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Biography of Laura Pausini

Five years have gone by since that date of 26 February 1993 when a teenage girl from Solarolo, a small town near Ravenna, won the "young performers" category at the Sanremo music festival with a song entitled La Solitudine. At the time it seemed a victory like any other, but in reality it was the birth of a sensation. Laura has now recorded four albums and sold more than 10 million records worldwide.
The figures are staggering. Her first album, Laura Pausini, which came out following her Sanremo victory with La Solitudine, has to date sold more than 2 million copies. Released in Europe, Australia and Japan, it has topped the charts in Italy and many other countries around the world. For the English-speaking market, she recorded a special version of the track La Solitudine with lyrics by Tim Rice. Her second CD, Laura, was an even more sensational success, launched in 1994 with the single Strani Amori which won her third place at Sanremo, this time in the "big" category. To date the album has sold 4 million copies. Released in 37 countries, it topped the charts in Italy and in many other countries in Europe and the rest of the world. A collection of the first two albums in Spanish entitled Laura Pausini became a cult album in Spain, North America and South America (in Spain alone it sold 1 million copies). Amores Estranos won the exceptional honour of first place in the Billboard rankings of Hot Latin Tracks. This prestigious magazine's charts hailed Laura as the female revelation of 1994, second only to Mariah Carey. On the strength of that success, in May 1995 she won the Lo Nuestro prize in Miami, Florida as the best emerging Romance language singer in the US charts. In October that year, at the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid, the Italian Ambassador to Spain presented Laura with a platinum globe as the first non-Spanish singer to have sold more than 1 million copies. A few months earlier, in Montecarlo, Laura had received the World Music Award. In view of her status as an international artist, the album Le Cose Che Vivi was released in three different versions: one in Italian, one in Spanish and one in Portuguese (specifically for the Brazilian market, where she has sold some 500,000 records without ever having carried out any kind of promotion). Laura has also written her own songs in conjunction with her usual songwriter Cheope. Alfredo Cerruti is responsible for artistic production together with Dado Parisini, who also wrote the arrangements. Laura's sonorities are always highly polished and she has even recorded tracks with the London Symphony Orchestra. She has enjoyed the collaboration of some of the best known studio musicians in pop rock, including bassist Nathan East and drummer Steve Ferrone, who regularly play with Eric Clapton and Phil Collins. In 1997 she won a new I.F.P.I. Platinium Award for her 1996 European sales. For Laura, this marked the beginning of a period of reflection and growth, which found expression in the songs on her new album La mia risposta. So what's her latest challenge? Perhaps the United States...
In 1999 she took part in the annual show organised by Pavarotti in Modena and sang Tu che m'hai preso il cuor as a duet with the world-famous tenor. In 2000 she released her fifth album Tra te e il mare, which has also been recorded in a Spanish version.

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Biography of Laura Pausini

Five years have gone by since that date of 26 February 1993 when a teenage girl from Solarolo, a small town near Ravenna, won the "young performers" category at the Sanremo music festival with a song entitled La Solitudine. At the time it seemed a victory like any other, but in reality it was the birth of a sensation. Laura has now recorded four albums and sold more than 10 million records worldwide.
The figures are staggering. Her first album, Laura Pausini, which came out following her Sanremo victory with La Solitudine, has to date sold more than 2 million copies. Released in Europe, Australia and Japan, it has topped the charts in Italy and many other countries around the world. For the English-speaking market, she recorded a special version of the track La Solitudine with lyrics by Tim Rice. Her second CD, Laura, was an even more sensational success, launched in 1994 with the single Strani Amori which won her third place at Sanremo, this time in the "big" category. To date the album has sold 4 million copies. Released in 37 countries, it topped the charts in Italy and in many other countries in Europe and the rest of the world. A collection of the first two albums in Spanish entitled Laura Pausini became a cult album in Spain, North America and South America (in Spain alone it sold 1 million copies). Amores Estranos won the exceptional honour of first place in the Billboard rankings of Hot Latin Tracks. This prestigious magazine's charts hailed Laura as the female revelation of 1994, second only to Mariah Carey. On the strength of that success, in May 1995 she won the Lo Nuestro prize in Miami, Florida as the best emerging Romance language singer in the US charts. In October that year, at the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid, the Italian Ambassador to Spain presented Laura with a platinum globe as the first non-Spanish singer to have sold more than 1 million copies. A few months earlier, in Montecarlo, Laura had received the World Music Award. In view of her status as an international artist, the album Le Cose Che Vivi was released in three different versions: one in Italian, one in Spanish and one in Portuguese (specifically for the Brazilian market, where she has sold some 500,000 records without ever having carried out any kind of promotion). Laura has also written her own songs in conjunction with her usual songwriter Cheope. Alfredo Cerruti is responsible for artistic production together with Dado Parisini, who also wrote the arrangements. Laura's sonorities are always highly polished and she has even recorded tracks with the London Symphony Orchestra. She has enjoyed the collaboration of some of the best known studio musicians in pop rock, including bassist Nathan East and drummer Steve Ferrone, who regularly play with Eric Clapton and Phil Collins. In 1997 she won a new I.F.P.I. Platinium Award for her 1996 European sales. For Laura, this marked the beginning of a period of reflection and growth, which found expression in the songs on her new album La mia risposta. So what's her latest challenge? Perhaps the United States...
In 1999 she took part in the annual show organised by Pavarotti in Modena and sang Tu che m'hai preso il cuor as a duet with the world-famous tenor. In 2000 she released her fifth album Tra te e il mare, which has also been recorded in a Spanish version.

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trasp.gif (837 byte)

Italica is a Rai International production. The material displayed on this site is protected by copyright and is available for informative purposes only