Rosalba Pippa (born 20 August 1982), better known by her stage name Arisa, is an Italian singer and actress.

Arisa
Arisa in 2012
Arisa in 2012
Background information
Birth nameRosalba Pippa
Born (1982-08-20) 20 August 1982 (age 39)
Genoa, Liguria, Italy
OriginPotenza, Basilicata, Italy
GenresPop
Occupation(s)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • television personality
  • writer
  • television judge
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
LabelsSugar Music

Early lifeEdit

Arisa was born in Genoa, Italy. A week after her birth, her family moved back to their original hometown, Pignola, a village a few kilometres from Potenza.[1] Her stage name is an acronym of her family members' names: A from her father, Antonio; R from her own name, Rosalba; I and S from her sisters, Isabella and Sabrina; and A from her mother, Assunta.[1]

In 1999, she won first prize in the Cantacavallo competition in Teggiano for her singing ability. The president of the jury, journalist and writer Bianca Fasano, personally delivered the cup.

CareerEdit

Arisa rose to fame after her participation in the Sanremo Music Festival 2009.[1] She placed first in the newcomers' section and won the Mia Martini Critics Award with her entry, "Sincerità". In early 2009, she released her first album, also titled Sincerità. In January 2010 she released her second album, Malamorenò. In late 2011 she starred as judge in the fifth season of the Italian version of The X Factor, broadcast on Sky Uno.[2]

In February 2012, Arisa returned to the Italian musical scene, performing her single "La notte" in the Sanremo Music Festival. The song placed second in the competition[3] and it later topped the Italian Singles Chart.[4] It was also included in her third studio album, Amami, which was released on 15 February 2012.[5]

In February 2014, Arisa won the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Controvento".

The album Una nuova Rosalba in città was released on 8 February 2019[6] and Ero romantica on 26 November 2021.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
ITA
[7]
SWI
[8]
Sincerità 5 94
Malamorenò
  • Released: 19 February 2010
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
23
Amami
  • Released: 15 February 2012
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6
Se vedo te
  • Released: 20 February 2014
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3
Guardando il cielo
  • Released: 13 February 2016
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
16
Una nuova Rosalba in città
  • Released: 8 February 2019
  • Label: Sugar Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
22
Ero romantica
  • Released: 26 November 2021
  • Label: Pipshow
  • Formats: CD, digital download
36
[11]
"—" denotes albums that did not chart

Live albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
ITA
Amami tour
  • Released: 10 November 2013
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
17

CompilationsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
ITA
Voce - The Best of
  • Released: 25 November 2016
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
53
Controvento - The Best of
  • Released: 8 February 2019
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
72

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
[12]
SWI
[13]
"Sincerità" 2009 1 61 Sincerità
"Io sono"
"Te lo volevo dire"
"Malamorenò" 2010 4 61 Malamorenò
"Pace"
"La notte" 2012 1
  • FIMI: 4× Platinum[15]
Amami
"L'amore è un'altra cosa" 25
"Meraviglioso amore mio" 15 Amami tour
"Controvento" 2014 1 48 Se vedo te
"Quante parole che non dici"
"La cosa più importante"
"Guardando il cielo" 2016 19 Guardando il cielo
"Voce"
"Una notte ancora"
"Ho perso il mio amore" 2017 La verità, vi spiego, sull'amore
"Ho cambiato i piani" Nove lune e mezza
"Vasame" Naples in Veils
"Mi sento bene" 2019 17 Una nuova Rosalba in città
"Una nuova Rosalba in città"
"Tam Tam"
"Nucleare" (with Manupuma) 2020 Non-album single
"Ricominciare ancora"
"Potevi fare di più" 2021 16
"Quando" (with Michele Bravi)
"Ortica"
"Psyco"

As featured artistEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
[12]
SWI
[13]
"Fragili"
(Club Dogo featuring Arisa)
2014 1 Non siamo più quelli di mi fist
"L'esercito del selfie"
(Takagi & Ketra featuring Lorenzo Fragola and Arisa)
2017 4 53
  • FIMI: 3× Platinum[14]
Non-album single
"DJ di m****"
(Lo Stato Sociale featuring Arisa and Myss Keta)
2019
"Rincontrarsi un giorno a Milano"
(La Scapigliatura featuring Arisa)
2020
"Coro azzurro"
(Gli Autogol e Dj Matrix featuring Arisa e Ludwig)
2021 50

AwardsEdit

Year Award Nomination Work Result
2009 Sanremo Music Festival Newcomers[16] "Sincerità" Won
Newcomers' Critics Award "Mia Martini"[17] Won
Newcomers' Press, Radio & TV Award[18] Won
Assomusica Award[19] "Sincerità" Won
Mogol Award Best Lyrics[20] "Sincerità" Nominated
Wind Music Awards Revelation of the Year[21][22] Herself Won
Venice Music Awards Revelation of the Year[23] Herself Won
2010 TRL Awards Best Look[24] Herself Nominated
Mogol Award Best Lyrics[25] "Pace" Nominated
Premio Videoclip Italiano Best Video by a Female Artist[26] "Malamorenò" Nominated
2012 Sanremo Music Festival Big Artists[3] "La notte" 2nd place
Big Artists Press, Radio & TV Award[27] Won
Lunezia Award Lunezia Award for Sanremo[28] "La notte" Won
2014 Sanremo Music Festival Big Artists[29] "Controvento" Won
2016 Sanremo Music Festival Big Artists "Guardando il cielo" 10th place
2019 Sanremo Music Festival Big Artists "Mi sento bene" 8th place
2021 Sanremo Music Festival Big Artists "Potevi fare di più" 10th place

FilmographyEdit

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Tutta colpa della musica Chiara
The Worst Week of My Life Martina
A Monster in Paris Lucille Italian dub; voice role
2012 Colpi di fulmine Tina
2013 Despicable Me 2 Lucy Wilde Italian dub; voice role
2017 Nove lune e mezza Pregnant woman Cameo appearance
Despicable Me 3 Lucy Wilde Italian dub; voice role
La verità, vi spiego, sull'amore Paola
2019 Lady and the Tramp Gilda Italian dub; voice role
2021 Adda passà 'a nuttata Cashier Short film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Sanremo Music Festival 2009 Contestant Winner in the section "Nuove proposte"
2010 Victor Victoria: Niente è come sembra Regular guest Italian talk show
2011–2012; 2016 The X Factor: Italy Coach Italian talent show (seasons 5–6; 10)
2012 Sanremo Music Festival 2012 Contestant Runner-up with the song "La notte"
2014 Sanremo Music Festival 2014 Contestant Winner with the song "Controvento"
2015 Sanremo Music Festival 2015 Host Annual music festival
Monte Bianco: Sfida Verticale Contestant Italian game show; contestant
2016 Sanremo Music Festival 2016 Contestant 10th place with the song "Guardando il cielo"
2018 Amici di Maria De Filippi Judge Italian talent show (season 18)
2019 Prodigi: La musica è vita Judge Italian talent show (season 4)
2020 Il cantante mascherato Contestant Italian talent show (season 1)
2020–2021 Amici di Maria De Filippi Singing teacher Italian talent show (season 20)
2021 Sanremo Music Festival 2021 Contestant 10th place with the song "Potevi fare di più"
Ballando con le Stelle Contestant Italian talent show (season 16)
2022 Il cantante mascherato Judge Italian talent show (season 3)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2009-02-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (in Italian)
  2. ^ "Elio, Arisa, Ventura e Morgan a X Factor". TGCOM (in Italian). 18 July 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b Maria Volpe. "Il televoto alla fine incorona Emma Tre ragazze sul podio del Festival". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Top Digital Download - Classifica settimanale dal 27/02/2012 al 04/03/2012" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Amami, il nuovo disco di Arisa" (in Italian). Varesenews.it. 15 February 2012. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  6. ^ Sanremo: Arisa, sono cambiata e "Mi sento bene" (in Italian) Claudia Fascia @ANSI.it, 28 January 2019, visited 19 Dec 2020
  7. ^ Italian Albums peak positions:
  8. ^ "Swiss Charts - Arisa - Albums" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Certificazione Album fisici e digitali dalla settimana 1 del 2009 alla settimana 16 del 2012" (PDF) (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  10. ^ "Certificazione Album fisici e digitali dalla settimana 1 del 2009 alla settimana 23 del 2012" (PDF) (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  11. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 48 (dal 26.11.2021 al 02.12.2021)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 4 December 2021.
  12. ^ a b Peak positions on the Italian Singles Chart:
  13. ^ a b "Swiss Charts - Arisa - Songs" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h "Italian single certifications – Arisa" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 22 November 2013. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Arisa" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli" under "Sezione".
  15. ^ "Certificazione Singoli Digitali dalla settimana 1 del 2009 alla settimana 2 del 2014" (PDF) (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  16. ^ Alessandra Vitali (20 February 2009). "Una pornostar irrompe nuda sul palco. Si chiude la gara dei giovani: vince Arisa". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  17. ^ "Sanremo 2009: tra le Proposte è Arisa a vincere il Premio della Critica" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 21 February 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  18. ^ "Afterhours vincono premio della critica" (in Italian). Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana. 21 February 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  19. ^ "Sanremo: Arisa vince il premio Assomusica Casa Sanremo" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  20. ^ "Il Premio Mogol". Newsic.it. 28 May 2009. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  21. ^ "Wind Music Awards: il 6 e il 7 Giugno – Arena di Verona" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  22. ^ "Backstage Arisa a RadioItaliaLive" (in Italian). Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  23. ^ Alberto Pagan (28 July 2009). "Venice Music Awards 2009 - Tutte le immagini della serata" (in Italian). NonSoloCinema.com. Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  24. ^ Martina Guastella (7 April 2010). "Trl Award: Lady Gaga, Arisa e il Premio Best Look". Newnotizie.it. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  25. ^ "Musica: Il Premio Mogol assegnato ex-aequo a Simone Cristicchi e Edoardo Bennato" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 4 June 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  26. ^ "Premio Videoclip Italiano 2010: continuano le votazioni" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  27. ^ "Sanremo 2012: Samuele Bersani vince il premio della critica" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  28. ^ "Arisa, Nomadi, Venditti, Subsonica e Annalisa tra i vincitori del Premio Lunezia 2012" (in Italian). RAI. 10 July 2012. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  29. ^ Alessandra Vitali (23 February 2014). "Sanremo, vince Mengoni". la Repubblica (in Italian). Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by Sanremo Music Festival
Winner

2014
Succeeded by