Io canto

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Io canto
Italian language edition
Studio album by Laura Pausini
Released 10 November 2006
Recorded Logic Studio
Milan, Province of Milan, Italy
Larione 10
Florence, Province of Florence, Italy
Hanson Recording Studios
Los Angeles, California, USA
Studio Impatto
Bologna, Province of Bologna, Italy
ORS (Oliveta Recording Studio)
Castel Bolognese, Ravenna, Italy

Sage Studio
Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre Pop rock
Length 1:08:07
Language Italian, French, Spanish
Label Warner Music
Producer Laura Pausini
Laura Pausini chronology
Live in Paris 05
(2005)
Io canto
(2006)
San Siro 2007
(2007)
Yo canto
Spanish language edition
Singles from Io canto
  1. "Io canto"
    Released: 13 October 2006[1]
  2. "Spaccacuore"
    Released: 19 January 2007[2]
  3. "Non me lo so spiegare"
    Released: 23 March 2007[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Musica e dischi 4/5 stars[5]

Io canto is the ninth studio album by Italian singer–songwriter Laura Pausini, released by Warner Music on 10 November 2006. On 14 November, Warner Music released Io canto's Spanish language edition, Yo canto, for the hispanophone market. Yo canto–Io canto is a limited-edition double album featuring both the Italian– and Spanish-language editions. This marks the first instance in Pausini's multilingual music career in which both editions are offered in a single release. Warner Music issued a third edition pressed exclusively for the French market. This pressing of Io canto features the bonus track "Je chante", a partial French adaptation of the Italian "Io canto".[6]

The album consists entirely of covers. Its repertoire spans three decades of Italian pop music history. Pausini pays homage to fellow Italian singer–songwriters whose lyrical work have influenced her artistic sensibility throughout the years.[7] In the album's liner notes Pausini reveals:

Here is the music I listen to when I'm at my saddest, or when I feel a moment is special, the songs I used to sing as a young girl when I first started performing, and above all, those which taught me to love music, and how music can move you so deeply, regardless of its genre or style.

Yo canto features "Dispárame, dispara", also known as "Corazón roto"—opening theme of the Mexican telenovela Amar sin límites (2006).[8] Chile's Canal 13 employed the album's title track for its television series Cantando por un sueño.[9] The album won the Latin Grammy in 2007 for Best Female Pop Vocal Album.

Inception[edit]

The decision to present a cover album stemmed from a "pending debt" to Pausini's musical roots and homeland. She first conceptualized the idea approximately ten years prior to Io canto's publication.[1] The idea, however, did not take root until Pausini's golden year in 2006 that culminated in a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album for Escucha (2004) at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. At the post–Grammy press conference, journalists remarked how they admired Pausini for never having abandoned her brand of "Italian pop of always" despite her classification as a "Latin music" artist. Alluding to Pausini's "Italian–ness," Randy Cordova for The Arizona Republic concurred, "She doesn't pander to the crowd with Latin guitars, reggaeton remixes or Cuban percussion. [Her music] is all very organic."[10] This acknowledgement moved Pausini to honor Italy by recording a cover album of Italian "classics". Pausini also wished to export underappreciated Italian music to the world as a consequence of her multilingualism furthermore the album has sold over 2.500.000 copies worldwide.

The song "Come il sole all'improvviso" and its Spanish counterpart version have lyrics in French language.

Track listing[edit]

Io canto[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Io canto"   Marco Luberti Riccardo Cocciante 4:16
2. "Due"   Raf, Cheope Raf 4:38
3. "Scrivimi"   Nino Buonocore, Michele de Vitis Nino Buonocore 3:52
4. "Il mio canto libero" (Duet with Juanes) Mogol Lucio Battisti 4:33
5. "Destinazione paradiso"   Gianluca Grignani, Massimo Luca Grignani 3:39
6. "Stella gemella"   Eros Ramazzotti, Giuseppe Tosetto, Mario Lavezzi Ramazzotti, Adelo Cogliati 4:37
7. "Come il sole all'improvviso" (Duet with Johnny Hallyday) Gino Paoli Zucchero 3:19
8. "Cinque giorni"   Vincenzo Incenzo Michele Zarrillo 4:04
9. "La mia banda suona il rock"   Ivano Fossati Fossati 3:45
10. "Spaccacuore"   Samuele Bersani, Lucio Dalla Bersani, Giuseppe d’Onghia 4:08
11. "Anima fragile"   Vasco Rossi Rossi 3:26
12. "Non me lo so spiegare" (Duet with Tiziano Ferro) Tiziano Ferro Ferro 4:32
13. "Nei giardini che nessuno sa”"   Renato Zero, Danilo Riccardi Zero, Riccardi 5:13
14. "In una stanza quasi rosa"   Biagio Antonacci Antonacci 4:33
15. "Quando"   Pino Daniele Daniele 3:41
16. "Strada facendo"   Claudio Baglioni Baglioni 5:40
French edition bonus track
No. Title Lyrics Music French adaptation Length
17. "Je chante (Io canto)" (Franco-Italian Version) Marco Luberti Riccardo Cocciante Jean-Pierre Lemaire 4:22
iTunes pre-order edition bonus tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
17. "È, non è"   Niccolò Fabi Niccolò Fabi 3:38
18. "Non me lo so spiegare" (solo version) Ferro Ferro 4:35
19. "Il mio canto libero" (solo version) Mogol Lucio Battisti 4:40
20. "Come il sole all'improvviso" (solo version) Gino Paoli Zucchero 3:22

Yo canto[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Spanish adaptation Length
1. "Yo canto"   Marco Luberti Riccardo Cocciante Frank Andrada 4:16
2. "Dos"   Raf, Cheope Raf Ortiz, Laura Pausini 4:38
3. "Escríbeme"   Nino Buonocore, Michele de Vitis Nino Buonocore Ortiz, Pausini 3:52
4. "Mi libre canción" (Duet with Juanes) Mogol Lucio Battisti Carlos Ramón 4:33
5. "Destino paraíso"   Gianluca Grignani, Massimo Luca Grignani Ignacio Ballesteros Díaz 3:39
6. "Estrella gemela"   Eros Ramazzotti, Giuseppe Tosetto, Mario Lavezzi Eros Ramazzotti, Adelo Cogliati Ignacio de Loyola Mano Guillén, Javier Salvador Sánchez Bori, José Javier Mano Guillén 4:37
7. "Como el sol inesperado"   Gino Paoli Zucchero Ortiz, Pausini 3:19
8. "Cinco días"   Vincenzo Incenzo Michele Zarrillo Ballesteros Díaz 4:04
9. "Y mi banda toca el rock"   Ivano Fossati Fossati Hidalgo 3:45
10. "Dispárame, dispara"   Samuele Bersani, Lucio Dalla Bersani, Giuseppe d’Onghia Ortiz, Pausini 4:08
11. "Corazón frágil"   Vasco Rossi Rossi Ortiz, Pausini 3:26
12. "No me lo puedo explicar" (Duet with Tiziano Ferro) Tiziano Ferro Ferro Ferro 4:32
13. "En los jardines donde nadie va"   Renato Zero, Danilo Riccardi Zero, Riccardi Ortiz, Pausini 5:13
14. "En un cuarto casi rosa"   Biagio Antonacci Antonacci Ortiz, Pausini  
15. "Cuando"   Pino Daniele Daniele Ortiz, Pausini 3:41
16. "Por el camino"   Claudio Baglioni Baglioni Ortiz 5:40
iTunes pre-order edition bonus tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
17. "Es, no es"   Niccolò Fabi Niccolò Fabi 3:38
18. "No me lo puedo explicar" (solo version) Tiziano Ferro Ferro 4:35
19. "Mi libre canción" (solo version)     4:40

Chart performance[edit]

The first single "Io canto" debuted at No. 3 on the Italian chart at the beginning of November, and it peaked at No. 1 in the week before Christmas. It has spent a total of 4 weeks at the top spot. The album debuted at No. 1 in the Italian chart with 270,000 copies shipped in the first week. At the end of 2006 it became the Italian's best-selling album of the year, selling over 500,000 copies.[11] It has spent a total of 8 weeks at No. 1. As of October 2008 the album sold over 3,000,000 copies worldwide.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[31]
Io canto (French edition)
Gold 75,000*
Italy (FIMI)[32]
Io canto
1× Diamond 700,000[33]
Mexico (AMPROFON)[34]
Yo canto
Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[35]
Io canto
Platinum 30,000x

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Tour[edit]

Pausini chose not to do a tour to promote Io canto. Instead, she opted for a single concert in Milan, in the Stadio San Siro, making history as the first female artist to play a gig in this venue. The sold out concert happened on 2 June 2007. Approximately 70,000 fans attended in the incessant rain. Tiziano Ferro appeared for a duet. The two and a half-hour concert has been released on DVD in December 2007.[36]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Arriva "Io canto", il nuovo CD di Laura Pausini" (in Italian). Videoitalia.tv. 12 October 2006. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Oggi i nuovi brani. Laura Pausini sexy per "Spaccacuore". A Vasco "Basta poco"" (in Italian). La Stampa. 19 January 2007. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Non Me Lo So Spiegare – Da domani in radio il duetto Laura Pausini & Tiziano Ferro" (in Italian). MTV. 22 March 2007. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Yo Canto – Laura Pausini". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Mario De Luigi (November 2006). "Laura Pausini – Io canto ****" (in Italian). Musica e dischi. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Laura Pausini editará su nuevo álbum, 'Yo canto', en español e italiano". los40.com. 10 November 2006. 
  7. ^ "Laura Pausini canta a los clásicos de la canción italiana". Terra.com. 23 November 2006. 
  8. ^ "Laura Pausini dice que canta". Terra.com.mx. 17 October 2006. 
  9. ^ "Laura Pausini espera que en "Cantando por un sueño" no se compita por la fama". Cooperativa.cl. 10 May 2007. 
  10. ^ "Bellissima: Italian singer a favorite of Latinos". The Arizona Republic. 16 July 2006. 
  11. ^ Mark Worden (10 January 2007). "Homegrown Acts Dominate 2006 Italy Record Sales". Billboard. 
  12. ^ "Laura Pausini – Io canto (album)" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Laura Pausini – Io canto (album)" (in French). Ultratop.be. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Kombiniranih Lista – Tjedan 2. 2007." (in Croatian). HDU-Toplista.com. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Stranih Lista – Tjedan 6. 2007." (in Croatian). HDU-Toplista.com. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Laura Pausini – Io canto (album)" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  17. ^ "European Albums – Week of December 02, 2006". Billboard. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Laura Pausini – Io canto (album)". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  19. ^ "Laura Pausini – Io canto (album)" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "Top 50 Ξένων Aλμπουμ – Εβδομάδα 08/2007" (in Greek). IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on 7 March 2007. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  21. ^ "Laura Pausini – Io canto (album)". italiancharts.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  22. ^ "Laura Pausini – Yo canto (album)". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  23. ^ "Laura Pausini – Io canto (album)" (in German). www.hitparade.ch. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  24. ^ a b c "Yo Canto – Laura Pausini". Billboard. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  25. ^ "Classifiche: Charts Annunali 2006 FIMI-AC Nielsen" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. 9 January 2007. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  26. ^ "SCHWEIZER JAHRESHITPARADE 2006" (in German). HitParade.ch. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  27. ^ "European Top 100 Albums – 2007". Billboard. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  28. ^ "Classifiche Annuali 2007 FIMI-AC Nielsen: al primo posto Eros Ramazzotti con "E2"" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  29. ^ "SCHWEIZER JAHRESHITPARADE 2007" (in German). HitParade.ch. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  30. ^ "Classifiche ufficiali degli Album e dei DVD musicali più venduti e dei singoli più scaricati dalla rete nel 2008" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  31. ^ "French album certifications – Pausini, Laura – Io canto" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  32. ^ Antonio Ranalli (18 December 2006). "Laura Pausini: Io canto supera le 500 mila copie vendute" (in Italian). www.MusicalNews.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  33. ^ Massimiliano Leva (31 May 2007). "Sul palco di San Siro vorrei essere Vasco" (in Italian). La Repubblica. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  34. ^ "Certificaciones – Laura Pausini" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 10 October 2007. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  35. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Pausini, Laura; 'Io canto')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  36. ^ Laura Pausini's official site

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