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 which climbed to Billboard's number 8 position,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 which charted at the number 1 position in 24 countries for 4 months consecutively,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'","You And I Were Meant To Fly" (which was also used as Hilary Clinton's Campaign song,and for the Air Canada theme song. He co-wrote the Blue Öyster Cult song "Take Me Away". 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". In 1996 he received a Grammy as Producer for Celine Dion's "Falling Into You" for Album of the year In 1997 he released the much acclaimed, mostly instrumental album,"Nova's Dream" which featured a different side of his talents as a musician writer. The album is considered by his fans as one of his best alongside his eponymous debut and "Subject" He co-wrote the Latin Grammy nominated song "Aqui" for the Chilean rock group "La Ley" on the album Uno.He also co-wrote and co produced 4 other tracks on that album,which later that year won a Grammy for best Latin/Alternative/Rock Album. Sadly,Aldo Nova has always failed to be mentioned on either Celine Dion's,Jon Bon Jovi,and La Ley's Wikepedia pages 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. He was also the only writer to have written or co-written 5 songs on Celine Dion's Taking Chances album. Presently, Aldo chooses only to write his own music and refuses to collaborate with any other artists.