Irene Grandi

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Irene Grandi
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Irene Grandi in 2007
Background information
Born (1969-12-06) 6 December 1969 (age 44)
Florence, Italy
Genres Pop, Rock, Soul, Blues
Occupations Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar, Tambourine
Years active 1992–present
Labels CGD, Eastwest Records, Warner Music Italy, Atlantic Records
Website www.irenegrandi.it

Irene Grandi (born 6 December 1969) is an Italian singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, actress and television host.

During her career she has sung in Spanish and has performed duets in German, French, Indian and in African languages, selling around 5 million records and earning 8 top-ten albums and 6 top-ten singles of which one number-one on the Italian music charts.[1][2] She has participated five times at the Sanremo Music Festival resulting for twice among the first three positions. Grandi has performed for eleven times at the Festivalbar, conquering twice the platform and winning the Radio Awards. In the 2009 she has won a Wind Music Award.

Biography[edit]

Irene Grandi was born in Florence.

She debuted in the Sanremo Music Festival in the category New Proposed with "Fuori", in 1994, which was later won by Andrea Bocelli, who was also debuting the same year.[3]

Her first album, Irene Grandi, contained songs written with Eros Ramazzotti ("Sposati subito") and Jovanotti ("T.V.B.").[4] In 1995, her second album, In vacanza da una vita, was released. It contained such songs as "In vacanza da una vita" and "Bum bum". These albums were followed up by Per fortuna purtroppo, Verde rosso e blu, Kose da Grandi, and Indelebile among others.

In 2000, she placed second in the Sanremo Music Festival with a song written together with Vasco Rossi.[5]

She performed lead vocals on the song "Blue", the closing track on French producer Hector Zazou's 2003 album Strong Currents.[6]

In 2004, she made her debut as television presenter with Marco Maccarini at the Festivalbar.[7]

She participated as a contestant in the 60th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival in 2010 with her song La cometa di Halley (Halley's Comet).

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • 1994 Irene Grandi
  • 1994 Irene Grandi (German Edition)
  • 1995 In vacanza da una vita
  • 1997 Per fortuna purtroppo
  • 1998 Irene Grandi (Spanish Version)
  • 1999 Verde rosso e blu
  • 2000 Verde rosso e blu (Special San Remo 2000)
  • 2001 Irek
  • 2002 Kose da Grandi (CD-ROM)
  • 2003 Prima di partire
  • 2004 Irene Grandi live '03 (CD live)
  • 2005 Indelebile
  • 2005 Irene Grandi LIVE (DVD Live)
  • 2007 IreneGrandi.HITS
  • 2008 Canzoni di Natale
  • 2010 Alle porte del sogno
  • 2012 Irene Grandi & Stefano Bollani

Singles

  • 1993 – Un motivo maledetto
  • 1994 – Fuori
  • 1994 – Fuori (radio edit)
  • 1994 – Weil du unders bist
  • 1994 – Sposati subito
  • 1994 – Tvb
  • 1994 – Vai, vai, vai
  • 1994 – Cose da grandi
  • 1995 – Bum Bum
  • 1995 – In vacanza da una vita
  • 1995 – Dolcissimo amore
  • 1996 – Fai come me
  • 1997 – Che vita è
  • 1998 – Otto e mezzo
  • 1998 – Que vida es
  • 1998 – Primitiva
  • 1999 – Eccezionale
  • 1999 – Verde, rosso e blu
  • 2000 – La tua ragazza sempre
  • 2000 – Francesco
  • 2001 – Per fare l'amore
  • 2001 – Sconvolto così
  • 2003 – Prima di partire per un lungo viaggio
  • 2003 – Buon compleanno
  • 2005 – Lasciala andare
  • 2005 – Non resisto
  • 2007 – Bruci la città
  • 2008 – Sono come tu mi vuoi
  • 2008 – Bianco Natale
  • 2010 – La cometa di Halley
  • 2010 – Alle porte del sogno

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