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Birth name Angeliki Samiou
Origin Piraeus, Athens, Greece
Genre(s) Modern laika, pop-folk
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, radio producer
Years active 1992–present
Label(s) BMG Greece (1992–1999)
Antzi Samiou (Greek: Άντζυ Σαμίου) was born Angeliki Samiou, in Piraeus, Athens. She is a popular pop/folk singer and also a radio producer.
Antzi Samiou wanted to be a singer from a very young age and by the early 90s she started to work professionally singing in clubs. On her birthday in March 1992, her debut album Adinato Simeio (Weakspot) was released. The title track became a radio hit and she began to achieve recognition in the music industry.
In May 1995, her second studio album I Pio Glikia mou Amartia (My most sweetest sin) was released and she began nightly appearances at an Athens club to promote it. Her third studio album Tou Erota I Mihani (The love machine) was released in October 1996, and the single "Mi Fevgeis Apopse" (Don't leave tonight) was voted the best ballad of year.
By 1997, Samiou had released her fourth studio album "Chaos" which coincided with her new rock appearance. She wrote many of the songs herself and had even penned lyrics for Dimitris Mitropanos in her early years. In 1998 Thierry Mugler named Samiou his muse. He invited her to his atelier in Paris where he made several costumes for her and she did an editorial for a Greek fashion magazine wearing Mugler's outfits. Later that year a fire at the club where Samiou was supposed to begin singing a few days later destroyed all of her costumes and her show was postponed. At that time she stated in an interview that Hellenic Radio and Television had contacted her in order to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, but she ended up not going. In November 1998 she delivered her album Apousies (Absences).
In 2000 she decided to leave BMG Greece and signed a contract with Alpha Records which produced her sixth album Didimi Psihi (Twin soul), becoming her first gold certified album by February 2000. It featured eleven tracks with music by Kostas Miliotakis and lyrics by Smaroulas Maragkoydaki. By late 2000 Samiou entered the studio to record her seventh album Axizo (I'm worthy), which unlike her last album that was composed by Kostas Miliotakis with lyrics by Smaroula Maragkoydaki, Axizo was composed by Samiou herself. It was released in January 2001 and soon became gold. Later on that year she released her eighth album, the self titled "Antzi". In December 2004 she released her ninth album Aisthiseis
After a four year break in recording, Samiou returned in 2008 with the five track CD single "Aspirini" (Aspirin).
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