Emilia (Bulgarian singer)
|Birth name||Emilia Valeva|
March 21, 1982 |
Radnevo, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Emiliya Valeva (Bulgarian: Емилия Вълева, born March 21, 1982), professionally known as Emilia (or Emiliya, Emiliq, Emilija), is a Bulgarian pop folk singer. She has released eight studio albums to date. Since the beginning of her music career in 1999, Emilia has been a top name on the Bulgarian pop-folk scene.
Emilia was born in Radnevo but moved to Galabovo when she was young. She became interested in music from an early age and began singing in the local choir. She has one older sister, Daniela who is three years older. When Emilia was young, she was a mischievous and lively girl who started to learn country music with Jivka Dimitrova and Dimitar Kolev. Three years later, the young singer signed a contract with Payner. In 1999 she recorded her first song- "Its over with you" which became popular in the pop-folk culture. Her debut album Veselo Momiche (meaning Happy Girl) was successful. She has son named Ivan that was born May 11th 2008. The father of the child is Koko Dinev who is a successful Bulgarian businessman.
- 2001: Весело Момиче (Veselo Momiche — Happy Girl)
- 2002: Нежни Устни (Nezhni Ustni — Tender Lips)
- 2003: Ангел в Нощта (Angel v Noshta — Angel in the Night)
- 2005: Самотна Cтая (Samotna Staia — Lonely Room)
- 2006: Мисли за Mен (Misli za Men — Think About Me)
- 2008: Родена съм да те обичам (Rodena sum da te obicham - I was born to love you)
- 2010: Така ми харесва (Taka mi haresva — I like that)
- 2012: Смелите си имат всичко (Smelite si imat vsichko — The Brave Have It All)
- 2007: Целувай ме - Best Ballads (Tseluvay me - Kiss me)
- 2013: Златните хитове на Емилия (Zlatnite hitove na Emilia — Golden hits of Emilia)
- 2006: Emilia Best Video Selection
Emilia took part in Planeta Derby in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010.
- (Bulgarian) Payner Music website
- (Bulgarian) Emilia discography at mp3-bg.com
- (Bulgarian) Planeta TV
- (English) Chalga icons
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