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Haris Alexiou (Χάρις Αλεξίου; born 27 December 1950 in Thebes, Greece as Hariklia Roupaka, Χαρίκλεια Ρουπάκα) is a Greek singer. She is considered one of the most popular singers 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. On March 14, 2010, Alpha TV ranked Alexiou as the first top-certified female artist in Greece in the phonographic era (since 1960), Chart Show: Your Countdown and the Number 3 overall ranking with regards to the sale 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 1.5 millions 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 also has respectable audience from Turkey and various her songs were sung in Turkish especially Ola Se Thimizoun (Everything reminds me of you) as "Olmasa Mektubun"(Unless your letter) by Yeni Türkü, Erol Evgin, Müslüm Gürses, Sevda Karababa and Pilli Bebek; Teli Teli Teli as "Telli Telli" (Wired Wired), Pes Mou Pos Ginetai (Tell me, how is possible ?) as "Maskeli Balo" (Masquerade) by Yeni Türkü, Athena, Sagopa Kajmer and Ata Demirer; Mia Pista Apo Fosforo (A floor of phosphorus) as "Her şeyi yak" by (You burn everything) Sezen Aksu and as "Nefes Almak İstiyorum" (I want to breath) by Yonca Evcimik; Krata Gia To Telos (Keep it to the end) as "Sebahat Abla" (Elder sister Sebahat) by Müslüm Gürses; Dinata dinata as "Sarışınım" (My blonde) by Sezen Aksu and Gülşen.

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