Antzy Samiou (Greek: Άντζυ Σαμίου) was born Angeliki Samiou in March 7, in Piraeus, Greece. She is a popular pop/folk singer and also a radio producer.
Antzy Samiou (Greek: Άντζυ Σαμίου) 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 "To Adynato Simeio Mou" (Greek: Το Αδύνατο Σημείο μου, My weak spot) 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" (Greek: Η πιο Γλυκιά μου Αμαρτία, My sweetest sin) was released and she began nightly appearances at an Athens club to promote it. Her third studio album "Tou Erota I Mihani" (Greek: Του Έρωτα η Μηχανή, The love machine) was released in October 1996, and the single "Mi Fevgeis Apopse" (Greek: Μη Φεύγεις Απόψε, Don't leave tonight) was voted the best ballad of year.
By 1997, Samiou had released her fourth studio album "Chaos" (Greek: Χάος), which coincided with her new rock appearance. She wrote many of the songs herself and had even penned lyrics for Dimitris Mitropanos (Greek: Δημήτρης Μητροπάνος), 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" (Greek: Απουσίες, Absences).
In 1999, she decided to leave BMG Greece and signed a contract with Alpha Records which produced her sixth album "Didimi Psihi" (Greek: Δίδυμη Ψυχή, Twin soul), becoming her first gold-certified album by February 2000. It featured eleven tracks with music by Kostas Miliotakis and lyrics by Smaroula Maragoudaki. 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 Maragoudaki, "Axizo" (Greek: Αξίζω) 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 "Antzy". In December 2004 she released her ninth album "Aisthiseis" (Greek: Αισθήσεις).
After a four-year break in recording, Samiou released in 2008 the five-track CD single "Aspirini" (Greek: Ασπιρίνη, Aspirin) under the Heaven Music record label.
|1992||To Adynato Simeio Mou||-|
|1995||I Pio Glikia Mou Amartia||-|
|1996||Tou Erota I Mihani||-|
|2008||"Aspirini" [CD single]||-|