Aldo Nova (born Aldo Caporuscio on November 13, 1956 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and producer. Nova initially gained fame with his self-titled debut album Aldo Nova in 1982 and its accompanying single, "Fantasy," which climbed to Number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Signing with Portrait Records, Nova released a self-produced album Aldo Nova in 1982 that had two singles: "Fantasy" and "Foolin' Yourself". His second album Subject...Aldo Nova from 1983 had two singles: "Monkey on Your Back" and "Always Be Mine". His third album Twitch from 1985 had two singles: "Rumours Of You" and "Tonite (Lift Me Up)". In addition, he produced some early Celine Dion albums. He co-wrote the hit song, "A New Day Has Come" for Dion and has been featured playing guitar, synthesizer, and percussion on her records. He also wrote her songs "Your Light" and "I Can't Fight The Feelin'". He co-wrote the Blue Öyster Cult song "Take Me Away" and helped write and produce parts of Chantal Condor's 1989 album Chantal. In 1990, Aldo Nova wrote the main guitar riff that would be used in the Jon Bon Jovi song "Blaze Of Glory". In 1991, to return the favour, Bon Jovi worked with Nova on his Jambco Records (Jon Bon Jovi's label) release Blood On The Bricks. It had three singles: "Blood On The Bricks", "Medicine Man", and "Someday".
As a songwriter, Nova's recent hits include Clay Aiken's "This Is The Night" (co-written with Chris Braide and Gary Burr), which in the US was a number one hit and the best selling single of 2003.
||Nick of Time
||Back on the Block
||Quincy Jones and various artists
||Unforgettable… with Love
||André Fischer, David Foster, Tommy LiPuma
Original Soundtrack Album
||Babyface, BeBe Winans, David Cole, David Foster, L.A. Reid, Narada Michael Walden, Robert Clivillés
||Jagged Little Pill
||Falling into You
||Aldo Nova, Billy Steinberg, Dan Hill, David Foster, Humberto Gatica, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Jeff Bova, Jim Steinman, John Jones, Ric Wake, Rick Hahn, Rick Nowels, Roy Bittan, Steven Rinkoff
||Time Out of Mind
||The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
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