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Shaya
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Hansen in 2012
Background information
Birth name Marianna Hansen
Also known as Shaya
Born (1983-02-17) 17 February 1983 (age 37)
Denmark
Origin Guyana, India, Denmark
Genres Pop,dance-po
Occupations Singer, dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels MY Group, Sony Music Greece (2010–2013), Planetworks (2014-present)
Associated acts Hi-5, Mark F. Angelo, My Group


Marianna Hansen (born 17 February 1983), known professionally as Shaya, is a DanishGreek singer, of Guyanese and Indian descent. Shaya was a member of the girl band Hi-5, the result of the Greek version of the talent show Popstars. She is currently pursuing a solo career and finished fifth in Greece's version of Dancing on Ice.






BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Shaya was born in Denmark to a Danish father and a multiracial Guyanese mother of Greenlandic and Indian descent.The family moved to Sweden after her parents' divorce when she was 6. At the age of 12, Shaya and her family immigrated once more, settling in Thessaloniki, Greece.Although Shaya enjoyed singing and dancing from a young age, including performing with SambaSchools in Copenhagen Carnival, she became interested in becoming a singer by luck when she was persuaded to get on stage to sing a song with co-workers after work at a club she worked at in Kavala around age 18.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • 2011: Resurrection

VideographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Popstars Herself Contestant
1st place
2004 Mad Video Music Awards Herself Performer as a member of Hi-5
2006 Mad Video Music Awards Herself Performer
2010 Mad Video Music Awards Herself Video Performer
2011 Mad Video Music Awards Herself Performer
2011 - 2012 Dancing On Ice Herself Contestant
5th place
2012 Mad Video Music Awards Herself Performer
2013 Mad Video Music Awards Herself Performer

Music videosEdit

Years Song
2008 Mikroi Theoi (Right Here Right Now)
(Kostas Martakis - Shaya)
2009 Prin Se Gnoriso (Ta Kakos Keimena)
(Stavento feat. Shaya)
2010 Far From Everything
(Mark F. Angelo feat. Shaya)
2011 In your eyes
If Only (OtherView Mix)
2012 Lene
Summer Is All Around
(Shaya, HouseTwins & Slick Beats)
2013 Love me
I'm In Love
(Dino MFU feat. Shaya)
Kalokairini Kardia
(BO feat. Shaya)
Turn It Up
(Shaya feat. BO)
2014 I Wonder
(Dino MFU feat. Shaya)
Giati Prepei
(Shaya feat. Zeraw)
Heaven
(Mark Angelo feat. Shaya)
2015 Sunshine


Mad Video Music Awards - live performances Edit

Year Song
2006 Misirlou / Pump It
(Eleni Tsaligopoulou feat. Stereo Mike, Shaya)
2010 Far From Everything
(Mark F. Angelo feat. Shaya)
2011 All Star Medley
(Stan - Reckless - Claydee - Shaya - Mark Angelo - Slick Beats)
2012 Summer Is All Around (HouseBeats Remix)
(Shaya, HouseTwins & Slick Beats)
2013 Walking on air
(Anise K. feat. Ivi Adamou & Shaya)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Mad Video Music AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Prin Se Gnoriso (Ta Kakos Keimena) Video Clip Of The Year Nominated
Video Clip Hip Hop Won
Mikroi Theoi Best Duet - Collaboration Nominated
2011 Far From Everything Video Clip Dance Nominated
Video Clip Of The Year Nominated
Mad Radio 106,2 Track Of The Year Nominated
In your eyes Fashion Icon Nominated
2012 Lene Fashion Icon Nominated
2013 Love me Fashion Icon Nominated

MTV Europe Music AwardsEdit

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 Mark F. Angelo feat. Shaya Best Greek Act Won
Mark F. Angelo feat. Shaya Best European Act Nominated


In Own Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Foureira debuted in Own Eurovision Song Contest at the 5th edition.

Ed. Representing Host Song Place Final Place Semi
24th Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Cardiff "In your eyes"
Failed to qualify
17 33
25th Flag of Greece Greece Mariehamn "Walking on air" 28 84 8 69
27th Flag of Greenland Greenland Kraków "Love me" 29 46 8 72
40th Flag of Greece Greece Nuremberg "Sunshine"
Failed to qualify
14 58
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