Despina Vandi

Δέσποινα Μαλέα (Despina Malea)

Also known as Depina Vandi, Despina Vandy, Δέσπινα Βανδή, Δέσποινα, Δέσποινα Βανδή, Δέσποινα Βανδη, δΒ
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.despinavandi.gr/

Discography of Despina Vandi:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Gia (Gregory Mixes) 3 Audio 2003 Hedonism
2 Gia 6 Audio 2003-09-22 Mach1 Records
3 Gia 4 Audio 2003 Ultra Records
4 Gia 4 Audio 2003 Motivo Productions
5 Gia 4 Audio 2003-08-13 Milk & Sugar Recordings
6 Gia 4 Audio 2003 Hedonism
7 Big Dipper / Gia 2 Audio 2003-11-15 Dinky
8 Gia 3 Audio 2004-03-08
9 77 Strings / Gia 2 Audio 2003 Vendetta Records
10 Gia 8 Audio 2004-03-08
11 Gia 4 Audio 2003-11-03 Central Station
12 Gia 5 Audio 2003 Positiva
13 Gia 2 Audio 2003-12-30 Positiva
14 Gia 5 Audio 2003 WEA
15 Opa Opa (Milk & Sugar Remixes) 3 Audio 2004 Hedonism
16 Opa Opa 4 Audio 2004-07-05 Hedonism
17 Opa Opa 2 Audio 2004-07-00 Blanco Y Negro (2)
18 Opa Opa 4 Audio 2004-07-00 Motivo Productions
19 Gia 3 Audio 2003 Blanco Y Negro (2)
20 Gia 3 Audio 2004-03-00 Positiva
21 Opa Opa 9 Audio 2004-08-02 Ministry Of Sound (Germany)
22 Gia 6 Audio 2003-11-18 Ultra Records
23 Opa Opa 4 Audio 2004 Tinted Records
24 Opa Opa 7 Audio 2004-08-23 Central Station
25 Opa Opa 4 Audio 2004 Ultra Records
26 Gia 2 Audio 2003-11-15 Tinted Records
27 Gia 5 Audio 2003-11-03 Central Station
28 Come Along Now 12 Audio 2005-01-25 Escondida Music
29 Opa Opa 4 Audio 2004 SPG Music Productions Ltd.
30 Gia 3 Audio 2004-03-00 Positiva
31 Gia 12 Audio 2004 Central Station
32 Gia 2 Audio 2003-08-06 Warner Music Sweden
33 Gia 4 Audio 2003 Tinted Records
34 Jambi 3 Audio 2006-11-21 Ultra Records
35 Gia 3 Audio 2003 Blanco Y Negro (2)
36 Come Along Now 3 Audio 2004 Blanco Y Negro (2)
37 Opa Opa 2 Audio 2004 Hedonism
38 Gia 2 Audio 2003 Tinted Records
39 Opa Opa 4 Audio 2004 SPG Music Productions Ltd.
40 Gia 2 Audio 2003 Not On Label
41 Opa Opa 5 Audio 2004 Heaven Music
42 Gia 2 Audio 2003 541
43 Opa Opa 5 Audio WEA
44 Gia 7 Audio 2003
45 Come Along Now 4 Audio 2004-11-22 Ultra Records
46 Gia 3 Audio 2004-03-00 Positiva
47 Γειά 21 Audio 2001 Heaven Music
48 C'est La Vie 19 Audio 2010 The Spicy Effect
49 Gia 4 Audio 2003 Hedonism
50 Gia (Remixes) 4 Audio Milk & Sugar Recordings


Despina Vandi began her steps to stardom 20 years ago while studying psychology, philosophy and education at the Aristoteleio University of Thessaloniki. Her rapid ascent to fame started when she drew the attention of the famous Greek singer Vassilis Karras, who gave her the opportunity to perform with him every night at his club in Thessaloniki. Soon after she signed her first recording deal.

Her debut album 'Γέλα Μου' (Smile At Me) was released in 1994 under the Minos-EMI label. Her first moment in the spotlight came with her first hit single 'Αδιέξοδο' (No Way Out), a duet with Greek superstar Yiannis Parios. 'Εσένα Περιμένω' (It's You I’m Waiting For), her second album, was composed by Toni Kontaxaki and was a turning point for Despina as its success cemented her image as a pop icon. Featuring several songs which were to become hit singles, this steadily built her reputation and large fan base.

In December 1997, she teamed up with acclaimed Greek songwriter/producer Phoebus, in what was to prove a very successful partnership. The result was the release of her third studio album, 'Δέκα Εντολές' (Ten Commandments), which marked a defining moment in her musical development. In 1998, Despina collaborated with Phoebus again, achieving two hit singles to precede her fourth solo album, released in early 2000. Entitled 'Προφητείες' (Prophecies), the album achieved gold status on its first day of release and platinum status within a month. Despina's new single, 'Υποφέρω' (I Suffer), went six-times platinum (over 300,000 copies sold) and remains the biggest-selling single in Greece to date, as well as an international hit.

In the autumn of 2001, Despina and Phoebus signed with Heaven Music, a dynamic new record company, which is part of Greece's largest media group. Her 2001 album, 'Gia' (Hi), went quadruple-platinum in an astounding 11 days, and earned her a World Music Award as the World's Best-Selling Greek Artist of 2002 - the first Greek, actually living and working in Greece, to achieve that. By January 2003, the remix single 'Ante Gia' climbed the Greek charts as remarkably as its predecessors, as did its follow-up single, 'Opa-Opa'.


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