Lùnapop

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Lùnapop
Origin Italy
Genres Pop, Pop Rock
Years active 1999–2001
Website www.lunapop.com
Members Cesare Cremonini
Nicola Balestri
Gabriele Galassi
Alessandro De Simone
Michele Giuliani

Lùnapop was an Italian pop rock music group, active between 1999 and 2001.

Lùnapop released its lone full length Italian-language album, ...Squérez?, in 1999. The album quickly became a commercial success: its lead single, "50 special," hit number one on the Italian charts in 1999, and ...Squérez? was the third-best selling album in Italy in 2000. The band won awards as Italy's best band, best album, and best newcomer in 2000.[1]

Lùnapop was also nominated for a 2000 MTV Europe Music Award, and won the 2000 Festivalbar award for their single "Qualcosa di grande."

Lùnapop split up in 2001.

Members[edit]

  • Cesare Cremonini (born in Bologna, 27 March 1980) - vocals and piano
  • Andrea Capoto (Gallipoli, 3 July 1980) - percussions
  • Michele Giuliani (Bologna, 14 August 1980) - electric guitar
  • Alessandro De Simone (Bologna, 19 October 1980) - drums
  • Gabriele Galassi (Bologna, 27 January 1981) - acoustic guitar
  • Nicola "Ballo" Balestri (Bologna, 20 June 1982) - bass guitar

After split-up[edit]

After split-up, lead singer Cesare Cremonini pursued a successful solo career as a singer and songwriter. His Lùnapop bandmate, Nicola 'Ballo' Balestri, joined him in his new band, along with other musicians. Since going solo, he has released four solo albums: Bagus, Maggese, 1+8+24, and Il primo bacio sulla Luna. Solo hits include "Vieni a vedere perché", "Latin Lover", "Gongi-Boy", "Marmellata #25", "Dicono di me" and "Figlio di un re".

In 2008, three members of the group, Alessandro De Simone, Gabriele Galassi and Andrea Capoti formed the band Liberpool.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1999: ...Squérez?

Singles[edit]

  • 1999: "50 special"
  • 2000: "Un giorno migliore"
  • 2000: "Qualcosa di grande"
  • 2000: "Se ci sarai"
  • 2001: "Resta con me"
  • 2001: "Vorrei"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Penner (2001-04-05). "Five Guys in Search of a Hit". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 

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