Sempre Lontano

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Sempre lontano
Studio album by Nina Zilli
Released 19 February 2010
Recorded 2009 — 2010
Genre Soul, R&B, reggae
Length 37:30
Label Universal Music
Producer Carlo Ubaldo Rossi
Nina Zilli chronology
Nina Zilli
(2009)
Sempre lontano
(2010)
L'amore è femmina
(2012)
Singles from Sempre lontano
  1. "50mila"
    Released: 30 July 2009
  2. "L'inferno"
    Released: September 2009
  3. "L'amore verrà"
    Released: 2009
  4. "L'uomo che amava le donne"
    Released: 12 February 2010
  5. "Bacio d'a(d)dio"
    Released: 5 November 2010

Sempre lontano (Italian: Always Away) is the debut studio album released by Italian singer–songwriter Nina Zilli. The album was released through the Universal Music on 19 February 2010. It peaked at number five at the Italian Albums Chart, and was certified platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.

Album information[edit]

Prior to the release of Sempre lontano, Zilli released her extended play Nina Zilli, which peaked at number 54 at the Italian Albums Chart.[1] It contained seven tracks, included singles "50mila", "L'inferno" and "L'amore verrà", that would later appear on Sempre lontano.[2] Sempre lontano was released on 19 February 2010.[3] The special edition of the album was released on 30 November.[4] Sempre lontano was certified platinum in Italy, for domestic sales exceeding 60.000units.[5]

Promotion and reception[edit]

Singles[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[15]
Musica e Dischi 4/5 stars[16]

Jason Birchmeier of the Allmusic.com reviewed the album positively, describing Zilli as a "feel–good soul–pop singer with a retro style that harks back to the '60s" and comparing her to Amy Winehouse.[15] The customers at the Amazon.com awarded Sempre lontano with four and a half out of five stars.[17]

Chart performance[edit]

Sempre lontano spent sixty weeks in the Italian Albums Chart. In its first week, it entered the chart at number 34.[18] The album reached its highest position, number five, on 22 March 2010.[19] Sempre lontano dropped out from the chart in its forty-first week, but it returned a week later at number 59. It would eventually drop out after being charted at number 100 in the sixtieth week.[20]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "50mila (feat. Guiliano Palma)"   Nina Zilli 2:55
2. "Il paradiso"   Nina Zilli 3:00
3. "L'uomo che amava le donne"   Nina Zilli 2:41
4. "L'inferno"   Nina Zilli 2:38
5. "Penelope (feat. Smoke)"   Nina Zilli 3:29
6. "L'amore verrà"   Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier 3:16
7. "Bacio d'a(d)dio"   Nina Zilli 2:54
8. "C'era una volta"   Nina Zilli 3:23
9. "Come il sole"   Nina Zilli 3:37
10. "Tutto bene"   Nina Zilli 2:47
11. "No Pressure"   Giancarlo Provasi, Nina Zilli 3:29
12. "Bellissimo"   Nina Zilli 3:13

Charts and certifications[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Italy (Italian Albums Chart)[19][21] 5

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales and shipments
Italy (FIMI)[22] Platinum 60.000+

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classifica settimanale dal 14 settembre 2009 al 20 settembre 2009". Federation of the Italian Music Industry (in Italian). 14 September 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nina Zilli – Nina Zilli". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Conti, Andrea (11 February 2010). "Nina Zilli, una diva a Sanremo". TGCOM (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nina Zilli: Sempre Lontano – Special Edition". Italianissima.net (in Italian). 7 December 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nina Zilli". RAI (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Soundtracks for Loose Cannons (2010)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nina Zilli – L'amore verrà". Radio Kiss Kiss (in Italian). 11 December 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sanremo 2010: ecco i giovani". TGCOM (in Italian). 12 January 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Sanremo: Luca Marino e Nina Zilli sono i due giovani che passano il turno". Adnkronos (in Italian). 18 February 2010. 
  10. ^ Greggio, Valentina (20 February 2010). "Sanremo 2010 – Quarta serata". Nonsolocinema.com (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sanremo Giovani, vince Tony Maiello". TGCOM (in Italian). 20 February 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Guglielmi, Mario (20 February 2010). "Festival Sanremo 2010, Nina Zilli vince anche il Premio Sala Stampa Radio Tv". Riviera24.it (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Certificazione single digital dalla settimana 1 del 2009 alla settimana 5 del 2012". Federation of the Italian Music Industry (in Italian). 26 March 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  14. ^ Codegoni Bessi, Monica (23 November 2010). "Nina Zilli in Vivienne Westwood per il nuovo singolo "Un bacio d'a(d)dio"". modaonlive.worldpress.com (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  15. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Sempre Lontano – Nina Zilli". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  16. ^ Cristiana Vianello (April 2010). "Nina Zilli - Sempre lontano". Musica e Dischi (in Italian). Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "Sempre lontano". Amazon.com. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  18. ^ "Classifica settimanale dal 22 febbrario al 28 febbrario 2010". Federation of the Italian Music Industry (in Italian). 22 February 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Classifica settimanale dal 22 marzo 2010 al 28 marzo 2010". Federation of the Italian Music Industry (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  20. ^ "Sempre lontano". Wikipedia (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  21. ^ "Nina Zilli – Sempre lontano". italiancharts.com. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  22. ^ "Certificazioni artisti – Dalla settimana 1 del 2009 alla settimana 5 del 2011". Federation of the Italian Music Industry (in Italian). Archived from the original on 16 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 

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