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Her single " Ipofero " became the best-selling single of all-time in Greece. Following Phoebus' departure from Minos EMI, Vandi followed him to the newly formed independent label Heaven Music and released Giawhich became and remains her biggest commercial success, as well as one of the best-selling albums of all time in Greece and Cyprus. Vandi also released the album abroad and the self-titled single " Gia ", topping the US Billboard Hot Dance Airplay and making her the first Greek artist to top a Billboard chart.
She returned with Stin Avli Tou Paradeisouwhich was certified multi-platinum and became her fourth album to achieve six-figure sales. In she released the album Allaxawhich was certified 2x platinum sales and has been her first double platinum record since On 14 MarchAlpha TV ranked Vandi the fourth top-certified Greek female artist in the nation's phonographic era Tsy Vandi È - Thomas Faly - Tsy Vandi È / A Maray Koa with 11 records having been certified platinum or Tsy Vandi È - Thomas Faly - Tsy Vandi È / A Maray Koa and three gold by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry of Greece.
Both songs were written by Vassilis Karras. Most of the songs were written by her friend and now musical director Tony Kontaxakis. With the success of Deka Entoles Vandi quickly became popular in the Greek music industry with a string of hits and popular appearances.
In Vandi released the platinum cd-single "Spania", while later that year, she experimented with acting. She was asked to play a guest star role in the hit television show "Dio Xeni" Two Strangers. Vandi accepted the role and made her first appearance on television. She played a singer of a local small city, who was able to change the sexuality of the main gay character.
She managed to gain good reviews for her acting talent. Vandi's next album Profities Prophecies was released in and was certified gold the day of its release and platinum in 2 days. Later that year Vandi gave her first sold-out solo concert at the concert hall of Lycabettus with 7, people in attendance.
Despina's following album Giameaning "Hi" was a double album including 21 new songs. The album was certified 4x platinum in only 11 days and became one of the best-selling albums of all time in Greece.
Shortly after, Vandi gave an open free concert in Thessaloniki singing in front of a crowd of more than 60, people. For her acceptance speech, I Who Never - Marc Almond - Stories Of Johnny said "Above all though, I would like to thank my Greek fans around the world. I dedicate this award to all the Greeks who have supported me with their love all these years and it is because of them that I find myself here at this moment.
The single achieved double platinum status. In the double album " Despina Vandi Live " was released, containing performances from the singers' concerts around Greece. The album featured also two new songs: "Fevgoume Kardia mou" and "O, ti Oneirevomoun".
It was certified platinum, selling more than 60, copies. On the meantime, with Gia having been certified multi-platinum in Greece and Cyprus, some of the songs broke out into the international market in neighboring countries. Seeing potential in an international career, she embarked on one in Her first three international singles, " Gia "" Opa Opa " and " Come Along Now " entered the charts around the world. Her first internationally distributed albums are named after the songs "Gia" and "Come Along Now".
The song Gia gave to her the award for the best dance artist for Tsy Vandi È - Thomas Faly - Tsy Vandi È / A Maray Koa year in Portugal and she makes a big concert for her European public. All these concerts was sold out . The song " Come Along Now " became the second best selling single in Russia and the biggest to audience radio station of Russia, Hit FMawarded to her an honorary award in a special concert for her.
Although it sold significantly less than Giait reached double platinum status inbecoming her fourth album to reach six figure sales . The album was Tsy Vandi È - Thomas Faly - Tsy Vandi È / A Maray Koa as a special edition and included 5 new songs, including the song "Amane", a duet with Giorgos Mazonakis. Despina Vandi released the CD single " Kalanta " Carols in Greece on 22 Novemberwhich reached double platinum status after two weeks from the release of the CD single.
Vandi and Mazonakis once again collaborated for the winter season — She performed her last show at the Rex Music Theater on 18 February and it marked an end to her performances there for seven consecutive years.
Due to her pregnancy, Vandi did not plan any summer concerts forand on 21 Augustshe gave birth to her son, Giorgos. The song reached the top Des Antonius Von Padua Fischpredigt - Mahler* - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - L the Nielsen's Radio Airplay chart for Greece for six consecutive weeks.
On 6 MarchVandi released the third single from the album, titled "Agapi" Love. On 24 Aprilthe fourth single titled "Fantasou Apla" Simply imagine was released. Vandi was featured on the gold-certified album Sehnsucht by German electronica act Schillerwhich was released in earlyproviding vocals for the song " Destiny ", composed by Phoebus. Two more singles were released: "I Gi Ki I Selini" and "Tha Thela"; the music video for the first was her performance at the MAD Awards, while the video for the latter was the live performance of the song at the Love Radio party which took place on 12 May Vandi was involved in the Global One music project.
She attended a recording session in Beijing with Chinese Tsy Vandi È - Thomas Faly - Tsy Vandi È / A Maray Koa star Wei-Wei and Brazilian samba singer Daniela Mercurywhile also attending the project's first official press conference. In the end ofVandi began an international tour and on 10—12 October she performed three sold-out concerts in MelbourneSydney and Adelaide. She later performed in charity concerts in Cypruswhere she was awarded the platinum award for her album 10 Hronia Mazi in Cyprus, after she had already received the platinum certification for the sales of the album in Greece.
On 15—24 Mayshe performed in a five venue tour of the United Gabrielle - Johnny Hallyday - Live At Montreux 1988 (Vinyl, Album, LP) and Canada. On 16 June, Vandi made a dynamic comeback, after a year's absence, with the pop-rock song Iparhi Zoi There's still life. After 32 sold-out concerts the tour soldtickets. Following the departure of her songwriter and collaborator Phoebus from Heaven MusicVandi officially announced on 2 Novemberthat she also has chosen to leave Heaven Music and signed in with the record label founded by Phoebuscalled The Spicy Effect.
The show began on 15 April and Lintunen - Jouka - Kulkurit until July. The music video was filmed on 22 March at "Diogenis Studio". The song was the first half of a two-part work   Vandi released "Koritsi Prama, Part 2", two months later, on 14 May The newspaper, along with the album, sold more thancopies.
On the other hand, this release choice resulted in the album receiving no official certification of gold sales, for the first time for a Vandi album after her early releases at the Tsy Vandi È - Thomas Faly - Tsy Vandi È / A Maray Koa half of the 90's. The video clip was released on 5 July and made positive impressions, revealing a "rock side" of Vandi.
Furthermore, the German band Schillerwho had worked with Vandi in the past, released a new song featuring her as vocals, called Sunday and included it in their album Breathlessthe international version of Schiller's album Atemlos. The concert took place in the theater Hora in Kypseli on 9 June. On November a digital single was released by Vandi called " Mou 'His Perasi ", as a promo to Despina's forthcoming album. The music was written by Gavrilis Mosas and the lyrics by Phoebus.
The video clip, filmed in the area of the Messolonghi lagoon was also released the same month. The song's release was followed by another digital single taken from her 9th studio album, called Girismata. The album was certified double-platinum sales and re-established Vandi's commercial success with multiple hits such as: Mou 'His PerasiGirismataTo asteri mouTo nisi its videoclip was filmed in the island of Skiathos and Katalavaino.
Despina has been offered many times to represent Greece in Eurovision song contest but she never accepted. On 15 January the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT announced that it had reached an agreement with private music channel MAD TV to take on the organisation and production of a national final to select a song to represent Greece in the contest.
Despina Vandi was selected to host the event along with actor Giorgos Kapoutzidis. It was the first time that a well-known singer hosted such an event. The winner of the show's first season, Maria Elena Kyriakouwas on Vandi's team.
On the meantime Despina's digital single Hano Esena produced by Dimitris Kontopoulos was released onreceiving positive reviews and remaining 10 weeks at the top of the airplay chart. In December Vandi released her new album 'De me stamatises' including 10 tracks. It was the first album sincein which none of the songs was written by her long-time producer Phoebus.
The first three new singles KalimeraOla allazoun and Kane katiwere released right after her return to Heaven Music. Although born in Germany, Vandi's family was from KavalaGreece, where she and her family moved when she was six years old. As a result, she did not learn German, unlike the rest of her family. She has one older brother and an older sister. Living in a lower-middle-class family, her dream was to become either an actress or a singer but she always knew that she should have something more solid as a background so she went on Love Is All - Kevin Ross - At The Saracen Sand study psychologyphilosophy, and education at the University of Thessaloniki.
Despina Vandi is married to Demis Nikolaidisex-international soccer player and former president of AEK soccer club. She has a daughter named Melina who was born in February and a son named Giorgos who was born in August The car she was in, driven by her chauffeurslipped on an oil slick that leaked from a tanker truck causing the car to crash into the truck ahead of her.
After drivers helped pull her out of the vehicle, she was transported by ambulance to the general hospital in Athens. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Despina Vandi. Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Despina Vandi.
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