Famous Greek Singers

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Maria Callas
(One of the Most Renowned and Influential Opera Singers of the 20th Century)
Maria Callas
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Birthdate: December 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: September 16, 1977
Greek soprano Maria Callas, also known as “La Divina,” is considered one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner was also in the news for her affair with shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, her rivalry with Renata Tebaldi, and her gradually declining vocal ability.
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Nana Mouskouri
(Singer)
Nana Mouskouri
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Birthdate: October 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chania, Greece

Greek pop icon Nana Mouskouri soared to fame all over Europe with her track The White Rose of Athens. She has sung in a wide range of languages, including German, Italian, Chinese, and Dutch. Dubbed Europe’s Barbra Streisand, she also sang the theme song of the Oscar-nominated movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

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Demis Roussos
(Singer Known for His Solo Hits in the 1970s and 80s, Including 'Forever and Ever', 'Goodbye')
Demis Roussos
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Birthdate: June 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: January 25, 2015

Demis Roussos was a Greek singer-songwriter remembered for his work with the band Aphrodite's Child. He also had an illustrious career as a vocal soloist and sold over 60 million albums worldwide. His works have inspired musicians all over the world, including Bollywood music director R. D. Burman, whose song Mehbooba Mehbooba is based on Roussos' Say You Love Me.

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Vicky Leandros
(Greek Pop Singer Who Won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972)
Vicky Leandros
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Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palaiokastritsa, Greece

One of the best-known pop singers from Germany, Greek-origin Vicky Leandros is the daughter of famous Greek composer and musician Leo Leandros. She soared to international fame representing Luxembourg in Eurovision and later won countless awards, such as the Goldene Europa. She has also released hit tracks in Japanese.

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 5 
Eleni Foureira
(Singer)
Eleni Foureira
12
Birthdate: March 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fier, Albania

Eleni Foureira is a Greek dancer and singer best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 where she represented Cyprus with the song Fuego. Foureira finished second in the contest, the best result for Cyprus thus far. Over the course of her career, Eleni Foureira has won several prestigious awards such as MAD Video Music Awards.

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Lindsay Armaou
(Singer and actress best known for her time as a member of the popular Irish all-girl musical group B*Witched)
Lindsay Armaou
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Birthdate: December 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Lindsay Armaou is a Greek-born Irish singer and actress best known for her association with the popular girl group B*Witched. Over the years, Armaou has helped increase the popularity of B*Witched, thanks to her fame as an actress outside the music industry.

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Yannis Philippakis
(Singer)
Yannis Philippakis
5
Birthdate: April 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Karpathos

Yannis Philippakis dropped out of an Oxford English course to step into music. Starting his career with the indie rock band Foals, he made it to the 2016 Forbes list of 30 under 30. Born to a Greek father and a Ukrainian mother, he was first introduced to music through Greek songs.

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Stefania Liberakakis
(Singer, Actress)
Stefania Liberakakis
11
Birthdate: December 17, 2002
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands

Stefania Liberakakis is a Greek-Dutch singer, YouTuber, and voice actress. She is best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 where she represented Greece with the song Last Dance; Stefania finished tenth in the contest. Stefania Liberakakis has also voiced important characters in the Dutch version of films like Dolittle and Wonder Park.

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Pantelis Pantelidis
(Singer-songwriter)
Pantelis Pantelidis
7
Birthdate: November 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: February 18, 2016

Initially part of the Greek navy, Pantelis Pantelidis later quit his naval career to focus in music. A YouTube sensation, he was a self-taught guitarist, too, and soared to fame with tracks such as Den Tairiazete Sou Lew. The singer lost his life to a tragic car accident at age 32.

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Tamta
(Singer)
Tamta
5
Birthdate: January 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

Tamta is a Georgian-Greek singer who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 where she represented Cyprus with the song Replay; Tamta finished 13th in the contest. Over the years, Tamta has become a household name in Greece and Georgia, having appeared in popular TV shows like Super Idol Greece, X Factor Georgia, and The X Factor Greece.

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Sakis Rouvas
(Greek Pop Singer)
Sakis Rouvas
3
Birthdate: January 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Corfu, Greece

Sakis Rouvas was not just a musical prodigy, having started his ballet lessons as a child, but also a national-level pole-vaulter. He later quit sports to focus on music and soared to fame with hit Greek tracks such as S'eho eroteftei and Hilia milia. He was the highest-scoring third-placed contestant on Eurovision.

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Nikos Vertis
(Singer)
Nikos Vertis
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Birthdate: August 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gorinchem, Netherlands

Born in the Netherlands, Nikolaos Arvanitidis, better known as Nikos Vertis, moved to Greece at age 6 and began training in music soon after. Starting his musical journey with Greek clubs, the talented laika/pop singer later soared to fame with tracks such as Pes To Mou Ksana and Mono Gia Sena.

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Elena Paparizou
(Singer-songwriter)
Elena Paparizou
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Birthdate: January 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Borås, Sweden

Helena, or Elena, Paparizou is one of Greece’s finest singers. The Swedish-born musician started her career as part of the folk/Eurodance duo Antique. She soared to fame after winning Eurovision 2005, singing My Number One, becoming the first Greek to win the contest ever. She is now one of Greece’s most powerful celebrities.

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Anna Vissi
(Greek Cypriot Pop Singer Known for Winning the Thessaloniki Song Festival in 1977)
Anna Vissi
5
Birthdate: December 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Larnaca, Cyprus

A Greek music icon, Anna Vissi had started training in music at age 6 and won her first talent contest at age 12. Born in Cyprus, the singer later moved to Athens and also briefly studied law. After soaring to fame with Eurovision, she gradually became one of Greece’s best-selling artists ever.

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Despina Vandi
(Singer well known for her albums Deka Endoles and Profities, which became a multi-Platinum seller)
Despina Vandi
7
Birthdate: July 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tübingen, Germany

German-born Greek singer Despina Vandi initially gained fame with her successful collaborations with songwriter Phoebus. Her 2000 single Ipofero was 6-time platinum and became Greece’s best-selling track of all time. She has also released hit Billboard-charting tracks such as Gia and Opa Opa, and has starred in musicals too.

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Mary Tsoni
(Actress)
Mary Tsoni
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Birthdate: June 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: May 8, 2017

Mary Tsoni was a Greek singer and actress best remembered for playing important roles in films like Evil, Evil: In the Time of Heroes, and Dogtooth. She was honored at the Sarajevo Film Festival with the Best Actress award for her performance in Dogtooth. A month before her 30th birthday, Mary Tsoni was found dead due to pulmonary edema.

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Elena Tsagrinou
(Singer)
Elena Tsagrinou
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Birthdate: November 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Elena Tsagrinou is a Greek singer best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 where she represented Cyprus with the song El Diablo; Tsagrinou finished 16th in the contest. She is also a voice actress and has voiced important characters in the Greek version of films like Free Birds (2013) and Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017).

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Haris Alexiou
(Singer who considered one of the most popular singers in Greece and has been commercially successful since the 1970s)
Haris Alexiou
6
Birthdate: December 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Thebes, Greece

One of the most popular Greek singers of all time, Haris Alexiou has experimented with genres such as folk, laika, and rebetiko. In a career spanning over 5 decades, she has collaborated with multiple artists. She also has a huge fan following in Turkey, where a street has been named in her honor.

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Tolis Voskopoulos
(Actor)
Tolis Voskopoulos
5
Birthdate: July 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kokkinia, Piraeus, Greece

Legendary Greek folk singer Tolis Voskopoulos is best remembered for his theatrical hit Oi Erastes tou Oneirou. With a career spanning over 6 decades, he also starred in many plays and movies. He was later married to Greek politician Antzela Gerekou and passed away at age 80.

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Stelios Kazantzidis
(One of the Most Prominent Greek Singer)
Stelios Kazantzidis
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Birthdate: August 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nea Ionia, Greece
Died: September 14, 2001

Stelios Kazantzidis was a Greek singer who helped popularize Laïkó or Greek popular music. He is best remembered for his collaboration with several of Greece's foremost composers. His collaboration with Vassilis Tsitsanis helped transform the musical scene of post-war Greece. Stelios Kazantzidis' music is cherished by the Greek diaspora spread across the world.

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Ivi Adamou
(Greek-Cypriot Singer)
Ivi Adamou
2
Birthdate: November 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Agia Napa, Cyprus

Popular Greek Cypriot singer Ivi Adamou made her stage debut at age 9. She soared to fame with season 2 of the Greek version of The X Factor. Known as the Pop Queen of Greece, she has released scores of hit singles, such as Krata Ta Matia Sou Klista.  

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Marinella
(Singer)
Marinella
3
Birthdate: May 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece

Marinella is a Greek singer best known for her longevity and versatility. Marinella, whose singing career has spanned over 65 years, is one of the most popular and respected singers in Greece. Apart from releasing several solo albums, she has also collaborated with other prominent musicians over the course of her illustrious career.

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George Dalaras
(Musician)
George Dalaras
4
Birthdate: September 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pireas, Greece

One of the most internationally renowned Greek musicians of all time, George Dalaras has been part of over 1000 concerts globally. His 2 concerts at the Athens Olympic Stadium in 1983 were among Greece’s largest. He has also been named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and has been made a Cypriot citizen.

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Manos Hadjidakis
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Manos Hadjidakis
3
Birthdate: October 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Xanthi
Died: June 15, 1994

Legendary Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis was one of the prominent figures of Éntekhno orchestral music and was one of the first to popularize the rebetika genre. His Greek movie score Ta Pediá tou Pireá, or Never on Sunday, was the first foreign-language film track to win an Academy Award.

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Mario Frangoulis
(Greek Vocalist Known for His Refined Vocal Interpretations, and Unique Ability to Sing in Over 5 Languages)
Mario Frangoulis
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Birthdate: December 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Umtali, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe

Mario Frangoulis is a Greek theatre actor and vocalist best known for his refined tenor vocals. A commercially and critically acclaimed recording artist, Frangoulis has recorded songs in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Greek. Mario Frangoulis is also known for his charity work; he has sung in several charity galas, including the Red Cross Annual Ball.

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Konstantinos Argyros
(Singer)
Konstantinos Argyros
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Birthdate: May 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Konstantinos Argyros was 5 when he began learning the piano and later started his singing career at a Thessaloniki club. The Greek singer is now a regular at the Teatro Music Hall of Athens. With singles such as Telika and Ximeromata, he is now one of Greece’s bestselling artists.

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Panos Mouzourakis
(Singer-songwriter)
Panos Mouzourakis
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Birthdate: May 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss-born Greek singer-actor Panos Mouzourakis is best known for his roles in the Greek series S1ngles and 4. He had first gained attention with the play Acharnis, which toured around the globe. He has also lent his voice to the Greek version of the hit Disney animated film Frozen.

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Josephine
(Singer)
Josephine
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Birthdate: August 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Josephine is a Greek singer who took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 where she represented her country with the song Dancing Night. She became a household name in Greece in 2020 when she won the fourth season of the popular reality show Just the 2 of Us.

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Antonis Remos
(Singer)
Antonis Remos
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Birthdate: June 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany

Antonis Remos is a Greek singer best known for releasing several multi-platinum studio albums like Kleista Ta Stomata and Kardia Mou Min Anisiheis. Over the course of his illustrious music career, Antonis Remos has won several prestigious awards, such as Arion Music Awards, Cyprus Music Awards, MAD Video Music Awards, and Pop Corn Music Awards. 

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Notis Sfakianakis
(Singer)
Notis Sfakianakis
3
Birthdate: November 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Herakleion, Crete, Greece

Notis Sfakianakis is a singer whose signature song O Aetos has become one of the most famous songs in the history of Greek music. The best-selling artist of his generation in Greece, Sfakianakis is also one of the most successful singers of all time in Cyprus and Greece. An outspoken person, Sfakianakis is one of the most controversial Greek artists.

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Sakis Tolis
(Musician)
Sakis Tolis
3
Birthdate: June 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Sakis Tolis soared to fame as the guitarist for the Greek black metal band Rotting Christ. Also known as Necromayhem, Tolis has played with Thou Art Lord and has co-written a book on his time with Rotting Christ. In early 2022, he announced the launch of his first solo album.

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Katy Garbi
(Singer)
Katy Garbi
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Birthdate: June 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Korydallos, Greece

Katy Garbi is a singer who is credited with recording two of the best-selling Greek albums of the 1990s: Arhizo Polemo and Evaisthisies. In 2010, Garbi was included in Alpha TV's list of top-certified female Greek artists since 1960. Garbi is also known for her philanthropic efforts; she has participated in several fund-raising events to benefit homeless and sick children.

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Dimitris Mitropanos
(Singer)
Dimitris Mitropanos
3
Birthdate: April 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trikala, Greece
Died: April 17, 2012

Dimitris Mitropanos was a Greek singer remembered for his mastery of a popular Greek music style known as Laïkó. One of the most important Greek musicians of his generation, Mitropanos worked alongside other greats like Mikis Theodorakis, Giorgos Zabetas, and Manos Hatzidakis. Some of his songs, such as Ta Ladadika and Roza, continue to be cherished by Greek music lovers. 

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Vasilis Karras
(Singer)
Vasilis Karras
3
Birthdate: November 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kavala, Greece

Vasilis Karras is a Greek singer who is considered a legend of Greek folk music. He is also one of the last singing survivors of a style of Greek music known as Kapsourika. Vasilis Karras is credited with introducing many young talents, including Despina Vandi, to the mainstream music industry.

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Marina Satti
(Singer)
Marina Satti
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Birthdate: December 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Greek-Sudanese singer Marina Satti initially studied architecture but was later drawn to theater and jazz music and graduated from Berklee. She soared to fame with her viral track Mantissa and later established the female a cappella group Fonés and the all-female choir Chόres. She has also been part of musical plays.

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Giorgos Mazonakis
(Singer)
Giorgos Mazonakis
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Birthdate: March 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Greek laika and pop singer Giorgos Mazonakis started his music career singing at nightclubs. Best known for his hit tracks such as Mou Leipeis, he soon became a sensation all over Europe. He has also performed in the US and contributed to the soundtrack of a film by Nikos Panagiotopoulos.

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Kalomoira Saranti
(Singer who first came to prominence in Greece in 2004, after winning the Greek talent show Fame Story)
Kalomoira Saranti
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Birthdate: January 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: West Hempstead, New York, United States
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Yiannis Parios
(Vocalist)
Yiannis Parios
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Birthdate: March 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paros, Greece

Yiannis Parios is a Greek singer whose cover version of Alain Barriere’s Tu t’en vas with Greek lyrics inspired other Greek singers to adapt foreign songs to Greek lyrics. Nowadays, many of Parios' original songs are being translated and sung abroad. Yiannis Parios has performed in major venues all over the world, including the famous Royal Albert Hall.

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Glykeria
(Singer)
Glykeria
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Birthdate: November 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Agio Pnevma, Greece

Glykeria is a Greek singer who has gained fame, not only in Greece and Cyprus, but also in countries like England, Turkey, France, Israel, and Spain. Her immense popularity in Israel has made her a favorite among celebrities. Over the course of her illustrious career, which has spanned more than three decades, Glykeria has released several multi-platinum songs and albums.

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Natassa Theodoridou
(Singer)
Natassa Theodoridou
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Birthdate: October 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece

Natassa Theodoridou is a Greek singer who holds the distinction of being the only female Greek artist whose first three albums achieved platinum status. In her career so far, she has a total of ten platinum and three gold albums to her name. She has collaborated with numerous popular composers and songwriters, including Mihalis Hatzigiannis and Eleanna Vrachali.  

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Paschalis Terzis
(Singer)
Paschalis Terzis
3
Birthdate: April 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pylaia, Greece

Known for tracks such as Den Thelo Tetious Filous and Afise Me Mono, Greek singer Paschalis Terzis began his career as a back-up singer. A financially challenged childhood saw him work at vegetable markets. He quit music at the peak of his career and retired to his farm in Agia Paraskevi.

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Yannis Ploutarchos
(Singer)
Yannis Ploutarchos
3
Birthdate: December 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mavrogeia, Greece

Yannis Ploutarchos is a Greek singer-songwriter. He is widely regarded as one of the most famous laïko singers of his generation. A prolific singer, Yannis Ploutarchos has released many albums so far, including Dio Fones – Mia Psihi, which was certified 15x Platinum!

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Athena Manoukian
(Singer)
Athena Manoukian
3
Birthdate: May 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Greek-Armenian singer Athena Manoukian first gained fame with the talent show This Is What Missing, which she won. Known for hits such as Party Like A Freak and I Surrender, she also directed the video of her track Dolla. Her guest appearance on The X Factor was covered by all top UK tabloids.

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Melina Aslanidou
(Singer)
Melina Aslanidou
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Birthdate: August 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

Known for her remarkable vocal range, Melina Aslanidou is one of the most successful singers of her generation. She initially collaborated with Christos Mitrentzis, and later sang as part of Oi Apenanti. Known for tracks such as Psila Takounia, she has also judged the Greek version of The X Factor.

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Sotiria Bellou
(Greek Singer)
Sotiria Bellou
3
Birthdate: August 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Euboea, Greece
Died: August 27, 1997

Sotiria Bellou was a Greek singer and an exponent of the rebetiko style of music, which she helped popularize. In 2010, Bellou was included in Alpha TV's top-certified female Greek artists since 1960 list. She was also an activist who was part of the Greek Resistance during World War II. Her life inspired a theatrical play titled Sotiria me lene.

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Eleftheria Arvanitaki
(Singer)
Eleftheria Arvanitaki
4
Birthdate: October 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pireas, Greece

Eleftheria Arvanitaki is a Greek singer whose impressive career and achievements earned her sixth place in Alpha TV's list of top-certified female Greek artists since 1960. Her contract with Verve Records has helped popularize Greek music, especially Laïko and folk, in the Western world. Over the course of her career, Eleftheria Arvanitaki has worked with prominent musicians like Cesária Évora.

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Alkistis Protopsalti
(Vocalist)
Alkistis Protopsalti
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Birthdate: October 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Born to Greek parents in Egypt, singer Alkistis Protopsalti moved to Greece because of the political instability in Egypt. In the past, she has been Greece’s alternate tourism minister. She has not only released several platinum and gold albums, but has also sung in languages such as Chinese, Swahili, and French.

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Nikos Karvelas
(Songwriter)
Nikos Karvelas
2
Birthdate: September 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pireas, Greece

Nikos Karvelas is a Greek singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known for his collaboration with his ex-wife and singer-songwriter Anna Vissi. Nikos Karvelas is also a prolific producer who has sold millions of records. In 2012, he was included in Alpha TV's list of top Greek composers in the phonographic era.

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Elli Kokkinou
(Singer)
Elli Kokkinou
6
Birthdate: July 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

One of the most popular Greek singers of the recent times, Elli Kokkinou is known for her hit tracks such as De Ginetai, Adiaforos, and Erota Mou. Born into a music-loving family, Elli started learning ballet at age 5. She was also an excellent water ski player before she devoted herself to music.

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Agnes Baltsa
(Singer, Actress)
Agnes Baltsa
5
Birthdate: November 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lefkada, Greece

Agnes Baltsa is a Greek mezzo-soprano singer, often counted among the best in the genre. Musically gifted from childhood, she started playing the piano at six. She later trained at the Greek National Conservatoire and made her professional debut in the opera The Marriage of Figaro at Frankfurt Opera. She has collaborated many times with noted tenor José Carreras.