Haris Alexiou (Greek: Χάρις Αλεξίου) (born 27 December 1950 in Thebes, Greece as Hariklia Roupaka, Greek: Χαρίκλεια Ρουπάκα) is a Greek singer. She is considered the most popular singer in Greece and has been commercially successful since the 1970s. She has worked with important Greek songwriters and composers, has performed at top musical theatres all over the world and has received several awards. She has recorded over thirty albums and has been featured on albums of other musicians. Despite Haris Alexiou is not used to refer to her sales' numbers,according to the Greek discography researcher Petros Dragoumanos (2009), Alexiou holds the no 1 female ranking and totally the no 3 ranking, concerning the sales of the personal albums certified gold or platinum in Greek discography since 1970, behind the male singers George Dalaras and Yiannis Parios. Eight of her personal albums released between 1977 and 2003 have surpassed 100,000 sales, the only Greek female singer to do so. The fact that most of the above mentioned albums have been of a different music style, produced with different composers and released between constant time periods demonstrates her unique and indisputable figure in contemporary Greek music.

She has lived in Athens since 1958, when she and her family moved there from Thebes. Her grandmother's family migrated in 1924 from Seydiköy, İzmir.

Discography

Vinyl 45's

A-side: "Otan pini mia gineka", H. Alexiou (H. Vasiliades, Pythagoras)
B-side: "Periexomeno den exeis", Mpampis Tsetinis-Pitsa Papadopoulou (H. Vasiliades, Pythagoras)

A-side: "To parasinthima", Haris Alexiou (Apostolos Kaldaras)
B-side: "Oi dyo zitianoi", Yannis Parios (Ap. Kaldaras, G. Samoladas)

A-side: "Tous antres tha katarasto", Haris Alexiou (G. Hadjinasios, N. Gabriilides)
B-side: "Thaho tis grillies anoiktes", Haris Alexiou (G. Hadjinasios, N. Gabriilides)

A-side: "Irthe i agapi (Efige i agapi)", Haris Alexiou-Tolis Voskopoulos (T. Voskopoulos, E. Lymperopoulos)
B-side: "Pali monaxo to paidi", Haris Alexiou (T. Voskopoulos, E. Lymperopoulos)

A-side: "Hasapiko 40", Haris Alexiou (M.Hadjidakis, N. Gatsos)
B-side: "Agapi mesa stin kardia", Haris Alexiou (M.Hadjidakis, N. Gatsos)

A-side: "Hasapiko 40", Haris Alexiou (M.Hadjidakis, N. Gatsos) [same as above]
B-side: "Den yparxei eftyxia" Litsa Diamanti (G. Katsaros, Pythagoras)

A-side: "Mais", Haris Alexiou (G. Metsikas, M. Fakinos)
B-side: "Tosa kai tosa ximeromata" Haris Alexiou (G. Metsikas, M. Fakinos)

A-side: "O marmaromenos vasilias", Haris Alexiou (Ap. Kaldaras, Pythagoras)
B-side: "Mes stou Vosporou ta stena", [George Dalaras] (Ap. Kaldaras, Pythagoras)

A-side: "Maria me ta kitrina", Haris Alexiou (V. Dimitriou)
B-side: "Aspra, kokkina, kitrina, mple", Haris Alexiou (D. Moutsis, G. Logothetis)

A-side: "San louloudi tsakismeno", Haris Alexiou (S. Kougioumtzis, K. Athanasiou)
B-side: "Efyge to treno gia tin dysi", Haris Alexiou (S. Kougioumtzis, K. Athanasiou)

A-side: "Paei paei manoula mou", Haris Alexiou (T. Soukas, Pythagoras)
B-side: "To prosklitirio", Haris Alexiou (T. Soukas, Pythagoras)

A-side: "Kampana tou esperinou", Haris Alexiou (A. Kaldaras, L. Papadopoulos)
B-side: "Kai na ‘mouna to palikari", George Dalaras (T. Soukas, Pythagoras)

A-side: "Ti talaiporia", Haris Alexiou (G. Hadjinasios, S. Tsotou)
B-side: "Kai na ‘mouna to palikari", Yannis Parios (G. Hadjinasios, S. Tsotou)

A-side: "Poios to kserei", Haris Alexiou (Manos Loizos)
B-side: "Kalimera ilie", Kostas Smokovitis and Aleka Aliberti (Manos Loizos)

A-side: "Na kseres file", Haris Alexiou (Nasos Nakas)
B-side: "Stis rizes t’ ouranou", Yannis Parios (Nasos Nakas)

A-side: "Dimitroula mou", Haris Alexiou (old folk song)
B-side: "Pos to lene", Haris Alexiou (H. Vasiliades, Pythagoras)

A-side: "Elenitsa", Haris Alexiou (old folk song)
B-side: "Tsachpin", Haris Alexiou (old folk song)

A-side: "Erinaki", Haris Alexiou (old folk song)
B-side: "O doctor", Haris Alexiou (old folk song)

A-side: "I garsona", Haris Alexiou (old folk song)
B-side: "Ela pare me", Haris Alexiou (G. Sarris, L. Papadopoulos)

A-side: "Esenane tha dialega", Haris Alexiou (S. Kougioumtzis, L. Papadopoulos)
B-side: "Treis i ora nychta", Haris Alexiou (S. Kougioumtzis, M. Eleftheriou)

A-side: "Matia mou matia mou", Haris Alexiou (S. Kougioumtzis, L. Papadopoulos)
B-side: "Ta mavra koroideveis", Haris Alexiou (S. Kougioumtzis, M. Eleftheriou)

A-side: "O fantaros", Haris Alexiou (M. Loizos, M. Rasoulis), from the LP Ta tragoudia tis Haroulas
B-side: "Ksimeronei", Haris Alexiou (A. Vardis, H. Alexiou), from the LP Ksimeronei

A-side: "Omorfe mou kosme", Haris Alexiou (Nasos Nakas-Nanopoulos)
B-side: "Parapono", Haris Alexiou (Nasos Nakas-Nanopoulos)

A-side: "Kokkino garyfallo", Yannis Parios and Haris Alexiou (Nikos Ignatiadis)
B-side: "Lovely mandolin [Kokkino garifallo]", Yannis Parios and Haris Alexiou (Nikos Ignatiadis, S. Fassois)

A-side: "Gia ta paidia", Haris Alexiou, Bessy Argiraki, Anna Vissi, Tolis Voskopoulos e.t.c. (A. Papadimitriou, Ph. Nikolaou)
B-side: " Gia ta paidia [Instrumental]", Haris Alexiou, Bessy Argiraki, Anna Vissi, Tolis Voskopoulos e.t.c. (A. Papadimitriou, Ph. Nikolaou)

A-side: "Mplexan oi grammes mas", Fatmé feat. Haris Alexiou (Nikos Portokaloglou)
B-side: "Pote tha se varetho", Fatmé (Nikos Portokaloglou)

A-side: "Dimitroula mou [1990 cover]", Haris Alexiou (old folk song)
B-side: "Mia pista apo fosforo", Haris Alexiou (Th. Mikroutsikos, L. Nikolakopoulou), from the LP Krataei xronia afti i kolonia

A-side: "Magissa", Haris Alexiou (N. Antypas, L. Nikolakopoulou)
B-side: "Di’ Efhon", Haris Alexiou (N. Antypas, L. Nikolakopoulou)

A-side: "Na ziso i na pethano [Extended New Version]", Haris Alexiou (N. Antypas, L. Nikolakopoulou)
B-side: " I sinavlia", Haris Alexiou (N. Antypas, L. Nikolakopoulou)

A-side: "Ei", Haris Alexiou (N. Antypas, L. Papadopoulos)
B-side: "S’ Ehasa", Haris Alexiou (N. Antypas, L. Papadopoulos)

A-side: "Oi filoi mou", Haris Alexiou (Haris Alexiou)
B-side: "Minoraki", Haris Alexiou (Haris Alexiou)

LPs/CDs

Collaborations

etc...

Personal

 

In the below table, the personal albums certified gold or platinum, in descending order by sales . The reeditions' sales are not included.

Album Title Y/Μ Label Gold/Plat Sales
Gyrizontas Ton Kosmo, Live '92-'96
1996/04
Mercury
live recording
LP & CD
P
175.000
Os Tin Akri Tou Ouranou Sou
2003/09
EMI
CD
P
170.000
Gyrizontas Ton Kosmo Kai Ena Fili Tou Kosmou, Live '92-'97
1997/12
Mercury
live recording
CD
P
115.000
Di'Efhon
1992/10
Philips
LP & CD
P
110.000
I Agapi Einai Zali
1986/04
Minos
LP & CD
P
100.000
Ta Tragoudia Tis Htesinis Meras
1981/04
Minos
LP & CD
P
100.000
Ta Tragoudia Tis Haroulas
1979/06
Minos
LP & CD
P
100.000
24 Tragoudia
1977/11
Minos
2LPs & CD
P
100.000
Odos Nefelis '88
1995/02
Philips
LP & CD
P
86.000
Anthologio
2004/10
EMI
συλλογή
2CDs
P
80.000
Ena Fili Tou Kosmou
1997/04
Mercury
live recording
CD
P
75.000
I Haris Alexiou Se Aprovlepta Tragoudia
1987/04
Minos
LP & CD
G
75.000
I Nihta Thelei Erota
1988
Minos
LP & CD
G
68.000
To Paihnidi Tis Agapis
1998/05
Mercury
CD
P
61.000
Vissino Kai Nerantzi
2006/06
EMI
CD
P
50.000
Krataei Hronia Afti I Kolonia
1990/03
Minos
LP & CD
G
50.000
Emfilios Erotas
1984/12
Minos
LP & CD
G
50.000
I Zoi Mou Kyklous Kanei
1982/04
Minos
LP & CD
G
50.000
Ksimeronei
1980/06
Minos
LP & CD
G
50.000
Laikes Kyriakes
1976/12
Minos
LP & CD
G
50.000
12 Laika Tragoudia
1975
Minos
LP & CD
G
50.000
Afieroma Sto Mano Loizo
2007/10
Estia
live recording
2CDs & DVD
P
40.000
Alexiou-Malamas-Ioannidis Lykabettus Live
2007/03
Estia
live recording
2CDs & DVD
P
30.000
Psythyri
2000/09
Mercury
CD
G
30.000
Ei
1994/05
Philips
LP & CD
G
30.000
Cine Kerameikos
2002/05
Estia
live recording
2CDs
G
25.000
Parakseno Fos
2000/12
Sony
CD
G
25.000
Dos mou mia mera/I diki mou kseni
1998/03
Philips
CD Single
G
11.000
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