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The Game of Love September 16, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Music Life Greek.

helena_paparizou.jpg  Title: The Game of Love, Artist: Helena Paparizou, Genre: Pop, Label: Sony BMG

So beautiful is the popular Swedish-Greek singer, one popular Greek magazine actually posited “that the only other Greek woman sexier than Helena is Aphrodite herself”.

Born in Sweden but raised in a traditionally Greek household, Paparizou represents the best that both nations have to offer. A professional performer by the age of 17, Paparizou has amassed an impressive number of credits over the past six years. The Greek beauty won the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest with her single My Number One. Before embarking on a solo career, she was also a member of the highly successful duo Antique.

The thing about Paparizou is her amazing versatility. While most singers have trouble coming up with a hit in one language, Paparizou regularly transitions from Greek to English without missing a beat. As her first international album, this English language pop/dance hybrid is pretty good.

It contains English versions of many of her Greek songs, such as Mambo, Gigolo and Let Me Let Go. Although her Eurovision single My Number One isn’t included here, its influence can be heard on several tracks such as Heroes. Another track worth mentioning is the rock-driven power ballad Teardrops.

Helena Paparizou may have grown up in Sweden, but her heart clearly belongs to Greece. It’s quite evident judging by the sound of this sun-kissed Mediterranean goddess’ music album.

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