Gloria (singer)

Gloria (singer)

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Gloria

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Background = solo_singer
Born =birth date and age|1973|6|28|mf=y
Ruse, Bulgaria
Origin = Bulgaria
Occupation = Singer
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Years_active = 1994-present
Label = Payner

Galina Peneva Ivanova ( _bg. Галина Пенева Иванова) (born June 28, 1973 in Ruse, Bulgaria, better known as Gloria (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Глория), is a famous Bulgarian pop-folk singer. Arguably the most popular of her generation, she is known as the "Mother of pop-folk."

Early life and highschool

Gloria was born in 1973 to Stefka Ivanova and Penko Ivanov. A very emotional and lively girl, she also preferred to play more with boys than with girls. During second grade, Gloria almost lost her legs. The doctors from Ruse gave her an emergency operation, but it failed. The expectation was that she would need to be in a wheelchair until the age of eighteen. Her mother, however, did not give up fighting this tragic accident. The same year, she met professor Shoilev, who performed a second operation in Sofia. Gloria was able to stand on her feet again. Until this day, she remains grateful to Professor Shoilev. Four years later, Gloria's parents divorced, leaving her and her brother Nikolai to live with their grandparents in a cottage. During that time, they completed their secondary education. Gloria herself finished Technical High School in farming.


Gloria has been an active performer since 1990. Her second studio album "Za dobro ili zlo" sold over 600,000 copies making it the biggest selling album in Bulgaria. Her latest album to date, "Blagodarya", was released in Bulgaria in March 2007 and it was reported that this album sold over 16,000 original copies within the first week of its release.


*Shtastieto e Magiya ("The Happiness is Magic"), 1994 (in Bulgarian - Щастието е магия)
*Za Dobro ili Zlo ("For Good or Evil"), 1995 (in Bulgarian - За добро или зло)
*Angel s Dyavolska Dusha ("Angel with a Devil Soul"), 1996 (in Bulgarian - Ангел с дяволска душа)
*Nostalgiya ("Nostalgia"), 1997 (in Bulgarian - Носталгия)
*100% Zhena ("100% Woman"), 1998 (in Bulgarian - 100% жена)
*Gloria - The Best, 1999
*12 Diyamanta ("12 Diamonds"), 2000 (in Bulgarian - 12 Диаманта)
*Iluziya ("Illusion"), 2001 (in Bulgarian - Илюзия)
*Krepost ("Fortress"), 2003 (in Bulgarian - Крепост)
*10 Godini ("10 Years"), 2004 (in Bulgarian - 10 Години)
*Vlyubena v Zhivota ("In Love with Life"), 2005 (in Bulgarian - Влюбена в живота)
*Blagodarya ("Thank You"), 2007 (in Bulgarian - Благодаря)

2006 singles

*Grad na greha (" Sin City ")
*Prilicham li na vyatara? ("Do I look like the wind?")
*Sezoni ("Seasons")
*Ne ostavljaj me ("Don't leave me") duet featuring the Serbian pop group Luna
*Blagodarya ("Thank you")

2007 singles

*Opiat ("Opiate")
*Ako te niama ("If you are not there")
*100 karata liubov ("100 carats love")
*Na majete koito ne obichah ("To the men I didn't love")
*Za parvi put (" For the first time")
*Pravi lyubov a ne voyna ("Make love, not war") duet with Azis

2008 singles

*Ednoposochen put ("One Way Road")

External links

[ Biographical information in Bulgarian]
[ Images of Gloria]
[ Site containing information (Bulgarian)]

ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Глория; Ivanova, Galina Peneva; Иванова, Галина Пенева
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Bulgarian pop-folk singer
DATE OF BIRTH=June 28, 1973
PLACE OF BIRTH=Rousse, Bulgaria

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