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Greek-Australian Singer VASSY Wins EDMA ICON Award

VASSY pictured receiving the EDMA Icon award. Credit: VASSY / EDMA

On Friday, Greek-Australian singer Vassy Karagiorgos, better known by her stage name VASSY, won the Electronic Dance Music Awards (EDMA) in the “Icon” category. She is the first woman ever to have won the accolade.

The award win comes shortly after the artist topped the US dance charts with her song “Pieces”, which became the Most Added Dance Track and the most played song on dance radio in January, this year.

VASSY wins EDMA Icon award

“It’s such an honour to receive the EDMA ICON Award,” VASSY told Greek Reporter. “To be recognized for my art and contribution to the Dance Community by my industry and the fans in the dance space is such a rewarding moment and monumental career highlight”

The EDMAs returned to Miami Beach on March 24, where the winners were announced during a “luxurious VIP pool party” held at Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel.

“I thank everyone at Dance Radio across the US who has supported my music for years. I came to this country from a small town in Australia called Darwin, from a humble, hard working Greek family, with a dream to pursue my passion,” the artist continued.

“I worked hard with integrity, it was not easy as it is a DJ driven boys club genre, but I stayed true to myself, and the dance community at Radio really embraced me and gave me the platform to be myself and share my art with the world. I’m beyond grateful and proud to say that being authentically myself throughout my career paid off. Ladies, WOMEN too can be ICONS in Dance.”

VASSY during an interview at EDMA. Credit: VASSY / EDMA

Career and accolades

The EDMA Icon award is emblematic of yet another exciting milestone in VASSY’s music career.

About a decade ago, VASSY relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for music. She was born and raised in Darwin, the daughter of two Greek immigrants to Australia.

The decision to leave home paid off and VASSY can now point to several number-one hits and accolades over the course of her career, having become an international dance music icon.

She was initially discovered by Australian Radio Station Triple J after she won song of the year. Her single “We Are Young” reached the number-one spot on the US Billboard Dance Chart, making her the first australian artist to achieve a number-one hit with her solo single debut release.

In 2020, the artist joined music’s “1,000,000,000 List,” which honors musicians who have surpassed a billion streams for their work. She received the honor for the song “Bad”, on which she collaborated with David Guetta and Showtek.


Then, in 2022, VASSY surpassed her previous record for streams when “Bad” was viewed over two billion times across all streaming platforms.

This year, her song “Pieces”, featuring Bingo Players and Disco Fries, was also a massive hit and reached the top of the US dance charts.

VASSY with the EDMA Icon award. Credit: VASSY / EDMA

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