Monday, September 24, 2012

The Singing Treasure of Greece Nikos Okonomopoulos




Nikos Oikonomopoulos (Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος)  is the brightest new star of Greek music. Through his magnificent voice and irresistible charm, Nikos has earned the love of the widest range of his own country’s public.



He burst onto the music scene by winning in the “Dream Show-2” (Alfa-TV) in 2006, at the age of 22. As a result, Nikos was signed under the Sony label where he recorded three very popular albums, the last of which went platinum in the short time of four months from the date of release. At the end of 2010, when the contract with Sony expired, Nikos moved to Minos EMI. The first album released under this label, “Doro Gia Sena”, went Triple Platinum within the period of five months. Such amazingly quick success is extremely rare in Greece. At the end of 2011 the rapid success of the following album “Tha Eimai Edo” was truly phenomenal; it became double platinum within a two week time. In September 2012 Nikos was honoured with a Multi Platinum (Four times platinum) Award for this CD.


No wonder that legendary Giannis Parios regularly announced onstage that Nikos “…is the future of Greek music” while performing live with Economopoulos at the music hall “Fever” in Athens from November 2009 to March 2010.

Nikos is the proud recipient of two prestigious Music Video awards, which he received in 2008 and 2009, respectively. His exceptional musicality, professionalism and excellent appearance, together with a very extensive repertoire, make him the most attractive entertainer. Overwhelming success of  Nikos Oikonomopoulos  recitals in Cyprus is just one of many evidences to confirm that. 


A hard-working, yet highly imaginative artist, Nikos Oikonomopoulos  serves as positive beacon in the life of the Greek laiko song. In addition to his ever-widening popularity, he is becoming a major influence in the artistic legacy of Greece. The emergence of this singer on the Greek music scene has been extremely good fortune both for the culture of his native country and for the art of singing in general.



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