Emilia (Bulgarian singer)

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Background information
Birth name Emilia Valeva
Born (1982-03-21) March 21, 1982 (age 33)
Veliko Turnovo, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Genres Pop folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1999–present
Labels Payner

Emiliya Valeva (Bulgarian: Емилия Вълева, born March 21, 1982), professionally known as Emilia (or Emiliya, Emiliq, Emilija), is a Bulgarian pop folk singer. She has released eight studio albums to date. Since the beginning of her music career in 1999, Emilia has been a top name on the Bulgarian pop-folk scene.

Early life[edit]

Emilia was born in Radnevo but moved to Galabovo when she was young. She became interested in music from an early age and began singing in the local choir. She has one older sister, Daniela who is three years older. When Emilia was young, she was a mischievous and lively girl who started to learn country music with Jivka Dimitrova and Dimitar Kolev. Three years later, the young singer signed a contract with Payner. In 1999 she recorded her first song- "Its over with you" which became popular in the pop-folk culture[citation needed]. Her debut album Veselo Momiche (meaning Happy Girl) was successful. She has son named Ivan that was born May 11th 2008. The father of the child is Koko Dinev who is a successful Bulgarian businessman.


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, Бългийо 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.


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