Negrita

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Negrita
Negrita HELLdorado Valsugana.jpg
Negrita performing in Borgo Valsugana during their HELLdorado tour in 2009
Background information
Origin Arezzo, Italy
Genres Rock
Years active 1991–present
Labels Black Out, Universal
Website www.negrita.com
Members Paolo Bruni ("Pau")
Enrico Salvi ("Drigo")
Cesare "Mac" Petricich
Past members Roberto Zamagni ("Zama")
Franco Li Causi ("Frankie")

Negrita is an Italian rock band from Arezzo, Tuscany. Formed in 1991, the band was named after the song "Hey Negrita", included in The Rolling Stones' album Black and Blue, released in 1976.[1] The band currently consists of Paolo Bruni, also known as "Pau", Enrico Salvi, known as "Drigo", and Cesare "Mac" Petricich.[2]

After recording several demos, the band debuted in 1994 with their self-titled album, released by Mercury and Black Out.[3] As of 2014, the band had released eight studio albums, including the platinum-selling records XXX in 1997, Reset in 1999 and HELLdorado in 2008.[4][5][6] The band also released two compilation albums, Hei! Negrita in 2003, and Déjà Vu in 2013, which became their first album to reach the top spot of the Italian Albums Chart.[7]

The band received three nominations at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Italian Act in 1999, 2003 and 2005. In January 2012, their album Reset was ranked 77th in the list of the 100 Best Italian Albums of All Time compiled by the Italian version of the music magazine Rolling Stone.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Negrita (1994)
  • Paradisi per illusi (1995)
  • XXX (1997)
  • Reset (1999)
  • Radio Zombie (2001)
  • L'uomo sogna di volare (2005)
  • HELLdorado (2008)
  • Dannato vivere (2011)
Compilation albums
  • Ehi! Negrita (2003)
  • Déjà Vu (2013)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nomination Work Result
1999 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Italian Act[9] Themselves Nominated
2003 Italian Music Awards Best Band[10] Themselves Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Italian Act[11] Themselves Nominated
2005 Premio Videoclip Italiano Best Video by a Group[12] "Rotolando verso sud" Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Italian Act[13] Themselves Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Negrita su MTV.it" (in Italian). MTV Italy. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sedotti dal sound Negrita: Pau & C. conquistano Modena". Gazzetta di Modena (in Italian). 4 December 2013. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Negrita - Biografia" (in Italian). Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Francesca Romaldo (14 August 2013). "Negrita in concerto a Terracina un "Dannato vivere" di successi italiani". la Repubblica. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Il sound potente dei Negrita". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 25 October 2003. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Susanna La Polla (25 July 2009). "Nell'Helldorado dei Negrita, ruvidi e latini". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Italian Charts - Negrita". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "I 100 dischi italiani più belli di sempre per Rolling Stone" (in Italian). Il Post. 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Brian Ives (5 October 1999). "Britney, BSB Top Nominations For MTV Europe Awards; Spears, Mariah, Puffy, Manson To Perform". MTV News. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Comunicato Stampa: 'Italian Music Awads', le nomination" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 23 October 2003. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mtv: Timberlake fa fuori Williams". Il Piccolo (in Italian). 8 November 2003. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Premio Videoclip Italiano: il resoconto delle premiazioni" (in Italian). Rockol.it. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Mtv Europe Music Awards" (in Italian). Quotidiano.net. 4 October 2005. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014.