Nana Mouskouri

Nana Mouskouri (Greek: Nάνα Μούσχουρη, ), born Iōánna Moúschouri (Greek: Ιωάννα Μούσχουρη, on October 13, 1934, in Chania, Crete, Greece) is a Greek singer who has sold between 200 and 300 million records worldwide, being one of the best-selling female artists of all time in a career spanning over five decades. She was known as "Nána" to her friends and family as a child. Note that in Greek her surname is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable – MOOS-hoo-ree – rather than the second.

Mouskouri was sometimes described as Europe's answer to Barbra Streisand; her distinctive, angelic soprano voice was the result of having been born with only one vocal cord. Her repertoire supported the universal appeal she aimed for: jazz standards, well-known pop tunes from before and after the rock era, French cabaret chansons, movie songs, classical and operatic repertory, religious music, folk songs from her native Greece and elsewhere.

She has recorded songs in many languages, including Greek, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Welsh, Mandarin Chinese, Maori and Turkish.

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... Chanter ma vie, by Nana Mouskouri, Grasset ed ... είναι Νάνα (To onoma mou einai Nana) (My Name Is Nana), by Nana Mouskouri, Livani Publishing, 2006 ... (Greek) Memoirs, by Nana Mouskouri, Weidenfeld Nicolson, ISBN 0-297-84469-5 and ISBN 978-0-297-84469-3 ...