Gloria (Bulgarian singer)

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Gloria
Глория
Глория - участие в нощен клуб.jpg
Performance in a night club.
Background information
Born (1973-06-28) 28 June 1973 (age 41)
Ruse, Bulgaria
Origin Bulgaria
Genres Pop, Dance, Rock, Pop folk, Bulgarian traditional music
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Voice
Labels Payner

Galina Peneva Ivanova (Bulgarian: Галина Иванова Пенева;[1] born June 28, 1973 in Ruse, Bulgaria), better known as Gloria (Bulgarian: Глория), is a well known Bulgarian Pop, Dance, Rock, and Pop folk singer, perhaps the most popular of her generation. She is known as the Mother of Pop-folk.

Early life and highschool[edit]

Gloria was born to Stefka Ivanova and Penko Ivanov. A very emotional and lively girl, she also preferred to play more with boys than girls. During second grade, Gloria almost lost her legs. The doctors from Ruse gave her an emergency operation, but it failed. The expectation was that she would need to be in a wheelchair until the age of eighteen. Her mother, however, did not give up fighting this tragic accident. The same year, she met professor Shoilev, who performed a second operation in Sofia. Gloria was able to stand on her feet again. Until this day, she remains grateful to Professor Shoilev. Four years later, Gloria's parents divorced, leaving her and her brother Nikolai to live with their grandparents in a cottage. During that time, they completed their secondary education. Gloria herself finished Technical High School in farming.

Music[edit]

Gloria has been a performer since 1990. Her second studio album Za dobro ili zlo sold over 600,000 copies making it the biggest selling album in Bulgaria. Her studio album Blagodarya was released in Bulgaria in March 2007 and it sold over 16,000 original copies within the first week of release.

Whilst remaining loyal to a Bulgarian folk sound, over the years she has expanded her musical scope and in 2010 worked with Deep Zone Project, a Bulgarian electro act.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Shtastieto e Magiya (The Happiness is Magic), 1994 (in Bulgarian - Щастието е магия)
  • Za Dobro ili Zlo (For Good or Evil), 1995 (in Bulgarian - За добро или зло)
  • Angel s Dyavolska Dusha (Angel with a Devil Soul), 1996 (in Bulgarian - Ангел с дяволска душа)
  • Nostalgiya (Nostalgia), 1997 (in Bulgarian - Носталгия)
  • 100% Zhena (100% Woman), 1998 (in Bulgarian - 100% жена)
  • Gloria - The Best, 1999
  • 12 Diyamanta (12 Diamonds), 2000 (in Bulgarian - 12 Диаманта)
  • Iluziya (Illusion), 2001 (in Bulgarian - Илюзия)
  • Krepost (Fortress), 2003 (in Bulgarian - Крепост)
  • 10 Godini (10 Years), 2004 (in Bulgarian - 10 Години)
  • Vlyubena v Zhivota (In Love with Life), 2005 (in Bulgarian - Влюбена в живота)
  • Blagodarya (Thank You), 2007 (in Bulgarian - Благодаря)
  • 15 Godini (15 Years), 2009 (in Bulgarian - 15 Години)
  • Imam nuzhda ot teb (I need you), 2011 (in Bulgarian - Имам нужда от теб)
  • Puteki (Roads), 2013 (in Bulgarian - Пътеки)

Video albums[edit]

  • Shtastieto e Magiya (The Happiness is Magic), 1994 (Bulgarian: Щастието е магия)
  • Za Dobro ili Zlo (For Good or Evil), 1995 (За добро или зло)(VHS)
  • Nostalgiya (Nostalgia), 1997 (Носталгия)
  • 100% Zhena (100% Woman), 1998 (100% жена) (VHS)
  • 12 Diyamanta (12 Diamonds), 2000 (12 Диаманта)
  • Best Video Selection I, 2003 (DVD)
  • Krepost — Live (Fortress-Live),2003 (Крепост — Live) (DVD)
  • Best Video Selection II, 2007 (DVD)
  • Gloria-15 Godini(Gloria-15 Years), 2010(Глория - 15 години) (DVD)
  • Best Video Selection III, 2012 (DVD)

Singles since 1999[edit]

  • 1999
    • Pogreshen adres (Mistaken address)
    • Ne moga bez tebe (I can't with you)
    • Dosaden den (Tedium day)
    • Tainata na uspeha (The sicret of success)
    • Kukla na konci (Doll on thread)
    • Folk radio
    • Latino fiesta
  • 2000
    • Zlatna kletka (Gold cage)
    • Chervena svetlina (Red lighting)
    • Sbogom Adios (Goodbye Adios)
    • Radost, trevoga (Gladness, anxiety)
    • Diva nosht (Wild night)
    • Kato kuche i kotka (Like dog and cat)
  • 2001
    • Zhenite sa cvetiya (Womens are flowers) duet with Toni Dacheva
    • Iluziya (Illusion)
    • Ako biyah se rodila reka (If I was born a river)
    • Dobre doshyl (Welcome)
    • Lyboven dyshd (Lovely rain)
  • 2002
    • Ne ostaryvai, mamo (Do not become old mother)
    • Po navik (Out of habit) duet with Iliya Zagorov
    • Ledena kralitsa (Ice queen)
  • 2003
    • Feniks (Phoenix)
    • Labirint (Labyrinth)
    • Krepost (Fortress)
    • Ochakvane (Anticipation)
    • Ne zaslushavash (You are undeserving)
  • 2004
    • Ne sme bezgreshni (We're not without fault) duet with Azis
    • Prisyda (Sentence)
    • Nameri si maistora (You've found your master)
  • 2005
    • Izpoved (Confession)
    • Vlyubena v zhivota (In love with life)
    • Spasenie (Saving)
    • Piyna vishna (Intoxicated morello)
    • 50 na 50 (50 on 50)
    • Svoboda (Freedom)
  • 2006
    • Happy end
    • Obich moya (Love of mine)
    • Grad na greha (Sin city)
    • Prilicham li na vyatara? (Do I look like the wind?)
    • Sezoni (Seasons)
    • Krygovrat/Ne ostavljaj me (Rotation/Don't leave me) duet featuring the Serbian pop group Luna
    • Blagodarya (Thank you)
  • 2007
    • Opiat (Opiate)
    • Ako te nyama (If you are not there)
    • 100 karata lyubov (100 carats of love)
    • Na mazhete koyto ne obichah (To the men I didn't love)
    • Za parvi pat (For the first time)
    • Pravi lyubov a ne voyna (Make love, not war) duet with Azis
  • 2008
    • Ednoposochen pat (One Way Road)
    • Dyavolska lyubov (Devilish Love)
    • Useshtane za mazh (Feeling For A Man)
  • 2009
    • Krasiv svyat (Beautiful world)
    • Mojesh li da me obicash? (Can You Love Me?)
    • Lyatno palnoludie (Summer full insanity)
    • Hipnoza (Hypnosis)
  • 2010
    • Ostani (Tazi Nost) (Stay (This Night)) feat Deep Zone Project
    • Az ne placha (I don't cry) feat Deep Zone Project
    • Vyarvam v lyubovta (I Believe In Love)
    • Tseluvay oshte, (Kiss Me More)
    • Do poslednata salza (Until the last tear)
    • Pochti nepoznati (Almost unknown) duet with Iliyan
  • 2011
    • Jenskoto sarce (The female heart)
    • Nenasitna (Insatiable)
  • 2012
    • Kralitsa (Queen)
    • Dvoina igra (Double game)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gloria Bulgarian Music at". Music-bulgaria.com. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 

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