She studied classical music with an emphasis on singing opera.
In 1958 while still performing at the Zaki, she met Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis. Hadjidakis was impressed by Nana’s voice and offered to write songs for her.
In 1959 Mouskouri performed Hadjidakis' Kapou Iparchi I Agapi Mou (co-written with poet Nikos Gatsos) at the inaugural Greek Song Festival. The song won first prize, and Mouskouri began to be noticed.
In 1962, she met Quincy Jones, who persuaded her to travel to New York City to record an album of American jazz titled The Girl from Greece Sings.
In 1969, Mouskouri released a full-length British LP, Over and over, which reached number 10 and spent almost two years in the UK album charts.
This was the first of a series of English-language albums which, boosted by her TV appearances, sold extremely well in the UK and Ireland during the early 1970s, including The exquisite Nana Mouskouri (1969), Turn on the sun (1970), A place in my heart(1971)
As her fame began spreading outside her fanbase in Europe, the USA and the Commomwealth, Mouskouri was asked to record songs for the Japanese market.
Meanwhile, in 1976, a renowned Taiwanese author, Echo, heard her music and introduced it to one of her female radio DJ friends. Mouskouri's records then become popular in Taiwan, especially among high school and college students, with one of her British albums, Nana's book of songs.
In 1979, Mouskouri released another English-language album named Roses and Sunshine.
She scored a worldwide hit in 1981 with Je Chante Avec Toi, Liberté, which was translated into several languages.
Nana Mouskouri Herodes Atticus Theatre In Athens 23 7 1984 Full Concert
In 1985, Mouskouri recorded Only Love, the theme song to the British TV series Mistral's Daughter — based upon the novel by Judith Krantz — which reached number 2 in the UK charts. The song was also a hit in its other versions: L'Amour en Héritage (French), Come un'eredità (Italian), La dicha del amor (Spanish), and Aber die Liebe bleibt (German).
in 1987, She released five albums in different languages, and the following year returned to her classical conservatory roots with the double LP The Classical Nana (a.k.a. Nana Classique), which featured adaptations of classical songs and excerpts from opera.
1990s touring the globe. Among her early 1990s albums were spiritual music, Gospel (1990), the Spanish-language Nuestras Canciones, the multilingual, Mediterranean-themed Côté Sud, Côté Coeur (1992), Dix Mille Ans Encore, Falling in Love Again: Great Songs From the Movies. Falling in Love featured two duets with Harry Belafonte.
1996 and 1997, including the Spanish Nana Latina (which featured duets with Julio Iglesiasand Mercedes Sosa), the English-language Return to Love, and the French pop classics, Hommages. In 1997, she staged a high-profile Concert for Peace at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. This concert was later released as an album, and aired as a TV special on PBS in the United States.
In 2004, her French record company released a 34-CD box set of more than 600 of Mouskouri's mostly French songs.
In 2006 she made a guest appearance at that year's Eurovision Song Contest which was held, for the first time ever, in her native Greece.
On July 23 and 24, 2008, Mouskouri gave her two final 'Farewell Concert' performances at the ancient Herodes Atticus Theatre, in Athens, Greece, before a packed stadium, including Greece's Prime Minister and Athens mayor, plus the mayors of Berlin, Paris and Luxembourg, along with fans from around the world and thousands of her Athenian admirers.
In late November 2011 Mouskouri sang again at a single concert, with guests, in Berlin, commemorating the 50th anniversary of her hit single "The White Rose of Athens".
Nana Mouskouri - amazing grace
- Lyrics:A Place In My Heart
Margaretki i stokrotki Nana Mouskouri A Place In My Heart
Nana Mouskouri - Medley 2014
Guest stars are Nana Mouskouri, Zsa Zsa Gabor and the feminist author Germaine Greer.
The show closes with a duet in which Nana Mouskouri and Dame Edna pay musical tribute to each other's distinctive eyewear to the tune of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."
Nana Mouskouri - Song for Liberty From "Nabucco" G.Verdi
Nana Mouskouri - Un Viejo Amor
Nana Mouskouri - 3 hours of beauty
If you have real talent and a beautiful spirit you can be a life long star without exploiting sex.
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