Michele Bravi

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Michele Bravi
Michele Bravi Roncade 2016 13.JPG
Michele Bravi in Roncade in 2016
Background information
Born (1994-12-19) 19 December 1994 (age 23)
Città di Castello, Province of Perugia, Italy
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2013–present
Labels Sony Music (2013–2015)
Universal Music (2015–)

Michele Bravi (born 19 December 1994) is an Italian pop singer . He rose to fame after winning the seventh series of the Italian X Factor. His coronation song, "La vita e la felicità", was penned by Tiziano Ferro and, after being released as his debut single, it reached the top spot of the Italian Singles Chart. Bravi's debut album, A passi piccoli, was released in June 2014. In 2015, after parting ways with Sony Music, he released the EP I Hate Music, which entered the Italian Albums chart at number 3. In 2017, Bravi debuted at the Sanremo Music Festival, competing in the "Big Artists" section with the song "Il diario degli errori".

Career[edit]

Michele Bravi was born on 19 December 1994 in Città di Castello, a city in the province of Perugia, in Central Italy, to Giovanna Machi and Stefano Bravi.[1][2] He has a sister, Marta, who is three years older than him.[1] He started singing as a child, when he joined the city choir, but he later decided to quit.[3] During his studies at the liceo classico, Bravi's interest in music persisted, even if it was just a hobby.[4] He later started to take music lessons, and he learnt to play piano.[3]

In 2013, Bravi auditioned for the seventh edition of the Italian talent show X Factor, performing Cat Steven's "Father and Son".[5] After being chosen by Morgan as a contestant for his category, "Boys Under 25", Bravi reached the final of the competition and, on 12 December 2013, won the competition, beating runner-up band Ape Escape.[6] During the competition, Bravi performed the song "La vita e la felicità", co-written by Tiziano Ferro, which was later released as his debut single.[7] During its second week, the single reached the top spot of the Italian Singles Chart.[8] The song was also included in the extended play with the same title, released by Sony Music on 13 December 2013.[9]

In February 2014, Bravi took part in the soundtrack of the film Sotto una buona stella, directed by Carlo Verdone, recording the song with the same title. "Sotto una buona stella" was also released as Bravi's second single.[10] Bravi's first studio album, A passi piccoli, was released on 10 June 2014. The album, which includes tracks written by Giorgia, Tiziano Ferro, Emilio Munda, Federico Zampaglione and James Blunt, also spawned the singles "Un giorno in più" and "In bilico".[11][12][13]

Bravi live in 2016

Having left Sony for Universal Music,[3] Bravi in 2015 started a YouTube channel in order to attain a closer contact with his fans. During the year he started recording new songs and in October his EP I Hate Music was published. It was preceded by the single "The Days".[14] All songs were co-written by Bravi and the lyrics are in English. The EP contains the Troye Sivan cover "The Fault in Our Stars", as well.[15][16] In early 2016, the singer started his first concert tour.[17]

In February 2017, Bravi competed in the "Big Artists" section of the 67th Sanremo Music Festival, performing the song "Il diario degli errori".[18] The song was the lead single from Bravi's second studio album, Anime di carta, released on 24 February 2017.[19]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2017, interviewed by Vanity Fair, Bravi revealed he had a relationship with a man. The couple dated for two years before splitting. Bravi refused to label his sexuality in any way: "I don't need to come out, because there's no young guy which would be surprised knowing I fell in love with a boy, and I think nobody of my same age would retreat feeling emotions for someone of the same sex". He also stated: "I met someone who gave me emotions, it's irrelevant he was a man. In the future, the same thing could happen with a girl".[20]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
ITA
[21]
A passi piccoli
  • Released: 10 June 2014
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD, download
8
Anime di carta[22]
  • Released: 24 February 2017
  • Label: Universal
  • Formats: CD, download, streaming
1

EPs[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
ITA
[21]
La vita e la felicità
  • Released: 6 December 2013
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD, download
23
I Hate Music
  • Released: 2 October 2015
  • Label: Universal
  • Formats: CD, download, streaming
3

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album or EP
ITA
[8]
"La vita e la felicità" 2013 1 La vita e la felicità
"Sotto una buona stella" 2013 37 A passi piccoli
"Un giorno in più"
"In bilico"
"The Days" 2015 I Hate Music
"Sweet Suicide"
"Il diario degli errori"[19] 2017 4
  • FIMI: 2× Platinum[24]
Anime di carta
"Tanto per cominciare" 88
[25]

Album appearances[edit]

List of other album appearances
Contribution Year Album
"The Christmas Song"[26] 2014 X Factor Christmas 2014
"I Puffi sanno"[27]
(Cristina D'Avena featuring Michele Bravi)
2017 Duets - Tutti cantano Cristina

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nomination Work Result
2016 MTV Italian Music Awards Webstar[28] Himself Nominated
Nickelodeon SlimeFest Award[28] Himself Nominated
2017 Best Italian Male[29] Himself Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Michele, vincitore di X Factor: "A Sanremo? Forse, ma non ci andrei allo sbaraglio"". Il Messaggero (in Italian). 15 December 2013. Archived from the original on July 23, 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Cristina Crisci. "Il poeta Michele affascina X Factor". Valtiberina Online. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Michele Bravi - Biografia" (in Italian). Rockol.it. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Alessandro Alicandri (19 June 2014). "Michele Bravi esordisce con l'album A passi piccoli: l'intervista". TV Sorrisi e Canzoni (in Italian). Archived from the original on June 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Il percorso di Michele - X Factor 2013" (in Italian). Sky Italia. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Alessandro Alicandri (13 December 2013). "X Factor 7: la Finale. Michele Bravi vince, le pagelle dell'ultima puntata". Panorama. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Andrea Conti (13 December 2014). "X Factor, Michele Bravi ha vinto: Ho preso un treno al volo. E' andata bene". TGCOM (in Italian). Mediaset. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Peak positions on the Italian Singles Chart:
  9. ^ "X-Factor, le hit dei finalisti: Michele, Ape Escape, Violetta e Aba" (in Italian). Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Michele Bravi, da oggi disponibile il singolo Sotto una buona stella" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Luigi Bolognini. "A passi piccoli, il primo disco di Michele Bravi: Non sono ancora pronto a correre". la Repubblica (in Italian). Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Michele Bravi, dal 16 maggio il nuovo singolo Un giorno in più" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 14 May 2014. Archived from the original on November 4, 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "In bilico: Giorgia firma il testo del nuovo singolo di Michele Bravi" (in Italian). Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Michele Bravi: "The days" è il nuovo video". Sorrisi.com. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  15. ^ Giovanni Ferrari (2015-10-03). "Michele Bravi: "L'odio può diventare energia"". Panorama.it. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  16. ^ Francesco Chignola (2015-09-24). "Michele Bravi torna (in inglese) con "I Hate Music"". Sorrisi.com. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  17. ^ "Concerti, Michele Bravi: lI hate music tour 2016' al via a fine febbraio da Roma". Rockol.it. 2015-12-29. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  18. ^ Domenico Naso (13 December 2016). "Festival di Sanremo 2017: i cantanti in gara. Dai talent ai veterani: ecco chi salirà sul palco dell'Ariston". Il Fatto Quotidiano (in Italian). Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  19. ^ a b Valentina Cesarini (23 January 2017). "Michele Bravi, esce il nuovo album Anime di Carta". TV Sorrisi e Canzoni (in Italian). Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  20. ^ "Ho incontrato una persona speciale, che sia un ragazzo è irrilevante: Michele Bravi parla del singolo che presenterà a Sanremo". The Huffington Post (in Italian). 18 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  21. ^ a b "Italian Charts - Michele Bravi - Albums". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  22. ^ "Anime di carta: il nuovo album di Michele Bravi" (in Italian). Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Italian album certifications – Michele Bravi" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 30 October 2017. 
  24. ^ a b "Italian single certifications – Michele Bravi" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  25. ^ "Classifica settimanale WK 44" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  26. ^ "X Factor Christmas 2014: festeggia Natale con noi!" (in Italian). Sky Italia. 25 November 2014. Archived from the original on November 25, 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  27. ^ "Sedici artisti per altrettante sigle di cartoni animati rivisitate nel progetto 'Duets - Tutti cantano Cristina', il cd che festeggia i 35 anni di carriera". la Repubblica (in Italian). 19 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  28. ^ a b "MTV Awards 2016, vota da oggi! Ecco tutti gli artisti in gara". MTV Italy. 9 May 2016. Archived from the original on May 9, 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  29. ^ "Votazioni aperte! Ecco tutte le nomination dei TIM MTV Awards 2017" (in Italian). MTV Italy. 21 April 2017. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Chiara
Italian X Factor
Winner

2013
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Fragola