Claudio Baglioni

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Claudio Baglioni
Claudio Baglioni in 2006.
Claudio Baglioni in 2006.
Background information
Born (1951-05-16) 16 May 1951 (age 69)
OriginRome, Italy
GenresPop, pop rock, adult contemporary music
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, conductor
Years active1968–present
LabelsRCA Italiana, CBS, Sony Music
WebsiteClaudio Baglioni official website
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Claudio Baglioni (Italian pronunciation: [ˈklaudjo baʎˈʎoːni]; born 16 May 1951) is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician. 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 subculture. 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 Edgar Allan Poe's poem 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.

He achieved more significant success following the release of his second album Questo piccolo grande amore in 1972, which included the hit by the same name. On 4 August 1973, he married Paola Massari. He produced E tu in Paris in 1974 in collaboration with Vangelis and Sabato pomeriggio in 1975 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.

In 1981 he produced the hugely successful album Strada facendo and gave a series of concerts. In 1982, he composed Avrai, a song dedicated to his newborn son Giovanni, and set off for the 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 three years of work, he released Oltre, an album which included the participation of numerous 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 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 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 ConVoi. In 2015, he worked with Gianni Morandi on his "Capitani Coraggiosi Tour".[1] In 2018 and 2019 was the art director and the presenter of Sanremo Music Festival.

In 2020 he wrote the song Gli anni più belli, which was included in the soundtrack of the film with the same name directed by Gabriele Muccino.

Discography[edit]

Year Album Sales Type
1970 Claudio Baglioni 1.200 Studio
1971 Un cantastorie dei giorni nostri 120.000 Studio
1972 Questo piccolo grande amore 1.500.000 Studio
1973 Gira che ti rigira amore bello 700.000 Studio
1974 E tu... 1.400.000 Studio
1975 Sabato pomeriggio 1.100.000 Studio
1977 Solo 1.000.000 Studio
1978 E tu come stai? 1.300.000 Studio
1981 Strada facendo 1.800.000 Studio
1982 Alé-oò 1.000.000 Live
1985 La vita è adesso 4.500.000 Studio
1986 Assolo 1.500.000 Live
1990 Oltre 900.000 Studio
1992 Assieme oltre il concerto Live
1992 AncorAssieme Live
1995 Io sono qui 1.000.000 Studio
1996 Attori e spettatori Live
1997 Anime in gioco Cover
1998 Da me a te Remix
1998 A-Live Collection
1999 Viaggiatore sulla coda del tempo 930.000 Studio
2000 Acustico Live
2001 InCanto tra pianoforte e voce Live
2003 Sono io - L'uomo della storia accanto Studio
2004 Crescendo e cercando Live
2005 Tutti qui – Collezione dal 1967 al 2005 Collection
2006 Gli altri tutti qui - Seconda collezione dal 1967 al 2006 Collection
2006 Quelli degli altri tutti qui Cover
2007 Buon viaggio della vita Live
2009 Q.P.G.A. Collection
2010 Per il mondo. World Tour 2010 Live
2011 Strada facendo: 30º anniversario Collection
2012 Un piccolo Natale in più Cover
2013 ConVoi Studio
2016 Capitani Coraggiosi - Il live ft. Gianni Morandi Live
2018 50 al centro Collection

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paolo Carnevale. "Claudio Baglioni-Gianni Morandi: i numeri della strana coppia – Corriere.it". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 7 June 2017.

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