Angela Dimitriou

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Angela Dimitriou
Native name Άντζελα Δημητρίου
Birth name Angeliki Kiourtsaki
Greek: Αγγελική Κιουρτσάκη
Born (1954-08-18) August 18, 1954 (age 62)
Peristeri, Athens, Greece
Genres Greek Music, Laika, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, show woman
Years active 1970–present
Labels Panivar (1978–1980)
MBI (1980–1982)
CBS-Sony Music Greece (1982–1996)
EMI (1996–2003)
Alpha Records (Greek company) (2004–2007) Lobby Music (2008–present)

Angela Dimitriou (Greek: Άντζελα Δημητρίου, Greek pronunciation: [ˌand͜zela ðimiˈtriu]; born Athens, Greece - August 18, 1954) is a Greek pop folk singer.

She is also famous in the Arab countries across the Middle East, with her song "Margarites" hitting the top of the charts in Lebanon, among other places. She made a song with the Egyptian singer Amr Diab called "Ana Bahebak Aktar." Both songs were produced by Minos-Emi Greece A&R manager Vangelis Yannopoulos through his connections with EMI Arabia. She also covered Marc Almond's song "Death's Diary", in Greek titled "Astrapes kai Vrontes" (Lightnings and Thunders). She is often criticized because of her low education and her comic manner of verbal expression. Angela Dimitriou's biggest hit and signature song is "Fotia Sta Savvatovrada" ("Fire on Saturday Nights") produced by Sony Music A&R manager Yannis Doulamis.[1] Her CD Single Ah Patrida Mou went gold. On 14 March 2010, Alpha TV ranked Dimitriou the ninth top-certified female artist in the nation's phonographic era (since 1960).[2]

Discography[edit]

  • 1980 - Gia Ti Na 'rtheis Arga gold
  • 1983 - Oti Poume Metaxi Mas
  • 1983 - Mia Vradia Sta Bouzoukia No. 1
  • 1984 - Mia Vradia Sta Bouzoukia No. 2
  • 1984 - Peste Tou
  • 1985 - Poia Thisia - Gold platinum
  • 1986 - Dio Fones - Gold
  • 1987 - Kanonise To
  • 1987 - Mia Vradia Stin Fantasia No. 1 - Gold
  • 1988 - Mia Vradia Stin Fantasia No. 2
  • 1988 - Mia S'agapo Mia Se Miso gold
  • 1989 - Na Sou Orkisto - Gold
  • 1990 - Esi Ti Les - Platinum
  • 1991 - Exerountai - Platinum
  • 1992 - Fotia Sta Savvatovrada: 1982-1992 Deka Hronia Tragoudi - Double Platinum
  • 1992 - Kokkino Tis Fotias - Gold platinum
  • 1993 - Ftaiei O Erotas (CD Single)
  • 1993 - Ftaiei O Erotas - Platinum
  • 1994 - Pes Afto Pou Theleis (first co operation with Foivos) - Gold platinum
  • 1995 - Gynaika Ego - Gold platinum
  • 1996 - Ektos Eleghou I Amartia
  • 1996 - Mi Mas Agapas - gold Platinum
  • 1997 - Ta Zeibekika Tis Antzelas
  • 1998 - 100% - Gold platinum
  • 1999 - Margarites (CD Single)
  • 1999 - Kane Stin Akri - Gold platinum
  • 2000 - Mavri Lista - Gold platinum
  • 2001 - Hilia Prosopa
  • 2002 - Ti Na Ta Kano Afta Pou Eho (CD Single)
  • 2002 - Opou Me Paei I Kardia gold
  • 2004 - Kyria Me Gnorises, Kyria Tha Meino...Live gold
  • 2004 - Gia Sena (CD Single)
  • 2004 - The Best Of Antzela Dimitriou
  • 2004 - Pios Eisai
  • 2005 - S'eho?
  • 2006 - Oxygono + Live
  • 2007 - Ah! Patrida Mou - Gold
  • 2007 - Ta' Da Ola gold
  • 2008 - Ftaine Oi Antres
  • 2010 - Gyalina Ftera gold
  • 2011 - Meine Ekei - Gold
  • 2013 - Come Back - gold Platinum
  • 2015 - Standar gold platinum

Angela and the Middle East[edit]

The Arab world knew her from her song Margarites, and a duet song between her and Amr Diab called Ana Bahbak Aktar & (("ελεος""Habeb alby" ))

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greek stars in concert for Hellenic Academy". The Sun. December 2, 2005. 
  2. ^ Chart Show: Your Countdown. Alpha TV. Airdate: 14 March 2010

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