Paolo Meneguzzi

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Paolo Meneguzzi
Meneguzzi in 2004
Meneguzzi in 2004
Background information
Birth namePablo Meneguzzo
Born (1976-12-06) 6 December 1976 (age 44)
Stabio, Canton Ticino, Switzerland
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1997–present
LabelsWarner Music Group
BMG International
Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Around The Music
Sony Music

Paolo Meneguzzi (born 6 December 1976, as Pablo Meneguzzo) is a Swiss Italian singer. He is the son of Loredana Pacchiani and Gomez Meneguzzo.

Biography[edit]

In 1996, while the name Paolo Meneguzzi was still unknown in Italy, Paolo won the Viña del Mar International Song Festival held in Chile with the song "Aria, Ariò". The success of the song prompted the release of his debut album "Por Amor" on 27 March 1997. Paolo continued to build his career with the release of another album, self-titled, which contained the anticipated single, "Si enamorarse".

Paolo Meneguzzi's Italian debut occurred with his participation in the young artists section at the Sanremo Music Festival in 2001. His song "Ed io non ci sto più" earned him seventh place.

The same year, the album Un sogno nelle mani was released.

He released a new single in 2002, "In nome dell'amore". In 2003 he released the single "Vero falso", and the album Lei è that in October that year sold to gold (with 50.000 copies sold), and then to double platinum (200.000 copies sold).

In 2004, he released the single "Guardami Negli Occhi (Prego)", which reached fourth place with 127,346 ballots, and published the new edition of "Lei è", containing an additional song Baciami, the remix of Lei è and remix of Verofalso and obviously the song from Sanremo.

In June 2004, began the Lei è tour from Bellinzona (CH), its first one tour, that touched Italy and Switzerland imposing more success among young people than among small children.

In 2005, he again participates in the Festival di Sanremo with the passage Non capiva che l'amavo. In the same week the album Favola is released and after two weeks as a single, receives the "Platinum Disc" selling beyond 200,000 copies.

After having passed the summer of 2005 between Italy and Switzerland with the Favola tour, Paolo dedicated himself to the creation of a new album. After two years of silence announces the participation in the Festival di Sanremo and of the release (previewed for 9 March) of the album Musica.

He participated in the Festival di Sanremo 2007, with the song Musica, that classified as sixth place, having collected many consents and above all, the approval of Pippo Baudo, who defined it as "The Manifest of the Festival di Sanremo".

Musica was released on 9 March 2007, Paolo's fourth Italian album, following the release of the namesake single that endures as the most sold in Italy.

On 21 April he began the Musica Tour still in Switzerland, but this time departing from Biasca. On 2 November the gathering of fans Club with the artist took place in the studies of radioitalia with Cologno Monzese.

On 26 November 2007 it was announced that Paolo would be representing his home country Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia. He will compete with the pop ballad "Era stupendo". He took part in the second semi-final of the contest on Thursday 22 May 2008, competing against 18 other countries, all competing for one of 10 spots in the final on Saturday 24. However, he failed to qualify to the final.

Paolo participated in the Sanremo Music Festival 2008, performing the song "Grande" and placing sixth.[1] The song was included in his fifth album, titled Corro via. Released on 14 March 2008, it also features the single "Era stupendo".

Paolo Meneguzzi is the founder of "Progettoamore" (Love Project). Progettoamore is a charity founded in 2009, to support and help children and adolescents.[2]

Discography[edit]

Italian and Swiss markets[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Notes
ITA
[3]
SWI
[4]
Un sogno nelle mani 2001  –  –
Lei è 2003  –  –
Lei è
(New edition)
2004 15  – Peaked in FRA: #151
Favola 2005 5 34
Musica 2007 8 27
Corro via 2008 8 11
Miami 2010 13 38
Best of: Sei amore 2011 18 65 Compilation album
Zero 2013  –  –

Live / DVDs[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Notes
ITA
[3]
SWI
[4]
Live Musica Tour 2007 71  –

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Album
ITA
[3]
SWI
[4]
FRA
[5]
"Il nome dell'amore"
(with Ophélie Cassy)
2002 33 25 10 Lei è
"Vero / Falso" 2003 9  –  –
"Guardami negli occhi (Prego)" 2004 3  –  –
"Baciami" 11  –  –
"Non capiva che l'amavo" 2005 7 72  – Favola
"Sara" 10  –  –
"Musica" 2007 1  –  – Musica
"Era stupendo" 2008  – 11  – Eurovision Song Contest -
Belgrade 2008
/
Corro via

Participation in Sanremo Music Festival

  • 2001: "Ed io non ci sto più" (R. Zappy) – 7th place
  • 2004: "Guardami negli occhi" (P. Meneguzzi, Rosario Di Bella, L. Mattoni, D. Melotti) – 4th place
  • 2005: "Non capiva che l'amavo" (P. Meneguzzi, Rosario Di Bella, D. Melotti) – non-finalist
  • 2007: "Musica" (P. Meneguzzi, D. Melotti, Rosario Di Bella) – 6th place
  • 2008: "Grande" (Gatto Panceri) – 6th place

Other releases (Italian)

  • 1996: "Arià Ariò"
  • 1996: "Sei la fine del mondo"
  • 2001: "Mi sei mancata"
  • 2001: "Quel ti amo maledetto"
  • 2002: "Il nome dell'amore" (solo)
  • 2003: "Lei è"
  • 2004: "Una regola d'amore"
  • 2005: "Lui e Lei"
  • 2007: "Musica" (feat. Nate James)
  • 2007: "Ti amo ti odio"
  • 2007: "Ho bisogno d'amore"
  • 2008: "Tú eres música" ("Musica" Spanish version)
  • 2010: "Imprevedibile"
  • 2010: "Se per te"
  • 2011: "Sei amore"
  • 2011: "Mi missión"

Releases (French)

  • 2004: "Au nom de l'amour" (with Ophélie Cassy) (French version of "Il nome dell'amore")
  • 2004: "Prends mon corps et ma vie"

Releases (Spanish)

  • 1996: "Aria' ario'"
  • 1996: "La primera vez"
  • 1996: "Loco loco"
  • 1996: "Eres el fin del mundo"
  • 1996: "Golpes bajos"
  • 1997: "Si enamorarse"
  • 1998: "Por una como tú"
  • 1998: "Aire de fiesta"
  • 1999: "Mi libre canción"
  • 1999: "Sabor de sal"
  • 2001: "Y yo no aguanto más"
  • 2001: "Un condenado te amo"
  • 2001: "Tú me faltabas"
  • 2005: "Ella es"
  • 2005: "Mírame a los ojos"
  • 2005: "Bésame"
  • 2008: "Tú eres música"
  • 2009: "Te amo te odio"
  • 2012: "Mi misión"
  • 2016: "Dedicada a ti"
  • 2016: "Verano"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trionfano Giò di Tonno e Lola Ponce". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). March 1, 2008.
  2. ^ http://www.progettoamore.ch/chi-siamo/ Progettoamore.ch
  3. ^ a b c "Paolo Meneguzzi discography". italiancharts.com. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Paolo Meneguzzi discography". hitparade.ch. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  5. ^ "Paolo Meneguzzi discography" Check |url= value (help). lescharts.com. Retrieved April 6, 2020.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
DJ BoBo
with "Vampires Are Alive"
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2008
Succeeded by
Lovebugs
with "The Highest Heights"