Marinella (born May 20, 1938 - ) is a popular Greek singer whose career has spanned several decades. She was born Kyriaki Papadopoulou, in the city of Thessaloniki in northern Greece. She released her first song in 1957, "Nitsa Elenitsa" (Little Helen). Her early career was marked by her collaboration with singer Stelios Kazantzidis.

Marinella was the first Greek singer to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1974, placing eleventh with the song "ligo krasi, ligi thalassa kai to agori mou" ("Some wine, some sea and my man"). She also performed in several Greek musicals, both as singer and actress.

Her popularity rose in the 70's and 80's, with a string of successful albums and live shows. She developed a new standard for shows in the Greek night clubs, introducing costumes, dancing, and special lighting effects. Many of today's popular Greek singers (Anna Vissi, Despina Vandi etc.) have modelled their shows on Marinella's shows of the 80's.

In 1998 Marinella performed in the Megaron Music Hall of Athens, performing her older hits to great acclaim.

In 2002 she collaborated with George Dalaras. They gave concerts in Athens and Thessaloniki as well as abroad. The tour was entitled "Mazi"(together) and the double CD reached platinum status.

In 2004, she released a brand new album with new songs by Nikos Antypas and Lina Nikolakopoulou. In the same year she performed at the closing ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics.

In 2005, Marinella released a new album titled "Tipota den ginete tyhea", composed by famous Greek composer and lyricist Giorgos Theofanous. The album reached gold status and includes duets with famous Greek singers, such as Antonis Remos, Glykeria and Kostas Makedonas.

Marinella will perform with Antonis Remos in the winter season 2006-2007 at Athinon Arena. It is a much anticipated show in Greece, especially given that Marinella has not appeared in any music club for 10 years.

Even though Marinella is often considered a singer of folk songs, her range is quite broad and has included a variety of musical styles including traditional, laika, pop, blues, and jazz. Marinella is characterised as "The Great Lady of Song" in Greece, where she is regarded with great respect. She rarely makes public appearances, and her concerts are few.

Current news

Marinella's new CD "Tipota den ginete tyhea" has reached Gold status

Marinella is performing her live show at Athinon Arena Music Hall in Athens



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  • Marinella
  • Otan Simani Esperinos
  • Ena Tragoudi Ine I Zoi Mou
  • Marinella-Enas Mythos
  • Mia Vradia Me Ti Marinella
  • Athanata Rembetika
  • Albania
  • Ego Ki Esy
  • Gia Panta


  • Resital
  • Alli Mia Fora
  • Marinella-Athinei
  • Marinella Tou Simera
  • Ta Prota Mou Tragoudia
  • S'Agapo
  • I Marinella Se Tragoudia Tis Vembo
  • To Tam Tam
  • Gia Senane Mporo


  • Gia Senane Ton Agnosto
  • Megales Stigmes
  • I Agapi Mas
  • Mia Nyhta
  • Synantisi
  • I Foni Ke O Mythos (1977-1987)


  • Tolmo
  • Ise Mia Thyella
  • Lege Mou S'Agapo
  • I Marinella Tragouda Megales Kyries
  • To Ksimeroma Tou Erota
  • I Marinella Tragouda Hatzinasio


  • I Prova Tou Nyfikou
  • I Marinella Tragouda Giorgo Zambeta & Aki Panou
  • I Marinella Tragouda Mimi Plessa & Gianni Spano
  • Gia Proti Fora
  • I Foni Ke O Mythos (30 Chronia Tragoudi
  • I Marinella Se Aprovleptes Erminies
  • I Marinella Tragouda Ke Thymate (Live
  • Me Varka To Tragoudi (Live
  • Ta Erotika
  • Ki Ystera Irthan I Melisses
  • Mazi (ft.Giorgos Dalaras)
  • Mia Agalia Tragoudia
  • Ammos Itane
  • Ego / The Very Best Of EMI Years
  • Tipota Den Ginete Tyhea

Tipota Den Ginete Tyhea CD (2005)

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