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Eleni Foureira
Eleni Foureira
Background
Birth name Entela Fureraj
Born (1987-03-07) 7 1987 (age 32)
Fier, Albania
Origin Athens, Greece
Occupation Singer, actress
Years active 2010–present
Label EMI Music Greece


Eleni Foureira (Greek: Ελένη Φουρέιρα, born on 7 March 1987) is an Greek singer,model and actress, born in Fier. Her parents were living there as Greeks living in Albania. When Eleni got older, she moved with her siblings to Greece, where she started her model & singing career. In 2018, she was chosen to represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Fuego". She became second place in the final, making her the best entry for Cyprus so far.

Biography

Early career

Eleni Foureira was born as Entela Fureraj on 7 March 1987 in Fier, Albania to Marjeta and Kristaq Fureraj. She has three siblings (Ioanna, Margarita & Giorgos). Before her singing career, Foureira was interested in fashion design, as she was heavily influenced by her mother working in the profession. She was raised in the Kallithea region of Athens, Greece. From a young age, however, she had begun to play the guitar and worked for three years for a theater. She was previously part of the girl group "Mystique" before launching her solo career.

2010–2012: Ti Poniro Mou Zitas

Foureira participated in the Greek national final in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 along with Manos Pyrovolakis singing the song "Kivotos tou Noe". She placed second behind "OPA!", by Giorgos Alkaios & Friends. In May 2010, Eleni Foureira sang the Greek version of the song "Chica Bomb" in collaboration with Dan Balan at Mad Video Music Awards. In November, she participated in the charity television show Just the Two of Us together with Panagiotis Petrakis and won 1st place. In May 2011 the singer appeared on Mad Video Music Awards where she performed the Greek version of “Play with Me”. In addition, she won two awards as the Best New Artist and the Sexy Video Clip of the Year.

In February 2012 she appeared in the second "MadWalk: The Fashion Music Project" where she performed the songs "Get the Party Started" and "All I Need" in collaboration with Claydee. In June 2012 Eleni Foureira participated on Mad Video Music Awards where she performed the song "Fotia" with NEVMA. She was nominated for four awards and eventually she won two awards for Best Video Clip Pop and Sexy Video Clip of the Year. On 22 June 2012, her debut album Ti Poniro Mou Zitas was released.

2013–2014: Anemos Agapis

Foureira performed "Wild Dances" with Ruslana in the Greek final for Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Greece. In April 2013 Eleni Foureira appeared in MadWalk where she performed the songs “Toxic” by Britney Spears and “To Deserve You” by Bette Midler. She also performed with the "Arouri" team. In June of the same year she appeared on Mad Video Music Awards 2013 where she performed her new track “Rantevou stin paralia”. Moreover, she collaborated with Pantelis Pantelides and Stan. During the same awards she was nominated in four categories, and finally she won the Fashion Icon Award in Video Clip. On 22 December 2014, her second album Anemos Agapis was released.

2015–present: New label and Barbarella: The 80's Musical

In April 2015, Foureira with Pantelis Pantelidis and Melisses, began live appearances in Fantasia. On April 30, she performed her new song "Ladies" at the Mad Video Music Awards. On May 16, she signed with Panik Records. In June 2015, she performed her new track "Pio Dynata", the Greek version of "Ladies".

On June 29, 2015, she performed a Greek version of Israel's song in Eurovision 2015, "Golden Boy", called "Στο Θεό Με Πάει" (trn: To God He Takes Me), which became a big hit in Greece. It has been viewed almost 15 million times on YouTube, and it stands as one of the most viewed Greek videos. Also, she performed with Claydee, Faydee and BO, the song "Why / Habibi".

In summer 2015, she went on tour throughout Greece. Since October 2015, Foureira has starred in the musical Barbarella: the 80's Musical with Ivi Adamou, Katy Garbi, Ioanna Pilichou and Giannis Chatzigeorgiou in Theater Peiraios 131. She also performed at Teatro Music Hall with Paola & Konstantinos Argyros.

Discography

Albums

  • Eleni Foureira (2010)
  • Ti Poniro Mou Zitas (2012)
  • Anemos Agapis (2014)

Singles

Year Title of the song Featuring
2010 Chica Bomb (MAD VMA 2010 Version) Dan Balan
2010 Το 'Χω (Pom Pom) -
2010 Άσε Mε -
2011 Μια Νύχτα Μόνο Thirio
2011 Reggaeton -
2012 To Party Δε Σταματά Midenistis
2012 All I Need -
2012 Στου Έρωτα Την Τρέλα -
2012 Pio Erotas Pethaineis -
2013 Sweetest Love -
2013 Rantevou Stin Paralia -
2013 Anemos Agapis -
2014 Party Sleep Repeat (PSR) -
2014 Mou 'Pan I Agapi -
2015 Ladies (Stand Up) -
2015 Pio Dynata -
2015 Sto Theo Me Paei (Golden Boy) -
2016 Den Sou Hrostao Agapi -
2016 Delicious Butrint Imeri
2016 Ti Koitas Mike
2016 Come Tiki Tam -
2017 S'Agapo -
2017 Mono Gia Sena -
2018 Fuego -
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