Claudio Baglioni

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Claudio Baglioni
Claudio Baglioni (cropped).jpg
Claudio Baglioni, 2006.
Background information
Born (1951-05-16) 16 May 1951 (age 66)
Origin Rome, Italy
Genres Pop, pop rock, adult contemporary music
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, conductor
Years active 1969–present
Website Claudio Baglioni official website

Claudio Baglioni (pronounced [ˈklaudjo baʎˈʎoːni]; born 16 May 1951) is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician. He is considered one of the top songwriters/singers in Italy and in Italian pop music. His career spans several decades. His melodic and highly dramatic love ballads, especially from the 1970s (such as "Questo piccolo grande amore", "E tu...", "Amore bello", "Sabato pomeriggio", "E tu come stai") are part of Italy's musical and national culture. His works include the official Anthem for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin.

Biography[edit]

His musical career began in 1965 when he entered a competition for new talents in the Rome district of Centocelle. Between 1965 and 1968, he composed a musical suite to a poem by Edgar Allan Poe entitled Annabel Lee, made a test recording for RCA, and released his first album Claudio Baglioni. In 1970, he entered the Disco per l'estate competition with the song Una favola blu and the Festivalbar competition with Signora Lia. which did not sell well and was withdrawn from the market a few weeks after initial release.

He achieved more significant success following the release of his second album Un cantastorie dei giorni nostri in 1972, with the song Questo piccolo grande amore. On 4 August 1973, he married Paola Massari. In 1974 he produced E tu in Paris in collaboration with Vangelis and in 1975 Sabato pomeriggio with arrangements by Luis Enriquez Bacalov. In 1977 he released Solo and began a tour of the United States and Canada. 1978 was the year of E tu come stai?, released by his new record company CBS.

Baglioni and his wife Paola Massari in 1972.

In 1981 he produced the hugely successful album Strada facendo and gave a series of concerts in the . In 1982, he composed Avrai, a song dedicated to his newborn son Giovanni, and set off for the highly acclaimed Alé-oó tour, which spawned an album of the same name. In 1985 he produced La vita è adesso and the following year set off for the Assolo tour, a three-hour tour-de-force of vocals, guitar and piano. After two years of work, he released Oltre, an album which included the participation of numerous illustrious names from the international music world, such as Paco De Lucia, Pino Daniele, Mia Martini, Youssou N'Dour, Phil Palmer, Tony Levin and others.

From then until 1994, he went on a series of tours around Italy. In 1995, he produced Io sono qui, followed by the Tour Rosso in . In the summer of 1998, his dream of holding concerts in Italy's main stadiums came true. In 1999, he released the album Viaggiatore sulla coda del tempo. In 2003, Baglioni released a new album, Sono io, l'uomo della storia accanto, and won the Lunezia Prize. Crescendo e cercando and Tutti qui – Collezione dal 1967 al 2005 followed two years later. In 2006, he released the album Quelli degli altri: Tutti qui, under the Columbia Records label.

In 2009, Baglioni worked on a movie called Questo Piccolo Grande Amore based on themes from his songs. The double-disc soundtrack album Q.P.G.A features full-length versions performed together with other famous musicians like Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini and Irene Grandi. Baglioni also wrote a novella. In Italy, the album went triple platinum with more than 180,000 copies sold. In 2010, Baglioni went on a series of tours around the world. After that, he released a new album, Per il mondo. World Tour 2010.

In October 2013, ten years after his Album Sono Io, he released his new album Con Voi.

In 2015, he worked with Gianni Morandi on his "Capitani Coraggiosi Tour".[1]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Annual position Highest position Sales Certifications
1970 Claudio Baglioni 1.000
1971 Un cantastorie dei giorni nostri
1972 Questo piccolo grande amore 150,000
1973 Gira che ti rigira amore bello
1974 E tu... Oro
1975 Sabato pomeriggio
1977 Solo
1978 E tu come stai? 8° (nel 1979) [2] 500,000 Oro
1981 Strada facendo [3] 800,000[4] Platino
1982 Alè-oò 12° (nel 1983) 1,000,000[5] 2× Platino
1985 La vita è adesso [3] 1,200,000[6] 4× Platino
1986 Assolo 30° (nel 1987)
1990 Oltre 20° [7] 800,000[8]
1992 Assieme oltre il concerto 23º [9]
1992 Ancorassieme 36°
1995 Io sono qui [10] 700,000[11] 4× Platino
1996 Attori e spettatori 23°
1997 Anime in gioco 22° 350.000[12]
1998 Da me a te
1998 A-Live 94º
1999 Viaggiatore sulla coda del tempo 12° [10] 600,000[13]
2000 Acustico 82º 14º[14] 150,000
2001 InCanto tra pianoforte e voce
2003 Sono io, l'uomo della storia accanto 21° [15] Platino
2005 Crescendo e cercando 36° [16] 120,000[17]
2005 Tutti qui – Collezione dal 1967 al 2005 15° [18] 310,000[17] 3× Platino
2006 Gli altri tutti qui - Seconda collezione dal 1967 al 2006 50° [19]
2006 Quelli degli altri tutti qui 25º [20] 200,000[21]
2007 Buon viaggio della vita 56°
2009 Q.P.G.A. 35° 120,000 2× Platino
2010 Per il mondo. World Tour 2010 [22] 30,000 Oro
2011 Strada facendo: 30º anniversario
2012 Un piccolo Natale in più 32º[23] 30,000 Oro
2013 ConVoi 26º 50,000 Platino
2016 Capitani Coraggiosi - Il live

(con Gianni Morandi)

Platino

References[edit]

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