My Top 5: Italian Male Singers
1. Eros Ramazzotti
Even if you aren’t an avid listener of Italian music, chances are you know who Eros Ramazzotti is. He has released numerous albums and has been a staple in the Italian music scene since 1984. His albums have been released worldwide and he has done duets with many talented and well-known artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Cher, Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini and more recently Ricky Martin.
2. Tiziano Ferro
Although Tiziano is a relatively “new” artist to the Itailan music scene, his popularity has grown exponentially. In 1997, he was a participant in the San Remo Music Festival however didn’t make it into the finals. He returned in 1998, and this time became one of the 12 finalists. It was there that he was discovered and in 2002, released his debut album entitled “Rosso Relativo”. The albums first single “Perdono” blew up on the Italian music charts and led him to release a Spanish version of his debut album called “Rojo Relativo” increasing his popularity in South America. In 2006, he released “Nessuno è solo” which debuted at #1 on the Italian charts and featured songs used in the popular Italian film “Ho Voglia Di Te”.
3. Fabrizio Moro
Fabrizio has been in and around the music scene since 2000 when he released his first album. However, it wasn’t until 2007 when his song “Pensa” dedicated to vicitms of the mafia won the “youth” category at the San Remo Music Festival that Fabrizio Moro catapulted into super stardom. In 2008, he released “Domani” and is expected to release a new album later this month. With his unique style and incredibly powerful lyrics, there is no question that his star will continue to climb.
4. Daniele Battaglia
Before making his official debut as a singer in 2007, Daniele worked in a small radio station in Bologna and also as a writer, producer and composer with his father’s record label. Daniele learned a lot about the music industry through his father, Dodi Battaglia, the guitarist for popular Italian group Pooh. In 2007, Daniele stepped out as a singer with a duet featuring Brenda entitled “Vorrei dirti che è facile”. It was entered into the San Remo Music Festival however was not selected. Later that year, Daniele released “Tutto Il Mare Che Vorrei” his debut album and in 2008, he returned to San Remo with his song “Voce Nel Vento”. He was eliminated early on in the competition but it is certain he will be back as he continues to release music, build a growing fan base and tour all over Italy.
Nek, born Filippo Neviani, is a popular Italian singer-songwriter who like Tiziano Ferro has recorded and released albums in Italian and Spanish. Nek released his first solo album in 1992 and participated in the San Remo Music Festival with his song “Laura Non C’e'”. He has released numerous albums over the past decade and shows no signs of retiring. He is releasing his 10th studio album later this month.