Diodato

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Diodato
Diodato in 2016
Diodato in 2016
Background information
Birth nameAntonio Diodato
Born (1981-08-30) 30 August 1981 (age 39)
Aosta, Italy
GenresPop rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2007–present

Antonio Diodato (born 30 August 1981), known simply as Diodato, is an Italian singer-songwriter.[1] He won the 70th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Fai rumore" and was scheduled to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, before it was cancelled by the EBU on 18 March 2020.

Biography[edit]

Born in Aosta, he is originally from Taranto and Roman by adoption.[2]

His first works were made in Stockholm with Swedish DJs Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello. Back in Italy, he graduated from the DAMS at Roma Tre University in cinema, television and new media.

Among his most important musical influences Diodato mentioned Pink Floyd, Fabrizio De André, Luigi Tenco, Domenico Modugno and Radiohead.[3]

Career[edit]

He has released two studio albums, E forse sono pazzo (LeNarcisse/Goodfellas)[4] and A ritrovar bellezza (LeNarcisse/RCA/SonyMusic).[5]

In December 2013, he was selected to participate in the Sanremo Festival 2014 (in the "New Proposals" section) with the song "Babilonia". On February 19th and 21st 2014, he performed on the stage of the Ariston Theater in Sanremo for the singing festival in which he ranked second in the final classification of the section behind Rocco Hunt; he received the quality jury prize chaired by Paolo Virzì.[1]

In 2014, he won the MTV Italian Music Awards for Best New Generation, The Deezer Band Of The Year Award and the Fabrizio de André Award, with his version of "Amore che vieni, Amore che vai", for the best reinterpretation of the work of the Genoese singer-songwriter.[6]

In 2016, he became artistic director of the May Day concert in Taranto, together with Roy Paci and Michele Riondino.[7]

In 2017, his third studio album "Cosa siamo diventati" was released for Carosello Records.[8]

In 2018, he participated in the Sanremo Festival with the song "Adesso", played in tandem with the trumpeter Roy Paci, ranking eighth in the final classification.[9]

In 2019, he made his debut as an actor in the film "Un'avventura", directed by Marco Danieli.

He won the Sanremo Music Festival 2020 with the song "Fai rumore".[10][11]

The song "Fai rumore" also won the "Mia Martini" Critics Award and the "Lucio Dalla" Press Room Award.

As winner of the Festival, Diodato is also designated as the representative of Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, canceled however a few weeks later due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[12]

On 16 May 2020, he attended the event Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, performing at the Verona Arena with the song "Fai rumore" and with an acoustic version of "Nel blu, dipinto di blu", a song originally recorded by Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno.[13]

On 24 February 2020, the Municipality of Taranto awarded Diodato civic merit.[14]

On 9 May 2020, he won the David di Donatello for the best original song with "Che vita meravigliosa", used as the soundtrack of the film "La dea fortuna", directed by Ferzan Özpetek; on July 6, the song also won the Nastro d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) for Best Original Song.[15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
ITA
[16]
E forse sono pazzo
  • Released: April 2013
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Le Narcisse
A ritrovar bellezza
  • Released: 29 October 2014
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Le Narcisse
Cosa siamo diventati
  • Released: 27 January 2017
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Carosello Records
48
Che vita meravigliosa
  • Released: 14 February 2020
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Carosello Records
4
[17]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
[19]
SWI
[20]
"Amore che vieni amore che vai" 2013 E forse sono pazzo
"Ubriaco" 2014
"Babilonia" 69
"Se solo avessi un altro"
"I miei demoni"
"Eternità" A ritrovar bellezza
"Mi si scioglie la bocca" 2016 Cosa siamo diventati
"Di questa felicità" 2017
"Cretino che sei" Non-album singles
"Adesso"
(with Roy Paci)
2018 28
"Essere semplice"
"Il commerciante" 2019 Che vita meravigliosa
"Non ti amo più"
"Che vita meravigliosa" 51
[21]
"Fai rumore" 2020 1 36
"Un'altra estate" Non-album singles

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014 MTV Italian Music Awards[23] Best New Generation Himself Won
2020 Sanremo Music Festival 2020 Big Artists "Fai rumore" Won
David di Donatello[24] Best Original Song "Che vita meravigliosa" Won
Targa Tenco[25] Best Album Che vita meravigliosa Nominated
Best Song "Che vita meravigliosa" Nominated
Nastro d'Argento[26] Best Original Song "Che vita meravigliosa" Won
MTV Europe Music Awards[27] Best Italian Act Himself Pending

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "diodatomusic.it | Sito ufficiale di Diodato".
  2. ^ "Diodato al Festival di Sanremo 2014". Onstage.
  3. ^ "SANREMO 2014/ Chi è Diodato, in gara con la canzone "Babilonia"". Il Sussidiario.
  4. ^ s.r.l, Rockol com. "√ Recensioni | Dischi | Diodato - E Forse Sono Pazzo su Rockol". Rockol.
  5. ^ "A Ritrovar Bellezza, le canzoni degli anni Sessanta secondo Diodato". Radio Italia.
  6. ^ Big Time http://www.bigtimeweb.it/diodato
  7. ^ "Diodato, live alla Feltrinelli". Corriere della Sera.
  8. ^ "Diodato, racconto il freddo interiore". Ansa.
  9. ^ "RENZO RUBINO VS DIODATO: I NUOVI MINGHI E MANGO? – INTERVISTA DOPPIA". Fare Music.
  10. ^ "Sanremo 2020: Ecco chi sono i 22 Big in gara della 70esima edizione del Festival". Coming Soon. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Italy: Diodato wins Sanremo 2020!". Eurovision.tv. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Coronavirus, cancellato l'Eurovision Song Contest 2020". La Stampa.
  13. ^ "Europe Shine a Light, un inutile teaser di ESC 2021 (che ha senso solo con Diodato all'Arena di Verona)". Blogo.
  14. ^ "Diodato nella sua Taranto: premiato con attestato benemerenza dal Comune. L'artista Giovanni Guida gli ha dedicato un disegno". Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno.
  15. ^ "Nastri d'Argento, Diodato fa tris e vince con Che vita meravigliosa". Tg24.sky.
  16. ^ "Discographie Diodato (Albums)". italiancharts.com. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  17. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 8 (dal 14.2.2020 al 20.2.2020)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Italian album certifications – Diodato" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 26 October 2020. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Diodato" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione".
  19. ^ "Discographie Diodato (Songs)". italiancharts.com. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  20. ^ "Diodato". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  21. ^ "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 7" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  22. ^ "Italian single certifications – Diodato" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 16 March 2020. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Diodato" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  23. ^ Cecilio Uzzo (22 June 2014). "MTV Awards 2014, il trionfo di Marco Mengoni". Vanity Fair (in Italian). Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  24. ^ "Diodato, è sua la miglior canzone ai David di Donatello: Che emozione" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 9 May 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  25. ^ Luca Dondoni (1 July 2020). "Targhe Tenco 2020: vincono Brunori Sas, Tosca e Jannacci". La Stampa (in Italian). Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  26. ^ Chiara Ugolini (6 July 2020). "Nastri d'argento, il miglior film è Favolacce. Sei premi a Pinocchio. Benigni: Ennio quanto ci mancherai". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  27. ^ "MTV EMA 2020, l'elenco completo delle nomination" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 6 October 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mahmood
Sanremo Music Festival winner
2020
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Mahmood
with "Soldi"
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
2020 (cancelled)
Succeeded by
Incumbent