Demy (singer)

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Demy
Demy Kyiv 2017.jpg
Demy in 2017
Background information
Birth name Dimitra Papadea
Born (1991-08-21) 21 August 1991 (age 25)
Athens, Greece
Genres
Years active 2011–present
Labels
  • Panik Records

Dimitra Papadea (Greek: Δήμητρα Παπαδέα, Greek pronunciation: [ˌðimitra papaˈðea], born 21 August 1991), known professionally as Demy, is a Greek singer who is signed with Greek independent label Panik Records.[1] At the 2012 MAD Video Music Awards, she won the award for Best New Artist and 2 other awards.[2][3] As was mentioned in her acceptance speech, in 2011 she was watching the awards show on television and dreaming of one day winning one. One year later, her dream became a reality.[4] Demy, along with The FaDe, also performed on the 2012 awards show. They were the first act on stage. They sang Soldier and Poses Hiliades Kalokairia.[5] She represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, and finished in 19th place at the final.

Biography[edit]

At the age of five, she started taking piano lessons, something she continues to do to this day. Also, she currently takes vocal lessons as well. Jazz, Soul, Rock and Roll, and RandB are cited as musical influences. Her first favorite song growing up was "I'm Like a Bird" by Nelly Furtado.[6] Apart from singing professionally, she is also a law school student in Athens. She has stated that she still aspires to finish law school, and not devote herself to music exclusively, even though her popularity as a musician is increasing.[7] Her father (Epaminondas Papadeas) and sister (Romy Papadea) are also attorneys in Papadeas Law firm.[8] Her mother Elena Boubouli is a Greek-American School owner of Masterlingua and Director of Studies for Epimorphosi Higher Education and Europe - Studies (medical studies abroad).

Career[edit]

2011–2012: Professional debut[edit]

Demy first appeared in Midenistis' song, Mia Zografia which became a big hit in Greece and Cyprus. It received two awards from the MAD Video Music Awards 2012, the one for the best video clip Hip Hop/Urban and the other for the duet of the year.[9][10] A new single, "Poses Hiliades Kalokeria" (How Many Thousand Summers) was released in June 2012 [11] and quickly reached No.1 on the iTunes Greece song chart. The song also reached No.1 on the 7 July 2012 Billboard Greece Digital Songs chart, and remained in the top spot for 9 consecutive weeks, and 10 weeks in total.[12] It also became a success on Greek radio, reaching #1 on the official Greek airplay chart.[13] [14] She also sings the lead vocals on Playmens' "Fallin".[15] Some of her others songs are: "Pes Pos Me Thes," "Mia Zografia," "Mono Mprosta," and "Kratise Me." On 25 June 2012 she performed on the Greece, You Have Talent finale, singing a medley of her recent releases (Mia Zografia, Mono Mbrosta, and Poses Xiliades Kalokairia). On 6 July 2012, two new songs were released on YouTube: A "Poses Hiliades Kalokairia" dance remix,[16] and "Love Light," an English language version of the "Poses Hiliades Kalokairia" dance remix.[17] Both songs have also been released as digital singles. On 30 July 2012, the video for "Love Light" was released by Panik[18] In the summer of 2012 she embarked on a tour that included performances in Greece, Cyprus and Russia. On 28 July 2012, Demy, along with Playmen, performed "Fallin" at the Europa Plus Live music festival in Moscow, Russia. The song has become popular in Russia, and has reached #1 on the Europa Plus Chart, the radio station of the organizers of the festival.[19][20] On 21 September 2012, she made an appearance at the Amita Motion "Day of Positive Energy" music festival. She performed with other members of her record label. On 22 October 2012, her new single, "I Zoi" (The Life), was released. A 24-second teaser was released on YouTube on 17 October 2012[21] In December 2012, it has been announced that she will be starring in the musical "Fame" at the "Ellinikou Kosmou" theater in Piraeus.[22] It is also her desire to one day record songs that she herself has written.[23] In winter 2012-2013 Demy appeared along Cypriot superstar Anna Vissi in Vissi's show LAV at Kentro Athinon, which was one of the most successful shows of the year.[24][25]

Demy's first full-length studio album, No.1 was released in late 2012 according to her record label. She had confirmed via Twitter in September 2012 that she was in the studio working on the new album. The album included ten tracks including two songs in English. The album also included her big hit in Greece with the Greek rap singer Midenistis "Mia Zografia".[26]

2013–2014[edit]

Demy performed "Believe" with Dima Bilan in the Greek final for Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Greece.[27] In May 2013 Demy released a summer song in English called "The Sun", along with producer Alex Leon and Greek rapper Epsilon, and became a big hit in Greece[28]

In March 2014 an official video was launched by Playmen which features Demy for the song 'Nothing Better'. The song was directed by Yiannis Papadakos and was published by Panik Records.[29] After that in May 2014 she released one more summer hit called "Oso O Kosmos Tha Exei Esena", along with the Greek rap singer Mike, and reached No.1 in Greece and Cyprus.[30] It received one award from the MAD Video Music Awards 2015, for the duet of the year. On 22 December she released her second album, "Rodino Oneiro", which included 15 songs.[31]

2015–2016[edit]

During the period of December 2014 to February 2015 Demy was performing in a night club, called "Fever", along with Despoina Vandi and Nikos Oikonomopoulos.[32] Also,that year was part of the Jury in a Talent Show, called "The Music School", which was displayed in the Greek channel,"Mega".[33] During the summer of 2015 she had a lead role in one more Musical, "The Sound Of Music", and the tickets during the tour were sold out!.[34] In December 2015, it was announced that she will be performing in Casablanca Music Hall along with Nina Lotsari. Her performances there will be quite different from those she used to give since she will sing in fanky and jazz rhythm instead of pop.[35]

On 27 January 2016, the musical Aadam's Family was premiered at the Vempo Theatre and Demy embodied the role of Wednesday Addams along with well known actors such as Antonis Kafentzopoulos and Maria Solomou.[36] Demy also appeared in Madwalk 2016 where she sang her new single "Tha meineis feugontas" and she walked on the catwalk for Tsakiris Mallas along with Doretta Papadimitriou.[37] On 10 May 2016, Demy along with DiGi and the rock band RadioAct released the soundtrack of the first Greek action film «Short Fuse» [38]

2017 (Eurovision Song Contest)[edit]

Demy with her 2 dancers, Iasonas Mandilas and Markos Yiakoumoglou

On the 13 January 2017, Demy was announced as the Greek representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 held in Kyiv, Ukraine.[39] Demy is going to collaborate with the "Dream Team" Dimitris Kontopoulos and Fokas Evangelinos. On March 6, 2017, it was selected that "This Is Love" will be the Greek song at Kiev.In the Semi-Final 1 on May 9, 2017, Greece and Demy qualified for the final, to be held on 13th May 2017. She finished in 19th place.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
GRE
#1 1
Rodino Oneiro
  • Released: 22 December 2014
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download
7
  • IFPI Greece: Gold
Demy
  • Released: 18 April 2017
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
13

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
GRE
Mono Mprosta
(Greek: Μόνο Μπροστά)
(English: Only Forward)
  • Released: 23 May 2012
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: Digital download
1
  • IFPI Greece: Gold
Poses Xiliades Kalokairia
(Greek: Πόσες Χιλιάδες Καλοκαίρια)
(English: How Many Thousand Summers)
  • Released: 6 July 2012
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: Digital download
1
  • IFPI Greece: Platinum

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
GRE
2011 "Μia Zografia"
(with Μidenistis)
1 #1
"Mono Mprosta" 1
2012 "Fallin'"
(with Playmen)
1
"Poses Xiliades Kalokairia" 1
"I Zoi (To Pio Omorfo Tragoudi)" 1
2013 "Ki An Prospatho"
"The Sun"
(Demy & Alex Leon featuring Epsilon)
1 Rodino Oneiro
"Μeno" #1
2014 "Nothing Better"
(with Playmen)
Rodino Oneiro
"Oso O Kosmos Tha Ehi Esena"
(featuring Mike)
1
"Rodino Oneiro"
2015 "Proti mou fora"
(with Melisses)
"Where Is the Love"
(with Angel Stoxx)
"I Alitheia Moiazei Psema" 1
2016 "Tha Meineis Feugontas" Non-album singles
"Isovia Mazi"
2017 "This Is Love" 3 Demy
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Album
2016 "Kati Pige Strava"
(Digi featuring RadioAct & Demy)
Non-album single
"Me Oplo Tin Foni Sou"
(Oge & Charis Savva featuring Demy)

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2013 "Stay Here"
2015 "One Love"
"Εmeis"
2016 "You Fooled Me" Rodino Oneiro
"Helping Hand" Non-album single
"One Night"

List of awards and nominations received by Demy[edit]

MAD Video Music Awards[edit]

The MAD Video Music Awards are presented annually by MAD TV (Greece), to recognize achievements in the Greek music industry, voted by the viewers of MAD TV. Demy has received 4 awards from 10 nominations, including Best New Artist.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 Demy Best New Artist Won
Best Female Artist Nominated
Mia Zografia (with Midenistis) Video Clip Duet Won
Video Clip Hip Hop/Urban Won
Video Clip of the Year Nominated
Fallin (with Playmen) MAD Radio 106.2 Track of the Year Nominated
2013 Demy Best Female Artist Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Poses Xiliades Kalokairia Best Pop Video Won
Video Clip of the Year Nominated
2014 The Sun (with Alex Leon & Epsilon) Video Clip Dance Nominated
Song of the Year Won
Video Clip of the Year Won
Oloi Mazi (Me Mia Foni) (with Positive Sounderz) Video Clip Duet / Collaboration Nominated
Demy Best Female Artist Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
2015 Oso O kosmos Tha Exei Esena (with Mike) Best Duet Won
Best Video Clip Pop Nominated
Best Video Clip Nominated
Demy Best Young Female Artist Won
2016 "I Alitheia Moiazei Psema" Best Video of the Year Nominated
Best Urban Video Won
"Where Is The Love" (Demy feat. Angel Stoxx) Best Dance Video Nominated
Demy Best Female Modern Nominated
Mad Cyprus Award Won
Mad Video Music Awards Cyprus
Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
2015 Demy Love FM Award Won

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) were established in 1994 by MTV Networks Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. Demy has received one award from 2 nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Demy Best Greek Act Won
Best European Act Nominated

Lalore02 Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 Poses Xiliades Kalokairia (Demy) Song Of The Year Nominated

Musical[edit]

Year Title
2012-2013 Fame The Musical
2014 Priscilla The Musical
2015 The Sound Of Music
2016 Addams Family
2016-2017 Mamma Mia

Television[edit]

Year Title Channel Role Notes
2014 The Music School MEGA TV Herself Judge
Kids Talent Show
2017 Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 ERT1 Herself Internal Selection
2017 Eurovision Song Contest 2017 ERT1 Herself Final Contestant
19th Place

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Argo
with "Utopian Land"
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
2017
Succeeded by
[to be determined]