Eleni Foureira was born in Albania, but went to Greece at a very young age. She began her career as a member of the all girl band Mystique. In 2007, they initially released a single titled “Se álli selída”, while in 2008 they released their first album entitled “Mazí”. The group’s biggest success was the song “(Min káneis pos) De thymásai”. Eventually the band was dissolved in 2010.
Eleni Foureira began her solo career shortly after the demise of Mystique. In February 2010, she took part in the Greek national final for the Eurovision Song Contest along with Manos Pyrovolakis and rapper Don’t Ask with the song “I kivotós tou Nóe”. In May 2010, she appeared at the Mad Video Music Awards, singing the Greek version of the song “Chica Bomb” in collaboration with Dan Balan. This song was one of the biggest hits of the summer. In October of that year, she began appearing in the nightclub Anodos. In December 2010, her first album, “Eleni Fouriera”, was released. She earned a platinum disc for the album. In 2011, she won two Mad Video Music awards. During the summer she participated in the “Hot Soft” tour with Kostas Martakis. She also performed with Sakis Rouvas and Onirama.
In February 2012 she appeared on the single “MadWalk by Vodafone – The Fashion Music Project”. In May she performed at the Mad Video Music Awards performing the song “Fotiá”. She won two awards. In July 2012, her second solo album released by Minos EMI entitled “Ti Poniró Mou Zitás”. In January 2013, the video clip of the song “Pio érotas pethaíneis” was released. In June, she appeared at the Mad Video Music Awards 2013, in celebration of the 10 years since their establishment. During the winter season 2013-2014, he appeared in the successful band Fever along with Vasilis Karras and Nikos Economopoulos. In April 2014, a new track titled “Vázo tin kardiá” was released, which was one of the biggest radio hits of the year. In June of that year, she released her new video clip entitled “Party Sleep Repeat (PSR)”. During the summer of 2015 she toured all over Greece, participating in many large music festivals. From October until mid-2016, she starred in the musical “Barbarella: The 80’s Musical”. On February 29, 2016, a video clip of her song “De Sou Chrostáo Agápi” was posted on YouTube, dedicated to women who experience violence.In the summer of the same year she released the song “Delicious” in collaboration with Albanian singer Imer and “Ti Koitás?” in collaboration with rapper Mike. In December of that year, she released a Christmas song and a few months after the new year, “Móno Gia Séna” came out. In september 2017, the British rapper A.M. SNiPER, released a record called “Send For Me” in collaboration with Eleni Fouriera and rapper Afro B.
In 2018, she was able to represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Fuego”. The song was one of the hot favorites to win the contest and became 2nd in the end, the best score so far for Cyprus. Shortly after the success at Eurovision, she signed a contract with the US-based record label Sony Music while also launching preparations for the Eleni Foureira international Summer Tour. She received a Mad Music Award for Best Pop Female Artist of the Year. In august of that year, her new single “Caramela” was released. Meanwhile, “Fuego” became gold in Norway and Sweden. On April 5, 2019, she released her international collaboration with Snoop Dogg and Kaan. A month later, she released her first international EP “Gypsy Woman”.
Keisha von Arnold
Keisha von Arnold