Nino D'Angelo

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For the German singer, see Nino de Angelo.
Nino D'Angelo - Alberto Amato - Mario Trevi (1992)

Gaetano "Nino" d'Angelo (born 21 June 1957) is an Italian singer. He was born in San Pietro a Patierno, a suburb of Naples.

Nino had a very difficult childhood, and to help his family's poor financial condition he left the school and started working at a very young age. Thanks to Alberto Lupo he was able to enter the good world but only after enormous sacrifices: his first album, A storia mia (Neapolitan: "My Story") was published using personal and family funds. The album was a hit almost immediately, especially in Sicily where he quickly became one of the most acclaimed singers. He married at an early age: in 1979 he married Annamaria with whom he would have two sons: Antonio and Vincenzo. He also started acting in sceneggiate (a typical Neapolitan theatrical form), becoming a very popular representative of the genre. After a while he also started a cinematographic career, with his first film, Celebrità.

In 1982, he released the album Un jeans e una maglietta ("Jeans and a T-shirt") and a film with the same title. The album sold over one million copies and the film surpassed the Hollywood movie Flashdance at the box office.[where?] He participated in the Sanremo Music Festival in 1986 with the song "Vai" ("Go"). His album Cantautore was the best seller at the time (although it didn't even show up in the official Hit Parade).[citation needed] He performed in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, United States, and France—where he debuted 15 December 1987 at the Olympia in Paris.

In 1990, following the deaths of both his parents, he went through an emotional low, and decided to make some changes to his career. He didn't want to remain the "singer who sells CDs" but instead "try to find inside himself the heaviest emotions which he had been unable to write about until then". Thanks to his album "Tiempo" (Neapolitan for "Time") he was discovered by one of the major Italian musical critics: Goffredo Fofi, and became one of the critics' most appreciated singers.

In 1997, he wrote his first musical, Core pazzo ("Mad Heart"), and also hosted the Dopofestival with Piero Chiambretti.

The following year he took part in the Sanremo Festival as singer with the song "Senza giacca e cravatta" ("Without Suit and Tie") reaching the 8th place. He also took part to Sanremo in 2002 and 2003 with the songs "Mari'" and "'A Storia 'E Nisciuno" (Neapolitan for "Nobody's Story"). He also went to sing at a concert in Brașov, Romania, always in 2003 is in the cast of the film The Heart Elsewhere directed by Pupi Avati.



  • Tra terra e stelle (2012)
  • Jammo jà (2010)
  • D'Angelo cantabruni (2008)
  • Gioia Nova (2007)
  • Il ragu' con la guerra (2005)
  • 'O schiavo 'e 'o rre (2003)
  • La festa (2002)
  • Terranera (2001)
  • Stella 'e matina (1999)
  • A 'nu passo d"a città (1997)
  • A neve 'e 'o sole (1995)
  • Musicammore (1994)
  • ...Tiempo (1993)
  • Bravo ragazzo (1992)
  • ...e la vita continua (1991)
  • Amo l'estate (1990)
  • Inseparabili (1989)
  • Il cammino dell'amore (1988)
  • Le canzoni che cantava mammà (1988)
  • Cose di cuore (1987)
  • Fotografando l'amore (1986)
  • Cantautore (1986)
  • Eccomi qua (1985)
  • Nino D'Angelo (1984)
  • Forza campione (1983)
  • Sotto 'e stelle (1983)
  • Un jeans 'e 'na maglietta (1982)
  • Le due facce di Nino D'Angelo:Storia - Core 'e papà (1982)
  • 'A discoteca (1981)
  • Celebrità (1980)
  • 'A parturente (1979)
  • Nino D'Angelo vol.3 (1978)
  • Nino D'Angelo vol.2 (1977)
  • 'A storia mia ('O Scippo) (1976)

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