Luciana Caporaso

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Luciana
Birth name Luciana Caporaso
Born (1977-06-23) 23 June 1977 (age 37)
London, England
Genres House, dance, R&B, electro house
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress, artist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1994–present
Labels Chrysalis Records (1994–1995)
Violent Lips (2010–present)
Associated acts Portobella, Crush, Bodyrox, Shooter, Super Mal, Taio Cruz, David Vendetta, Lethal Bizzle, Dave Audé, Benny Benassi, Betty White, Professor Green, Tiësto, Wolfgang Gartner
Website http://www.luciana.com

Luciana Caporaso (born 23 June 1977,[1] London), simply known as Luciana, is an English singer and songwriter. She is of English and Italian heritage.[2]

Career[edit]

1994–2005: Acting and One More River[edit]

Caporaso made her acting debut in 1994, in the final episode on the short lived British TV series, Anna Lee. On the show, she sang the track "Sister Sister" and other incidental songs. Caporaso signed with Chrysalis Records (part of Global Radio) and, in 1994, released her first solo single, "Get It Up for Love", which was produced by Dancin' Danny D from the band D Mob. The follow-up single was "If You Want". The third and final release was a double A-sided single and her first ballad, "One More River", and was coupled with the pop-dance track "What Goes Around", all three songs charted inside the Top 75 of the UK Singles Chart and were featured on the album One More River. After the poor sales of her three solo singles, Caporaso parted company with Chrysalis Records.

In 1996, Caporaso replaced Jayni Hoy, in the band Crush. Their second album was self-titled album Crush (the first with Caporaso) was released in 1997 by Robbins Entertainment.

Caporaso performed with several other artists including Tomoki Hirata, on the single "Facing Up", released in 1997 on the Interstate label. In 1998, she appeared on the single, "I Don't Know if I Should Call You Baby", released by Electrik Funk Records.

2006–2010: Featuring Luciana and collaborative success[edit]

After several sessions in the studio with production duo Bodyrox she featured on their single "Yeah Yeah" released by Eye Industries in 2006. The song went on to achieve mainstream success in the UK and across Europe, the song peaked 2 on the UK Singles Chart. This song had both a mainstream and sensual videoclip.[3] The following year in 2007 she featured on Super Mal's song "Bigger Than Big". The song also achieved critical and commercial success in the dance industry and peaked number 19 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

On 3 March 2008, the song "Come On Girl" by Taio Cruz was released, on which she featured. It peaked at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart, and appeared in the album Featuring Luciana, which was released later the same week. She guested on Gaydar Radio in November 2009 to perform her single "I Like That". The song attracted over ten million views on YouTube, and went on to peak at #3 on the Australian Singles Chart, knocking Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's "Telephone" off the number one spot the Australian Dance Chart.[4] In July 2010, "I Like That" was certified Double Platinum in Australia, for sales in excess of 140,000 units.

Later on in 2010, she and song writing partner Nick Clow, wrote "Cupid Boy", which appeared on Kylie Minogue's album, Aphrodite. In 2010, Caporaso recorded two tracks; "I Got My Eyes on You" with Nari and Milani and Cristian Marchi, and "Figure It Out" with Dave Audé under the name Isha Coco.[5]

2011–present: Upcoming EP and solo success[edit]

After moving to the U.S in late 2010, Caporaso recorded a song entitled "I'm Still Hot" which was produced by Dave Audé and was released on 19 April 2011 in the UK[6] and 29 April 2011 in the US.[7] In September 2011 a new version of "I'm Still Hot" which featured Betty White was released as a digital single on 22 September 2011 for a life settlement firm, The Lifeline Program.[8] "I'm Still Hot" was played on ABC's Charlie's Angels and the CW's Ringer. The song peaked number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs Chart, marking Luciana's first ever song to chart in the US as solo performer. The song also managed to chart in the top 40 on the Australian iTunes Chart. She also later collaborated with London rapper Professor Green on his album "At Your Inconvenience".

She confirmed in an interview with SnapCackle that she is working with producers Benny Benassi, deadmau5 and Dave Audé for her 6 track EP, which was expected in 2012, though will now most likely see a release sometime in 2013.[9] She later collabored again with Richard Vission on a track "When It Feels Good" and claimed her 4th number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs Chart.

In 2013, she released her 4th solo single "U B The Bass" and it peaked number 6 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs Chart and 88 in Australia.

Other work[edit]

Artistry[edit]

Caporaso created her first collection of art work entitled Icon in 2004, which consisted of portraits of those individuals who have dominated popular culture for the past 50 years. Her original artwork combined photography, painting and silver and gold leaves. She has also produced both posters and album sleeves for record labels.

Bands[edit]

Caporaso formed the band Shooter and released the album ..And Your Point, which featured, "Life's a Bitch", released as a single in 1999 for the Dawson's Creek soundtrack. She formed another group called Portobella and, in 2004, released "Covered in Punk" with Island Records. The follow-up single, released in 2005, was "Viva La Difference". Portobella split up later in the year after little mainstream success.

Television appearances[edit]

  • 1994: Anna Lee – "Requiem" (as Lucy)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1994: One More River
  • 2008: Featuring Luciana

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
UK
[10]
US
Dance
AUS
[11]
1994 "Get It Up for Love" 55
"If You Want" 47
"What Goes Around"[A] 67
"One More River"[A] 67
2011 "I'm Still Hot" 1 42
2013 "U B the Bass" 6 88[12]
Notes
  • A ^ "What Goes Around" was released as a double A-side with "One More River".

Other songs[edit]

Year Single
2011 "USA Let's Go!"

With Bodyrox[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
UK
[13]
AUS NLD IRL
[14]
FIN BEL NZ US
Dance
2006 "Yeah Yeah" (feat. Luciana) 2 39 13 43 7 30 51 3
2008 "What Planet You On?" (feat. Luciana) 54 55 55 65 17
"Brave New World" (feat. Luciana & Nick Clow)
2009 "Shut Your Mouth" (feat. Luciana)
2010 "Throw the Paint" (Bodyrox & Luciana)
2012 "Bow Wow Wow" (Bodyrox & Luciana ft Chipmunk)

As a featured artist[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
UK
[10]
AUS
[15]
BEL
[16]
NZ
[17]
US
Dance
1998 "I Don't Know If I Should Call You Baby"
(Definitive feat. Luciana)
2007 "Bigger Than Big"
(Super Mal feat. Luciana)
19 31 24
"I Wish U Would"
(Martijn ten Velden feat. Luciana)
"Party Animal"
(Mark Knight feat. Luciana)
2008 "Come On Girl"
(Taio Cruz feat. Luciana)
5
2009 "I Like That"
(Richard Vission & Static Revenger starring Luciana)
3 19 1
2010 "Electric Dreams"
(Fedde Le Grand feat. Luciana)
89
"Make Boys Cry"
(David Vendetta feat. Luciana)
"Go Go Go!"
(Lethal Bizzle & Nick Bridges feat. Luciana)
63
"Skin I'm In"
(Static Revenger & Luciana)
84 44
"I Got My Eye on You"
(Nari & Milani, Cristian Marchi & Luciana)
33
2011 "Say I'm Gonna Be Your Boy"
(Criminal Vibes feat. Luciana)
"Jump"
(With The Cube Guys)
2012 "We Own The Night"
(Tiësto & Wolfgang Gartner feat. Luciana)
87
"When It Feels This Good"
(Richard Vission vs. Luciana)
91 4
"Something For the Weekend"
(Dave Audé feat. Luciana)
1
2013 "The New Kings "
(Popeska feat. Luciana)
"Big Dipper"
(The Cataracs feat. Luciana)
"Guess What?"
(Cazwell & Luciana)
14
"Electricity & Drums (Bad Boy)"
(Dave Audé feat. Akon & Luciana)
1
2014 "Hashtag"
(Dave Audé feat. Luciana)
"Arcadia"
(Hardwell & Joey Dale feat. Luciana)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Find my Past
  2. ^ "facebook". 
  3. ^ a b "Everyhit.com". Everyhit.com. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Ariacharts.com". Ariacharts.com. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  5. ^ "Metroweekly.com". Metroweekly.com. 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  6. ^ "I'm Still Hot (Radio Version): Luciana: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - I'm Still Hot - Single by Luciana". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - I'm Still Hot (feat. Betty White) - Single by Luciana". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  9. ^ TheLucianaCaporaso (2011-08-10). "SnapCackle Pop interview". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  10. ^ a b "Luciana - What Goes Around/One More River". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Luciana - I'm Still Hot". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  12. ^ [1] Aus Chartifacts. Retrieved 2013-01-30
  13. ^ "Search for: bodyrox". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  14. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-track.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Australian charts portal". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  16. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  17. ^ Steffen Hung (2010-03-29). "New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 

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