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Studio album by Giusy Ferreri
Released November 14, 2008
Genre Pop, Blues, Rock
Label Sony BMG, Ricordi
Producer Giusy Ferreri, Linda Perry, Tiziano Ferro, Roberto Casalino
Giusy Ferreri chronology
Singles from Gaetana
  1. "Non ti scordar mai di me"
    Released: May 30, 2008
  2. "Novembre"
    Released: October 17, 2008
  3. "Stai fermo lì"
    Released: January 16, 2009
  4. "La scala (The ladder)"
    Released: May 8, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Avopolis 2.5/5 stars[2]

Gaetana is the debut album by Italian pop singer Giusy Ferreri, it was released on November 14, 2008 in Italy, and digitally in many other European countries. Four singles were released from the album: "Non ti scordar mai di me", "Novembre", "Stai fermo lì" and "La scala (The Ladder)". Gaetana has sold around 500,000 copies only in Italy being certified 6 times platinum and around 600.000 copies worldwide.

Promotion and release[edit]

The album was heavily promoted, and special advertising was arranged in collaboration with MTV Italy before and during the week of release. The entire album was streamed on MTV's website, beginning on November 10, 2008, a week before the album's Italian release date. Gaetana reached at #1 on iTunes Italy on the first day of release and debuted on the Italian FIMI albums chart at number two where it went on to peak for seven weeks, fended off by Laura Pausini's album Primavera in anticipo.

In 2009 Gaetana was released in France, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Greece.

Album information[edit]

Italian singer Tiziano Ferro collaborated with Giusy on the song "L'amore e basta" and wrote the songs "Stai fermo lì", "Passione positiva", "Aria di vita" and the hit single "Non ti scordar mai di me". American singer, songwriter and producer Linda Perry wrote the songs "La scala (The Ladder)", which has already been recorded with her band "4 Non Blondes" in 1994 but remained unreleased [3] and "Cuore assente (The La La Song)".

The tracks written by Giusy Ferreri are "Pensieri", "In assenza", "Piove" and "Il party".

Track listing[edit]

Italian Edition

  1. "L' amore e basta!" (feat Tiziano Ferro)
  2. "Novembre"
  3. "Stai fermo lì"
  4. "Non ti scordar mai di me"
  5. "Aria di vita"
  6. "Passione positiva"
  7. "La scala (The Ladder)"
  8. "Pensieri"
  9. "In assenza"
  10. "Il sapore di un altro no"
  11. "Cuore assente (The La La Song)"
  12. "Piove"
  13. "Il party"
  14. "Nunca te olvides de mí (Non ti scordar mai di me - Spanish version)" (Bonus Track)

Spanish Edition[4]

  1. "El amor y basta" (feat. Tiziano Ferro)
  2. "Noviembre"
  3. "Parado ahí"
  4. "Nunca te olvides de mí"
  5. "Aire de vida"
  6. "Pasión positiva"
  7. "La scala (The Ladder)"
  8. "Pensamientos"
  9. "En ausencia de ti"
  10. "La amargura de otro no"
  11. "Cuore assente"
  12. "Llueve"
  13. "El party"


Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Italy 14 November 2008 Sony BMG, Ricordi
Switzerland Sony BMG
Greece 21 January 2009 Sony BMG
France 25 May 2009 Sony BMG
Belgium Sony BMG, Ariola
Germany 12 June 2009 Sony BMG, Ariola
Spain 16 June 2009 Sony BMG, Columbia

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (2008) Providers Peak
Certification Sales
Belgium (Wallonia) Albums[5] Ultratop/IFPI 52 5.000
Cyprus Albums Chart[6] IFPI 5 5.000
Greece International Albums[7] IFPI 2 2xPlatinum[8] 15,000+
Greece Albums Chart[9] IFPI 10
Italian Albums Chart[10] FIMI 2 Diamond (7x platinum) 560,000+
Swiss Albums Chart[11] Media Control 20 5,000+


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Avopolis review
  3. ^ "4 Non Blondes Story". Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived June 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  6. ^ [2] Archived February 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Ελληνικό Chart". Archived from the original on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  8. ^ "Giusy conquista la Grecia: doppio Platino! | The Official Giusy Ferreri Site". Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  9. ^ "Ελληνικό Chart". Archived from the original on 2006-11-05. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  10. ^ "Italy Albums Top 100 (December 2, 2008) - Music Charts". 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Giusy Ferreri - Gaetana". Archived from the original on 2012-11-10. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 

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