Antzy Samiou

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Antzy Samiou
Άντζυ Σαμίου
Birth name Angeliki Samiou
Born (1960-03-07) 7 March 1960 (age 57)
Origin Piraeus, Greece
Genres Modern laika, pop-folk
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, radio producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1990–present
Labels EMI (1992–1994)
BMG Greece (1995–1999)
Alpha Records (1999–2004)
Heaven Music (2008–present)

Antzy Samiou (Greek: Άντζυ Σαμίου) was born Angeliki Samiou in March 7, 1960, in Piraeus, Greece. She is a popular pop/folk singer and also a radio producer.

Biography[edit]

Antzy Samiou (Greek: Άντζυ Σαμίου) wanted to be a singer from a very young age and by the late '80s she started to work professionally singing in show centers and clubs. In 1990, she penned lyrics for Dimitris Mitropanos's (Greek: Δημήτρης Μητροπάνος) song "Esi Lege Me Erota" (Greek: Εσύ Λέγε Με Έρωτα, You may call me Love), which came out as a single from the album of the same name. On her birthday in March 1993, her debut album "To Adynato Simeio Mou" (Greek: Το Αδύνατο Σημείο μου, My weak spot) was released. The title track became a radio hit and she began to achieve recognition in the music industry.

In May 1995, her second studio album "I Pio Glikia mou Amartia" (Greek: Η πιο Γλυκιά μου Αμαρτία, My sweetest sin) was released and she began nightly appearances at an Athens club to promote it. Her third studio album "Tou Erota I Mihani" (Greek: Του Έρωτα η Μηχανή, The love machine) was released in October 1996, and the single "Mi Fevgeis Apopse" (Greek: Μη Φεύγεις Απόψε, Don't leave tonight) was voted the best ballad of year at the Pop Corn Music Awards.

By 1997, Samiou had released her fourth studio album "Chaos" (Greek: Χάος), which coincided with a gothic stylistic redirection. She wrote many of the songs herself. In 1998, Thierry Mugler named Samiou his muse. He invited her to his atelier in Paris where he made several costumes for her and she did an editorial for a Greek fashion magazine wearing Mugler's outfits. Later that year, a fire at the club where Samiou was supposed to begin singing a few days later destroyed all of her costumes and her show was postponed. At that time she stated in an interview that Hellenic Radio and Television had contacted her in order to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, but she ended up not going. In November 1998 she delivered her album "Apousies" (Greek: Απουσίες, Absences).

In 1999, she decided to leave BMG Greece and signed a contract with Alpha Records which produced her sixth album "Didimi Psihi" (Greek: Δίδυμη Ψυχή, Twin soul), becoming her first gold-certified album by February 2000. It featured eleven tracks with music by Kostas Miliotakis and lyrics by Smaroula Maragoudaki.[1] By late 2000, Samiou entered the studio to record her seventh album "Axizo" (I'm worthy), which unlike her last album that was composed by Kostas Miliotakis with lyrics by Smaroula Maragoudaki, "Axizo" (Greek: Αξίζω) was composed by Samiou herself. It was released in January 2001 and soon became gold. Later on that year, she released her eighth album, the self-titled "Antzy". In December 2004 she released her ninth album "Aisthiseis" (Greek: Αισθήσεις).

After a four-year break in recording, Samiou released in 2008 the five-track CD single "Aspirini" (Greek: Ασπιρίνη, Aspirin) under the Heaven Music record label.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Certification
1993 To Adynato Simeio Mou -
1995 I Pio Glikia Mou Amartia -
1996 Tou Erota I Mihani -
1997 Chaos -
1998 Apousies -
1999 Didimi Psihi Gold
2000 Axizo Gold
2001 Antzy -
2002 100 Fores -
2003 Pata Gkazi -
2004 Aisthiseis -
2008 "Aspirini" [CD single] -

Music Videos[edit]

Year Title Album
1993 "To Adynato Simeio Mou"
(My weak spot)
To Adynato Simeio Mou
1993 "Thelo Na Diloso Erotevmeni"
(I want to declare I'm in love)
To Adynato Simeio Mou
1993 "Se Thelo Na Parakalas"
(I want you to beg me)
To Adynato Simeio Mou
1995 "Ponos Eisai Kai Klamata"
(You 're pain and tears)
I Pio Glikia Mou Amartia
1995 "I Pio Glikia Mou Amartia"
(My sweetest sin)
I Pio Glikia Mou Amartia
1995 "Angelos Ksanthos"
(Blonde angel)
I Pio Glikia Mou Amartia
1996 "Oute Kapnizo Oute Pino"
(Neither I drink, nor I smoke)
Tou Erota I Mihani
1996 "Mi Fevgeis Apopse"
(Don't leave tonight)
Tou Erota I Mihani
1997 "Gi' Afta Ta Matia"
(For these eyes)
Tou Erota I Mihani
1997 "Fantaraki"
(Little soldier)
Tou Erota I Mihani
1997 "Soma ke Psychi"
(Body and soul)
Chaos
1998 "Chaos"
Chaos
1998 "Mia Sou Ke Mia Mou"
(One for you, one for me)
Apousies
1998 "Ki Ego Edo"
(And I'm here)
Apousies
1999 "Pes Mou Giati"
(Tell me why)
Apousies
1999 "Imisferia"
(Hemispheres)
Apousies
1999 "Kleftes ki astynomoi"
(Robbers and cops)
Didimi Psihi
2000 "Parallili Agapi"
(Parallel Love)
Didimi Psihi
2000 "Kaftra"
(Wick)
Didimi Psihi
2000 "Agoraki"
(Little boy)
Axizo
2001 "Pikri Ousia"
(Bitter essence)
Axizo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2000-03-10). Άντζυ Σαμίου - "Δίδυμη ψυχή" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 

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