Laura Pausini
Italian singer
Laura Pausini
Laura Pausini, omri is an Italian pop singer-songwriter. She debuted in 1993, winning the newcomer artists' section of the 43rd Sanremo Music Festival with the song "La solitudine", which became an Italian standard and an international hit, reaching the top spot on the Italian Musica e Dischi singles chart, as well as on the Dutch Top 40 and on the Flemish VRT Top 30.
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
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Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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Electronica</em> and Grande Amore</em>: Chatting With Jean-Michel Jarre and Gianluca Ginoble, Plus Patrick Breen, the Battlefield and Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen Exclusives
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A Conversation with Jean-Michel Jarre Mike Ragogna: Bonjour, Jean-Michel! Doesn't it seem like yesterday when you created your classic electronic album Oxygène? Jean-Michel Jarre: Absolutely. It's true in a lifetime span, what it means when you are working and I think it's true for everybody, whatever you do in that path of your life and it's also true in the context of electronic music. I've been really privileged, being one of the guys in electronic music in the days when it was just considered a bunch of crazy guys working with crazy machines. I remember far before Oxygène when I started being involved in electronic music in Pierre Schaeffer's Music Research Center in Paris and with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Germany, that was really very far away from rock 'n' roll. But I've always been convinced that electronic music was more than just a genre of music like pop or rock or punk or hip-hop but actually a new way of writing, composing, producing even distributing music these d ...
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Musica: Laura Pausini, con 8 sold out e' regina di Francia
IGN - almost 5 years
Musica: Laura Pausini, con 8 sold out e' regina di Francia (04/05/2012 - 18:16:55)
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Musica: Laura Pausini, stop al tour per due settimane, poi nuovo calendario
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Musica: <a class="fplink fp-169460" href="/Laura+Pausini+1">Laura Pausini</a>, stop al tour per due settimane, poi nuovo calendario (06/03/2012 - 18:32:00)
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Musica: dopo 3 anni Laura Pausini si esibira' a Napoli il 27 luglio
IGN - almost 5 years
Musica: dopo 3 anni <a class="fplink fp-169460" href="/Laura+Pausini+1">Laura Pausini</a> si esibira' a Napoli il 27 luglio la cantante, 'suonare in Piazza Plebiscito rappresenta per me il realizzarsi di un sogno' (02/03/2012 - 15:32:57)
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Laura Pausini - Non ho mai smesso (videoclip)
Contact Music - about 5 years
Non ho mai smesso (videoclip) by <a class="fplink fp-169460" href="/laura+pausini+1">Laura Pausini</a> Click here to watch the video (n/a) Submitted By: Contactmusic.com Tags: <a class="fplink fp-169460" href="/laura+pausini+1">Laura Pausini</a> - Non ho mai smesso (videoclip) Pop <a class="fplink fp-169460" href="/laura+pausini+1">Laura Pausini</a> Contactmusic Music  Categories: Music Videos
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Pausini e Ferro in lotta per la hit parade - TGCOM
Google News - over 5 years
Tra gli italiani attesi Mina, Marco Mengoni e soprattutto Tiziano Ferro e Laura Pausini che si contenderanno lo scettro del disco più venduto di Natale. Tra gli internazionali: il duetto di Tony Bennet e Amy Winehouse, Pearl Jam, Bjork, Florence + The
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Laura Pausini: smentiti i rumors su una presunta gravidanza - Fansblog (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Sono stati ufficialmente smentiti i rumors circolati di recente a proposito di una presunta gravidanza di Laura Pausini. E&#39; lo staff della cantante di Solarolo a spazzare via ogni dubbio in merito a questa notizia, da interpretare come un semplice
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La stagione dei concerti - Il Giorno
Google News - over 5 years
Dalla diva Rhianna al rientro di Laura Pausini. Il Mediolanum Forum ospita grandi nomi per il tramonto del 2011. Ma non solo Assago può fregiarsi di grandi esibizioni live Milano, 27 agosto 2011 - Piatto ricco mi ci ficco
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CINQUE DATE ROMANE PER IL NUVO TOUR DI LAURA PAUSINI - Gaia X Roma
Google News - over 5 years
Così Laura Pausini presenterà il suo nuovo disco Quello della Capitale sarà un 31 dicembre all&#39;insegna della grande musica. Dopo Baglioni all&#39;Auditorium Parco della Musica, un&#39;altra straordinaria voce del panorama musicale italiano si prepara a grandi
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Laura Pausini desmiente embarazo - Revista Generacción
Google News - over 5 years
... informó el portal de noticias Hola.com. Finalmente, la cantante italiana ha asegurado desde su cuenta oficial en la red social Twitter: &quot;Laura Pausini no está embarazada y lanzará su nuevo sencillo &quot;BIENVENIDO&quot; el 11 de septiembre&quot;
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Eppur si muove: 51 mln di euro per la ricostruzione nell'area di San Bernardino - abruzzo24ore.tv
Google News - over 5 years
L&#39;importo complessivo dei lavori e&#39; di 16 milioni e 600mila euro, di cui 946mila euro provenienti da una donazione effettuata dalle &quot;Amiche per l&#39;Abruzzo&quot;, un gruppo di cantanti di fama internazionale - tra cui Laura Pausini, Gianna Nannini, Giorgia,
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Laura Pausini: Confira valores para São Paulo - DropMusic - Revista Eletrônica
Google News - over 5 years
Após uma pausa de dois anos, Laura Pausini retorna ao cenário do pop internacional e ao Brasil, com apresentações recheadas de canções de amor e que são a marca da italiana em quase vinte anos de estrada. Com realização da TIME FOR FUN, ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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LAURA PAUSINI: Un benvenuto da Milano al Messico - CheDonna.it
Google News - over 5 years
In questi due anni d&#39;assenza, Laura Pausini si era dedicata a sé stessa, alla vita normale, rinunciando ai vari impegni che per troppo tempo l&#39;avevano lasciata lontana da casa. Se avevate pensato, però, che una donna come Laura poteva starsene a casa a ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Laura Pausini
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 41
    On September 8 2016, Pausini confirmed on her social media that a new album is on the works.
    More Details Hide Details Her first Christmas album, Laura Xmas (Spanish: Laura Navidad), has no release date set so far and is a project the singer wished to realize for so long. It was recorded with the Patrick Williams Orchestra. Laura Pausini is described as a mezzo-soprano with a classic and powerful voice. Due to her voice, Pausini has been compared by music critics to various female artists, including Milva, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Barbra Streisand. At the beginning of her career, she was considered by music critics as a teen idol mainly singing about adolescent love affairs and problems. She was also strongly criticized for her songs, described as too melancholic and trivial. Starting from her 1998's La mia risposta / Mi respuesta, Italian music critics considered her as a more mature singer and later praised her simplicity and her voice, describing Pausini as an interpreter of her years.
    She also confirmed that she would be going on a new tour (with three initial shows in Italian stadiums), starting in June 2016.
    More Details Hide Details In September, Pausini will take part in the new reality show La banda, which was created by Simon Cowell and is going to air on Univision. Singers Alejandro Sanz and Ricky Martin are going to work with Pausini once again.
    In April 2016, Pausini will host a TV show with Paola Cortellesi that will last for four shows.
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  • 2015
    Age 40
    In August 2015, she and fellow Italian singer-songwriter Virginio Simonelli write the song Como yo sabría for Maverick Lopes, a runner-up in the third season of La Voz Spain.
    More Details Hide Details Similis first single will be named Lato destro del cuore / Lado derecho del corazón and will be released on September 25, 2015. The album also spawned the singles Simili, En la puerta de al lado, Innamorata/Enamorada and Ho creduto a me/He creído en mi.
    On May 14, 2015, Pausini confirmed that her new album, Simili (Similares in the Hispanophone market) will be released in the last quarter of 2015.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 39
    From December 2014 to June 2015, Pausini moved with her family to Spain, where she was selected as one of the coaches of that country's version of the reality talent show La Voz, with Alejandro Sanz, Malú and Antonio Orozco by her side.
    More Details Hide Details At the 27th Lo Nuestro Awards, Pausini received a special award in recognition of her music career trajectory. After performing a medley of songs including the salsa version of "Se fué" with Marc Anthony, she stated that although she is Italian, "half of my heart beats Latino".
    In December 2014, Pausini started working on her new album.
    More Details Hide Details During 2015, she will also continue her tour, with concerts in Australia and Russia.
    In Autumn 2014, Pausini was one of the four coaches of the fourth season of the Mexican reality show and singing competition La Voz.
    More Details Hide Details It was also confirmed that she will return as a coach for the third edition of the Spanish version of the competition, La Voz.
    On 13 November 2014, Pausini was the first artist to be inducted in the newly created Paseo de las Estrellas in Tijuana, Mexico.
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    The concert she gave in Taormina, featuring several guests, was conceived as the first Italian "one woman show", and it was broadcast by Rai Uno in May 2014.
    More Details Hide Details A new version of the album was released in November 2014 for the hispanophone market. The new edition includes a duet with Thalía in "Sino a ti", a new version of "Entre tu y mil mares", featuring Melendi, and a re-recording of "Donde quedo solo yo", performed with Alex Ubago. The latter was also recorded under the title "Jo sempre hi seré", becoming Pausini's first Catalan song. This version was included in El disc de La Marató 2014, a compilation album related to the telethon organized by Catalan channel TV3, with the purpose to raise money against cardiovascular diseases.
  • 2013
    Age 38
    Starting from December 2013, Pausini promoted her greatest hits album through The Greatest Hits World Tour, giving concerts in her native Italy, as well as in other European countries, in Latin America, in the United States and in Canada.
    More Details Hide Details The tour also included performances during the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile and the Feria del Hogar in Peru.
    In November 2013, Pausini also released a greatest hits album, titled 20 - The Greatest Hits in Italian and 20 – Grandes éxitos in Spanish.
    More Details Hide Details The album was preceded by the single "Limpido"—"Limpio" in Spanish—recorded with Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Other singles from the album include the new tracks "Se non te" and "Dove resto solo io", released for the Italian market, and the revamped versions of "Víveme" and "Se fue", featuring Alejandro Sanz and Marc Anthony, respectively.
    On 1 June 2013 Pausini took part in the Chime for Change concert at Twickenham Stadium in London, supporting the global campaign of the same name for girls' and women's empowerment.
    More Details Hide Details Pausini performed the songs "Io canto" and "It's Not Goodbye". During the same year, she appeared as a featured artist on the track "Sonríe (Smile)", included in American singer Gloria Estefan's album The Standards.
    On 26 February 2013, in order to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of her career, Pausini released a medley including the original versions in Italian, Spanish and English of the song which launched her career in 1993, "La solitudine".
    More Details Hide Details The track was launched as a limited-edition digital single, available for purchase for a week only.
  • 2012
    Age 37
    On 25 June 2012, Pausini took part in the mega-concert Concerto per l'Emilia, organized to raise funds in support of the people affected by the 2012 Northern Italy earthquakes.
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    In 2012 Pausini also recorded an Italian-language duet with Josh Groban, "E ti prometterò", included in his album All That Echoes, released in February 2013.
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    The CD included in the new edition of Inedito also features a live medley performed by Pausini on New Year's Eve 2012, as well as a duet with Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute on the track "Las cosas que no me espero", released as a single in Spain and the Americas.
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  • 2011
    Age 36
    In order to promote the album, Pausini engaged the Inedito World Tour, starting with 11 shows in Italy in late December 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The tour reached Latin America in January and February 2012. The European leg of her tour visited the principle arenas of France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, and concluded at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The album also spawned the singles "Non ho mai smesso" / "Jamás abandoné", "Bastava" / "Bastaba", "Mi tengo", "Le cose che non-mi aspetto" / "Las cosas que no me espero" and "Celeste". The song "Troppo tempo" was originally chosen as the sixth and last single of the album, but when Pausini discovered her pregnancy she changed her mind to "Celeste".
    The title and the track list of the album were announced through Pausini's website on 10 September 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The first single from the album, "Benvenuto" / "Bienvenido", was released on 12 September 2011.
  • 2010
    Age 35
    On 30 December 2010, Pausini announced her eleventh studio album, Inedito / Inédito, released both in Italian and Spanish on 11 November 2011.
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  • 2009
    Age 34
    In the meanwhile, on 5 March 2009, Pausini began her World Tour 2009 in Turin, which reached Europe in May 2009 and then South America and the United States in autumn 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The last leg of the tour took place in Italy in November 2009. A CD of the tour, along with a DVD, was released on 27 November 2009 with the title Laura Live World Tour 09 / Laura Live Gira Mundial 09. The album also includes three new song, the singles "Con la musica alla radio" / "Con la musica en la radio", "Non sono lei" / "Ella no soy" and "Casomai" / "Menos mal".
    On 21 June 2009, Pausini organized a mega-concert in the San Siro Stadium in Milan, raising money to support the victims of the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake.
    More Details Hide Details The concert, named Amiche per l'Abruzzo, involved 43 Italian female singers and was later released on a DVD, which sold 250,000 copies in Italy.
    Pausini grew up listening to Aznavour's songs, and in a January 2009 interview on France 2's Vivement Dimanche hosted by Michel Drucker, Aznavour said of Pausini, seated by his side after a live duet performance of "Paris au mois d'août," that "she knows the lyrics my songs better than me." In November 2009 Primavera in anticipo went on to win Best Female Album at the Latin Grammy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010 Pausini also won the Lo Nuestro Award for Female Artist of the Year.
  • 2008
    Age 33
    Also in late 2008, French chansonnier Charles Aznavour and Pausini recorded Aznavour's 1965 song "Paris au mois d'août" for Aznavour's Duos album, both in French as well as the Italian version "Parigi in agosto".
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    Pausini spent the first months of 2008 recording her tenth studio album, Primavera in anticipo / Primavera anticipada.
    More Details Hide Details The Spanish language edition of the album was released on 11 November 2008, while the Italian language edition was released in Italy on 14 November 2008. The album was preceded by the single "Invece no" / "En cambio no", released on 24 October 2008 and promoted with an appearance in Piazza Trinità dei Monti in Rome on 14 November 2008. The album also features the single "Primavera in anticipo (It Is My Song)" / Primavera anticipada (It Is My Song)", a duet with British singer-songwriter James Blunt.
  • 2007
    Age 32
    On 8 November 2007, the album won Best Female Pop Vocal Album at the Latin Grammy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Laura dedicated the award to the memory of Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Later on during the show she sang "Vivere (Dare to Live)" alongside Italian singer Andrea Bocelli.
    On 2 June 2007, Laura Pausini was the first female artist to play at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, in front of a crowd of 70,000 spectators.
    More Details Hide Details On 30 November 2007, the concert was released on CD and DVD, under the title San Siro 2007.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    In Summer 2006, Pausini played a Juntos en concierto tour with Marc Anthony and Marco Antonio Solís, consisting of 20 concerts throughout the United States.
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    In November 2006, Pausini released the album Io canto / Yo canto, consisting of covers of Italian pop rock songs.
    More Details Hide Details On the album liner notes, Pausini wrote: "here is the music I listen to when I'm at my saddest, or when I feel a moment is special, the songs I used to sing as a young girl when I first started performing, and above all those which taught me to love music, and how music can move you so deeply, regardless of its genre or style". The album also features duets with Tiziano Ferro, Juanes and Johnny Hallyday. It debuted at number one on the Italian Albums Chart and held the top spot for 8 non-consecutive weeks. It also became the best-selling album of 2006 in Italy, selling 500,000 copies in less than two months.
    – Commander Order of Merit of the Italian Republic: Awarded the third highest civil honour in Italy, by President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi on 6 February 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Television ^ Sources indicate different locations for Pausini's birth—The Comunes of Faenza and Solarolo, Ravenna, Italy. One state source, The Presidency of the Italian Republic, cites Faenza as the location of her birth. In media interviews, however, Pausini consistently names Solarolo as her birthplace. Solarolo is located 5 miles from Faenza.
    At the 2006 Lo Nuestro Award, Pausini was nominated in the sections Album of the Year for Escucha, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for "Viveme" and won the award for Best Female Pop Artist.
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    In 2006 she also became the first Italian female artist to win a Grammy Award, receiving the accolade for Best Latin Pop Album for the record Escucha.
    More Details Hide Details She has been honoured as a Commander Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, and as a World Ambassador of Emilia Romagna. The elder of two daughters, Laura Pausini was born in Faenza, in the Province of Ravenna, Italy, to Fabrizio Pausini and Gianna Ballardini. She grew up in Solarolo, a small comune in the same region. After becoming a piano bar artist, he encouraged Pausini to start performing as a singer.
  • 2005
    Age 30
    Pausini made a guest appearance on Michael Bublé's 2005 live album Caught in the Act, singing a duet with Bublé of Lou Rawls' hit "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine".
    More Details Hide Details The duet was placed on both the audio CD, and the full concert DVD that aired on PBS as an episode of Great Performances.
    The concerts she gave at the Zénith de Paris on 22 and 23 March 2005 were filmed and released as a live album in November 2005, titled Live in Paris 05.
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    In January 2005, Pausini started a new tour to promote the album.
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    Its Spanish version later won Best Female Pop Vocal Album at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2005 and Best Latin Pop Album at the 48th Grammy Awards, making Pausini the first Italian female artist to win a Grammy Award.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    In October 2004 Pausini released her eight studio album, Resta in ascolto, and its Spanish-language counterpart, Escucha. Influenced by international artists including Phil Collins and Celine Dion, the recording is on the subject of a break-up and was written in 2002, during her separation from her ex-boyfriend and producer Alfredo Cerruti.
    More Details Hide Details The album features the song "Mi abbandono a te", co-written by Pausini, Rick Nowels and Madonna. It also includes the Biagio Antonacci-written ballad "Vivimi", whose Spanish-language version, "Viveme", won a Billboard Latin Music Award in 2006 for Female Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year, and the single "Benedetta passione", penned by Italian rock-star Vasco Rossi. Well received by music critics, the album is mainly focused on themes of anger, bitterness, desire for independence and interior peace, but also features a song about the Iraq War, in which Pausini sings about Ali Ismail Abbas, a boy who was severely injured in a nighttime rocket attack near Baghdad in 2003. The album debuted at number one on the Italian Albums Chart and sold 350,000 copies in Italy.
  • 2003
    Age 28
    In 2003 Luciano Pavarotti invited her for the second time to the "Pavarotti and Friends" concert, where they duetted again in "Tu che m'hai preso il cuor".
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  • 2002
    Age 27
    Between 2002 and 2005 Pausini was romantically involved with her new manager, Gabriele Parisi.
    More Details Hide Details She is currently engaged with the Italian guitarist, composer, music producer and former singer Paolo Carta. On 15 September 2012, Pausini confirmed through her official Facebook page that she was expecting her first child with her partner Paolo Carta. Their daughter, Paola, was born on 8 February 2013. Pausini describes herself as a Roman Catholic woman, but expressed doubts about Roman Church's position on various themes, including contraception, abortion and premarital sex. In September 2000 she explained her position during an interview to the Italian newspaper la Repubblica:
  • 2001
    Age 26
    In 2001, Pausini started working with producers such as Patrick Leonard and John Shanks on her first English-language album, From the Inside.
    More Details Hide Details Released in Canada, Mexico and the United States by Atlantic Records on 5 November 2002, the album did not get the expected success, selling 50,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen-Soundscan. The album singles "Surrender" and "If That's Love" reached the top spot on the Hot Dance Club Songs Chart, but Pausini, disappointed at her English-language debut being ignored in the U.S. outside the club scene, abandoned the promotion for From the Inside. The album was later released in Europe too, selling 800,000 copies worldwide.
    During the concert she gave in Milan on 2 December 2001 as part of the tour, Pausini also recorded her first live video album, titled Live 2001-2002 World Tour and released on 30 November 2002.
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    Supported by the 2001/2002 World Tour, which started in Miami on 19 October 2001, the greatest hits became one of Pausini's biggest commercial successes, selling 700,000 copies in Italy and 800,000 copies in France.
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    Pausini's first international greatest hits album was released in 2001, both in an Italian-language version and in a Spanish-language edition, titled The Best of Laura Pausini: E ritorno da te and Lo mejor de Laura Pausini: Volveré junto a ti, respectively.
    More Details Hide Details The first single, "E ritorno da te"—"Volveré junto a ti" in Spanish—was accompanied by a music video shot by Italian film director Gabriele Muccino. The album also includes the single "Una storia che vale" and features guest appearances by Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil in "Seamisai" and by Italian singer Nek, who plays bass in "Non c'è".
    At the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards, the record received two nominations for Best Female Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album, while Pausini and Alfredo Cerruti were in the shortlist for Producer of the Year.
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    Tra te e il mare received a nomination for Album of the Year at the Premio Italiano della Musica, while Pausini was nominated for Best Female Artist during the same award ceremony, as well as in the first edition of the Italian Music Awards, held in February 2001.
    More Details Hide Details A Spanish-language version of the album, titled Entre tú y mil mares, was released shortly before the Italian-language edition, on 11 September 2000.
  • 2000
    Age 25
    In 2000, she recorded the song "The Extra Mile" for the soundtrack of the movie Pokémon 2000: The Power of One.
    More Details Hide Details The song was included in the album Tra te e il mare, released on 11 September 2000 and preceded by the homonymous single, written by Italian pop singer Biagio Antonacci. Other singles from the album include "Il mio sbaglio più grande", which was a top 20 hit in Italy, and "Volevo dirti che ti amo", whose Spanish-language version "Quiero decirte que te amo" peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart. The album also features the songs "Viaggio con te", which was composed for his father and which was awarded in 2001 with an Italian Lunezia Award for Best Songwriter of the Year, and "Per vivere", written from the point of view of a homeless child Pausini met in Rio de Janeiro and dedicated to two Brazilian children sponsored by her.
  • 1999
    Age 24
    In 1999 she also contributed the Richard Marx composition "One More Time" to the Message in a Bottle soundtrack.
    More Details Hide Details The track was produced by David Foster who was featured on piano.
    On 1 June 1999, she was one of the artists performing along with Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti in Modena during his annual "Pavarotti and Friends" concert.
    More Details Hide Details Pavarotti and Pausini duetted in the Italian version of the aria "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz", titled "Tu che m'hai preso il cuor", from Franz Lehár's operetta Das Land des Lächelns. The live performance was later included in the album Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Guatemala and Kosovo.
    To promote the album, Pausini began in early 1999 the La Mia Risposta World Tour '99, during which she performed in theatres throughout Europe.
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  • 1998
    Age 23
    In 1998, Pausini released her fourth studio album, La mia risposta, together with its Spanish-language counterpart, Mi respuesta.
    More Details Hide Details The album, which included a song penned by Phil Collins, was dubbed by Italian music critics as a mature work, with influences from soul music, but, despite reaching the top spot of the Italian Albums Chart, it was a moderate commercial success, selling two million copies worldwide. The lead single from the album, "Un'emergenza d'amore", was released in September 1998, and was followed by "In assenza di te" and "La mia risposta", the latter being performed during the Festivalbar in 1999.
  • 1997
    Age 22
    On 1 March 1997, she launched from Geneva the World Wide Tour in support of the album, giving concerts in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, France, as well as in the United States, Canada and many American countries, including Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia and Mexico.
    More Details Hide Details It was Pausini's first international tour, during which she gave concerts in indoor arenas for the first time. In August of the same year, during the last night of the Festivalbar, she received the International Award for the success she achieved abroad.
    In February 1997 she was also invited as a guest to the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile.
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  • 1996
    Age 21
    In December 1996, Pausini was among the artists singing for Pope John Paul II during the Natale in Vaticano concert, a Christmas show held at the Paul VI Audience Hall.
    More Details Hide Details During the event, she performed a cover of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" and the song "Il mondo che vorrei".
    Following the success obtained by Pausini's debut Spanish album, her third studio set was released on 12 September 1996 both in Italian and Spanish, under the titles Le cose che vivi and Las cosas que vives, respectively.
    More Details Hide Details Starting from that moment, Pausini has recorded most of her songs both in her native language and in Spanish, in a practice that, according to Allmusic's Jason Birchmeier, has "come to define her career and compound her success". A special edition of the album was also released in Brazil, featuring three additional bonus tracks in Portuguese. The album was preceded by the single "Incancellabile", released to Italian radio stations on 26 August 1996 and titled "Inolvidable" in its version for the Hispanic market. Other singles from the album include the title-track "Le cose che vivi", whose Spanish-language version topped the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart, "Ascolta il tuo cuore", "Seamisai" and "Dos enamorados", which was not released in its Italian-language version. The album sold 3,500,000 copies worldwide and was certified Platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, for European sales exceeding 1,000,000 units. At the 9th Lo Nuestro Awards for Latin Music, Pausini was nominated for Pop Female Singer and Video of the Year for the Spanish-language version of "Le cose che vivi".
  • 1995
    Age 20
    Pausini left her hometown in 1995, when she moved to Milan with her partner, manager and producer Alfredo Cerruti Jr. Their relationship ended in 2002.
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    Pausini's first record for the British market was a self-titled compilation album released in 1995, including nine Italian-language hits and an English-language version of her first single, "La solitudine (Loneliness)", whose lyrics were adapted by Tim Rice. "La solitudine (Loneliness)" was initially set to be released as a single in the United Kingdom on 19 June 1995, but it was postponed and released in September of the same year.
    More Details Hide Details Both the album and the single obtained a very poor commercial reception, failing to enter the charts in the United Kingdom.
    In 1995 Pausini also received the World Music Award for Best Selling Italian Recording Artist and the Lo Nuestro Award for Best New Artist of the Year.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 19
    Thanks to these results, Billboard ranked Pausini the second female revelation of 1994, after Mariah Carey.
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    In 1994 she was also awarded with her second Telegatto, receiving the prize for Best Female Artist.
    More Details Hide Details In the meanwhile, she started an Italian tour to promote her album. During the same year, Pausini released her first Spanish-language album, Laura Pausini, a compilation of ten adapted versions of hits from her previous albums, issued by Dro Records. The record became the best-selling album of 1994 in Spain, where it was later certified diamond by the Association of Phonographic and Videographic of Spain for sales exceeding one million units. Pausini was the first non-Spanish artist to achieve this result. Following the commercial success obtained in the country, the Spanish Institute of Italian Culture awarded her a "Globo de Platino" for contributing in the spread of Italian culture in Spain. The album was successful in Latin America too, being certified platinum by the Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers, the Asociación Colombiana de Productores de Fonogramas and the Chilean division of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Moreover, the first four singles from the album, "La soledad", "Se fue", "Amores extraños" and "Gente", entered the top 30 on the Hot Latin Songs chart compiled by Billboard.
    During the summer of 1994, Pausini took part in the Italian itinerant TV show Festivalbar, reaching the final stage of the music competition and receiving the Premio Europa for her international success.
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    The single launched Pausini's second studio album, Laura, released in February 1994.
    More Details Hide Details According to CGD Records, the album sold 150,000 copies in Italy in its first week, with initial shipments of 200,000 units. It also peaked at number one on the Dutch Albums Chart and entered the charts in Belgium and Switzerland, selling three million copies worldwide and achieving gold and platinum status in Brazil and Argentina, respectively. Other singles from the album were "Gente", "Lui non sta con te" and "Lettera".
    In February 1994, Pausini participated for the second time in the Sanremo Music Festival, competing in the "Big Artists" section with her entry "Strani amori".
    More Details Hide Details The song ranked third in the competition, behind Aleandro Baldi's "Passerà" and Giorgio Faletti's "Signor tenente", and became a hit in Italy, in the Netherlands and in Flanders.
  • 1993
    Age 18
    Her eponymous debut album was released in Italy on 23 April 1993 and later became an international success, selling two million copies worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details Its follow-up, Laura, was released in 1994 and confirmed her international success, selling three million copies worldwide. During the same year, she released her first Spanish-language album, Laura Pausini, composed of ten adapted songs originally included in her previous works. The album was certified diamond by the Association of Phonographic and Videographic of Spain, making her the first non-Spanish artist to sell more than one million copies in Spain. As of 2014, she has released ten studio albums, two international greatest hits albums and two compilation albums for the Hispanic and Anglophone market only, respectively. She mostly performs in Italian and Spanish, but she has also recorded songs in English, French, Portuguese and more recently, Catalan. Her only English-language album, From the Inside, was released in 2002, but failed to satisfy commercial expectations both in North America and in the rest of the world. In 2006, her record Io canto was the best-selling album of the year in Italy.
    She rose to fame in 1993, winning the newcomer artists' section of the 43rd Sanremo Music Festival with her debut single "La solitudine", which became an Italian standard and an international hit, topping the charts in Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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    In September 1993, Pausini received a Telegatto for Revelation of the Year.
    More Details Hide Details In late 1993, the album was released in the rest of Europe, peaking at number three on the Dutch Albums Chart and reaching the top spot in Belgium. It also achieved commercial success in South America, being certified gold in Brazil and Argentina. Worldwide sales of Pausini's debut studio album exceed two million units. Moreover, "La solitudine" became a radio hit in Belgium and the Netherlands, it peaked at number five on the French Singles Chart and it reached the top spot of the Dutch Top 40 and of the Flemish Ultratop 50. The album also spawned the singles "Non c'è" and "Perché non torna più".
    After being admitted to the final, held on 27 February 1993, she won the competition, receiving 7,464 votes from the juries and beating Gerardina Trovato with "Ma non ho più la mia città", who took second place with 7,209 votes.
    More Details Hide Details The song also became a commercial success in Italy, peaking at number one on the Italian Musica e dischi singles chart in March 1993 and maintaining the top spot for three consecutive weeks, and it is still one of Pausini's best-known hits. Following the success obtained with her debut single, Pausini started working on her first professional album, Laura Pausini. The album was recorded while Pausini was still a high school student at the "Gaetano Ballardini" Institute of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy, where she got her diploma a few months after the release of her debut studio set. Released by CGD Records in May 1993, it reached the sixth position on the Italian Musica e dischi albums chart, selling 400,000 copies in Italy. The album was also promoted through an Italian outdoor tour during the summer of 1993.
    Pausini performed it for the first time on 23 February 1993, during the first semifinal of the contest.
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  • 1992
    Age 17
    Despite being declared joint winner with another contestant, Pausini was not allowed to compete in the Sanremo Music Festival 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Thanks to her performances in local singing competitions, Pausini was noticed by Italian producer and songwriter Angelo Valsiglio, who introduced her to manager Marco Marati. Valsiglio suggested to her "La solitudine", a song he wrote with Pietro Cremonesi and Federico Cavalli. Pausini's rendition convinced Valsiglio and Marati, who wanted Pausini to audition for some major labels. During one of the auditions, she met Fabrizio Giannini of Warner Music Italy's Compagnia Generale del Disco. After impressing him with a performance of an unreleased Mia Martini song, Pausini obtained her first recording contract, becoming one of the first artists discovered by Giannini, who later launched the careers of several Italian acts, including Irene Grandi. "La solitudine" was selected as one of the entries in the newcomer artists' section of the 43rd Sanremo Music Festival.
  • 1991
    Age 16
    In 1991 she participated in the Castrocaro Music Festival singing Liza Minnelli's "New York, New York", but she failed to reach the final stage of the competition.
    More Details Hide Details During the same year, she took part in another singing competition, Sanremo Famosi, which should have served as a selection for the newcomers' of the following Sanremo Music Festival.
  • 1987
    Age 12
    In 1987 she recorded her first demo album, produced by her father and released to promote her live shows.
    More Details Hide Details Titled I sogni di Laura, it consisted of eight covers and five new songs.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1985
    Age 10
    Her first live performance was on 16 May 1985, when she sang together with her father in a restaurant in Bologna.
    More Details Hide Details Since then, her father started giving her singing lessons and she continued to perform alongside him in local piano bars. In the meanwhile, she also started singing in a church choir.
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on May 16, 1974.
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