|This article's lead section may not adequately summarize key points of its contents. (June 2014)|
|Birth name||Luciana Caporaso|
23 June 1973 |
|Genres||House, dance pop, R&B, electro house|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, actress, artist|
|Labels||Chrysalis Records (1994–1995)
Violent Lips (2010–present)
|Associated acts||Portobella, Crush, Bodyrox, Shooter, Super Mal, Taio Cruz, David Vendetta, Lethal Bizzle, Dave Audé, Benny Benassi, Betty White, Professor Green, Tiësto, Wolfgang Gartner, High, Joey Dale, KSHMR, AudioTwinz, DOD[disambiguation needed], JAGGS, Hardwell, Angger Dimas, Richard Vission, Will Sparks, Cristian Marchi|
Luciana Caporaso (born 23 June 1973, London), simply known as Luciana, is an English singer and songwriter. She is of English and Italian heritage.
1994–2005: Acting and One More River
Caporaso made her acting debut in 1994, in the final episode on the short lived British TV series, Anna Lee. On the show, she sang the track "Sister Sister" and other incidental songs. Caporaso signed with Chrysalis Records (part of Global Radio) and, in 1994, released her first solo single, "Get It Up for Love", which was produced by Dancin' Danny D from the band D Mob. The follow-up single was "If You Want". The third and final release was a double A-sided single and her first ballad, "One More River", and was coupled with the pop-dance track "What Goes Around", all three songs charted inside the Top 75 of the UK Singles Chart and were featured on the album One More River. After the poor sales of her three solo singles, Caporaso parted company with Chrysalis Records.
In 1996, Caporaso replaced Jayni Hoy, in the band Crush. Their second album was self-titled album Crush (the first with Caporaso) was released in 1997 by Robbins Entertainment.
Caporaso performed with several other artists including Tomoki Hirata, on the single "Facing Up", released in 1997 on the Interstate label. In 1998, she appeared on the single, "I Don't Know if I Should Call You Baby", released by Electrik Funk Records.
2006–2010: Featured artist and collaborative success
After several sessions in the studio with production duo Bodyrox she featured on their single "Yeah Yeah" released by Eye Industries in 2006. The song went on to achieve mainstream success in the UK and across Europe, the song peaked 2 on the UK Singles Chart. This song had both a mainstream and sensual videoclip. The following year in 2007 she featured on Super Mal's song "Bigger Than Big". The song also achieved critical and commercial success in the dance industry and peaked number 19 on the UK Singles Chart.
On 3 March 2008, the song "Come On Girl" by Taio Cruz was released, on which she featured. It peaked at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart, and appeared in the album Featuring Luciana, which was released later the same week. She guested on Gaydar Radio in November 2009 to perform her single "I Like That". The song attracted over ten million views on YouTube, and went on to peak at #3 on the Australian Singles Chart, knocking Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's "Telephone" off the number one spot the Australian Dance Chart. In July 2010, "I Like That" was certified Double Platinum in Australia, for sales in excess of 140,000 units.
Later on in 2010, she and song writing partner Nick Clow, wrote "Cupid Boy", which appeared on Kylie Minogue's album, Aphrodite. In 2010, Caporaso recorded two tracks; "I Got My Eyes on You" with Nari & Milani and Cristian Marchi, and "Figure It Out" with Dave Audé under the name Isha Coco.
2011–present: Upcoming EP and solo success
After moving to the U.S in late 2010, Caporaso recorded a song entitled "I'm Still Hot" which was produced by Dave Audé and was released on 19 April 2011 in the UK and 29 April 2011 in the US. In September 2011 a new version of "I'm Still Hot" which featured Betty White was released as a digital single on 22 September 2011 for a life settlement firm, The Lifeline Program. "I'm Still Hot" was played on ABC's Charlie's Angels and the CW's Ringer. The song peaked number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs Chart, marking Luciana's first ever song to chart in the US as solo performer. The song also managed to chart in the top 40 on the Australian iTunes Chart. She also later collaborated with London rapper Professor Green on his album "At Your Inconvenience".
She confirmed in an interview with SnapCackle that she is working with producers Benny Benassi, deadmau5 and Dave Audé for her 6 track EP, which was expected in 2012, though will now most likely see a release sometime in 2013. She later collabored again with Richard Vission on a track "When It Feels Good" and claimed her 4th number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs Chart.
In 2013, she released her 4th solo single "U B The Bass" and it peaked number 6 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs Chart and 88 in Australia.
July 2014 saw the release of Luciana's collaboration with the world's No1 DJ Hardwell and Joey Dale. The track entitled Arcadia, out on Revealed Recordings features towering melodies, ballistic bass and a euphoric, big-room vibe. In 2015, Luciana released with KSHMR and Firebeatz the song "No Heroes", a huge Big Room House hit.
Caporaso created her first collection of art work entitled Icon in 2004, which consisted of portraits of those individuals who have dominated popular culture for the past 50 years. Her original artwork combined photography, painting and silver and gold leaves. She has also produced both posters and album sleeves for record labels.
Caporaso formed the band Shooter and released the album ..And Your Point, which featured, "Life's a Bitch", released as a single in 1999 for the Dawson's Creek soundtrack. She formed another group called Portobella and, in 2004, released "Covered in Punk" with Island Records. The follow-up single, released in 2005, was "Viva La Difference". Portobella split up later in the year after little mainstream success.
- 1994: Anna Lee – "Requiem" (as Lucy)
- One More River (1994)
- Featuring Luciana (2008)
- "Everyhit.com". Everyhit.com. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- "Ariacharts.com". Ariacharts.com. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- "Metroweekly.com". Metroweekly.com. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- "I'm Still Hot (Radio Version): Luciana: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- "iTunes - Music - I'm Still Hot - Single by Luciana". Itunes.apple.com. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- "iTunes - Music - I'm Still Hot (feat. Betty White) - Single by Luciana". Itunes.apple.com. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- TheLucianaCaporaso (10 August 2011). "SnapCackle Pop interview". YouTube. Retrieved 10 December 2011.