Biagio Antonacci

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Biagio Antonacci
Biagio Antonacci 2009.jpg
Background information
Born (1963-11-09) 9 November 1963 (age 51)
Origin Milan, Italy
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 1988–present
Website Official site

Biagio Antonacci (born 9 November 1963) is an Italian singer-songwriter from Milan.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Biagio Antonacci was born in Millan and was raised in one of its suburbs (Rozzano). Despite learning how to play the drums at a young age, he had to study in order to obtain a diploma in surveying. He participated in the 38th Sanremo Music Festival in 1988 with the song Voglio vivere in un attimo. He was first signed to a record company in 1989, with his debut album Sono cose che capitano which went unnoticed thanks to the song Fiore. His second album, Adagio Biagio, was released two years later. He slowly rose to recognition due to his two songs Danza sul mio petto and Però ti amo receiving airtime on the radio. He has two sons with Marianna Morandi, daughter of the Italian singer and actor Gianni Morandi.

Success[edit]

Despite the interest raised from his first two albums, he did not break into the music scene. He was aware that if his third album did not satisfy the expectations of the record company, he would be gambling with his career. In 1992 he released a single from his third album, Liberatemi with which he travelled around Italy participating in the Festivalbar and with which he finally obtained the recognition he deserved. The album Liberatemi, produced by Mauro Malavasi, sold 150,000 copies and ratified the importance of Biagio Antonacci in the world of Italian music. In spite of these commitments, he dedicated his time to another of his passions, football; and became the leader of homegrown singers that aim to benefit charities. In one of these occasions Don Pierino Gelmini and various enterprises collaborated with him on a project for young dropouts to return. In 1993 he participated in the Sanremo Music Festival with the song Non so più a chi credere; in the same year he toured around all of Italy and gained public acknowledgement. On 1 September 2005 in Hollywood, Biagio Antonacci received the award for "Best Male Selling Italian Artist" for over a million copies of the album Convivendo sold by early November.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1989: Sono cose che capitano
  • 1991: Adagio Biagio
  • 1992: Liberatemi (ITA : 2x Platinum)
  • 1994: Biagio Antonacci (ITA : 5x Platinum)
  • 1996: Il mucchio (ITA : 5x Platinum)
  • 1998: Mi fai stare bene (ITA : 1x Diamond)
  • 2001: 9 Novembre 2001
  • 2004: Convivendo - Parte I (ITA : 6x Platinum)
  • 2005: Convivendo - Parte II (ITA : 8x Platinum)
  • 2007: Vicky Love (ITA : 5x Platinum)
  • 2010: Inaspettata (ITA : 3x Platinum)
  • 2012: Sapessi dire no (ITA : 2x Platinum)

Compilations[edit]

  • 1993: Non so piu' a chi credere
  • 2000: Tra le mie canzoni (compilation with two new tracks)
  • 2008: Best Of Biagio Antonacci 1989 - 2000 (double CD)(ITA : Platinum)
  • 2008: Best Of Biagio Antonacci 2001 - 2007(ITA : Gold)
  • 2008: Il cielo ha una porta sola (includes re-recorded hits)(ITA : 3x Platinum)

Special editions[edit]

  • 1999: Mi fai stare bene LE (Limited Edition with CD-ROM)
  • 2003: Cuanto tiempo...y ahora (for the Spanish and South American markets)
  • 2005: Convivendo (Part I and Part II + DVD)

Videography[edit]

  • 2000: Live in Palermo (concert on July 10, 1999)
  • 2005: ConVivo (concerts throughout April 2005 at the Forum di Assago)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biagio Antonacci". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 

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