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|Studio album by Anna Vissi|
|Released||February 12, 1988|
|Recorded||1987 - 1988|
|Anna Vissi chronology|
|Singles from Tora|
Tora is the name of a 1988 music album by singer Anna Vissi. It was released in Greece and Cyprus by CBS Greece.
Anna Vissi, also known as Anna Vishy, is a Greek Cypriot singer, songwriter, actress, television presenter, radio personality, and businesswoman. She 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.
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, historically also known as Hellas, is a country located in Southern and Southeast Europe, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.
Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.
The lead single "1988 Ki Akoma S' Agapo" was well received by radio stations, rising to the top of the charts. The song is considered a classic Greek ballad and a pop standard. After the release of other top 5 singles, the song "Ta Mathitika Hronia" was released. It became a big hit and remains one of Vissi's most recognizable songs from the 80's. Another hit from the album was "Ta Koritsia Einai Atakta". Later that year, Vissi started a popular radio program named after that song, receiving critical acclaim. The radio program lasted until 1992.
The album itself was successful, selling enough to become one of the top albums of 1988 in Greece. Its longevity throughout that year was noteworthy, as Vissi was releasing one hit after another.
Music and lyrics are by Nikos Karvelas and Anna Vissi.
Nikos Karvelas is a Greek songwriter, producer, and singer. He has sold millions of records as a producer and is most recognizable for his three-decade-long collaboration with Anna Vissi, while some of his other well-known collaborations include Tolis Voskopoulos and Sakis Rouvas. Karvelas has released multiple personal studio albums that have had mild to big success. In 2012, Alpha TV ranked Karvelas as the 13th top-certified composer in Greece in the phonographic era.
Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.
Constantinos Christoforou is a Cypriot singer. He represented Cyprus in Eurovision Song Contest as a solo singer with "Mono Yia Mas" (1996) and "Ela Ela " (2005) and as part of the boy band formation One with "Gimme" (2002).
Nylon is a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi, released in Greece and Cyprus on September 28, 2005, and subsequently in select European countries and Taiwan. The album was released as a DualDisc on October 10, 2005, the first of its kind in Greece, and re-released on May 2, 2006 with the title Nylon: Euro-Edition as a tie-in to Vissi's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. The album reached Platinum status in less than 24 hours after its release.
Kravgi is a studio album released by singer Anna Vissi in November 2000 in Greece and Cyprus by Sony Music Greece. The double-album was certified 7× Platinum in Greece and Cyprus, while it was also the best-selling album of the year 2000 in Greece. The album was also later released by Sony Music in Turkey in 2001 where it was certified Gold as well as in Australia and New Zealand in 2002. Today the album stands as one of the most successful albums of all time in Greece with sales of over 175,000 copies. This album, along with English-language album Everything I Am released the same year, showcased a significant change over Vissi's stylistic and musical selections, expanding her image as a pop icon and contemporary artist as promoted in the mid-1990s and onwards.
This page includes the discography of Cypriot pop singer Anna Vissi.
I Epomeni Kinisi is a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi released in Greece and Cyprus in 1986 by CBS Greece. This album is all written by Nikos Karvelas. In spite of her previous albums, it featured a clear pop sound, very distinctive of Vissi's next albums. The album reached platinum status and was one of the best-selling albums of 1987 in Greece.
Anna Vissi is the name of a self-titled album by Greek singer Anna Vissi. It is the first album with lifelong collaborator and companion Nikos Karvelas, who is credited under the alias "Nikos Leonardos". It was released in Greece and Cyprus in 1981 by EMI Greece. The album includes both original songs as well as several Greek covers of international hits. The album reached gold status.
Anna Vissi Live! is the name of a live Greek album by singer Anna Vissi. It is her first live album and was released in Greece and Cyprus in December 1993. It was recorded in Zoom night club, in Plaka, Athens. The reason for its release was to celebrate the 20 years of Anna Vissi's career (1973–1993). It included many of her hits so far in live versions, as well as live covers of her early recordings back in the 1970s, as to honour Stavros Kougioumtzis and Doros Georgiadis, the first composers she collaborated with. It also featured three duets with Lampis Livieratos and Yannis Siamsiaris, who also took part in the live performance as backing vocalists. Anna Vissi dedicated the album to her daughter Sofia Karvela.
O! Kypros is the name of a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi released in Greece and Cyprus in 1995. The music featured is traditional Cypriot songs and is a dedication to her parents. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the album went to help impoverished children in Cyprus. It is Anna Vissi's first release since 1982's Eimai To Simera Kai Eisai To Chthes not to feature Nikos Karvelas either on the composition and lyrics or on the production management.
Mihalis Hatzigiannis is a popular Cypriot recording artist. From 2000 to 2009, Hatzigiannis has received over 30 certifications in Greece alone, making him one of the most successful artists of the decade. Hatzigiannis is also known for representing Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998. In 2010, Hatzigiannis released his first English language album in Europe. In 2010, Forbes listed Hatzigiannis as the 22nd most powerful and influential celebrity in Greece and fifth highest ranked singer.
This list features the production discography of Natalia Germanou. She wrote the lyrics for the following songs.
Back to Time is a compilation album by Greek singer Anna Vissi, including the whole recordings which are now back catalogue items of Minos EMI. It is part of Minos EMI's special edition "EMI Years" compilations of early recordings by artists which were either signed to them directly or of releases which have since become part of their back catalogue.
DJ - The Hits Collection is a best of album by popular Greek singer, Marianta Pieridi. It was released in Greece in October 2006 by Universal Music Greece, including 3 new songs and a previously unreleased one.
Ta Kalitera Mou Tragoudia is the title of a 1980 greatest hits album by Anna Vissi. It was released in Greece and Cyprus by Minos after her departure from the label and having signed with EMI Columbia Greece.
Konstantinos (Kostas) Kapetanidis, sometimes credited as Costas Kapetanidis, is a Greek music video director who is associated with the production company Anosi S.A. He is one of the most successful music video directors and has created music videos for some of Greece's most commercially successful artist and has received multiple awards.
Andriana Babali is a Greek singer and songwriter.
Agapi Einai Esi is the 26th studio album by Greek recording artist Anna Vissi, released in Greece and Cyprus on 17 December 2010 by Sony Music Greece as a covermount with Real News. It is her first album since 2005's Nylon to be completely written by Nikos Karvelas, while it also serves as their first collaboration in four years. The album has so far generated the title track single and debuted at number six on the Greek IFPI Top 75 Albums chart, moved up to third place on its third week and went gold on the fourth week.
Antonis Vardis was a Greek composer and singer.
The 2013 MAD Video Music Awards will be the 10th award ceremony, hosted by Themis Georgantas and Mary Sinatsaki. They will take place on 25 June 2013. The awards will broadcast from the Tae Kwon Do Stadium in Athens, honoring the best music videos and artists of the past year. The theme song, "We Are Young", is performed by the Australian-Greek singer Vassy. The nominations were announced on 23 May 2013 by the presenter, Themis Georgantas. Vegas received five nominations, while Elena Paparizou, Sakis Rouvas, Michalis Hatzigiannis, Melisses and Demy received four. The song "All the Time" received three nominations, the most for any song.