Universal Music artist Mihalis Hadjiyiannis was the big winner at the fourth annual Arion Greek Music Awards, held last night (April 5) at Athens Concert Hall.

Universal Music artist Mihalis Hadjiyiannis was the big winner at the fourth annual Arion Greek Music Awards, held last night (April 5) at Athens Concert Hall.

The Cyprus-born singer/songwriter picked up five awards, including best pop singer, best pop album and album of the year for "Akatallili Skini."

Alkistis Protopsalti scooped three Arions: singer of the year, best female art song (Entechno) singer and best art song album for "Na Se Vlepo Na Gelas" (Heaven Music).

Popular laika crooner Paschalis Terzis also went home with three awards: singer of the year, best laika singer and best laika album for "Sta Ypogeia Einai I Thea" (Minos-EMI).

Helena Paparizou collected an Arion for best female pop singer. The Sony Music artist will represent Greece at this year's Eurovision Song Contest on May 21 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Deputy culture minister Fani Palli-Petralia presented composer Mimis Plessas with the lifetime achievement award.

The majority of the 30 awards categories are voted for by music-industry professionals, members of the media, radio producers and previous winners.

Hosted by Paris-born TV personality Nikos Aliagas, the four-hour ceremony was organized by the local IFPI affiliate in collaboration with commercial TV channel MEGA, which televised the gala live.