Aldo Nova

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Aldo Nova
Birth name Aldo Caporuscio
Born (1956-11-13) November 13, 1956 (age 57)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Hard rock, glam metal, heavy metal[1]
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active 1981–present
Labels Portrait, JAMBCO Records

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.[2]

Career[edit]

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)." Twitch remains a fan favourite. 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.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
CAN US US Main
1982 "Fantasy" 14 23 3 Aldo Nova
"Foolin' Yourself" 45 65
1983 "Monkey on Your Back" 12 Subject
"Always Be Mine" 108
1985 "Tonite (Lift Me Up)" Twitch
"Rumours Of You"
1991 "Blood On The Bricks" 65 14 Blood On The Bricks
"Someday" 45
"Medicine Man"

Songwriter/Producer[edit]

Artist Title Year
Blue Öyster Cult "Take Me Away" 1983 Music/Lyrics
Nicole McCloud "Don't You Want My Love" 1985
Céline Dion "Partout Je Te Vois" 1987
"Have A Heart" 1990
"Des Mots Qui Sonnent" 1991
"Dreamin' Of You" 1996 Music/Lyrics/Producer
"I Love You" Music/Lyrics
"Your Light" Music/Lyrics/Producer
Saints & Sinners Saints & Sinners 1992
Jetsam "Drive" 1997
Faith Hill "I Love You" 1998
Jon Bon Jovi "Mister Big Time"
Garou "Au Plaisir De Ton Corps" 2000 Music/Lyrics
"Le Monde Est Stone" 2001 Producer
Chenoa "Una Mujer (I'm A Woman)" 2002 Music/Lyrics
Clay Aiken "This Is The Night" 2003 Music/Lyrics
Garou "L'aveu" 2004 Producer
"Pour L'amour D'une Femme" Music/Lyrics/Producer
Céline Dion "You And I"
Agnes Carlsson "I Believe" 2005 Music/Lyrics
Marilou Bourdon "Le Coeur De Mon Coeur" Music/Lyrics/Producer
Garou "Que Le Temps" 2006 Producer
"Trahison"
Céline Dion "A Song For You" 2007 Music/Lyrics
"Can't Fight The Feelin'"
"Fade Away"
"Shadow Of Love"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aldo Nova at AllMusic
  2. ^ Adam White & Fred Bronson (1988). The Billboard Book of Hits. Billboard Books. ISBN 0-8230-8285-7. 
  3. ^ "Aldo Nova in 1981". Jam! Music's Canadian POP Music Encyclopedia. 
  4. ^ "certification of albums at RIAA". Retrieved November 26, 2006.  Requires running a searches for Artist or year

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