Despina Vandi

Despina Vandi

Real Name:
Δέσποινα Μαλέα (Despina Malea)
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Greek singer, born 22 July 1969 in Tübingen, Germany.

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

Her debut album "Γέλα Μου" (Smile At Me) was released in 1994 under Minos-EMI. Follow-up album "Εσένα Περιμένω" (It's You I'm Waiting For) was a turning point for Vandi as its success cemented her image as a pop icon. It featured several songs which were to become hit singles, this steadily built her reputation and large fan base.

In December 1997, Vandi teamed up with acclaimed Greek songwriter/producer Phoebus. The result was her third studio album, "Δέκα Εντολές" (Ten Commandments), which marked a defining moment in her musical development. In 1998, Vandi collaborated with Phoebus again, achieving two hit singles to precede her fourth album, entitled "Προφητείες" (Prophecies). It was certified Gold the day of its release and Platinum in two days. It eventually became 3x Platinum, selling 150,000 copies. Vandi's single "Υποφέρω" (I Suffer) went 6x Platinum and was awarded as being the highest-selling Greek CD single at Virgin Megastores and generally in Greece. The single also achieved 4x Platinum certification in Cyprus.

In the autumn of 2001, Vandi and Phoebus signed with Heaven Music, a dynamic new record company part of Greece's largest media group, and released the album "Gia" (Hi). The album went 5x Platinum in Greece within two weeks, 4x Platinum in Cyprus, and earned Vandi a World Music Award for World's Best-Selling Greek Artist of 2002.
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Despina Vandi Discography

Albums

7243 4 80286 1 7 Δέσποινα Βανδή* Γέλα Μου (Album) Minos (2) 7243 4 80286 1 7 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 38335 2 8 Δέσποινα Βανδή* Εσένα Περιμένω (Album) Minos (2) 7243 8 38335 2 8 Greece 1996 Sell This Version
7243 4 93449 2 1 Δέσποινα Βανδή* Δέκα Εντολές (Album) Minos (2) 7243 4 93449 2 1 Greece 1997 Sell This Version
7243 5 24626 2 9 Δέσποινα Βανδή* Προφητείες (Album) Minos (2) 7243 5 24626 2 9 Greece 1999 Sell This Version
CLS SA0172 Despina Vandi Γειά (Album) Heaven Music CLS SA0172 Hungary 2001 Sell This Version
none Harem III* Featuring Despina Vandi, Diva D, Nery (3), Nisan Harem III* Featuring Despina Vandi, Diva D, Nery (3), Nisan - Harem III(CD, Album) Mega Müzik none Turkey 2002 Sell This Version
5204958 0027 2 6 Δέσποινα Βανδή* Live(2xCD, Album) Heaven Music 5204958 0027 2 6 Greece 2003 Sell This Version
5204958 0047 2 0 Δέσποινα Βανδή* Στην Αυλή Του Παραδείσου (Album) Heaven Music 5204958 0047 2 0 Greece 2004 Sell This Version
SPG 1121 Despina Vandi Come Along Now (Album) SPG MUSIC SPG 1121 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
5204958 0088 2 7 Δέσποινα*Φοίβος* Δέσποινα*Φοίβος* - Special Edition(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL + Box, Album) Heaven Music 5204958 0088 2 7 Greece 2005 Sell This Version
5204958014026 Δέσποινα* - Φοίβος* Δέσποινα* - Φοίβος* - 10 Χρόνια Μαζί (Album) Heaven Music 5204958014026 Greece 2007 Sell This Version
none Despina Vandi, Fivos* Despina Vandi, Fivos* - C'est La Vie (Album) The Spicy Effect none Greece 2010 Sell This Version
none Δέσποινα Βανδή* - Φοίβος* Δέσποινα Βανδή* - Φοίβος* - Άλλαξα (Album) The Spicy Effect none Greece 2012 Sell This Version
5204958026425 Δέσποινα Βανδή* Δε Με Σταμάτησες (Album) Heaven Music 5204958026425 Greece 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7243 8 86585 2 2 Δέσποινα Βανδή* Σπάνια(CD, Single) Minos (2) 7243 8 86585 2 2 Greece 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 89859 2 5 Δέσποινα Βανδή* Υποφέρω(CD, Single) Minos (2) 7243 8 89859 2 5 Greece 2000 Sell This Version
5204958 1031 2 6 Δέσποινα Βανδή* Άντε Γεια(CD, Maxi) Heaven Music 5204958 1031 2 6 Greece 2002 Sell This Version
none Despina Vandi Gia (Single, Maxi) Milk & Sugar Recordings none Germany 2003 Sell This Version
VENUT 02 (N) Chamonix / Despina Vandi Chamonix / Despina Vandi - 77 Strings / Gia(12") Vendetta Records VENUT 02 (N) Spain 2003 Sell This Version
DINK086 Nick Skitz / Despina Vandi Nick Skitz / Despina Vandi - Big Dipper / Gia(12") Dinky DINK086 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
BNCD 1564 SB Despina Vandi Come Along Now (Single, Maxi) Heaven Music BNCD 1564 SB Spain 2004 Sell This Version
none Despina Vandi Opa Opa (Maxi, Single) WEA none Germany 2004 Sell This Version
5204958 1120 2 9 Δέσποινα* / Φοίβος* Δέσποινα* / Φοίβος* - Κάλαντα(CD, EP) Heaven Music 5204958 1120 2 9 Greece 2006 Sell This Version
none Despina Vandi Iparhi Zoi(File, AAC, Single, 256) Heaven Music none 2009
none Δέσποινα Βανδή* Ft Υποχθόνιος Δέσποινα Βανδή* Ft Υποχθόνιος - Έρωτα Θέλει Η Ζωή (Remix)(File, AAC, Single, 256) The Spicy Effect none 2010