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Demy
Demy
Demy in 2013
Background
Birth name Dimitra Papadea
Born (1991-08-21) August 21, 1991 (age 25)
Origin Athens, Greece
Years active 2011–present
Label Panik Records

Dimitra Papadea (Greek: Δήμητρα Παπαδέα), also known as Demy, is a Greek singer who is signed with Greek independent label Panik Records. At the 2012 MAD Video Music Awards, she won the award for Best New Artist and 2 other awards. As was mentioned in her acceptance speech, in 2011 she was watching the awards show on television and dreaming of one day winning one. One year later, her dream became a reality. Demy, along with The FaDe, also performed on the 2012 awards show. They were the first act on stage. They sang Soldier and Poses Hiliades Kalokairia.

Biography

At the age of five, she started taking piano lessons, something she continues to do to this day. Also, she currently takes vocal lessons as well. Jazz, Soul, Rock and Roll, and RandB are cited as musical influences. Her first favorite song growing up was "I'm Like a Bird" by Nelly Furtado. Apart from singing professionally, she is also a law school student in Athens. She has stated that she still aspires to finish law school, and not devote herself to music exclusively, even though her popularity as a musician is increasing. Her father (Epaminondas Papadeas) and sister (Romy Papadea) are also attorneys in Papadeas Law firm. Her mother Elena Boubouli is a Greek-American School owner of Masterlingua and Director of Studies for Epimorphosi Higher Education (medical studies abroad).

Career

2011-2012: Professional debut

Demy first appeared in Midenistis' song, Mia Zografia which became a big hit in Greece and Cyprus. It received two awards from the MAD Video Music Awards 2012, the one for the best video clip Hip Hop/Urban and the other for the duet of the year. A new single, "Poses Hiliades Kalokeria" (How Many Thousand Summers) was released in June 2012

and quickly reached No.1 on the iTunes Greece song chart. The song also reached No.1 on the July 7, 2012 Billboard Greece Digital Songs chart, and remained in the top spot for 9 consecutive weeks, and 10 weeks in total. It also became a success on Greek radio, reaching #1 on the official Greek airplay chart. She also sings the lead vocals on Playmens' "Fallin".  Some of her others songs include: "Pes Pos Me Thes," "Mia Zografia," "Mono Mprosta," and "Kratise Me." On June 25, 2012 she performed on the Greece, You Have Talent finale, singing a medley of her recent releases (Mia Zografia, Mono Mbrosta, and Poses Xiliades Kalokairia). On July 6, 2012, two new songs were released on YouTube: A "Poses Hiliades Kalokairia" dance remix, and "Love Light," an English language version of the "Poses Hiliades Kalokairia" dance remix.  Both songs have also been released as digital singles. On July 30, 2012, the video for "Love Light" was released by Panik In the summer of 2012 she embarked on a tour that included performances in Greece, Cyprus and Russia. On July 28, 2012, Demy, along with Playmen, performed "Fallin" at the Europa Plus Live music festival in Moscow, Russia. The song has become popular in Russia, and has reached #1 on the Europa Plus Chart, the radio station of the organizers of the festival. On September 21, 2012, she made an appearance at the Amita Motion "Day of Positive Energy" music festival.  She performed with other members of her record label. On October 22, 2012, her new single, "I Zoi" (The Life), was released. A 24-second teaser was released on YouTube on October 17, 2012 In December 2012, it has been announced that she will be starring in the musical "Fame" at the "Ellinikou Kosmou" theater in Piraeus.It is also her desire to one day record songs that she herself has written.

Demy's first full-length studio album, No.1 was released in late 2012 according to her record label. She had confirmed via Twitter in September 2012 that she was in the studio working on the new album. The album included ten tracks including two songs in English. The album also included her big hit in Greece with the Greek rap singer Midenistis "Mia Zografia".

2013-2014

Demy performed "Believe" with Dima Bilan in the Greek final for Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Greece. In May 2013 Demy released a summer song in English called "The Sun", along with producer Alex Leon and Greek rapper Epsilon, and became a big hit in Greece

In March 2014 an official video was launched by Playmen which features Demy for the song 'Nothing Better'. The song was directed by Yiannis Papadakos and was published by Panik Records. After that in May 2014 she released one more summer hit called "Oso O Kosmos Tha Exei Esena", along with the Greek rap singer Mike, and reached No.1 in Greece and Cyprus. It received one award from the MAD Video Music Awards 2015, for the duet of the year. On 22 December she released her second album, "Rodino Oneiro", which included 15 songs.

2015-2016

During the period of December 2014 to February 2015 Demy was performing in a night club, called "Fever", along with Despoina Vandi and Nikos Oikonomopoulos. Also,that year was part of the Jury in a Talent Show, called "The Music School", which was displayed in the Greek channel,"Mega". During the summer of 2015 she had a lead role in one more Musical, "The Sound Of Music", and the tickets during the tour were sold out!. In December 2015, it was announced that she will be performing in Casablanca Music Hall along with Nina Lotsari. Her performances there will be quite different from those she used to give since she will sing in fanky and jazz rhythm instead of pop.

In 27th of January 2016, the musical «Addam's Family» was premiered at the Vempo Theatre and Demy embodied the role of Wednesday Addams along with well known actors such as Antonis Kafentzopoulos and Maria Solomou.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
GRE
#1
  • Released: 19 December 2012
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD,Digital Download
  • Certification : Platinum
1
Rodino Oneiro
  • Released: 22 December 2014
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, Digital Download
  • Certification : Gold
7

EPs

Year Title Chart positions Certification Sales threshold
GRE
2012 Mono Mprosta

(Greek: Μόνο Μπροστά; English: Only Forward)

  • 1st EP
  • Released: 23 May 2012
  • Language: Greek
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: Digital Download
1
  • IFPI Greece: Gold
Poses Xiliades Kalokairia

(Greek: Πόσες Χιλιάδες Καλοκαίρια; English: How Many Thousand Summers)

  • 2nd EP
  • Released: 6 July 2012
  • Language: Greek, English
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: Digital Download
1
  • IFPI Greece: Platinum

Singles

Year Τitle with
2011 Μia Zografia Μidenistis
Μono Mprosta Oge
2012 Falling Playmen
Poses Xiliades Kalokairia
Η Ζoi
2013 Ki An Prospatho
The Sun Alex Leon & Epsilon
Μeno
2014 Nothing Better Playmen
Oso O Kosmos Tha Exei Esena Mike
Rodino Oneiro
2015 Proti mou fora Melisses
Where Is The Love Angel Stoxx
Εμείς
H Alitheia Moiazei Psema
2016 You Fooled Me

List of awards and nominations received by Demy

MAD Video Music Awards

The MAD Video Music Awards are presented annually by MAD TV (Greece), to recognize achievements in the Greek music industry, voted by the viewers of MAD TV. Demy has received 4 awards from 10 nominations, including Best New Artist.

Template:Awards table |- | style="text-align:center;" rowspan=6| 2012 ||rowspan=2| Demy || Best New Artist || style="background: #99FF99; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2"|Won |- | Best Female Artist|| style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | style="text-align:left;" rowspan=3|Mia Zografia (with Midenistis) || Video Clip Duet || style="background: #99FF99; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2"|Won |- || Video Clip Hip Hop/Urban || style="background: #99FF99; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2"|Won |- || Video Clip of the Year || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- |Fallin (with Playmen) |MAD Radio 106.2 Track of the Year || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | style="text-align:center;" rowspan=4| 2013 ||rowspan=2| Demy || Best Female Artist || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | Artist of the Year || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | style="text-align:left;" rowspan=2|Poses Xiliades Kalokairia || Best Pop Video || style="background: #99FF99; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2"|Won |- || Video Clip of the Year || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | style="text-align:center;" rowspan=6| 2014 ||rowspan=3| The Sun (with Alex Leon & Epsilon) || Video Clip Dance || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | Song of the Year || style="background: #99FF99; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2"|Won |- | Video Clip of the Year || style="background: #99FF99; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2"|Won |- | style="text-align:left;" rowspan=1| Oloi Mazi (Me Mia Foni) (with Positive Sounderz) || Video Clip Duet / Collaboration || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | style="text-align:left;" rowspan=2| Demy || Best Female Artist || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | Artist of the Year || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | style="text-align:center;" rowspan=4| 2015 ||rowspan=3| Oso O kosmos Tha Exei Esena (with Mike || Best Duet || style="background: #99FF99; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2"|Won |- | Best Video Clip Pop || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | Best Video Clip || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- | style="text-align:left;" rowspan=1| Demy || Best Young Female Artist || style="background: #99FF99; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2"|Won |- Template:End

Mad Video Music Awards Cyprus
Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
2015 Demy Love FM Award Won

MTV Europe Music Awards

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) were established in 1994 by MTV Networks Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. Demy has received one award from 2 nominations. Template:Awards table |- | style="text-align:center;" rowspan=2| 2013 || style="text-align:left;" rowspan=2| Demy || Best Greek Act || style="background: #99FF99; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2"|Won |- | Best European Act || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- Template:End

Lalore02 Awards

Template:Awards table |- | style="text-align:center;" rowspan=1| 2012 || style="text-align:left;" rowspan=1| Poses Xiliades Kalokairia (Demy) || Song Of The Year || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated |- Template:End

Musical

Year Title
2012 Fame The Musical
2014 Priscilla The Musical
2015 The Sound Of Music
2016 Adam's Family

Television

Year Title Channel Role Notes
2014 The Music School MEGA Herself Talent Show

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