Stefano Cilio

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Stefano Cilio
Cilio in 2019
Born(1980-11-23)23 November 1980
Milan, Italy
EducationUniversità Bocconi di Milano
OccupationMusician, songwriter, producer, radio personality, writer
Years active2015–present
Notable workMezzo Secolo di Ritornelli, Rit Parade, Glance
Awards3 platinum records and 7 gold records

Stefano Cilio (23 November 1980) is an Italian musician, writer, radio personality and journalist.


Cilio graduated in economics at Università Bocconi of Milan and published his debut book Mezzo Secolo. His project received good reviews on music magazines Rockol[1] and Sentireascoltare[2] as well as on radios RTL 102.5, Radio Monte Carlo[3] e m2o, on which a quiz with the same name is created on the program Mollybeach, hosted by disc jockey record producer Molella.

In 2019, a new version of the book[4] is published by music publisher Arcana Edizioni, with data updating until 2018. This edition was positively reviewed by national magazine Sette,[5] by Radiocity[6] and by Radio Capital, which hosted the author in one of its main programs.[7]

The author created a popularity music chart named Rit Parade,[8] that allowed him to host a weekly radio chart, aired by Radio Italia Anni 60 (909.000 daily listeners)[9] and by some local radios like BluRadio (16.000 daily listeners)[10] and Radio Shake Hit (66.000 daily listeners).[11] Rit Parade lists the 30 most popular songs in Italy combining streaming, download, airplay, internet views and identification data. From May 2021 to March 2022 the chart was aired by NBC Rete Regione, the most important radio in Trentino-Alto Adige with more than 100.000 daily listeners.[12][13][14] Since March 2022 the chart has been aired by Radio Cusano Campus, a national radio available all over Italy.

In 2020, he began his journalism career writing weekly articles for the magazine Tutto Settimanale: in the music section of the magazine he comments on the top ten positions of the Rit Parade, providing details and information about songs and artists inside the chart. He also started a collaboration with Italian website Rockol, the most viewed Italian music news site and one of the top 100 most viewed websites in Italy (the only music website in this particular chart).[15]

In May 2021, he released his debut music single “Glance”.[16][17] The song got more than 5 million streams worldwide and was granted with a platinum record by IFPI for selling more than 30.000 copies in Austria.[18][19] Additionally the song was awarded a gold record by Mahasz in Hungary after reaching more than 500.000 premium streams[20] and another gold record by RISA in South Africa for selling over 10.000 copies.[21]

His second single “Tonight” was released in October 2021 and went on to number 1 spot on Spotify in Romania[22] on two different occasions in November, making him the first Italian solo project to reach this milestone in Romania.[23][24] In 2022 “Tonight” was awarded a platinum record in South Africa and a gold record in Hungary[25]

Third single “Breathless” was released in January 2022 and it is his first pop song.[26][27] The song won a platinum record in Hungary and a gold record in Austria.

In April 2022, Cilio released “Queen”, his fourth single. In May the song entered the Italian Shazam Chart reaching number 16 and went on to number 23 of the global worldwide Shazam electronic chart. It also reached number 1 in the Italian Shazam Discovery Chart.[28]

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  1. ^ "√ Recensioni | Libri | Stefano Cilio – MEZZO SECOLO DI RITORNELLI su Rockol". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Stefano Cilio – Mezzo secolo di ritornelli | Recensione". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  3. ^ "STEFANO CILIO Autore del libro "Mezzo secolo di ritornelli. Le 500 canzoni più presenti nelle classifiche italiane dal 1959 al 2014"". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  4. ^ " Stefano Cilio: Libri". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Jukebox cartaceo". Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Metti in valigia Mezzo secolo di Ritornelli". Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  7. ^ "B-Sunday Podcast". Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Sta per Rit Parade!". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Radio TER Anno 2018" (PDF). Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Radio Ter Anno 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Radio Ter Semestre 1–2019". Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Palinsesto Radio NBC Rete Regione". Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  13. ^ "Dalla radio alla dance: Stefano Cilio conquista tre Dischi d'oro all'estero". FM-World (in Italian). 2021-11-26. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  14. ^ "Stefano Cilio - Breathless (Remix) (Radio Date: 07-01-2022)". EarOne. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  15. ^ "Rockol unica testata musicale nei top 100". Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  16. ^ "L'esordio discografico di Stefano Cilio". Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  17. ^ "Un italiano alla conquista dell'Austria". Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  18. ^ "IFPI Austria Certifications". Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  19. ^ grossi (2021-10-12). "Stefano Cilio e il disco d'oro, un italiano alla conquista dell'Austria". Adnkronos. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  20. ^ "Mahasz Hungary Certifications". Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  21. ^ "RISA South African Certifications". Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  22. ^ "Stefano Cilio, altri 2 dischi d'oro". Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  23. ^ "Spotify Charts 11/10/2021". Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  24. ^ "Spotify Charts 11/13/2021". Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  25. ^ "Mahasz Hungary Certifications". Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  26. ^ "Stefano Cilio ready to make people "Breathless"". Retrieved 25 December 2021.
  27. ^ "Stefano Cilio is making highlights". Retrieved 25 December 2021.
  28. ^ "Stefano Cilio: "Tra musica e radio sto realizzando i miei sogni" -". Retrieved 2022-06-28.

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