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Anna Vissi

Anna Vissi

Described in LA as a cross between Madonna, Celine Dion and Melina Mercouri, Anna sang up a storm throughout Australia in June. She performed one show only in Melbourne on Sunday 13th June at the Palace Theatre.

Born in Cyprus, Anna studied music at conservatories and performed locally before moving to the professional scene in Athens, in 1973, where she signed with Minos and simultaneously collaborated with other musical artists and released promotional singles of her own while studying at the University of Athens.
Vissi established herself in the recording industry by winning the Thessaloniki Song Festival in 1978 with the song “As Kanoume Apopse Mian Arhi” and releasing her debut album of the same name.

Over the course of her career she has released over two dozen albums, most of which have been certified at least gold in the two countries and has also starred in three theatrical productions and briefly ventured into television and radio. Vissi experimented with different styles of music; after becoming one of the first Greek artists to introduce Western pop and dance elements into Greek laïko and entehno, she became one of the most prominent portrayers of the laïko-pop hybrid genre and culture that was thriving from the mid 1990s into the mid 2000s.

Through a career that has spanned nearly four decades, Vissi has influenced several of the nation’s younger generation of female artists. She has won six Arion Music Awards, 15 Pop Corn Music Awards, and nine MAD Video Music Awards. Vissi has received 32 Platinum and 11 Gold certifications from IFPI Greece and has become one of the country’s best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 9.5 million records worldwide and is also one of the country’s top earning artists.

In 2010, Alpha TV ranked Vissi as the second top-certified female artist in Greece in the phonographic era (since 1960), behind Haris Alexiou, while Forbes listed her as the 15th most powerful and influential celebrity in Greece and fourth highest ranked singer.

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Anna Vissi

Described in LA as a cross between Madonna, Celine Dion and Melina Mercouri, Anna sang up a storm...

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