Daniele Silvestri

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Daniele Silvestri
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Daniele Silvestri performing in 2012
Background information
Born (1968-08-13) 13 August 1968 (age 46)
Rome, Italy
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 1994–present
Labels Ricordi, BMG Ricordi, Sony Music
Website danielesilvestri.it

Daniele Silvestri (born 18 August 1968) is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician.


Silvestri debuted in 1994, releasing his eponymous album. The set received a Targa Tenco for Best Debut Album.[1] In 1995, he competed in the Newcomers' Section of the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "L'uomo col megafono".[2] The track was included in his second studio album, Prima di essere uomo, whose second single, "Le cose che abbiamo in comune", became a radio hit in 1995 and received the Targa Tenco for Song of the Year.[3]

In 1996 Silvestri released a double studio album, Il dado.[4] His following studio set, Sig. Dapatas, was released in 1999, after Silvestri's appearance as a contestant of the Big Artists section in the Sanremo Music Festival with the track "Aria", which received the Critics' Award.[5][6] In 2000, he released his first greatest hits album, Occhi da orientale, launched by the single with the same name, released in September of the same year.[7]

In 2002, Silvestri released the single "Salirò", which won the Critics' Award at the Sanremo Music Festival of the same year and became a top 5 hit in Italy.[8][9] In December of the same year, the song received four Italian Music Awards for Song of the Year, Composition of the Year, Best Italian Arrangement and Best Italian Music Video.[10]


  1. ^ "Daniele Silvestri" (in Italian). MTV Italy. Archived from the original on 8 May 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Ernesto Assante (20 February 1995). "Giovani, belli e (poco) dannati". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Biografia di Daniele Silvestri" (in Italian). Italica. RAI. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Marco 'Joe' Giovannelli (24 March 1997). "Daniele Silvestri – Recensione – Il dado" (in Italian). Rockit.it. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "I vincitori del Premio della Critica" (in Italian). Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Le poesie rap di Daniele Silvestri". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 23 October 1999. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Raccolta di successi con inediti per Daniele Silvestri" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 6 September 2000. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Italian Charts – Saniele Silvestri – Salirò (song)". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. 
  9. ^ Giorgio Dell'Arti. "Daniele Silvestri". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Italian Music Awards, vincono Ligabue, Planet Funk e Silvestri" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 2 December 2002. Retrieved 16 December 2011.