Sakis Rouvas

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Sakis Rouvas
Σάκης Ρουβάς
Rouvas at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Roushie.
BornAnastasios Rouvas
(1972-01-05) 5 Januar 1972 (age 52)
Mantouki, Corfu, Greece
Ither namesSakis
ThriftSangster, sangwriter, record producer, dancer, actor, televeesion presenter, film producer, model, fashion designer, businessman, athlete
Years active1987–1990 (athlete)
1991–present (performer)
Hicht1.83 metre (6 ft 0 in)
Pairtner(s)Katia Zygouli (2003–present)
Muisical career
GenresPop, rock, R&B, dance
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano[1]
LabelsPolyGram Greece, Minos EMI, Universal Music France
Associate actsCorfu Band

Anastasios "Sakis" Rouvas II (Greek: Αναστάσιος "Σάκης" Ρουβάς, pronounced [ˈsakis ruˈvas]; 5 Januar 1972), aften referred tae mononymously as Sakis, is a Greek recordin airtist, film an telly airtist, entertainer, businessman, an umwhile pole vaulter who is the maist commercially successfu entertainer o aw time in Greece an Cyprus an ane o the maist influential an aw. Born in Corfu, he began his career as a member o the naitional athletics team in the 1980s, whaur he wan naitional medals, an then commencit a muisical career in 1991, acomin ane of Greece's first pop performers an popularizin several wastren muisic genres an trends. Ruitit in pop an rock muisic amang a wide array o styles adorned wi pouerful tenor vocals, he incorporatit complex choreografie, costumes, an technological advancements an haes been creditit for transformin muisic videos an live performance intae a airt form. Widely recognisit as the genres' primar representative tae this day, Rouvas is renouned for retainin a staundart o autonomie frae domestic styles an conventions an gainin unprecedentit success for a nan-laïko or éntekhno airtist an for breakin cultural, social, airtistic, an generational barriers in Greece an Cyprus.

In the early 1990s, efter signin wi PolyGram Records an winnin the Thessaloniki Song Festival, Rouvas became a dominant figur in Greek entertainment; initially emergin as a teen idol, he gained a mass fanbase an circa 1994 his appearances provokit mass hysteria aften dubbed Rouvomania, leadin tae him bein citit as a unique phenomenon in the Hellenic industrie. He quickly gained a reputation as a live performer an breuk several attendance records. Regardit as a sex symbol, Rouvas' uninhibitit performance style, coupled wi continuously pushing the boundaries of socially acceptable content wi his image an airt led tae him becomin a lichtnin rod for sociopolitical an releegious controversy. Despite releasin five commercially successfu albums, this wis furthered bi his heichly-publicisit personal struggles, includin his time in his militar service an 1997 Greek-Turkis peace concert, which damagit his public image an led tae a relatively unsuccessful period an hiatus. Rouvas signed wi Minos EMI in 1997 an returned tae the tap o muisic wi albums lik Kati Apo Mena (1998) an 21os Akatallilos (2000) which further broadened his airtistic horizons an pavit the wey for creetical acclaim intae the 21st century efter haein lang-struggled wi his image owershadaein his airtistrie. He continually gained tichter control ower his muisic an image, eventually leadin tae the end o his famed 14-year collaboration wi manager Ilias Psinakis. Rouvas became ane o the few Greek entertainers tae gain a degree of recognition abroad; haein attained notability within the Balkans syne the 1990s, Rouvas embarkit on multiple projects abroad, chairtin in a few territories, an bein involvit in the Eurovision Song Contest on three occasions. Bi the 2010s, Rouvas haed reached the hicht of his career an gained entrepreneurial control while he expanded his empire tae film, televeesion, theatre, an fashion, haein achieved creetical an commercial success in maist. His single "Shake It" remains the best-sellin staundart single o aw time in Greece, while sangs an videos sic as "1992", "Aima, Dakrya & Idrotas", "Ela Mou", "Xana", "Tora Arhizoun Ta Dyskola", "Den Ehei Sidera I Kardia Sou", "Ypirhes Panta", "Antexa", "Se Thelo San Trelos", an "+ Se Thelo hae toppit the chairts an hae become amang the maist iconic sangs in popular Greek muisic.

Aften citit as the maist attractive man in entertainment, a title for which he has receivit hivy attention, Rouvas haes attained a record nummer o endorsement deals an is the maist popular Greek celebrity on combined social media. Syne 2003, he haes been in a relationship that haes attractit widespread media attention wi model Katia Zygouli, wi whom he haes three childer. Apairt frae his entertainment career, Rouvas is heichlie involvit in social issues an haes receivit praise for his dedication tae several several filanthropic organisations, namely as the ambassador o the ELPIDA foundation.

Rouvas' influence went ayont the airts as he became nationalisit intae a cultural icon. Amangst his ither achievements, he is Greece's maist awairdit entertainer, includin sax Arion Music Awards, 15 Pop Corn Music Awards, 17 MAD Video Music Awards —baith mair nor ony ither male airtist—, fower Status Men of the Year Awards, an MTV Europe Music Award, an a World Music Award; several nummer-ane albums an singles that hae aw achievit certifications o gowd or heicher; an sales o an estimatit twa million albums as o 2008, makkin him ane o Greece's best-sellin muisic airtists in history. Aften polarisit bi critics, Rouvas is acknawledgit for his widespread appeal, career langevity, an for retainin a staundart o autonomie athin the industrie. Rouvas' distinct muisical, vocal, fashion, an performance style haes influencit several ither airtists, while his contributions tae muisic hae made him a prominent pairt o popular cultur for ower twa decades. In 2009, Down Town namit him "Entertainer of the Decade", while in 2010 Forbes leetit him as the third maist pouerful an influential celebrity in Greece an tap rankit sangster.

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Filmografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Title Role Notes an Awards
1996 I Panagia ton Parision

(The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Quasimodo Protagonist, Voice
2006 Aftokinita


Lightning McQueen Protagonist, Voice
2007 Alter Ego Stefanos Protagonist
An aa associate producer
2009 Duress Abner Solvie Antagonist
2009 Planitis 51: Episkeptis Apo Ti Gi

(Planet 51)

Captain Charles "Chuck" T. Baker Protagonist, Voice
2011 Aftokinita 2

(Cars 2)

Lightning McQueen Voice
2013 Γενέθλια της Αλίκης Professor Seleznev Voice
Year Title Role Notes an Awairds
1996 Kalinyhta Mama Hissel 1 episode
2006 Eurovision Song Contest 2006 Hissel Host wi Maria Menounos
2007 Kostas Statiris Song Contest 2007, Farsala Hissel Host wi Kostas Statiris
2008-2011–present The X Factor Hissel Host
2013 Iroes anamesa mas Hissel Host

Tours[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Tora Arhizoun Ta Dyskola Summer Tour (1997)
  • Pepsi Tour (2001)
  • Ola Kala World Tour (2002)
  • Sakis Live in Town Tour (2003)
  • Sakis on Stage Tour (2005)
  • Fire Victims Tour (2007)
  • Antonis Remos - Sakis Rouvas World Tour (2008)
  • Kalokairino Randevou me ton Saki Tour (2008)
  • Sakis Live Tour (2009)
  • Sakis Summer Tour 2010

Residency shows[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • To Ekati (1990)
  • Athens Show Center (1991)
  • Posidonio (1992)
  • Posidonio (1994)
  • Chaos (1996)
  • Pyli Axiou (1997)
  • Chaos (1998)
  • Vio Vio (1999–2000)
  • Pyli Axiou (2000)
  • Apollonas (2000–01)
  • Rex (2001–2002)
  • Fever (2003–04)
  • Fever (2004–05)
  • Boom (2007)
  • Politia (2008)
  • STARZ (2008–09)
  • Politia Live Clubbing (2009)
  • The S Club (2009–2010)
  • Politia Live Clubbing (2010)
  • Face2Face (2010–11)
  • The S Club at Thalassa: Fowk's Stage (2011)
  • Pyli Axiou (2011)
  • Underworld S Club (2011–2012)
  • Underworld S Club at Politia Live Clubbing (2012)
  • The S Club at Thalassa: Fowk's Stage (2012)

Awairds[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bibliografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • "Afti Einai I Zoi Mou" (2009); An article co-written wi Petros Kostopoulos featurt in the Apryle 2009 issue of Nitro.
  • "Info-diet 370" (2011); An article featurt in the November 2011 issue of Athens Voice.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

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ΕιδήσειςΟ Archived 2013-02-17 at Σάκης και η Αναστασία του!

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Stavrou Karayanni, Stavros (2004), Dancing Fear & Desire: Race, Sexuality and Imperial Politics in Middle Eastern Dance, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ISBN 0-88920-454-3

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]