As a young girl, Greek American singer Annet Atarni was attracted to nothing else but music.
She was chemically drawn to musical sounds and all the passion that would emanate from them.
When she was old enough to put this emotion into action, Atarni multiplied the passion a thousand times over by becoming a chart-topping artist.
Atarni’s family comes from Kefalonia. Both her mother and father filled the family home with music on a daily basis and that is where her musical adoration began to blossom.
Annet and her sister Diana joined a band called Nootropia for whom they would sing both Greek and English music.
Nootropia soon developed a strong following in New York City and the group received much publicity on local Greek channel National Greek TV (NGTV) and on the radio station Aktina FM.
The success of Nootropia whetted Atarni’s appetite for a singing career and she soon set her sights on bigger things.
Acting on her love for R&B and dance music, the young star received a scholarship from major record label BMG for writing and performing an original song titled Summer Days.
After receiving the much revered scholarship, Annet won several talent titles in various U.S. pageants including the New York Star Pageant and Ophelia Devoure Talent Connection.
All of this attention landed her on the glossy pages of Billboard Magazine and brought about a number of collaboration opportunities with some of the most successful writers in the business.
The list of writers Atarni has worked with is nothing short of incredible as it includes Jeff Franzel, who once wrote for Justin Timberlake and NSYNC, and Alex Forbes who has collaborated with Cyndi Lauper and Taylor Dayne.
When deals like this come knocking at the door, it is quite safe to say that a star has ‘made it.’
Getting her name out there was the best thing to happen for Atarni; especially when the right people were hearing it.
The singer was her own promoter, but the solo road soon proved very fruitful.
Britney Spears’ people heard of her talents requested Atarni’s vocal work on the pop princess’ tour Dream Within a Dream tour.
She then collaborated with Spears on the song Everytime, which Atarni co-wrote. The single was released in 2004 and became an international top ten hit.
While enjoying her success with Britney Spears, the homeland beckoned once more. Atarni then appeared on the reality show Fame Story in Greece.
After exiting the program, Atarni signed a recording contract with Virus Music, which allowed her to release her first singe Goodbye Amor.
Her first solo album Mia Foni was recorded mostly in Greek but some English songs did feature on the track listing.
Atarni’s success in Greece soon spread to Cyprus as she was invited by Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation to take part in the Cypriot selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006.
She was eventually selected to represent Cyprus in the Athens semi-final.
Annet was soon approached by big shots in the Greek music industry.
Currently, the singer is working on her second single and focusing on developing her band to move on to even more bigger and better things.