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One (band)

ONE was a music halls and in concerts.

In July 1999 they released their first single, with their debut album following in October. All music and lyrics were written by Giorgos Theofanous (as was all the rest of the musical recorded material of the band) while Vangelis Yannopoulos was producing.

Eurovision 2002

At the end of 2001, national Cypriot broadcaster CyBC requested that they participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. They agreed and Theofanous wrote the song "Gimme" especially for the occasion. Backup vocals were performed by Christina Argyri who was part of the stage duo Voice who represented Cyprus in 2000. After finishing in 6th place they became famous in both Cyprus and Greece and landed platinum certifications.

This was Christoforou's second Eurovision performance as already having represented Cyprus in 1996 with the song "Mono Yia Mas".

Christoforou went on to once again represent Cyprus as a solo artist in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with the song "Ela Ela (Come Baby)".

Discography

Through their 5 years ONE had released 5 studio albums, 1 live album, 4 maxi singles, and many singles. Their sales exceed 700 000 copies.

Studio albums

  • 1999: ONE

Their debut album released by Minos EMI included hits like "Proti Mou Fora", "Stin Agakalia Sou" and others. Reached Platinum status in Greece (50 000 copies) and Platinum status in Cyprus (8 000 copies)

  • 2001: MORO MOU (My Baby)

Their follow-up album released by Minos EMI followed the success of album One selling more than 50 000 copies in Greece and more than 6 000 copies in Cyprus becoming Platinum in both countries.

  • 2002: EHO TOSA NA SOU PO (I Have So Much To Tell You)

The album was originally released in May 2002, featuring the number 1 single Gimme (Cyprus Entry - Eurovision Song Contest 2002). There was a second special edition of Eho Tosa Na Sou + The One and Only. It was re-released on December 2002 with a bonus CD featuring the new song "The One And Only" a cover version of Wham! classic hit Last Christmas and some of their greatest hits in English. The album was once again a Platinum sales record in Cyprus and Greece.

  • 2003: ONEira (Dreams)

The first studio album after Constantinos Christoforou departure with new member Demos VanBeke. Included were the hits "Kainouria Arhi", "Power" and "Onira". Still it failed to have a commercial success.

  • 2004: META APO CHRONIA (2004) (After Some Years)

The 5th album by ONE was an album of covers of some of the most popular Greek songs of the 1980s and 1990s. The album failed to have any hit single, or make any commercial success of its own. Soon after the group was split.

Live albums

2003: BEST OF ONE - LIVE STO LIKAVITO (Best Of One - Live At the Likavitos Theatre) The album was recorded during the band's 2003 concert in Likavitos theatre in Athens. It was released to mark Christoforou's departure from the band. The album charted top 5 on both Greece and Cyprus.

EPs/Maxi Singles

  • 1999: ONE (1999)

The band's first ever release was the EP ONE. It was an immediate success reaching Platinum status in Cyprus and Gold in Greece giving the band the chance to release their first studio album.

  • 2000: 200ONE

The EP 200ONE (Two Thousand ONE) was released on Christmas 2000 including 3 songs. The EP reached Platinum in Cyprus and Gold in Greece.

  • 2002: GIMME

The maxi single "Gimme" featured the Cypriot entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. It became Platinum in both

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