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Greek-Australian Singer VASSY Wins Prestigious Award, Releases New LP

VASSY pictured receiving the EDMA Icon award in 2023. Credit: VASSY / EDMA

Greek-Australian singer Vassy Karagiorgos, better known by her stage name VASSY, recently won the Song Writers Platinum Plaque from the US National Music Publishers’ Association for her 2014 hit “Bad.”

“I have received other Plaques before, but getting this Gem is Rare,” VASSY wrote on Instagram. “It’s such an honor to be recognized & acknowledged.”

“The timing was serendipitous as yesterday was the same day my new LP Supreme dropped,” she added.

With the new LP Supreme, VASSY is returning to her artistic roots and tracing her steps back to an earlier era of her creative output.

“Supreme showcases my eclectic range,” she said. “I started in music as a jazz singer, then evolved into an indie pop artist who eventually transitioned to the dance world, crowned as Queen of EDM.”

“I love making dance records, but Supreme gave me a chance to incorporate those earlier sounds into a framework that’s more authentic to my origins,” she explained.

VASSY added: “I missed the freedom in the studio to be more versatile and create songs with no pressure to fit a certain format. I love having the ability to go from quirky indie pop records to jazzy, soulful Afro beat / Latin inspired tunes…It’s fun expressing my voice through various genres and styles of music.”

It follows a decade as one of the premier vocalists in dance music—a vaunted career that has seen her score a 14x certified platinum record for her David Guetta-collaboration “Bad” and a 9x platinum song for her Tiësto-collaboration “Secrets.” She is the first woman ever to win the EDMA Icon Award.

VASSY hits the US charts

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 throughout 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 was honored 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.

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

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