Sergio Sylvestre

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Sergio Sylvestre
Sergio Sylvestre
Sergio Sylvestre
Background information
Birth nameSergiofeld Sylvestre
Born (1990-12-05) 5 December 1990 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California
GenresPop music
Occupation(s)Singer
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active2016–present
LabelsColumbia

Sergio Sylvestre (born 5 December 1990) is an American-born singer, based in Italy. After moving to Italy, Sylvestre rose to fame winning the 15th series of Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi. His debut extended play, Big Boy, topped the charts in Italy and was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. In 2017, Sylvestre competed in the 67th Sanremo Music Festival and performed "Con te", a song co-written by Giorgia, which was included in his self-titled debut album.

Biography[edit]

Sergio Sylvestre was born in Los Angeles to a Mexican mother and a Haitian father.[1] In 2012, Sylvestre visited Southern Italy as a tourist. He later decided to move to Salento, and became the singer of the band Samsara Beach in Gallipoli.[2]

Between 2015 and 2016, Sylvestre rose to fame as a contestant of the 15th series of Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi, eventually becoming the series' winner, beating runner-up Elodie.[3] In May 2016, Sylvestre released his debut extended play, Big Boy, composed of four new songs and four cover versions of international hits.[4] Big Boy reached the top spot of the Italian Albums Chart, and was later certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.[5][6] The single with same name was also certified gold in Italy.[7] In Autumn 2016, Sylvestre should have embarked on the Big Boy Live Tour, including ten concerts throughout Italy, but the tour was later canceled due to other projects.[8][9] He later recorded the song "Prego", Italian end credit version of the song "You're welcome", in a duet with Italian rapper Rocco Hunt, featured on the soundtrack of Oceania, the Italian version of the animated film Moana.[10]

In February 2017, Sylvestre competed in the Big Artists section of the 67th Sanremo Music Festival, performing the song "Con te", co-written by Italian singer-songwriter Giorgia.[11][12] The song was included in his first, self-titled, full-length album which was released in Italy on 10 February 2017.[13] On 17 November, of the same year, Sylvestre released his first Christmas album, titled Big Christmas.[14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
ITA
[15]
SWI
[16]
Sergio Sylvestre[13] 10
Big Christmas
  • Released: 17 November 2017
  • Label: Sony Music Italy
  • Formats: Download, streaming
47

Extended plays[edit]

List of studio albums, with chart positions and certifications
Title EP details Peak chart positions Certifications
ITA
[15]
SWI
[16]
Big Boy[17]
  • Released: 20 May 2016
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, download, streaming
1 46

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with chart positions, album name and certifications
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album or EP
ITA
[19]
"Big Boy"[20] 2016 19 Big Boy
"Ashes"[20]
"No Goodbye"[20]
"Con te" 2017 13 Sergio Sylvestre
"Planes"[22]
"Turn It Up"[23] Non-album single
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with chart positions, album name and certifications
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album or EP
ITA
[19]
"In the Town"[24]
(Gabry Ponte featuring Sergio Sylvestre)
2017 Non-album singles
"Victorious"[25]
(The Exss featuring Sergio Sylvestre)
2018
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released.

Other appearances[edit]

List of other album appearances
Contribution Year Album
"Prego"[26]
(with Rocco Hunt)
2016 Oceania (Colonna sonora originale)
"L'Italia per me"[27]
(J-Ax & Fedez featuring Sergio Sylvestre)
2017 Comunisti col Rolex
"Under the Bridge"[28]
(Pang! featuring Sergio Sylvestre)
Non-album track
"The Blind Man Story"[29]
(Boomdabash featuring Sergio Sylvestre)
2018 Barracuda

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrea Laffranchi (27 May 2016). "Sergio Sylvestre, rivelazione di Amici Big Boy? Sì, sono grasso e fragile". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Amici 15, la finale: chi è Sergio Sylvestre" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Al 'Big Boy' Sergio Sylvestre la vittoria di 'Amici' 2016" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  4. ^ Andrea Conti (20 May 2016). "Amici 15: ecco "Big Boy" il primo Ep di Sergio Sylvestre" (in Italian). RTL 102.5. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Italian album certifications – Sergio Sylvestre" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 20 January 2017. Select "2016" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Sergio Sylvestre" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione".
  6. ^ "Italian Charts – Sergio Sylvestre – Big Boy (album)". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Italian single certifications – Sergio Sylvestre" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 20 January 2017. Select "2016" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Sergio Sylvestre" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli" under "Sezione".
  8. ^ Rosa D'Ettore (29 July 2016). "Sergio Sylvestre Big Boy Live Tour: date, biglietti, prezzi". International Business Times (in Italian). Archived from the original on 30 July 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Sergio Sylvestre, rinviato il tour: il vincitore di Amici partecipa ad un progetto della Disney e prepara il nuovo album – VIDEO" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Sergio Sylvestre e Rocco Hunt cantano per Oceania!" (in Italian). Sky Italia. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Sanremo 2017, tutti gli autori delle canzoni di Campioni e Nuove Proposte: ci sono Emma Marrone, Marracash, Zibba, Giorgia e Francesco Bianconi (Baustelle)" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Sergio Sylvestre: il 10 febbraio il nuovo album. Ecco il titolo". Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  14. ^ Carlo Antini (29 October 2017). "Sergio Sylvestre si dà alle strenne di Natale". Il Tempo (in Italian).
  15. ^ a b "Italian Charts – Search Results – Sergio Sylvestre – Albums". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  16. ^ a b "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community – Search Results – Sergio Sylvestre – Albums". HitParade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Arriva nei negozi il 20 maggio Big Boy, l'EP di Sergio Sylvestre (Instore)" (in Italian). AllMusicItalia.it. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Italian album certifications – Sergio Sylvestre" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Sergio Sylvestre" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione".
  19. ^ a b "Italian Charts – Search Results – Sergio Sylvestre – Songs". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  20. ^ a b c "Radio Date – Sergio Sylvestre" (in Italian). EarOne.it. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  21. ^ a b "Italian single certifications – Sergio Sylvestre" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Sergio Sylvestre" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli" under "Sezione".
  22. ^ Martina Dessì (12 April 2017). "Video e testo di Planes di Sergio Sylvestre, nuovo singolo che parla di libertà". Opti Magazine (in Italian). Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  23. ^ "Turn It Up è il singolo di Sergio Sylvestre prodotto da J-Ax e Fedez sul beat di Tuborg Open". Radio 105 Network. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  24. ^ "Gabry Ponte, nel nuovo singolo c'è Sergio Sylvestre" (in Italian). Radio 105 Network. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  25. ^ Ricky Romanini (16 November 2018). "The Exss – Victorious (feat. Sergio Sylvestre) (Radio Date: 16-11-2018)" (in Italian). EarOne.it. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  26. ^ "Chiara Grispo, Rocco Hunt, Sergio Sylvestre e Raphael Gualazzi. Poker di voci nel nuovo film Disney Oceania" (in Italian). AllMusicItalia.it. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  27. ^ "Amoroso, Arisa, Nek e tutti gli ospiti del disco di Fedez e J-Ax". TV Sorrisi e Canzoni (in Italian). 9 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  28. ^ Fabio Gattone (24 December 2017). "Pang! e Sergio Sylvestre duettano in Under the Bridge". All Music Italia (in Italian).
  29. ^ "Boomdabash: è arrivato il nuovo album Barracuda" (in Italian). Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Amici di Maria De Filippi
Winner

2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent