Alex Gaudino

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Alex Gaudino
DJ Alex Gaudino with a Girl at Pacha London.
DJ Alex Gaudino at Pacha London. (2009)
Background information
Birth name Alessandro Alfonso Fortunato Gaudino
Also known as Alex Gaudino
Born (1970-01-23) 23 January 1970 (age 44)
Origin Salerno, Italy
Genres House
Electro house
Occupations DJ, producer
Years active 1993–present
Labels Rise, Ministry of Sound/Data Records
Website alexgaudino.com

Alessandro Alfonso Fortunato Gaudino (born 23 January 1970), better known by his stage name Alex Gaudino, is an Italian DJ and record producer.

Life and career[edit]

Early career (1993–2006)[edit]

Alessandro Alfonso Fortunato Gaudino was born in Salerno, Italy. He first began his music career working for Flying Records and UMM.

In 1998, with the support of the well-known Italian record company TIME, Alex founded his own label, RISE Records, which quickly produced a string of hit records by artists such as The Tamperer, Black Legend and Robbie Rivera's "Bang", which earned him a nomination for Best European A&R at the 2000 European Music Awards, held in London.

Alex Gaudino is also well known for being a member of the trio Lil' Love with Jerma and Sharon May Linn.

In 2005, Lil' Love's track "Little Love" was exclusively played by Pete Tong at Nikki Beach in Miami during WMC 2005. The record produced by Jerma was released on Positiva in the UK and reached the top of the UK Dance Chart. In 2006, Alex remixed with Jerma for Pete Tong & Chris Cox, Mousse T and James Kakande. Later in 2006 Gaudino signed a record deal with Ministry of Sound label in the UK. He later released "Reaction", and "Head over Heels" on the label.

Chart success, My Destination and Magnificent (2006–present)[edit]

In December 2006, Gaudino released his second single "Destination Calabria" featuring vocals from Crystal Waters 2004 track "Destination Unknown" and elements of the saxophone. The song was hugely popular across Europe reaching top ten in nine countries and top twenty in many others. It also managed to peak eight on the U.S Hot Dance Club Songs. Later on, in 2008 he released his third single "Watch Out" Featuring vocals from English singer, Shèna. It achieved moderate success across Europe and peaked sixteen on the UK Singles Chart.

On October 6, 2008, he released his debut studio album, My Destination. As well as working with Crystal Waters and Shena on the album, Gaudino also worked with Hardwell.

In late 2009, he began work on his second album "Magnificent". In October 2010, he released his first single from his second studio album, "I'm in Love (I Wanna Do It)" featuring vocals from Maxine Ashley. It peaked ten on the UK Singles Chart and the Dutch Top 40. It also marked Gaudino's first number one in the U.S, peaking number one on the U.S Hot Dance Airplay Chart.

The following year, 2011, he released his second single from his second album, "What a Feeling" featuring American R&B singer, Kelly Rowland. It peaked six on the UK Singles Chart[1] and top forty in many European countries. It also peaked 26 on the Hot Dance Club Songs.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
My Destination[3]
Doctor Love[4]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
ITA
[5]
AUS
[6]
BEL (Vl)
[7]
BEL (Wa)
[8]
FRA
[9]
IRE
[10]
NL
[11]
SVK
[12]
SWE
[13]
UK
[14]
2006 "Reaction"
(featuring Jerma)
My Destination
2007 "Destination Calabria"
(featuring Crystal Waters)
12 3 2 2 6 2 14 31 10 4
"Que Pasa Contigo"
(featuring Sam Obernik)
50 58 66
2008 "Watch Out"
(featuring Shèna)
12 52 59 23 12 43 16
2010 "I'm In Love (I Wanna Do It)" 25 56 44 46 52 10 Doctor Love
2011 "What A Feeling"
(featuring Kelly Rowland)
32 60 38 66 21 6
2012 "I Don't Wanna Dance"
(featuring Taboo)
34 52
2013 "Playing With My Heart"
(featuring JRDN)
102 61
"Is This Love"
(featuring Jordin Sparks)
"Beautiful"
(featuring Mario)[15]
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
BEL (Wa)
[8]
NL
[11]
2008 "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"
(with Jason Rooney)
60 Non-album singles
2012 "Chinatown" 69
2013 "Missing You"
(featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

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