Modà

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Modà
I Modà in concerto nel 2011.jpg
Background information
Origin Milan, Italy
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2002–present
Labels New Music, Around the Music, Ultrasuoni
Website www.rockmoda.com
Members Francesco Silvestre
Diego Arrigoni
Enrico Zapparoli
Stefano Forcella
Claudio Dirani
Past members Manuel Signoretto
Matteo "Tino" Alberti
Paolo Bovi

Modà is an Italian pop rock band from Milan. Formed in 2002, the band currently consists of lead singer Kekko Silvestre, guitarists Diego Arrigoni and Enrico Zapparoli, bass guitarist Stefano Forcella and drummer Claudio Dirani.[1]

History[edit]

2000–2003: Early years[edit]

In the early 2000s, Kekko Silvestre met musicians Tino Alberti and Enrico Palmosi.[2] Later joint by Silvestre's childhood friend Paolo Bovi, they formed a band, Pop Doc, which started performing in local clubs in Northern Italy.[3] Silvestre later decided to rename tha band, giving it the same name of a discothèque in Erba, Lombardy.[3] In 2001, Modà recorded their first demos,[3] but during the summer of the same year, Palmosi left the group, later becoming the arranger of most of Modà's songs.[2]

The following year, Silvestre met Diego Arrigoni, who became the band's guitarist.[4] Shortly after, Stefano Forcella and Manuel Signoretto became Modà's bass guitarist and drummer, respectively.[2]

2003–2005: Debut album and Sanremo Music Festival[edit]

In May 2003, Modà released their first self-produced EP, titled Via d'uscita.[5][6] During one of their concerts, Modà were noted by Marco Sfratato, who was interested in their music and introduced the band to Pippo Landro, director of the independent record label New Music International.[7] That way, Modà obtained their first recording contract. The band's debut album was released in October of the following year.[7] Titled Ti amo veramente, the album was preceded by the single with the same title, which became a minor hit in Italy.[8] The album also spawned the singles "Dimmi che non hai paura", released on 10 September 2004,[7] and "Nuvole di rock".[9]

In March 2005, the band participated in the Newcomers' Section of the 55th Sanremo Music Festival, performing their entry "Riesci a innamorarmi".[10] Paolo Bovi later revealed that they initially submitted the song "Mia", but they had to change it at the last time because it was already known among Modà's friends and funs, while the rules of the competition require competing song to be completely unknown to the audience.[3] "Riesci a innamorarmi" was eliminated during the first stage of the competition.[11] Included in a new edition of Modà's debut album,[12] the song peaked at number 41 on the Italian Singles Chart.[13]

2006–2009: The Around the Music-era[edit]

During the Sanremo Music Festival 2005, problems in the relationship with their recording label started to arise,[3][14] later leading the band to leave New Music and to sign a new contract with the independent label Around the Music.[15]

In 2006, Paolo Bovi left the band.[5] Shortly after, Modà released the single "Quello che non ti ho detto", a pop ballad which peaked at number 4 on the Italian Singles Chart, spending 16 non-consecutive weeks within the top 20.[16] The song is the lead single from the album with the same title, released on 29 September 2006.[17] After entering the Italian chart at number 14,[18] the album also spawned the singles "Malinconico a metà"[15] and "Grazie gente".[19]

In 2007, Matteo "Tino" Alberti and Manuel Signoretti left the band and were replaced by Enrico Zapparoli and Claudio Dirani, respectively.[20] With the new lineup, Modà started recording their third studio album, Sala d'attesa, which was released in 2008.[21]

2010–present: Viva i romantici[edit]

In 2010, after signing with the record label Ultrasuoni, controlled by three of the most important Italian radio networks,[22] the band released the single "Sono già solo", which became a sleeper hit,[23] peaking at number two on the Italian Singles Chart during its 28th week[24] and later being certified multi-platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.[25] In October of the same year, the following single "La notte" achieved a similar success in Italy.[25][26]

In February 2011, the band participated in the 61st Sanremo Music Festival, placing second in the Big Artists Section with their entry "Arriverà", a duet with Italian singer Emma.[27] The song was included in Modà's fourth studio album, released during the same days. Titled Viva i romantici, it debuted at number one on the Italian Albums Chart, holding the top spot for a total amount of six consecutive weeks.[28] The album was later certified diamond by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry[29] and, as of May 2012, it had sold more than 400,000 copies in Italy.[30]

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Francesco Silvestre – lead vocals (2002–present)
  • Diego Arrigoni – electric guitar (2002–present)
  • Enrico Zapparoli – guitar (2007–present)
  • Stefano Forcella – bass guitar (2002–present)
  • Claudio Dirani – drums (2007–present)
Past members
  • Manuel Signoretto – drum (2002–2007)
  • Matteo "Tino" Alberti – bass guitar (2002–2007)
  • Paolo Bovi – keyboards (2002–2006)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with chart positions, sales, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
ITA
[31]
BEL
(WA)
[32]
Ti amo veramente
  • Released: October 2004
  • Label: New Music
  • Formats: CD
28
Quello che non ti ho detto
  • Released: 29 September 2006
  • Label: Around the Music
  • Formats: CD, download
14
Sala d'attesa
  • Released: 23 May 2008
  • Label: Around the Music
  • Formats: CD, download
19
Viva i romantici
  • Released: 16 February 2011
  • Label: Ultrasuoni
  • Formats: CD, download
1
Gioia
  • Released: 14 February 2013
  • Label: Ultrasuoni
  • Formats: CD, download
1 118
  • FIMI: 3× Platinum[33]

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
ITA
[31]
Le origini
  • Released: 26 October 2010
  • Label: New Music
  • Formats: CD, download
13
Best - I primi grandi successi
  • Released: 27 May 2014
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD, download
26

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with chart positions and certifications in Italy
Single Year Peak chart
positions
Certifications Album
ITA
[34]
"Ti amo veramente"[8] 2004 45 Ti amo veramente
"Dimmi che non hai paura"
"Nuvole di rock"
"Riesci a innamorarmi"[13] 2005 41
"Quello che non ti ho detto" 2006 4 Quello che non ti ho detto
"Malinconico a metà"
"Grazie gente" 2007
"Sarò sincero" 2008 Sala d'attesa
"Meschina"
"Timida" 2009 Viva i romantici
"Sono già solo" 2010 2
  • FIMI: 2× Platinum[25]
"La notte" 2
  • FIMI: 2× Platinum[25]
"Arriverà" (feat. Emma) 2011 1
  • FIMI: 2× Platinum[25]
"Vittima"
"Salvami"
"Tappeto di fragole" 7
  • FIMI: Platinum[25]
"Come un pittore" (feat. Jarabe de Palo) 2012 2
  • FIMI: 2× Platinum[25]
"Se si potesse non morire" 2013 2
  • FIMI: Platinum[25]
Gioia
"Gioia"
"Dimmelo"
"Non è mai abbastanza"
"La sua bellezza" 2014
"Dove è sempre sole" (feat. Pau Donés from Jarade de Palo) 19
"Cuore e vento" (feat. Tazenda)

Featured singles[edit]

List of singles, with chart positions and certifications in Italy
Single Year Peak chart
positions
Certifications Album
ITA
[34]
"La gelosia"[35]
(Bianca Atzei feat. Modà)
2012 Non-album single

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nomination Work Result
2010 Venice Music Awards RTL 102.5 Award[36] Modà Won
2010 Wind Music Awards Revelation of the Year[37] Modà Won
2011 TRL Awards Best New Act[38] Modà Won
Italians Do It Better[38] Modà Won
2011 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Italian Act[39] Modà Won
Best European Act[39] Modà Nominated
2011 Lunezia Award Pop-rock Award[40][41] Viva i romantici Won
2012 TRL Awards Best Band[42] Modà Won
2013 Nastro d'Argento Best Original Song[43] "Se si potesse non morire" Nominated

References[edit]

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