Thanos Petrelis

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Thanos Petrelis
Θάνος Πετρέλης
Born (1975-09-27) September 27, 1975 (age 43)
Athens, Greece
Years active2003–present
LabelsHeaven Music (2003–2010)
The Spicy Effect (2010–present)
Associated actsElli Kokkinou, Despina Vandi, Peggy Zina, Phoivos

Athanasios (Thanos) Petrelis (Greek; Θάνος Πετρέλης) (born September 27, 1975) is a popular Greek singer. He has released four albums and several singles.


Fame Story[edit]

Petrelis was born in Athens, Greece. He finished third in the first Greek reality show Fame Story (2002).

2004–2006: Eihe to hroma tou ouranou and Thimizeis kati apo Ellada[edit]

In 2004, he released an album entitled Eihe To Hroma T’ Ouranou. The first track, "To Aima Mou", was written by Phoivos and became a hit. The album sold more than 30,000 copies and went gold.[1] That year Petrelis won "Best New Artist" award in Arion Awards.

Petrelis released a new album every year for the next three years. The follow-up to Eihe To Hroma T’ Ouranou was another Phoivos collaboration, Thymizeis Kati Apo Ellada, which went platinum. It was this year that his big hit "Kernao" won two awards in the Arion Awards, "Best Laiko Song" and "Best Song of the Year".

The following release was a platinum single entitled Eftihos.[1] The four songs on the disc were once again written by Phoivos, and the title track, "Eftihos", was widely acclaimed.[according to whom?]

2007–present: Eimai Akomi Eleftheros and Vitrina Esthimaton[edit]

The album Eimai Akomi Eleftheros included the songs "Lathos", "Doxa Soi O Theos", "Aman Kai Pos", "Adiorthoti" and "An Den Eiha Ki Esena", and went gold.[1] Petrelis also went on a world tour in the United States, Australia and South Africa in 2007, with six sold-out concerts. A few months later, Eimai Akomi Eleftheros was re-released with a DVD.

In June 2008, Petrelis traveled to Australia for five sold-out concerts. On June 9, 2008, he released the single "Ksipna Thanasi" (Wake up Thanasi) exclusively on Sfera FM. It was followed by a two-track CD single with the original version of the song and one remix, which was also available with the "Germanos Remix" when purchased exclusively through the telecommunications store Germanos. The song was composed by Phoivos and the single went platinum.[2]

Petrelis diperformedd shows at the club Thea along with Nikos Ikonomopoulos and Yiorgos Tsalikis from August 22 to November 1, 2008. On November 20, Petrelis released the song "To Paihnidi Einai Pleon Diko Mou" exclusively to "Sfera FM", and a music video, filmed in a casino, was released soon after. The song was released to all other radio stations on December 1, 2008. By December, Petrelis released another CD single, this one with four different songs, all composed by Phoebus. The title track "To Paihnidi Einai Pleon Diko Mou" (The Game is Now Mine) was joined by "Efharisto", "Na Hamogelas" and a new remix of the previously released "Xypna Thanassi".[3] The song "Adiorthoti" has been remixed by Master Tempo.

In January 2009, Petrelis traveled to the United States and Canada for nine sold-out concerts. His next appearance in Athens was again on April 23 at the club Thea, with the support of Ikonomopoulos. He finished his appearances there in mid-July, and his next appearance was in Thessaloniki at the club Orama for a few nights only. After a short break, he started appearing on December 4, along with Yiorgos Tsalikis, at Starz.

In January 2010, Petrelis left Heaven Music and signed with Phoivos' record label, The Spicy Effect. On January 23, 2010, he released the radio single "Filotimo" (Pride) written by Phoebus. In November 2010 he again made a successful tour in the US and Canada, with nine sold-out concerts. In December 2010 he released the song "Hristougenna", along with the other artist of The Spicy Effect, and his new solo single "Thelo kai ta patheno".

In March 2011 he went back to Australia for another tour, after his 2008 sold-out tour. This time he performed eight concerts, most of which sold out.

In 2014 he released his fourth studio album, Vitrina Esthimaton.

Personal life[edit]

Thanos Petrelis is married and has three children. He married Sofia Moschopoulou on July 1, 2007, in a wedding ceremony that also served as a baptism for their then ten-month-old daughter Agapi.[4] Phoivos served as Petrelis' koumbaros in the wedding,[5] while Nino served as the godfather and Maria Levendi as the godmother for Agapi's baptism.[4] On January 5, 2009, Petrelis' wife gave birth to their second daughter (Celia) in Athens, Greece.[6] His third daughter, Zenia, was born September 14, 2015.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Certification
2004 Eihe To Hroma T' Ouranou Gold
2005 Thimizeis Kati Apo Ellada Platinum
2007 Eimai Akomi Eleftheros Gold
2014 Vitrina Esthimaton Gold

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Certification
2009 Thanos Petrelis Live Gold


Year Title Peak
chart positions
2006 "Eftihos" 1 Live
2008 "Xypna Thanasi" Non-album single
"To Paihnidi Einai Pleon Diko Mou"
2010 "Thelo Kai Ta Pathaino"
Year Title
2010 Filotimo
2010 Christougenna 2010 (with Spicy artists)
2011 Poia na sigkrithei mazi sou
2011 Ap'ekso poios?
2012 Horevis
2012 Na tis peis
2013 De tha katso na pethano
2014 Pes mou
2014 San esena
2015 Thelis de thelis
2016 Eho mia kardia
2016 Mazi den kanoume
2016 Logo timis
2018 Ti Fasi
2018 Gia mia vradia isouna mono


Year Title Notes
2009 Megales Epitihies


Year Title Certification
2006 Thimizeis Kati Apo Ellada - Karaoke


  1. ^ a b c heaven music
  2. ^ Ξύπνα Θανάση, έγινες πλατινένιος! (in Greek). MAD TV. July 30, 2008. Retrieved August 3, 2008.
  3. ^ Forum Administrators, Phoebus (November 12, 2008). "New Thanos Petrelis" (in Greek). Phoebus Forum. Retrieved November 12, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Staff (July 7, 2007). Παντρεύτηκε ο Θάνος Πετρέλης! (in Greek). Starbuzz. Retrieved December 11, 2009.
  5. ^ Staff (July 1, 2007). Ο γάμος του Θάνου με τη Σοφία και τα βαφτίσια της κορούλας τους (in Greek). Espresso News. Retrieved December 11, 2009.
  6. ^ Georgadis, Nikos. Athens, Greece: SferaFM. Missing or empty |title= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help)
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