Claudio Baglioni

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Claudio Baglioni
Background information
Born (1951-05-16) 16 May 1951 (age 71)
OriginRome, Italy
GenresPop, pop rock, adult contemporary music, Rock, World Music
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, architect
Years active1968–present
LabelsRCA Italiana, CBS, Sony Music
WebsiteClaudio Baglioni official website
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
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Claudio Baglioni OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [ˈklaudjo baʎˈʎoːni]; born 16 May 1951) is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician. His career has been going on for over 50 years.[1] Some songs from the 70s are part of Italian culture such as E tu come stai?. In the 80s he released the two best-selling albums ever in Italy Strada facendo and La vita è adesso. And in the 90's he embraced World Music with records like Oltre and Io sono qui. In 2006 he composed the anthem of the 2006 Winter Olympics.[2][3][4]


Around 1968 he composed the Annabel Lee musical suite, based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. In 1969, he released his first single and recorded the single Signora Lia; a comic song that tells of a lady's marital infidelity, over time the song will become a cult of Italian pop music despite its poor initial success.

Success came only in 1972, with the album Questo piccolo grande amore; the homonymous song in 1985 will be awarded as the Italian song of the century. In 1974, he recorded the album E tu ... with Vangelis. In 1975, it comes out Sabato pomeriggio; a concept album about waiting, based on Giacomo Leopardi's poems. In 1977, the album Solo; the first in which he makes lyrics, music and production on his own. In 1978, comes the incredible success with the album E tu come stai?.

Baglioni in the early 1980s

In 1981, he produced the hugely successful album Strada facendo. The following year the Alé-Oó tour starts, the first tour of an Italian singer in the big stadiums. The name of the tour in fact takes its cue from a typical chorus of football matches. In June of the same year (1982) Claudio at the age of 31 becomes a father and in one day writes the worldwide hit song Avrai dedicated to his son.

Claudio Baglioni in the mid-80s

In 1985, comes the incredible success of the album La vita è adesso, the best-selling album of all time in Italy,[5] immediately after the release of the album begins the 1985 tour that totaled over 1.5 million spectators with the final concert in Rome which was the first concert in the history of Italian music to be broadcast live on TV, the overwhelming success of the album kicks off another big tour the following year; Assolo a sensational tour consisting of over 30 concerts in the great stadiums of Italy where Claudio Baglioni performs completely alone, without a band, with the help of classical and electric guitar, pianola, piano, synthesizer and MIDI, a technology never tested at the time.

Baglioni live 1986

The live album Assolo is based on the concert at the stadium in the city of Milan to which almost 100,000 people will flock, the triple album was a commercial success in Europe. The success of Claudio in this decade is so high that around the end of 1985 the first collection for the European market of the singer-songwriter was released, entitled Claudio Baglioni,[6] containing the best ten songs of the singer-songwriter of the 80s.

In 1988, he participated in a concert of the Human Right Now! tour with Peter Gabriel, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

In 1990, after 3 years of work he released the double album Oltre, an ambitious project with 20 songs that embrace World Music and the participation of great international artists; the album will radically change the Italian music industry. The concert of 1991 will be decreed by Billboard magazine as the best concert of the year in the world, due to the stage that is located in the center of the stadium with the public surrounding it in the round. In the same year the European version of the record Oltre is marketed.[7]

In 1995, the album Io sono qui was released, which marks Claudio's return to the scene, the disc deals with the theme of comedy, everyday life is in fact a bit of a comedy for everyone where everyone wears a mask without knowing if he is an actor or a spectator of life.

And in 1999, the album Viaggiatore sulla coda del tempo, with the imminent arrival of the new millennium, tackles the theme of modern technologies and at the same time tells of the journey of a traveler towards this unknown future. Baglioni will subsequently declare that the three albums make up a trilogy of time where each represents the past, present and future respectively.

Baglioni in 1996

On 6 June 1998, he had his last concert of the millennium at the Olympic stadium in Rome, the concert totaled over 100,000 spectators thanks to the stage in the center and the spectators who filled the stadium, still this record remains undefeated by any event, both musical and sporty.[8]

In the 2000s, he released the album Sono io, In 2010, he did a series of concerts around the world. In 2013 he released the album Con voi and in 2020, the album In questa storia, che è la mia. In 2019, to celebrate 50 years of career, he realizes an incredible concert at the Verona Arena which for the first time is open to the public in its entirety. With the stage in the center and the spectators filling the entire arena in the round.[9][10][11]

Baglioni in 2010s

In 2021, after more than half a century of career, he launches his latest Dodici Note tour, sponsored first by a total opera concert that retraces the songs of his latest album released in 2020 like a film. Then he launches his TV program Uomo di varie età on national TV Mediaset where together with all the most influential Italian artists of the last 50 years he tells half a century of Italian musical history and culture. [12] In December 2021, his latest work comes out; Claudio Baglioni collection 2021 a collection containing the best songs of all his studio albums released in half a century of history, from the first of 1970 to the last of 2020.[13]

Private Life[edit]

From his union with Paola Massari, Giovanni was born on May 19, 1982 to whom his father dedicated the song Avrai, recorded in just two days in Paul McCartney's studio in London. ; the single is released on June 9th.

In 1987 Baglioni met Rossella Barattolo for the first time; at the time the songwriter was still married to Paola Massari and therefore they simply worked together. In 1988, after the marriage crisis with his wife, the two begin dating in secret, after a long separation in 1994 they officially get back together and begin the divorce procedure with his wife, from whom he officially divorced in 2008.


Year Title Sales Certifications
1970 Claudio Baglioni
1971 Un cantastorie dei giorni nostri
1972 Questo piccolo grande amore
1973 Gira che ti rigira amore bello
1974 E tu...
1975 Sabato pomeriggio
1977 Solo
1978 E tu come stai?
1981 Strada facendo
1985 La vita è adesso
  • ITA: 4,000,000[5]
1990 Oltre
1995 Io sono qui
1999 Viaggiatore sulla coda del tempo
2003 Sono io
2009 Q.P.G.A.
  • FIMI: 2× Platinum[23]
2013 Convoi
2020 In questa storia, che è la mia

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Sales Certifications
1982 Alé Oó
1986 Assolo
1992 Assieme
1996 Attori e spettatori
2004 Crescendo e cercando
2000 Acustico
2010 World tour
2019 Da una storia vera


Year Title Sales Certifications
1998 Da Me A Te
2005 Tutti Qui
2006 Gli altri tutti qui


  • 1991 - Oltre una bellissima notte
  • 1996 - Baglioni nel Rosso
  • 2000 - Acustico Tour
  • 2003 - Tutto in un abbraccio Tour
  • 2010 - World Tour
  • 2019 - Al centro - Arena di Verona


Baglioni live 1982
  • 1977 - Claudio Baglioni on tour
  • 1982 - Alé Oó
  • 1985 - Tour 1985
  • 1986 - Assolo
  • 1991 - Oltre una bellissima notte (only one concert)
  • 1992 - Assieme
  • 1995 - Tour Giallo
  • 1996 - Tour Rosso
  • 1998 - Da me a te
  • 1999 - Tour Blu
  • 2000 - Acustico
  • 2003 - Tutto in un abbraccio
  • 2007 - Tutti qui
  • 2010 - World Tour
  • 2013 - Con voi tour
  • 2019 - Al centro



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