Demy (singer)

Born Dimitra Papadea
(1991-08-21) 21 August 1991
Greece Athens, Greece
Education National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Parent(s) Epaminontas Papadeas
Eleni Boubouli
Relatives Romy Papadea (sister)

Musical career

Genres Pop, R&B, Dance
Years active 2011–present
Labels Panik Records

Dimitra Papadea (Greek: Δήμητρα Παπαδέα), also known as Demy, is a Greek singer who is signed with Greek independent label Panik Records.[1] At the 2012 MAD Video Music Awards, she won the award for Best New Artist and 2 other awards.[2][3] As was mentioned in her acceptance speech, in 2011 she was watching the awards show on television and dreaming of one day winning one. One year later, her dream became a reality.[4] Demy, along with The FaDe, also performed on the 2012 awards show. They were the first act on stage. They sang Soldier and Poses Hiliades Kalokairia.[5]


At the age of five, she started taking piano lessons, something she continues to do to this day. Also, she currently takes vocal lessons as well. Jazz, Soul, Rock and Roll, and RandB are cited as musical influences. Her first favorite song growing up was "I'm Like a Bird" by Nelly Furtado.[6] Apart from singing professionally, she is also a law school student in Athens. She has stated that she still aspires to finish law school, and not devote herself to music exclusively, even though her popularity as a musician is increasing.[7] Her father (Epaminondas Papadeas) and sister (Romy Papadea) are also attorneys in Papadeas Law firm.[8] Her mother Elena Boubouli is a Greek-American School owner of Masterlingua and Director of Studies for Epimorphosi Higher Education and Europe - Studies (medical studies abroad).


2011–2012: Professional debut

Demy first appeared in Midenistis' song, Mia Zografia which became a big hit in Greece and Cyprus. It received two awards from the MAD Video Music Awards 2012, the one for the best video clip Hip Hop/Urban and the other for the duet of the year.[9][10] A new single, "Poses Hiliades Kalokeria" (How Many Thousand Summers) was released in June 2012 [11] and quickly reached No.1 on the iTunes Greece song chart. The song also reached No.1 on the 7 July 2012 Billboard Greece Digital Songs chart, and remained in the top spot for 9 consecutive weeks, and 10 weeks in total.[12] It also became a success on Greek radio, reaching #1 on the official Greek airplay chart.[13] [14] She also sings the lead vocals on Playmens' "Fallin".[15] Some of her others songs include: "Pes Pos Me Thes," "Mia Zografia," "Mono Mprosta," and "Kratise Me." On 25 June 2012 she performed on the Greece, You Have Talent finale, singing a medley of her recent releases (Mia Zografia, Mono Mbrosta, and Poses Xiliades Kalokairia). On 6 July 2012, two new songs were released on YouTube: A "Poses Hiliades Kalokairia" dance remix,[16] and "Love Light," an English language version of the "Poses Hiliades Kalokairia" dance remix.[17] Both songs have also been released as digital singles. On 30 July 2012, the video for "Love Light" was released by Panik[18] In the summer of 2012 she embarked on a tour that included performances in Greece, Cyprus and Russia. On 28 July 2012, Demy, along with Playmen, performed "Fallin" at the Europa Plus Live music festival in Moscow, Russia. The song has become popular in Russia, and has reached #1 on the Europa Plus Chart, the radio station of the organizers of the festival.[19][20] On 21 September 2012, she made an appearance at the Amita Motion "Day of Positive Energy" music festival. She performed with other members of her record label. On 22 October 2012, her new single, "I Zoi" (The Life), was released. A 24-second teaser was released on YouTube on 17 October 2012[21] In December 2012, it has been announced that she will be starring in the musical "Fame" at the "Ellinikou Kosmou" theater in Piraeus.[22] It is also her desire to one day record songs that she herself has written.[23]

Demy's first full-length studio album, No.1 was released in late 2012 according to her record label. She had confirmed via Twitter in September 2012 that she was in the studio working on the new album. The album included ten tracks including two songs in English. The album also included her big hit in Greece with the Greek rap singer Midenistis "Mia Zografia".[24]


Demy performed "Believe" with Dima Bilan in the Greek final for Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Greece.[25] In May 2013 Demy released a summer song in English called "The Sun", along with producer Alex Leon and Greek rapper Epsilon, and became a big hit in Greece[26]

In March 2014 an official video was launched by Playmen which features Demy for the song 'Nothing Better'. The song was directed by Yiannis Papadakos and was published by Panik Records.[27] After that in May 2014 she released one more summer hit called "Oso O Kosmos Tha Exei Esena", along with the Greek rap singer Mike, and reached No.1 in Greece and Cyprus.[28] It received one award from the MAD Video Music Awards 2015, for the duet of the year. On 22 December she released her second album, "Rodino Oneiro", which included 15 songs.[29]


During the period of December 2014 to February 2015 Demy was performing in a night club, called "Fever", along with Despoina Vandi and Nikos Oikonomopoulos.[30] Also,that year was part of the Jury in a Talent Show, called "The Music School", which was displayed in the Greek channel,"Mega".[31] During the summer of 2015 she had a lead role in one more Musical, "The Sound Of Music", and the tickets during the tour were sold out!.[32] In December 2015, it was announced that she will be performing in Casablanca Music Hall along with Nina Lotsari. Her performances there will be quite different from those she used to give since she will sing in fanky and jazz rhythm instead of pop.[33]

On 27 January 2016, the musical «Addam's Family» was premiered at the Vempo Theatre and Demy embodied the role of Wednesday Addams along with well known actors such as Antonis Kafentzopoulos and Maria Solomou.[34] Demy also appeared in Madwalk 2016 where she sang her new single "Tha meineis feugontas" and she walked on the catwalk for Tsakiris Mallas along with Doretta Papadimitriou.[35] On 10 May 2016, Demy along with DiGi and the rock band RadioAct released the soundtrack of the first Greek action film «Short Fuse» [36]


Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
  • Released: 19 December 2012
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, Digital Download
  • Certification : Platinum
Rodino Oneiro
  • Released: 22 December 2014
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, Digital Download
  • Certification : Gold


Year Title Chart positions Certification Sales threshold
2012 Mono Mprosta

(Greek: Μόνο Μπροστά; English: Only Forward)

  • 1st EP
  • Released: 23 May 2012
  • Language: Greek
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: Digital Download
Poses Xiliades Kalokairia

(Greek: Πόσες Χιλιάδες Καλοκαίρια; English: How Many Thousand Summers)

  • 2nd EP
  • Released: 6 July 2012
  • Language: Greek, English
  • Label: Panik Records
  • Formats: Digital Download


Year Τitle with
2011 Μia Zografia Μidenistis
Μono Mprosta Oge
2012 Falling Playmen
Poses Xiliades Kalokairia
Η Ζoi
2013 Ki An Prospatho
The Sun Alex Leon & Epsilon
2014 Nothing Better Playmen
Oso O Kosmos Tha Exei Esena Mike
Rodino Oneiro
2015 Proti mou fora Melisses
Where Is The Love Angel Stoxx
H Alitheia Moiazei Psema
2016 You Fooled Me
Tha Meineis Feugontas
Kati Pige Strava Digi & RadioAct
Isovia Mazi

List of awards and nominations received by Demy

MAD Video Music Awards

The MAD Video Music Awards are presented annually by MAD TV (Greece), to recognize achievements in the Greek music industry, voted by the viewers of MAD TV. Demy has received 4 awards from 10 nominations, including Best New Artist.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 Demy Best New Artist Won
Best Female ArtistNominated
Mia Zografia (with Midenistis) Video Clip Duet Won
Video Clip Hip Hop/Urban Won
Video Clip of the Year Nominated
Fallin (with Playmen) MAD Radio 106.2 Track of the Year Nominated
2013 Demy Best Female Artist Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Poses Xiliades Kalokairia Best Pop Video Won
Video Clip of the Year Nominated
2014 The Sun (with Alex Leon & Epsilon) Video Clip Dance Nominated
Song of the Year Won
Video Clip of the Year Won
Oloi Mazi (Me Mia Foni) (with Positive Sounderz) Video Clip Duet / Collaboration Nominated
Demy Best Female Artist Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
2015 Oso O kosmos Tha Exei Esena (with Mike) Best Duet Won
Best Video Clip Pop Nominated
Best Video Clip Nominated
Demy Best Young Female Artist Won
2016 "I Alitheia Moiazei Psema" BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR Nominated
"Where Is The Love" (Demy feat. Angel Stoxx) BEST DANCE VIDEO Nominated
Demy Best female modern Nominated
Mad Cyprus Award Won
Mad Video Music Awards Cyprus
Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
2015 Demy Love FM Award Won

MTV Europe Music Awards

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) were established in 1994 by MTV Networks Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. Demy has received one award from 2 nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Demy Best Greek Act Won
Best European Act Nominated

Lalore02 Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 Poses Xiliades Kalokairia (Demy) Song Of The Year Nominated


Year Title
2012 Fame The Musical
2014 Priscilla The Musical
2015 The Sound Of Music
2016 Addams Family


Year Title Channel Role Notes
2014 The Music School MEGA TV Herself Talent Show


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