauld ane million records in Greece.[5]

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Concert series[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Kypriaki Gonia (1992–93)
  • Avantage (1993) (wi Vasilis Karras an Eleni Peta)
  • Posidonio (1993–94) (wi Vasilis Karras, Katy Garbi, Dionisis Schinas, Lambis Livieratos, Kaka Koritsia)
  • Palais Royale (1994–95)
  • Club In (1995) (wi Thanos Kalliris, Zafeiropoulos)
  • Athens Show Center (1995–96) (wi Christos Nikolopoulos, Aggelos Dionisiou, Litsa Giagousi, Evridiki)
  • Bio Bio (1996) (wi Giorgos Mazonakis, Christina Farmaki, Kraousakis, Panagiotou)
  • On the Rocks (1996) (wi Paschalis, Dakis, Sofia Vossou, Elina Konstantopoulou)
  • Posidonio (1996–97) (wi Lefteris Pantazis, Stefanos Korkolis, Adelfoi Tzavara)
  • Diogenis Pallas (1997) (wi Giannis Parios)
  • Teatro (1997) (wi Notis Sfakianakis)
  • Rex (1997–98) (wi Notis Sfakianakis)
  • Pili Axiou (1998) (wi Notis Sfakianakis)
  • Ribas (1998) (wi Giannis Parios)
  • Gazi (1998–99) (wi Vasilis Karras)
  • Teatro (1999) (wi Vasilis Karras, Giorgos Lembesis)
  • Gazi (1999–2000) (wi Giorgos Mazonakis, Lambis Livieratos, Giorgos Lembesis)
  • Pili Axiou (2000) (wi Lambis Livieratos an Giorgos Lembesis)
  • Rex (2000–01) (wi Nikos Kourkoulis an Lambis Livieratos)
  • Pili Axiou (2001) (wi Lambis Livieratos an Kostas Doxas)
  • Rex (2001–02) (wi Sakis Rouvas an Kostas Doxas)
  • Rex (2002–03) (wi Tolis Voskopoulos)
  • Rex (2004–05) (wi Thanos Petrelis, Kalomira, an Giorgos Christou)
  • Palai de sports (2005) (wi Kalomira an Giorgos Christou)
  • Pili Axiou (2005) (wi Thanos Petrelis, Kalomira, an Giorgos Christou)
  • Rex (2005–06) (wi Giorgos Mazonakis an Giorgos Christou)
  • Boom (2006) (wi Stamatis Gonidis)
  • Rex (2006–07) (wi Giorgos Mazonakis)
  • Boom (2007) (wi Sakis Rouvas)
  • Diogenis Studio (2007–08) (wi Vasilis Karras an Nino)
  • Odeon (2008) (wi Vasilis Karras)
  • Politia Live Clubbing (2009–2010) (wi Goin' Through an Giannis Apostolidis)
  • Thalassa: People's Stage (2010) (wi 48 Ores)
  • VOX (2010–2011) (wi Panos Kalidis an Elisavet Spanou)
  • Fever (2011–2012) (wi Elli Kokkinou an Nikos Economopoulos)
  • Posidonio (2012-2013) (wi Antipas an Vegas)

Concert tours[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1999 Summer Tour
  • 2001 Summer Tour
  • 2002 Summer Tour
  • 2003 Summer Tour
  • North American Tour (2004)
  • 2005 Summer Tour
  • 2006 Summer Tour
  • 2008 Summer Tour
  • World Tour (2008–09)
  • Together Through Summer: Long Hot Summer Tour (2009) (wi Goin' Through an Stelios Maximos)
  • 2010 Summer Tour (wi Elli Kokkinou)

Awairds an nominations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Filmografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Title Role Studio Notes
1999 Dio Kseni Charoula Mega Channel Guest starn on some episodes
2013 Eurosong 2013: A MAD Show Hersel ET1 Host wi Giorgos Kapoutzidis
Year Commercial Role Notes
2005 TIM Hersel
2006 Stop Aids 2006 Hersel
2011 Oriflame Hersel

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Vlavianou, Anna (16 Mairch 2008). "ΑΝΝΑ ΒΙΣΣΗ – ΣΑΚΗΣ ΡΟΥΒΑΣ – ΔΕΣΠΟΙΝΑ ΒΑΝΔΗ". To Vima (in Greek). Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  2. a b Chart Show: Your Countdown. Alpha TV. Airdate: 14 March 2010
  3. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 17 Juin 2012. Retrieved 25 Mey 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Despina-Phoebus Ten Year Anniversary" (in Greek). ANT1. 2007-12. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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