Fabrizio Moro

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Fabrizio Moro
Fabrizio Moro.jpg
Fabrizio Moro in concert, 20 July 2007
Background information
Birth name Fabrizio Mobrici
Born (1975-04-09) 9 April 1975 (age 39)
Rome, Italy
Genres Rock, pop
Occupations Singer, musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1996–present
Website fabriziomoro.net

Fabrizio Mobrici (born 9 April 1975), known by his stage name Fabrizio Moro, is an Italian singer-songwriter and television presenter. He released his debut album in 2000 and he achieved commercial success in 2007, after winning the Newcomers' Section of the Sanremo Music Festival with his entry "Pensa". The song became a number-one hit in Italy, while the album with the same title was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.

As of 2013, he has released five studio albums, an extended play and a live album. In 2011, Moro also presented the docu-reality Sbarre, broadcast by Rai 2. He also wrote songs for other artists, including pop rock band Stadio and pop singer Noemi.

Music career[edit]

Fabrizio Moro released his debut single, "Per tutta un'altra destinazione", in 1996.[1] The single was later included in his first self-titled studio album, which was released in 2000 by Ricordi,[2] following his participation in the Newcomers' Section of the 50th Sanremo Music Festival. Moro competed with the song "Un giorno senza fine", placing 13th in a field of 18.[3]

In 2004 Moro recorded a Spanish-language version of the song "Situazioni della vita" for the compilation album Italianos para siempre, released in Latin America by Universal and featuring songs performed by several other Italian artists.[4] His following singles, "Eppure pretendevi di essere chiamata amore" and "Ci vuole un business" were released in 2004 and 2005, respectively.

In 2007, Moro rose to national fame after competing for a second time in the Newcomers' Section of the Sanremo Music Festival. His entry "Pensa", a rap-influenced anti-Mafia song dedicated to Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino won the Newcomers' competition and received the "Mia Martini" Critics' Award during the 57th edition of the contest.[5] After being released as a single, "Pensa" topped the Italian Singles Chart and entered the top 40 in Switzerland.[6] The song was also included in the album with the same title, which was later certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.[7]

After his third participation in the Sanremo Music Festival, the first in the section reserved to established artists, Moro released his third studio album in 2008, titled Domani.[8] The first single from the album, "Eppure mi hai cambiato la vita", placed third in the singing competition[9] and became a top ten hit in Italy.[10]

In 2009 Moro contributed writing the song "Resta come sei" for the album Diluvio universale by Italian pop rock band Stadio. Moro also appears as a featured artists in the track.[11] On 5 June 2009, he released his first Extended Play, Barabba. The title track was considered by Italian journalists as a reference to Silvio Berlusconi's scandal involving teenager Noemi Letizia. Despite this, he denied any reference to Silvio Berlusconi, claiming the song was written before the scandal was revealed.[12] The following year, Moro competed once again in the Sanremo Music Festival, performing the song "Non è una canzone".[13] During the semi-final, he also performed the song with Spanish band Jarabe de Palo, but he failed to qualify for the final night of the competition.[14][15] The song was included in the album Ancora Barabba and peaked at number 17 on the Italian FIMI Top Digital Download.[16][17]

In November 2011, Moro debuted as a TV personality, presenting the programme Sbarre, a docu-reality about Italian prisons broadcast by Rai 2.[18] Moro also wrote and performed the programme's theme song, "Respiro",[18] released as a single on 23 September 2011 and included in Moro's first live album, Live Atlantico.[19]

As a songwriter, Moro also wrote the songs "Sono solo parole" and "Se non è amore", both released as singles by Noemi and included in the 2012 edition of RossoNoemi and in Rosso Live, respectively.[20][21]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
ITA
[22]
SWI
[23]
Fabrizio Moro
Pensa 15 36
Domani
  • Released: 29 February 2008
  • Label: La Ciliegia, Warner Music Italy
  • Format: CD, digital download
23 62
Ancora Barabba
  • Released: 19 February 2010
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
L'inizio
  • Released: 30 April 2013
  • Label: Fattoria del Moro
  • Format: CD, digital download
13

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
ITA
[22]
SWI
[23]
Atlantico Live
  • Released: 8 November 2011
  • Label: Edel
  • Format: 2× CD+DVD, digital download

Extended Plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
ITA
[22]
SWI
[23]
Barabba
  • Released: 5 June 2009
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Format: CD, digital download
39

Television[edit]

  • Sbarre (2011) — Rai 2, 7 episodes as presenter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fabrizio Moro: la biografia" (in Italian). MTV Italy. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fabrizio Moro - Fabrizio Moro - Recensioen" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 23 May 2000. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jenny B., star di Sanremo Giovani". la Repubblica (in Italian). 26 February 2000. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fabrizio Moro - Biografia" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Il rap contro la mafia conquista Sanremo". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 3 March 2007. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Italian Charts - Fabrizio Moro - Pensa (song)". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Michela Ventrella (19 August 2011). "Weekend Ascoli Satriano pensa con Moro. Todo el Amor di Placido a Lucera". Corriere del Mezzogiorno (in Italian). Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Fabrizio Moro - Domani" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 15 March 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Trionfano Giò di Tonno e Lola Ponce". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 1 March 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Italian Charts - Fabrizio Moro - Eppure mi hai cambiato la vita (song)". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  11. ^ Felice Liperi (20 March 2009). "Canzoni da Stadio è il Diluvio universale". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Fabrizio Moro: la mia canzone non è su Noemi". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 5 June 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Sanremo, ecco la lista dei big fra vecchie glorie e star della tv". la Repubblica (in Italian). 18 December 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Sanremo: Jennifer Lopez illumina la serata dei duetti" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 19 February 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  15. ^ Alessandra Comazzi (20 February 2010). "Lippi in fuorigioco per gli amici del Trio" (in Italian). Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Fabrizio Moro - Ancora Barabba" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Archivio - Top Digital Download - Classifica settimanale WK 7 (dal 15-02-2010 al 21-02-2010)" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Fabrizio Moro porta i giovani a rischio dietro le 'Sbarre', nuovo docureality di Rai2" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  19. ^ "Fabrizio Moro, un live di Respiro" (in Italian). Excite.it. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  20. ^ "Noemi: A Sanremo con gli attacchi di panico". TGCOM (in Italian). Mediaset. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  21. ^ "Noemi saluta l'estate cantando l'amore". TGCOM. Mediaset. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  22. ^ a b c Peak positions on the Italian Albums Chart:
  23. ^ a b c "Swiss Charts - Fabrizio Moro" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  24. ^ "Fabrizio Moro" (in Italian). RAI. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 

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