With 11 nominations, Universal Music artist Mihalis Hadjiyiannis is the frontrunner heading into the fourth annual Arion Greek Music Awards, set for April 5 at the Athens Concert Hall.

With 11 nominations, Universal Music artist Mihalis Hadjiyiannis is the frontrunner heading into the fourth annual Arion Greek Music Awards, set for April 5 at the Athens Concert Hall. The singer/songwriter, who picked up the singer of the year award in 2004, is nominated for best male singer and best album "Akatallili Skini", among others. In 1998, Hadjiyiannis represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Minos-EMI crooner Paschalis Terzis is close behind with 10 nominations, including best male laiko (a local idiom) singer and best album for "Sta Ypogeia Einai i Thea." Heaven artist Alkistis Protopsalti is up for nine categories, including best female artist and best album for "Na Se Vlepo Na Gelas."

Composer Mimis Plessas will receive the lifetime achievement award.

The local IFPI affiliate is organizing the event in collaboration with commercial TV channel MEGA, which will televise the show live.

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