Emilia (Bulgarian singer)

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Birth nameEmilia Valeva
Born (1982-03-21) 21 March 1982 (age 37)
Radnevo, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
GenresPop folk, symphonic rock, blue-eyed soul
Years active1999–present
Associated actsAvi Benedi, Anelia, Maria, Gamzata, Ani Hoang, Sonya Nemska, Galena, Tsvetelina Yaneva

Emiliya Bashur (Bulgarian: Емилия Башур, born 21 March 1982), known by her stage name Emilia, is a Bulgarian pop folk singer. She has released eight studio albums to date.

Early life[edit]

Emilia was born in Radnevo but moved to Galabovo when she was young. She has one older sister, Daniela. Emilia became interested in music at an early age and began singing in the local choir. She began learning traditional Bulgarian music with Jivka Dimitrova and Dimitar Kolev. Several years later, she signed a contract with the Bulgarian record label Payner.[1]

In 1999, she recorded her first song- "Its over with you" which became popular in the pop-folk culture.[1] Her debut album Veselo Momiche (English: Happy Girl) was successful.[1]

She has a son, Ivan[2] and a daughter, Mira.[3]


Studio albums[edit]

  • 2001: Весело Момиче (Veselo MomicheHappy Girl)
  • 2002: Нежни Устни (Nezhni UstniTender Lips)
  • 2003: Ангел в Нощта (Angel v NoshtaAngel in the Night)
  • 2005: Самотна Cтая (Samotna StaiaLonely Room)
  • 2006: Мисли за Mен (Misli za MenThink 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 haresvaI like that)
  • 2012: Смелите си имат всичко (Smelite si imat vsichkoThe Brave Have It All)
  • 2015: Ех, Българийо красива (Eh, Balgariyo krasivaAh, beautiful Balgariyo)

Greatest hits[edit]

  • 2007: Целувай ме - Best Ballads (Tseluvay me - Kiss me)
  • 2013: Златните хитове на Емилия (Zlatnite hitove na EmiliaGolden hits of Emilia)

Video albums[edit]

  • 2006: Emilia Best Video Selection

Planeta Derby[edit]

Emilia took part in Planeta Derby in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010.


  1. ^ a b c "Биографията на Емилия" (in Bulgarian).
  2. ^ "Емилия" [Emilia]. Bliasak (in Bulgarian). Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Честито! Емилия стана майка за втори път" [Congratulations! Emilia became mother for the second time]. Signal.bg (in Bulgarian). 3 October 2016. Archived from the original on 18 September 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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