Adamou at the Stockholm Pride in 2012
24 November 1993 |
Paralimni, Famagusta, Cyprus
|Partner(s)||Michalis Kouinelis (2013–present)|
|Labels||Sony Music Greece (2009–13)|
Ivi Adamou (Greek: Ήβη Αδάμου, pronounced [ˈivi aˈðamu]; born 24 November 1993) is a Greek Cypriot singer. She was born and raised in Ayia Napa, Cyprus and currently lives in Athens, Greece. She has been studying sociology at the Panteion University since 2012. Adamou rose to recognition in Greece and Cyprus following her participation in the second season of the Greek version of The X Factor, where she was under the mentorship of Giorgos Theofanous. In 2010 right after her elimination from The X Factor, Adamou secured a recording contract with Sony Music Greece.
Her debut extended play Kalokairi Stin Kardia (2010) was released shortly after her contract with Sony. The same year, she collaborated with the Spiros Lambrou Choir and released the holiday extended play Christougenna Me Tin Ivi Adamou (2010) and was released as Christmas with Ivi Adamou abroad. Her debut studio album San Ena Oniro (2011) was released in July 2011 and included the hit singles "Krata Ta Matia Sou Klista", "Kano Mia Efhi" and "Voltes St Asteria". In August 2011, Adamou was selected to represented Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "La La Love". A new album, Eho Ourano, was scheduled to be released in summer of 2013 but its release was cancelled as Sony Music Greece had closed. Apart from singles for her own discography, Adamou has released songs for movies such as Barbie in A Mermaid Tale and Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale.
Influenced by Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Elena Paparizou, Adamou was often described as the "Pop Queen" or the "Teen Idol" in Greece and was since her participation in The X Factor called as the "Next Big Thing". Her first extended play was certified gold for selling over 60,000 copies in Greece while the second holiday extended play was certified platinum for selling over 15,000 copies in Portugal. Since 2010, Adamou had several nominations in both the MAD Video Music Awards and the Madame Figaro Awards. However she has currently won five awards. She was awarded as the best Cypriot woman singer in 2010 and 2012. She was also awarded as the best singer in Cyprus in 2012 which was the first time that the award was given. In 2011, she received the award for the best video clip urban for her work with Stavento in "San Erthi I Mera". Adamou has also participated in several charities such as the campaign "Everything I Can", for the prevention of cervical cancer. She was also appointed as the Young Ambassador for the rights of the children by the HFC-UNCRC Policy Center.
- 1 Biography and career
- 2 Artistry
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Discography
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 Tours and concerts
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Biography and career
Ivi Adamou was born on 24 November 1993 in Ayia Napa, Famagusta, to a Greek Cypriot father and a Bulgarian mother. She is one of the three children of her family; she has two sisters, one older and one younger. At the age of 9, she got on the stage for first time and participated in a music competition where she competed with the song "Kaka Paidia" by Anna Vissi and managed to win the competition. Since that competition, she started music theory, vocal lessons, and piano which allowed her to acquire the suitable skills to win prizes in several local song competitions.
At the age of 15 and during her second year at the lyceum, Adamou auditioned for The X Factor and as she managed to make it through the live shows, she had to be travelling from Cyprus to Greece. Following her participation in the second series of the Greek version of the X Factor she signed a contract with Sony Music Greece and since then she lives in Greece, where she is currently studying at the Panteion University. Even though she had started a musical career she decided to study sociology.
2009–10: The X Factor
In 2009–2010, she took part in the second series of the Greek version of The X Factor, ending in sixth place. She lists Beyoncé as her biggest influence, as well as Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston. Almost all the songs she performed were in the English language with only one of them being in the Greek language.
Adamou sang "Just Dance" on the first live show and she received positive reviews by the judges. In the second and third live show, she sang P!nk's "Just Like A Pill" and Kelly's "Because of You" respectively and she once again received positive reviews with the latter one being honoured as one of the best performances until then. However, with her performance of "Papa Don't Preach" in the fourth live show she received negative reviews, with Nikos Mouratidis stating that the song didn't suit to her voice. For the following three live shows, she performed "When I Grow Up", "Hurt" and "Halo" and despite her unsuccessful performance in the fourth live show, they were positively reviewed by the judges. On the eighth live she performed her first Greek song, "Hristougenna" along with "All I Want For Christmas Is You".
On the ninth live show Adamou performed "Celebration", making it the second song of Madonna that she performed. She also had a duet with her team mate, Nini and they performed Anna Vissi's "Dodeka". On the tenth live show she performed "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and even though she received mostly positive reviews, Mouratidis had negative opinion on the performance just like he did on her previous performance. On the eleventh live show, she performed another song from the Pussycat Dolls, "Hush Hush". For first time, Adamou was in bottom two with Hovig but she was saved by the judges. In the final showdown, she chose to perform "I Have Nothing", the song she sang in the bootcamp. On the twelfth live show, she performed for second time, a song from Christina Aguilera.
Even though she was one of the favourites to win, she was eliminated during the twelfth week, where she came at bottom two against her team mate Nini Shermandini. She was voted to stay in by George Levendis and Nikos Mouratidis and Nini was voted by Katerina Gagaki and George Theofanous. Even though it was tied, Theofanous' vote counted twice and therefore Adamou was eliminated. After her elimination, a "fight" started between Sony and Theofanous while the record label wanted Adamou to return because of the fake results, as the media stated.
|The X Factor season 2 performances and results|
|Show||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order||Result|
|Bootcamp||"Just Walk Away"||Céline Dion|
|"I Have Nothing"||Whitney Houston|
|"Oti Oneirevomoun"||Despina Vandi|
|"To Fos Sti Psyhi"||Elena Paparizou|
|Live show 1||Mentor's choice||"Just Dance"||Lady Gaga||4||Safe|
|Live show 2||"Just Like a Pill"||Pink||9|
|Live show 3||"Because of You"||Kelly Clarkson||7|
|Live show 4||1980s music||"Papa Don't Preach"||Madonna||8|
|Live show 5||Mentor's choice||"When I Grow Up"||Pussycat Dolls||7|
|Live show 6||"Hurt"||Christina Aguilera||5|
|Live show 7||"Halo"||Beyoncé||3|
|Live show 8||"All I Want for Christmas Is You" / "Christouyenna"||Mariah Carey / Despina Vandi||2|
|Duet with Stavento||"Mesa Sou" (with Stavento)||Stavento||—|
|Live show 9||Mentor's choice||"Celebration"||Madonna||1|
|Duet with contestant||"Dodeka" (with Nini)||Anna Vissi||—|
|Live show 10||Mentor's choice||"I Love Rock 'n' Roll"||Arrows / Joan Jett / Britney Spears||1|
|Live show 11||"Hush Hush"||Pussycat Dolls||2||Bottom two|
|Contestant's choice||"I Have Nothing"||Mariah Carey||2|
|Live show 12||Mentor's choice||"The Voice Within"||Christina Aguilera||3||Eliminated|
|Duet with contestant||"S Agapo" (with 48 Ores)||Antonis Remos and Alkistis Protopsalti||—|
|Contestant's choice||"The Power of Love"||Jennifer Rush||2|
2010–11: Kalokairi Stin Kardia and San Ena Oniro
While Adamou was not a finalist in The X Factor with her sixth place finish, she did manage to obtain a record deal with Sony Music Greece, an affiliate of the show. Her dramatic and tension filled elimination was the source of a publicised dispute- both on air during The X Factor and in the press- between representatives of Sony Music Greece and Theofanous. Her first single, "A*G*A*P*I" was release just a few days after her elimination from the show. She performed the song for first time at Aksizei Na To Deis (It's Worth to Watch), a show of ANT1. Its music video was released on 22 March 2010. After her debut single, Adamou released a Greek version of the Barbie in A Mermaid Tale soundtrack.
On 13 April 2010, Adamou's first collaboration was released through the MAD TV; she was featured on Stavento's song "San Erthi I Mera" which became a summer hit in Greece and Cyprus. In less than three months, the song got more than 3 million views in the original video which was later taken down which made it one of the most viewed Greek music videos at that time. The song stayed in the top five of the Greek Airplay Chart for 20 weeks, and sold 60 thousand legal downloads. Her second single, "Sose Me", was released on 27 April 2010 with its video clip premiering on 5 May 2010. A few days later, the trailers for Adamou's debut album were revealed. Meanwhile, Adamou started touring in Greece and Cyprus along with Stavento. On 14 June 2010, Adamou performed at the 2010 MAD Video Music Awards with the band OtherView, a cover of the song "Last Kiss", originally by Ishtar.
Adamou's debut extended play, Kalokairi Stin Kardia, was released in June 2010 and included her first two singles, "A*G*A*P*I" and "Sose Me". Adamou recorded, for second time, a Greek version for a Barbie soundtrack; Barbie: A Fashion Fairy Tale. On 29 July 2010, a contest started through the official website to select the three single of the album; "To Mistiko Mou Na Vris" or "Gelaei" would be the third single. Apart from select the next single, the voters had the chance to watch the shooting of the video clip. "To Mistiko Mou Na Vris" was announced on 30 August 2010 as the third single. The shooting for the video started in September. and premiered on 13 October 2010.
Adamou's first EP was certified gold for shipments of more than six thousand units. She received her gold album from Sakis Rouvas right after her performance of "To Mistiko Mou Na Vreis" in the second live show of the third season of The X Factor. On 28 October 2010, it was announced that Adamou would release a Christmas EP including the song "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", "Last Christmas", "White Christmas" and a medley of "Agia Nihta" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". Christougenna me tin Ivi Adamou (released as Christmas with Ivi Adamou abroad) was released on 22 November 2010. The EP peaked at the first place of the Greek iTunes while it was certified double platinum in Portugal for selling more than fifty thousands units.
In early 2011, Adamou admitted that she got proposition from ERT to represent Greece in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest which she turned down stating that even if she's interested in participating, she wants to finish school. In March 2011, she started working on her first studio album. In April 2011, Adamou collaborated with Melisses in the song written by the band, "Krata Ta Matia Sou Klista". Both the song and the music video premiered on 23 April 2013. In May 2011, it was announced that Adamou will release a song named "Murderous" which caused "fights" between Adamou's and Paparizou's fans as the song was previously announced as Paparizou's song. The song was later included in Adamou's first studio album as a Greek-language song.
On 14 June 2011, Adamou attended the 2011 MAD Video Music Awards and performed with Midenistis a remix of the song "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)". That year, she received her first nominations at the MAD Video Music Awards; she was nominated for the Best Newcomer and Best Female artist. She was also nominated for the Best Hip Hop/Urban, Best Duet and Best Video Clip for the song with Stavento, "San Erthi I Mera". She won only the award for the Best Hip Hop/Urban song.
In June 2011, a video teasing the new album entitled San Ena Oniro was shared through Adamou's channel. The first single from the album was "Kano Mia Efhi" written and produced by Meth. The shooting for the music video started in July and premiered on 29 July 2011. Her first studio album, San Ena Oniro, was released on 25 July 2011 and included ten songs. "Voltes St Asteria" was announced as the second single of the album on 25 August 2011. A teaser of its music video was revealed on 5 October 2011 and premiered on 11 October 2011.
2012–15: Eurovision Song Contest
In early August 2011, Adamou was rumoured to represent Cyprus in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. On 6 August 2011, CyBC officially announced that Adamou was internally selected to represent the country in the contest. In January 2012, CyBC published the songs that Adamou would perform in the selection; "Call the Police", "La La Love" and "You Don't Belong Here". The national final took place on 25 January 2012 where "La La Love" was declared as the winner and therefore the Cypriot entry in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. A month before the contest, it was reported that Cyprus could be disqualified due to not having the funds from the House of Representatives. In response to this fact, Adamou reportedly said: "[...] I am optimistic that not only we'll be in Baku, but we'll also have a great procedure". During the contest, Adamou was reunited with fellow The X Factor contestant Eleftheria Eleftheriou who represented Greece. At the running order draw, Cyprus was drawn to perform 12th in the first semi-final on 22 May 2012 and then successfully reached the final where it was drawn to perform 8th and ultimately finished in 16th place. "La La Love" entered the single charts in many European countries, including Spain, UK, Germany & Sweden. "La La Love" along with the other national final songs were included in the euro edition of San Ena Oniro with an additional Greek version of "You Don't Belong Here" titled "Fotia Vrohi".
After Eurovision, Adamou had a summer tour with concerts in Greece, Cyprus, Sweden and Spain. In Spain, she recorded "Time to Love" with Marsal Ventura, a Spanish DJ. When she returned to Greece she recorded another song called "Ase Me" with Kleopatra from Stavento. On 14 January 2013, on an appearance on Mega Channel's program Proino Mou, she announced that she would be releasing a new album in February 2013, but the album was not released during that time. She also announced through her Facebook page that her new song with Marsal Ventura, "Time to Love", would be released in early February. Stavento posted a backstage photo from the shooting of their new song with Adamou named "Na Sou Tragoudo" which was released on 4 March 2013 and was available for digital download on 11 March 2013.
Adamou renewed her co-operation with Sony Music Greece on 5 April 2013. Adamou revealed during her interview at MTV that her new album would have the title Eho Ourano (I Have Sky). Her next single, released on 31 May 2013, was titled "Ponane Oi Agapes" (Loves Hurt). For a fourth consecutive year, Adamou performed at the MAD Video Music Awards with Anise K and Shaya the song "Walking on Air". As Sony Music Greece was shut down, her album's release was cancelled. In January 2014, Adamou announced during one of her concerts that she would be returning with a new song after the small "break". She also revealed that the release of the song would be special. On 4 April 2014, Adamou appeared at the 2014 MadWalk along with Elisavet Spanou and Courtney Parker, where they all performed "Sway" for the Red Dress Act.
Following the first season of The Voice of Greece, the kid's version of the show was announced with Adamou being speculated as one of the coaches along with Demy due to both being young singers. On 3 June 2014, it was confirmed by Adamou and Kouinelis that the two would be performing a duet for the 2014 MAD Video Music Awards. On the ceremony that took place on 23 June and was broadcast on 2 July, Adamou and Kouinelis performed "Na Sou Tragoudo" as well as remix of "Min Tis to Pis" along with Kostas Tournas. Adamou started her summer tour with Stavento in August and performed in several places in Greece and Cyprus. On 17 October 2014, it was reported that Adamou received a proposition from Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation to present the Cypriot national selection for the 2015 Contest. However, it was later announced by CyBC that Antri Karantoni would be presenting the selection. In late 2014, Adamou started her second residency show along with Kostas Tournas, Kostas Karafotis and Violeta Dagkalou.
2015–present: New music
After reaching one billion views, the official YouTube channel of the Eurovision Song Contest published a video with the top 10 most watched Eurovision songs with Adamou's "La La Love" being on sixth place with more than 30 million views, the second most watched 2012 song after Loreen's "Euphoria". On 4 May 2015, Adamou published a photo on her Facebook page with her being in a studio, teasing the release of new music. Adamou was confirmed to perform for the designer Gregory Morfi in the 2015 Cyprus MadWalk among other performers such as Despina Vandi, Demy and Eleftheria Eleftheriou. On 14 May 2015, during the show for the 2015 Cyprus MadWalk, she performed "La La Love" and a cover version of "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" by Modjo.
Style and influences
Since her appearance in the X Factor, Adamou has been performing pop songs. Although almost all the song she performed in the competition were in English, the songs she later released for her discography were mostly in Greek. As she said in an interview, she is influenced by both the Greek and American pop music. Adamou was often named as the "Next Big Thing" or the "Teen Idol" in Greece following the release of her first extended play. The album had a more teen pop style while her debut studio album adopted a more "mature" pop style.
Adamou has named Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston as her idols and her biggest influences. She admires Whitney Houston who has been her favourite singer since her childhood and Beyoncé whom admires for her work and talent. She has also said [about Beyoncé] that she would love to work with her.
Since a child I've listened to Whitney Houston and I admire Beyoncé for her industriousness. Every time she [Beyoncé] has an appearance, she tends to have the best result which shows how much she has worked to reach the perfect.
Adamou has also cited Elena Paparizou and Sakis Rouvas as her influences with the latter one coming close to him during The X Factor where Sakis was the host. She has said [about Sakis] that she wasn't a big fan of him before the show, but she admired him when she met and got to know more about him and his personality.
Adamou is the second child in her family; she has two other sisters one older, Despina and one younger, Cleopatra. She was born and raised in Ayia Napa, Cyprus and has been travelling to Greece due to her participation in The X Factor. She is currently studying sociology at Panteion University, in Athens where she now lives permanently.
In 2011–12, she declared that she was not in any relationship, even though the media said that she was in relationship with Michalis Kouinelis from Stavento. Later, in one interview, she denied the rumours. She also said that she was never in love, since she went to Athens to study. In 2014 though, Kouinelis revealed that they were in a relationship since 2013 and not since 2010 as the media said. The two now live together in Athens as Adamou has been studying there. It was reported in late-April 2014 that after Kouinelis met the parents of Adamou, the two would soon get married. However, neither of them have confirmed the rumours and was not revealed whether they were engaged or not.
During and after Eurovision, the media reported that Adamou and Eleftheria Eleftheriou were not in a good situation. Both singers stated that everything was okay between them. However, during their performance in the 2013 Greek national final, Eleftheria was to give her hand to Adamou, while Adamou was waving at the audience. Later, Eleftheria said that Adamou didn't do this intentionally. She also said that they are in a good situation.
Adamou has met Beyoncé during her participation at the Greek X Factor, where she won a ticket for her concert in Athens. She has also met Jennifer Lopez at her concert in Stockholm as Adamou was there due to her concert tour.
Adamou has participated in several charities. In 2010, she was part of the Cypriot campaign "Everything I Can" for the prevention of cervical cancer. The same year, she took part in the Greek campaign against breast cancer along with other Greeks including Katia Dandoulaki, Zeta Makripoulia and Dimitra Galani. In 2011, Adamou was appointed as the Young Ambassador for the rights of the children by the HFC-UNCRC Policy Center. As the ambassador of the organization, she performed at the campaign "Beat Bullying" on 27 January 2012 and the incoming of the concert would be donated to the organization's campaign. In 2013, she performed at the solidarity concert in Famagusta to collect food. In December 2013, she took part in a Christmas Concert organised by the Cypriot radio station Super FM and Giorgos Theofanous along with artists including Elena Paparizou, Eleni Foureira, Demy and Kostas Martakis. The money that were raised from the concert's tickets were given to Radiomarathonios. The performers, apart from their own songs, they performed a Christmas song each along with Theofanous' choir. The songs were included in an album that was released along with a Cypriot newspaper. Adamou performed a cover of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You".
- San Ena Oniro (2011)
Adamou has appeared on several TV shows and awards including her participation on the second season of The X Factor and the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Even though it hasn't been officially confirmed, it is possible that she will be a coach in the first season of The Voice Kids.
|2010||Barbie in A Mermaid Tale||Merliah Summers||Greek voice-dubbing, singing voice|
|2010||Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale||Barbie||Greek voice-dubbing, singing voice|
|2009–10||The X Factor||Herself||Contestant; 6th place|
|2010–11||Dancing with the Stars||Herself||Guest star (Season 1, Episode 13)
Guest star (Season 2, Episode 13)
|2010||MAD Video Music Awards||Herself||Performer|
|2010||Madame Figaro Awards||Herself||Performer|
|2011||MAD Video Music Awards||Herself||Performer
Award for Best Video Clip Hip Hop/Urban
|2012||A Song for Ivi Adamou||Herself||Contestant; internal selection|
|2012||Eurovision Song Contest||Herself||Contestant; 16th place|
|2012||MAD Video Music Awards||Herself||Performer
Award for Cyprus Artist of the Year
|2012||Madame Figaro Awards||Herself||Performer|
|2013||Eurosong 2013 – a MAD show||Herself||Performer|
|2013||MAD Video Music Awards||Herself||Performer|
|2014||MAD Video Music Awards||Herself||Performer|
|2015||Cyprus MadWalk 2015||Herself||Performer|
Awards and nominations
Adamou's debut extended play was certified gold for selling over 60,000 copies. Her second extended play, Christmas with Ivi Adamou, was certified double platinum in Portugal for selling over 50,000 copies. Her first studio album San Ena Oniro was released in July 2011 and peaked at the 17th place in the Greek album charts. Her single "La La Love" became a success after competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and was charted in the European countries including Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom.
She had several nominations at the MAD Video Music Awards since 2011. She won two awards, for the best video clip urban and the best Cypriot artist. She was also nominated three years in a row at the Madame Figaro Awards for the best Cypriot woman singer and won two of them, in 2010 and 2012. In 2013, her song with Marsal Ventura, "Time to Love" won the Spanish awards, LaLore02 Awards, for the best song of the year.
Tours and concerts
Adamou's first tour was in summer of 2010 along with Stavento while the second tour was with Melisses in summer of 2011. For both tours, the singers toured in more than 50 places in Greece and Cyprus. In 2011, she joined Panos Kiamos and Kostas Martakis at their residency concert in the Posidonio Music Hall.
After the residency concert was over, Adamou started touring around Europe to promote her song of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Following the contest, Adamou started the La La Love Tour and toured in countries including Sweden, Greece and Spain. In 2013, Adamou had a short summer tour and appeared in several clubs. It was confirmed by Adamou and Michalis Kouinelis that they would start touring in Greece and Cyprus during the summer of 2014. In December 2014, Adamou had her second residency show along with Kostas Tournas, Kostas Karafotis and Violeta Dagkalou.
- Stavento & Ivi Adamou: Live Tour (2010)
- Melisses & Ivi Adamou: Live Tour (2011)
- Eurovision Promo Tour (2012)
- La La Love Tour (2012)
- Summer Tour (2013)
- Summer Tour (2014)
- Posidonio Music Hall (Athens) – Panos Kiamos, Kostas Martakis and Ivi Adamou (2011–12)
- Perivoli Tou Ouranou (Athens) – Kostas Karafotis, Ivi Adamou, Kostas Tournas and Violeta Dagkalou (2014–15)
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- Το πρώτο δισκογραφικό βήμα της Ήβης Αδάμου: Α*Γ*Α*Π*Η [The first step in the music industry of Ivi Adamou: A*G*A*P*I]. music.net.cy (in Greek). Retrieved 26 January 2010.
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- Kotsiopoulos, Thanos. "O χρυσός δίσκος της Ήβης Αδάμου!" [Ivi Adamou's gold disc]. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 8 November 2010.
- "Ήβη Αδάμου – Εκρηκτικό το 2o X-Factor Live" [Ivi Adamou – Explosive second live show]. MSN (in Greek). Retrieved 6 November 2010.
- Kotsiopoulos, Thanos. "Έρχεται σύντομα νέο (χριστουγεννιάτικο) CD από την Ήβη Αδάμου!" [Christmas CD is coming soon from Ivi Adamou]. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 28 October 2010.
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- Bekiari, Sofia. "Στη 1η θέση του ελληνικού Itunes Top10 το άλμπουμ της Ήβης Αδάμου!" [At the first place of the Greek iTunes Top 10 the album of Ivi Adamou]. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- Kotsiopoulos, Thanos. "Ήβη Αδάμου: "Δέχτηκα πρόταση για τη Eurovision"" [Ivi Adamou: "I got proposition for Eurovision"]. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- Bekiari, Sofia. Ήβη Αδάμου : Στο στούντιο, ηχογραφώντας νέα κομμάτια! [Ivi Adamou: At studio, recording new songs!]. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 28 March 2013.
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- Bekiari, Sofia. ""Murderous": Έρχεται σύντομα από την Ήβη Αδάμου!" ["Murderous": Coming soon from Ivi Adamou]. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 18 May 2011.
- Karathanou, Thomai. Μήλον της Έριδος το νέο τραγούδι της Ήβης Αδάμου!. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 20 May 2011.
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- ""Βόλτες στ' αστέρια": Το ολοκαίνουριο video clip της Ήβης Αδάμου! Δείτε το." ["Voltes st asteria": The new video clip of Ivi Adamou! Watch it]. vipnews.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 12 October 2011.
- Jarmo, Siim. "Ivi Adamou for Cyprus in 2012?". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
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- "Τι λέει η Ήβη Αδάμου για την πιθανότητα αποκλεισμού από την Eurovision!" [What does Ivi Adamou say about the possibility of being disqualified from Eurovision]. Gossip-tv (in Greek). 3 April 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
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- Η Ήβη Αδάμου φωτογραφίζεται για το καινούριο της άλμπουμ! [Ivi Adamou is shooting for her new album]. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 18 January 2013.
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- Tsipi, Dimitra. Νέο τραγούδι έρχεται για την Ήβη Αδάμου! [New song is coming for Ivi Adamou!]. D – Life (in Greek). Retrieved 30 December 2013.
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- Dima, Despina. "Madwalk '14: Όλα όσα είδαμε πάνω στη σκηνή" [Madwalk '14: Everything we saw onstage]. Yupiii (in Greek).
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- "Για πρώτη φορά ο Stavento κάνουν δηλώσεις με την αγαπημένη του Ήβη Αδάμου!" [For the first time, Stavento and Ivi are making statements!]. Athensbars (in Greek). Retrieved 3 June 2014.
- "Το ερωτικό ντουέτο του Μιχάλη Κουϊνέλη με την Ήβη Αδάμου!" [The erotic duet of Michalis Kouinelis and Ivi Adamou]. Star. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Ayia Napa Youth and Beer Festival!". Now-Events.
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- Tsipi, Dimitra (19 December 2014). "Τουρνάς, Καραφώτης, Ήβη Αδάμου και Νταγκάλου στο "Περιβόλι του Ουρανού"" [Tournas, Karafotis, Ivi Adamou and Dagkalou at "Perivoli tou Ouranou"] (in Greek). Online Epikairotita. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
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- "Κάτι νέο ετοιμάζεται... #staytuned" [Something new is getting prepared... #staytuned] (in Greek). Ivi Adamou. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- "Η Ήβη Αδάμου ξανά στο studio! Τι ετοιμάζει;" [Ivi Adamou in the studio again! What is she preparing?] (in Greek). Get Greek Music. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
- "Ποια είναι τα ζευγάρια του Cyprus Madwalk by Gliss;" [Which are the pairs of Cyprus Madwalk by Gliss?] (in Greek). MAD TV. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
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Λατρεύει τη Beyonce και την Christina Aguilera. [She loves Beyonce and Christina Aguilera]
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- "Ηβη Αδάμου: Συνέντευξη στο music.net.cy" [Ivi Adamou: Interview at music.net.cy]. music.net.cy. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η Beyonce. Την θαυμάζω και θα ήθελα πολύ να κάνω κάποια συνεργασία μαζί της!
- "Συνέντευξη: Ήβη Αδάμου" [Interview: Ivi Adamou]. tralala.gr.
- "Ήβη Αδάμου: Ο Σάκης και η Eurovision!" [Ivi Adamou: Sakis and Eurovision!]. NtomataTV. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
- Ήβη Αδάμου, Μιχάλης Κουινέλης είναι ζευγάρι! [Ivi Adamou, Michalis Kouinelis are couple!]. dolce.com.cy (in Greek). Retrieved 11 May 2012.
- "Ήβη Αδάμου: Έχει σχέση με τον Μιχάλη από τους Stavento;" [Ivi Adamou: Is she in a relationship with Michalis from Stavento?]. gossip-tv.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- "Ήβη Αδάμου: "Δεν είχα ποτέ σχέση με τον Μιχάλη από τους Stavento"" [Ivi Adamou: "I never had a relationship with Michalis from Stavento"]. Athens Bars (in Greek). Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- Ήβη Αδάμου: "Δεν πρόλαβα να σκεφτώ τι ήθελα να γίνω στη ζωή μου…" [Ivi Adamou: "I didn't have the time to think for my future]. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 10 April 2013.
Δεν είμαι ερωτευμένη αυτό τον καιρό [...] Στα χρόνια που είμαι Ελλάδα δεν έχω ερωτευτεί ποτέ. (I'm not in love these days [...] During the years I'm in Greece, I was never in love)
- Μ. Κουινέλης: Μιλά ανοιχτά για τη σχέση του με την Ήβη Αδάμου – "Είμαστε μαζί ένα χρόνο"! [M. Kouinelis: Talks openly about his relationship with Ivi Adamou – "We're together for one year"!]. TLife (in Greek). Retrieved 13 February 2014.
- Artsitas, Konstantinos. Μιχάλης Κουινέλης – Ήβη Αδάμου: "Στεγάζουν" τη σχέση τους! [Mihalis Kouinellis – Ivi Adamou: They "house" their relationship!]. Must (in Greek). Retrieved 27 January 2014.
- Artsitas, Konstantinos. Μιχάλης Κουινέλης – Ήβη Αδάμου: Ανεβαίνουν τα σκαλιά της εκκλησίας; [Michalis Kouinelis – Ivi Adamou: Walking up the stairs of the church?]. Must (in Greek). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
- Ελευθερία Ελευθερίου-Ήβη Αδάμου: Φίλες ή αντίπαλες; [Eleftheria Eleftheriou-Ivi Adamou: Friends or rivals?]. gossip-tv.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- "Ελευθερία Ελευθερίου: Aκόμα περιμένει την Ήβη να της δώσει το χέρι της" [Eleftheria Eleftheriou: Still awaiting for Ivi to give her hand]. fimes.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 20 February 2013.
- Ελευθερία Ελευθερίου για Ήβη Αδάμου: "Το κοριτσάκι δεν είδε, δεν ήταν κάτι που το έκανε σκόπιμα!" [Eleftheria Eleftheriou for Ivi Adamou: "She didn't see it, she didn't do this intentionally!"]. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- "Η Ήβη Αδάμου συναντά την… Jennifer Lopez!" [Ivi Adamou meets... Jennifer Lopez!]. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 6 November 2012.
- Η συμμετοχή της Ήβης Αδάμου στην εκστρατεία κατά του καρκίνου του μαστού [Adamou's participation at the campaign against breast cancer]. tralala.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 30 September 2010.
- "Κύπρος: Ήβη Αδάμου - εκστρατεία Beat Bullying" [Cyprus: Ivi Adamou - campaign Beat Bullying]. Cyprus Events.
- "Ivi Adamou live at Solidarity Concert for CYPRUS (Famagusta)". Retrieved 26 April 2013.
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- "Super Christmas The Album!". ilovestyle.com. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
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- "Πάνος Κιάμος, Κώστας Μαρτάκης & Ήβη Αδάμου στο Posidonio!" [Panos Kiamos, Kostas Martakis & Ivi Adamou at Posidonio!]. iShow.gr (in Greek).
- "Η Ήβη Αδάμου απο 19/8 με τους Κιάμο- Μαρτάκη στο Posidonio" [Ivi Adamou with Kiamos and Martakis at Posidonio since 19/8]. Tuned.gr (in Greek).
- "Ηβη Αδαμου Summer Tour 2012". Ivi Adamou blog. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
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