Pantelis Pantelidis

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Pantelis Pantelidis
Παντελής Παντελίδης
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Pantelis Pantelidis on stage
Background information
Born(1983-11-23)23 November 1983
Athens, Greece
OriginNea Ionia, Greece
Died18 February 2016(2016-02-18) (aged 32)
Elliniko, Greece
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, lyricist
Years active2012–2016

Pantelis Pantelidis (23 November 1983 – 18 February 2016) was a Greek singer, songwriter and lyricist. He died on 18 February 2016 in a car crash.

Biography[edit]

Born on November 23, 1983, Pantelis Pantelidis grew up in Nea Ionia, a small suburb outside Athens.

Pantelidis worked in the Hellenic Navy as a non-commissioned officer, but abandoned the career to pursue his music.[1] Pantelidis was a self-taught musician and became well known through his music videos. After his fame hit, Pantelidis continued his career in discography. He released four albums with great commercial success. Pantelidis collaborated with numerous Greek artists such as Vasilis Karras, Despina Vandi and others. He won three awards at the MAD Video Music Awards, an annual award show in Greece. He won his first award in 2013 as "best new artist," 2015 as "best Greek male singer,"[2] and "best Greek Male Singer" again in 2016, after his death. His close family and friends accepted the award on his behalf.

Pantelidis died on 18 February 2016 in a car accident on Vouliagmenis Avenue, Athens.[3][4]

After his death, two of his songs reached the #1 spot on the Billboard chart "Greece Digital Songs". The two songs being "Ta Shinia Sou" and "Pino Apo 'Ki Psila Gia Sena". On June 25, a CD single was released with 1 unpublished song and 1 song that was only available on video clip (which was planned to be in the new CD). The song Thimamai in YouTube has nearly 30.000.000+ views. On 14 December 2016, his pre-recorded song "Alli Mia Efkeria" was released via artist's official YouTube channel and gained over 1.1 million views in 2 days after the release and 20.000.000+ views after few months.

On February 18, 2017, one year after his death, another unpublished demo song was released Karavia Sto Vitho. On October 27, 2017, Tha Zo, another unpublished song of the artist was released. It was written and composed by Pantelis Pantelidis and sung by Amaryllis. Within a month, it received 3,000,000 views.

On December 1, 2017, his final unpublished song was released ("Na Se Kala"). Within one month, it had been viewed 6.000.000+ times.

YouTube success[edit]

From a young age, Pantelis Pantelidis began writing his own songs. When filming them, he began sending the videos to close friends and family, who then posted them on YouTube. In 2012, Pantelis released a video singing his original song, Den Tairiazete Sou Lew, accompanied by his self-taught acoustic guitar playing. The video received instant hype and reached over 1 million views in a short period of time. The video led to a contract with a popular Greek Record company. In 2012, his debut album went double-platinum. In the Autumn of 2013, he won the MAD Video Music Award for Best New Artist.

Death[edit]

At the age of 32, the musician died in Athens in a car crash on the 18th of February, 2016. There is much speculation however as to who was driving the vehicle. The collision occurred on Vouliagmenis Avenue, a Mercedes W164 ML 63 AMG, just one day before he was set to perform at a well-known Athens night club with Despoina Vandi and Kostas Martakis.[5]

In the car with him were two women, one of them being Mina Arnaouti. The second woman was Froso Kyriakou; both survived with serious injuries. Arnaouti posted photos of the crash afterwards showing a body in the driver's seat.[6]

In later a genetic evaluation, Giorgos Fitsialos, doctor of Molecular Genetics and one of the many experts investigating the case, found in two of the samples taken from the vehicle's steering wheel mixed genetic profiles of at least two persons, one of whom was Pantelis Pantelidis.[6] The case is still being investigated.

After his death, two of his songs reached the #1 spot on the Billboard chart "Greece Digital Songs". The two songs being "Ta Shinia Sou" and "Pino Apo 'Ki Psila Gia Sena". On June 25, Pantelidis' single was released. The single consisted of one unpublished song and one song available on videoclip, though it was planned to be on the CD. The song Thimamai in YouTube reached over 30,000,000 views. On December 14, 2016, Pantelidis' pre-recorded song "Alli Mia Efkeria" was released via artist's official YouTube channel. The video gained over 1.1 million views within the two days of its release. After four weeks, the video reached more than 20,000,000 views.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Alkoolikes oi Nyxtes (2012)
  • Ouranio toxo pou tou Lypane dyo Xromata (2013)
  • Panselinos kai kati A' Meros Eis-Pnoi (2014)
  • Panselinos kai kati B' Meros Ek-Pnoi (2015)

CD singles[edit]

  • I agapi einai thyella -with Vasilis Karras Paola Foka-(2012)
  • Gia Ton Idio Anthropo Milame -with Vasilis Karras-(2012)
  • Tis Kardias mou to grammeno (2015)
  • Thimamai (2016)
  • Alli Mia Efkeria (2016)
  • Karavia Ston Vytho + Alli mia efkeria (2017)
  • Kako skyli (Valentino Remix) (2017)
  • Na 'sai kala (2017)

Compilations[edit]

  • 2 Nea Tragoudia Ginetai+Alkoolikes oi nyxtes (2013)
  • Panselinos kai kati Eis-pnoi + Ek-pnoi (2015)
  • Gia panta (Best of) (2016)

Posthumous releases[edit]

The first song after his death was released on June 26, 2016. It is called Thimamai (Θυμάμαι, I remember) and on YouTube it reached 32,000,000+ views.

On December 14, 2016, Alli mia eykeria (Άλλη μια Ευκαιρία, One more chance) was released. A video clip was also created for this song including unpublished footage of Pantelis Pantelidis. The song on YouTube reached 26,000,000+ views.

On February 18, 2017, one year after his death, Karavia Sto Vitho was released and reached 16,000,000+ views within one month. (Currently 17,000,000)

On October 27, 2017, Tha zo (Θα ζω, I'll live) was released, written by Pandelis Pandelidis and sung by Amarrilis. Within one month, the video received 3,500,000+ views.

On December 1, 2017, Na se kala (Να 'σαι καλά, Be well) was release. The video received 8,500,000 views after a month. (Currently 9,000,000)

On May 25, 2018 , the song Pali Pali (Πάλι Πάλι, Again again) was released. 10 days after release the video received 2.000.000+ views. 1 Month after its release it had 8,500,000+ views. (Currently 9,300,000)

On December 20, 2018 , the song Kane ta panta apopse (Κάνε τα πάντα απόψε, Do everything tonight) was released. 5 days after release the video received 500,000+ views. (Currently 4,500,000)

On December 20, 2018 , the song Ax kai na'ksera pou na'sai (Αχ και να ‘ξερα που να ‘σαι, Oh if I just knew where you are) was released. 5 days after release the video received 700.000+ views. (Currently 2,400,000)

Awards[edit]

Year Prizes
2013 MAD Awards:Best New Artist (Winner)
2013 MAD Awards:Best Song Of The Year (Nominated)
2014 Best Video MAD Greekz (Winner)
2014 MAD Awards:Best Male Artist (Nominated)
2015 MAD Awards:Best Male Artist (Winner)
2015 Best Video MAD Greekz (Winner)
2015 Special Mad Greekz for the song Ginetai (Winner)
2015 MAD Awards:Video Of The Year (Nominated)
2016 Best Male Adult (Winner - Posthumously)
2017 Song of the Year "Thimamai" (Winner - Posthumously)
2018 Song of the year "Karavia ston vitho" ( Nominated- Posthumously)

Songs given to other artists[edit]

Though Pantelis Pantelidis was a talent in song-writing he did not give away songs to just anybody. He had in plan to share some of his songs but due to his death he only was able to share with the world via other artists the following songs:

  • Xeirotera by Eleni Xatzidou
  • Tora sernese by Paola
  • Diatages by Amarillis
  • O kainourios erotas sou by Eirini Papadopoulou
  • Narkopedio I zoi moy by Giannis ploutarxos

Pantelis his family had decided to release all his unreleased songs, the songs ‘Thimamai’ , ‘Ali mia efkeria’ , ‘Karavia sto vitho’ , ‘Na se kala’ , ‘Pali Pali’ , ‘Kane ta Panta apopse and Ah ke na ksera pou na se’ gained all #1 spot in the charts in Greece making him Greece’s artist with most views on YouTube (951 million). Everybody is waiting for a song this summer...

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newsroom. "Greeks shocked by the tragic death of Pantelis Pantelidis (pics+vid)".
  2. ^ "Singer Pantelis Pantelidis, 32, dies in car crash - Kathimerini".
  3. ^ "Popular singer Pantelis Pantelidis killed in traffic collision". tovima.gr. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Greek singer Pantelis Pantelidis dies in car accident". protothema.gr. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Report: Speed a factor in Pantelidis crash".
  6. ^ a b Skordas, Aggelos (24 January 2017). "New DNA Report indicates Pantelidis was not driving during Fatal Wreck". Greek City Times. Greek City Times. Retrieved March 30, 2018.

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