Giorgos Tsalikis

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Giorgos Tsalikis
Born Georgios Tsalikis
(1975-10-25) October 25, 1975 (age 41)
Stylida, Greece
Residence Athens, Greece
Occupation Singer
Years active 1998–present
Website gabimusic.org
Musical career
Genres Pop-folk
Instruments Vocals
Labels GABI Music

Giorgos Tsalikis (Greek: Γιώργος Τσαλίκης) (born in Stylida, Greece on 25 October 1975) is a Greek singer.

Biography[edit]

Giorgos Tsalikis is the son of Vasilis and Evgenia Tsaliki. He studied medicine in Romania and as he recalls "The moment I got on a bus to Bucharest, an unknown destination to me, was a nightmare. This brought tears to my eyes". Being a stranger amid strangers he started a new chapter in his life in a town that changed his life. One night in Bucharest was enough to totally change his life course. While partying with his fellow university students at a Greek night club called "Olympia Pallas" and having drunk a bit more, Giorgos stood up, took the microphone and managed to entertain all the people present not only with his voice, but also with his choice of repertoire. The next day he made a significant life changing decision. He decided to begin his singing career instead of becoming a doctor. Despite this decision, he completed his studies in 1998, got his degree and returned to Greece.

Career[edit]

2001–2002

His first single titled ‘Genikos’ was produced by Panos Falaras and released by Sony music. At this time he moved to Athens permanently and started appearing with Antonis Remos, Natassa Theodoridou and Stelios Dionysiou at ‘Apollon Palace’. His collaboration with Sony lasted for 2 years and in 2000 he joined Nitro Music. At this time he appeared with Antonis Remos and Sakis Rouvas at ‘Apollona’. In March 2001 he released his first album titled ‘An eimouna paliopedo’ produced by Panos Falaras, who believed in his talent and supported him from the start of his singing career. The song titled ‘Me halaei’ was a huge success and Giorgos became widely known. As a result of this, a great number of people would queue outside the nightclub ‘Romeo’ where he was appearing with Elli Kokkinou and Giorgos’ popularity reached a peak. He also successfully took part in the TV comedy series ‘10 mikroi Mitsoi’, written and produced by Lakis Lazopoulos, with the viewers and critics thrilled by Giorgos. Success followed in 2001 when his first album attained gold certification and he was awarded with the title of ‘Person of the Year 2001’. On 16 April 2002, at ‘ARION’ music awards organized by MEGA, Giorgos received the prize titled ‘BEST NEW SINGER 2001’. His second album titled ‘Gia sena kseniktaw!’ produced by Panos Falaras was released by Nitro music. His songs were played on high rotation on radio in Greece and Cyprus and his album immediately attained gold certification. Giorgos was photographed with supermodel Naomi Campbell for the cover of NITRO magazine, which became the talk of the town. In 2002, he married Dora. He started his appearances with Katy Garbi at ‘Apollona’ and at Christmas he released his single, ‘Mia hara’ which became an instant hit and attained gold certification.

2003–2009

Giorgos released his CD-single ‘Thelo na oneirevome mazi sou’ in April 2003, which reached platinum status. In September 2003 Giorgos became a dad when his eldest son Vasilis was born. In Novembers, he released his third album titled ‘Ekana tin nykta mera’, which expectedly reached gold status. Meanwhile, he started his appearances with Sakis Rouvas and the boy band ‘ONE’ at ‘FEVER’. In the summer of 2004 he was an Olympic flame carrier at the Olympic Games which were held in Athens. In October 2004 he released his fourth album titled ‘O telios antras’ and in the same year he started his collaboration with Universal Music by releasing his album titled ‘Piretos’. On 8 November 2005 his second son Haris was born. Also in November, he was given the leading role in the legendary musical ‘Saturday night Fever’ which was the first time a Greek singer had taken part in such an international production. The musical was performed until 21 April and received exceptional comments by both the audience and the critics. In 2007 he released his album titled ‘Enoha vradia’. In May 2008, Giorgos had his third son, Angelos. in 2009 he released the single ‘Para poly’.

2010–2013

In 2010, Giorgos collaborated with Master Tempo and released his greatest hit ‘Ta perastika mou’, which rapidly became a huge success on radio, nightclubs and received over 4.5 million views on YouTube. The collaboration with Master Tempo continued and they released their second big hit in a row titled ‘Parto Apofasi’. In 2011 Giorgos Tsalikis appeared with Chryspa, Kyriakos Kianos and Sakis Arseniou at ‘Caramela’ nightclub in Athens. Their huge success over the first year of their collaboration made ‘Caramela’ the most popular nightclub in Athens and with the most successful live entertainment show 6 times a week. In the same year Giorgos released his next single titled ‘Panikos’ which was viewed over 3.5 million times on YouTube. His album titled ‘Sto Ypografo’ instantly reached platinum status and included the big hit ‘Asto’, which was an adaptation of the song titled ‘Hop’ by the Bulgarian producer Martin Biolchev, who had written this song for Azis, a big star in Bulgaria. The song was viewed over 4.5 million times on YouTube and the album also included ‘Koitakse me Fevgo’ with over 3 million views on YouTube. As a result of this success, Giorgos has performed around Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom, with over 70 appearances in 90 days. His single ‘Apagorevmeno’ reached platinum status.

2014–now

In 2014, with record label called GABI MUSIC, Giorgos released singles 'Tha gyrisei o trohos' and 'Estar loco'. He toured Australia and South Africa.

Charity work[edit]

Over the years Giorgos has vastly been involved in charity work whenever he has been asked. Hehas also taken the initiative along with his associates to organize charity events in order to raise money to support needy students, financially contribute to the health restoration of children, build and maintain school structures for people with special needs and reinforce existing child welfare organizations and associations like, ‘To Hamogelo Tou Paidiou’, the association of friends of children with cancer called ‘Elpida’, ‘Mazi gia to Paidi’ and so on.Giorgos has kept a low profile with regard to his vast social contribution as well as to his family life.

Awards[edit]

At the music awards ‘ARION 2002’ ceremony, organized by MEGA, Giorgos got on stage and was awarded with the prize titled ‘BEST NEW SINGER 2001’. In June 2005, at Mad Video Music Awards, he received an award for ‘The best video clip - duet’ for the song ‘Bye bye’, which he sang with Elli Kokkinou. Giorgos has also participated in the third season of the show ‘Dancing with the stars’, in which he finished in ninth place.

Personal life[edit]

Giorgos Tsalikis is married to Dora Tsaliki since 2002. They have 3 sons. Harris, Vasilis and Angelos.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums
Year Album title Transliteration Record label Certification
2001 Αν ήμουνα παλιόπαιδο An eimouna paliopedo
Universal Music
Gold
2002 Για σένα ξενυχτάω Gia sena kseniktao
Gold
2003 Έκανα την νύχτα μέρα Ekana tin nykta mera
Gold
2004 Ο τέλειος άντρας O teleios antras
2005 Πυρετός Pyretos
2006 Αγάπη Αχάριστη Agapi Aharisti
2007 Ένοχα βράδια Enoha Vradia
2012 Στο υπογράφω Sto ypografo
Papapolitika
3x Platinum
Live albums
Year Album title Transliteration Record label Certification
2006 Τσαλίκης live Tsalikis live
Universal Music
Compilation albums
Year Album title Transliteration Record label Certification
2010 10 χρόνια: Οι μεγαλύτερες επιτυχίες
+ 3 νέα τραγούδια
10 hronia: I megaliteres epityhies
+ 3 nea tragoudia

(10 Years: Biggest Hits and 3 new songs)
Universal Music

Singles[edit]

  • 2003: "Thelo na oneirevomai mazi sou" (cd single, Platinum)
  • 2009: "Para Poly" (cd-single,Cobalt Music)
  • 2009: "Sta patomata"
  • 2009: "Ta perastika mou" (feat. Master Tempo) (Universal Music)
  • 2009: "Par'to apofasi" (Universal Music)
  • 2011: "An isoun agapi" (feat. Master Tempo)
  • 2011: "Panikos"
  • 2011: "Ksexna ta palia"
  • 2013: "Den sou kano ton Agio" (GABI Music)
  • 2013: "SOS" (GABI Music)
  • 2013: "Apagorevmeno" (GABI Music)
  • 2013: "Thelis Polemo" (GABI Music)
  • 2013: "Tha sta Hono" (GABI Music)
  • 2013: "Apagorevmeno 2" (GABI Music)
  • 2013: "Eimai mia hara" (GABI Music)
  • 2014: "Spaste ta ola" (with TUS) (GABI Music)
  • 2014: "Agio me thelis i Amartolo" (GABI Music)
  • 2014: "Stin Efhi sto Kalo" (GABI Music)
  • 2014: "Perno tin Efthini" (with REC) (GABI Music)
  • 2014: "Tha gyrisi o trohos" (GABI Music)
  • 2014: "Estar loco" (with Azis) (GABI Music)
  • 2014: "To Ravasaki" (GABI Music)
  • 2014: "Tha me Trelanis" (with Anna Irakleous) (GABI Music)

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