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Katy Garbi
Καίτη Γαρμπή
Katy Garbi
Background information
Birth nameEkaterini Garbi
Born (1961-06-08) 8 Juin 1961 (age 63)
Athens, Greece
OreiginAthens, Greece
GenresLaiko, modren laiko,
pop, dance
ThriftSangster, muisicker, actress,
record producer
Years active1987-present
LabelsSony Music Greece (1989–2010)
Universal Music Greece (2010–present)
File:Katy Garbi Signature.png
Katy Garbi's signature

Katerina 'Katy' Garbi (Greek: Κατερίνα "Καίτη" Γαρμπή, pronounced [kateˈrina ˈketi ɡarˈbi]; born 8 Juin 1961, in Egaleo, Athens) is a Greek sangster active in Greece an Cyprus, wi some popularity in Turkey. Her career haes spanned ower 20 years an is markit bi several multi-platinum releases. Garbi pairticipatit in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 for Greece wi the sang "Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos", taking nint place. She cementit her popularity in the mid-1990s and wis ane o the maist successful airtists o the decade wi her albums Arhizo Polemo (1996) an Evaisthisies (1997) becomin twa o the best-sellin albums o the decade. She struck her biggest commercial success wi To Kati (2000) in terms o unit sales. Garbi haes wan 11 Pop Corn Music Awards, includin three for Album of the Year, an ane Arion Music Award. On 14 Mairch 2010, Alpha TV rankit her the aicht top-certifee'd female airtist in the naition's phonografic era (syne 1960).[1]

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Garbi began her singin career wi her younger sister, Liana, as the "Garbi Sisters" when she wis just 15 year auld an Liana 13. Due tae their age, their faither wis against their wirk as sangsters, but he did no want tae staund in the wey o the promisin futur that he felt their talent affered thaim. They are maist remembered for the backup vocals they providit at Yannis Floriniotis's performances in the early aichties.

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Garbi an fellae Greek sangster Dionisis Schinas datit for a lenthy period durin the early '90s, includin 1993 when Garbi pairticipatit in a duet wi him. Rumors began tae surface that the duet put thaim in something a lot deeper than a normal business collaboration, housomeivver in the comin months, they wur tae tak separate paths an continue on wi their solo careers. In the time efter they baith wur seein ither fowk, Dionisis wis seen various times wi Greek sangster Elli Kokkinou who wis enterin intae the muisic industrie. They suin breuk up an on 4 Mey 1997, (after a live wedding proposal) Garbi marriet sangster Dionisis Schinas an on 11 November 1999, the couple haed their first bairn thegither, a baby boy.[2]

Filanthropie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Garbi haes been involvit in mony fund-raisin acts for Greece, hauldin numerous concerts for hameless childer, the "Erithros Stavros" o Greece an sick childer o Athens hospital. She held mony concerts for internaitional kintras for the Red Cross in mony kintras. She haes contributit tae Live Aid concerts alang wi ither well-kent Greek sangsters for numerous causes. This haes addit tae her popularity. Recently she haes devotit a concert tae the fire victims o Greece (2007), whaur aw the money wad be uised as charity for the victims.

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Videografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Chart Show: Your Countdown. Alpha TV. Airdate: 14 March 2010
  2. "Biography by Sony BMG". Archived frae the original on 11 Apryle 2008. Retrieved 16 Julie 2013.(in Greek) Sony BMG. Retrieved on April 20, 2008

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Precedit bi
with Olou Tou Kosmou I Elpida
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeedit bi
Kostas Bigalis
with To Trehandiri