Marina Rei

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Marina Rei
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Background information
Birth name Marina Restuccia
Born (1969-06-05) 5 June 1969 (age 47)
Origin Rome, Italy
Genres Dance-pop, soul, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1991–present

Marina Rei (born 5 June 1969), is an Italian singer and songwriter.

Biography[edit]

Born in Rome as Marina Restuccia, daughter of Vincenzo "Enzo" Restuccia, drummer of the orchestra of Ennio Morricone and turnist,[1] at 18 Rei started to dedicate herself to live music, performing in some of the best known Roman clubs. At the time she also appeared as backing vocalist and dancer in several television shows of RAI and Canale 5.[2]

In 1991, Rei began to record dance songs under the name of Jamie Dee.[3] In 1995 she adopted her actual stage name and released "Sola" and "Noi", that marked a change on her style and that were fairly successful.[4] In 1996 she took part at the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Al di là di questi anni" (later published in English with the title Because of you), ranking third in the category "Nuove proposte" and also winning the Critics Award.[5][6] She later come back to the Festival in 1997, 1999, 2005 and 2008. In 1997 she won the Un disco per l'estate competition with the song "Primavera", a cover of The Real Thing's You to Me Are Everything.[7] In 2004 she was nominated at Silver Ribbon for best original song for the song "And i close my eyes", included in the film Fino a farti male.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Different moods (1992, as Jamie Dee)
  • Don't be shy (1994, as Jamie Dee)
  • Marina Rei (1995)
  • Donna (1997)
  • Anime belle (1998)
  • Inaspettatamente (2000)
  • L'incantevole abitudine (2002)
  • Colpisci (2005)
  • Al di là di questi anni (2007)
  • Musa (2009)
  • La conseguenza naturale dell'errore (2012)
  • Pareidolia (2014)

Singles[edit]

As Jamie Dee[edit]

  • Burnin' up (1991)
  • Memories memories (1991)
  • Two time baby (1992)
  • Special love (1993)
  • Get ready (1993)
  • Don't be shy (1994)
  • People (everybody needs love) (1994)
  • So good (1995)
  • Dreaming blue (1995)
  • U (1996)

As Marina Rei[edit]

  • Sola (1995)
  • Noi (1995)
  • Al di là di questi anni (1996)
  • Pazza di te (1996)
  • I sogni dell'anima (1996)
  • Odio e amore (1996)
  • Dentro me (1997)
  • Donna (1997)
  • Primavera (1997)
  • T'innamorerò (1998)
  • Cuore a metà (1998)
  • Un inverno da baciare (1999)
  • Scusa (1999)
  • L'allucinazione (1999)
  • Inaspettatamente (2000)
  • I miei complimenti (2000)
  • Maestri sull'altare (2001)
  • Il giorno della mia festa (2002)
  • La parte migliore di me (2003)
  • Verrà il tempo (2002)
  • Fammi entrare (2005)
  • Song'je (2005)
  • Colpisci (2005)
  • Le stelle (2005)
  • I miei complimenti (2007)
  • Musa (2009)
  • Sorrido (2009)
  • E mi parli di te feat. Pierpaolo Capovilla (2012)
  • Lasciarsi andare (2014)
  • Ho visto una stella cadere (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marina Rei, ritratti di donna tra grinta e femminilità". Il Giornale. 16 February 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Paola Setti (12 December 2011). "Quelle donne che...il Cav è "sottocultura"E ballavano su Canale 5". Il Giornale. 
  3. ^ "Marina Rei: Canto le donne forti e decise". Metro. November 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Marina Rei - La Biografia". MTV. February 2, 2007. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Elia Perboni (22 March 2001). "Marina Rei, cantautrice per passione". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Maria Pia Fusco (25 Feb 1996). "Solo donne, tra candore e ironia". La Repubblica. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Alla Rei il Disco per l'estate". La Stampa. 28 June 1997. 
  8. ^ "Nastri d'argento: Amelio e Sorrentino fanno il pieno di nomination". La Repubblica. 22 January 2005. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

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