Petrelis eventually finished third in the competition, behind Notis Christodoulou and Grigoris Petrakos. From then he became a regular in live appearances across Greece, first with fellow Fame Story contestants and then Peggy Zina, with whom he performed in several concerts in Athens and Thessaloniki during 2003. 2004–2006: First albums In 2004 he released an album of his own, entitled Eihe To Hroma T’ Ouranou. The first track, "To Aima Mou", was written by Phoivos and would become a smash hit. The album sold more than 30,000 copies and went gold. Petrelis would then release a new album every year for the next three years. The follow-up to Eihe To Hroma T’ Ouranou was another Phoivos collaboration: Thymizeis Kati Apo Ellada, which went platinum.
After this album Petrelis became one the biggest star in greek night and leaded many greek clubs (bouzoukia) as a first name. The following release was a golden single entitled "Eftihos." The four songs on the disc were once again written by Phoivos and the title track, "Eftihos", was widely acclaimed. 2007–present: Eimai Akomi Eleftheros & "Ksipna Thanasi" 2007 gave Petrelis a chance to showcase the range in his voice and showed Phoivos at his creative best, as the two collaborated once more to produce Eimai Akomi Eleftheros. The album included such hits as "Lathos", "Doxa Soi O Theos" "Amam Kai Pos", "Adiorthoti" and "An Den Eiha Ki Esena" and went gold. He also gave a world tour to United States, Australia and South Africa in 2007 and gave a total number of 6 sold out concerts. A few months later, Eimai Akomi Eleftheros was rereleased with a DVD. In June 2008, he traveled to Australia for five concerts.
On June 9, 2008, Petrelis released the single "Ksipna Thanasi" (Wake up Thanasi) exclusively on Sfera FM. It was followed by a two track CD single including one remix and was also available with the "Germanos Remix" when purchased exclusively through the telecommunications store Germanos. The song is composed by Phoebus and went platinum. Petrelis's next studio album, also composed by Phoebus, will be released in the fall.
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