Irene Grandi

Irene Grandi (born 6 December 1969) is an Italian singer and songwriter.

Irene Grandi
Irene Grandi in 2007
Irene Grandi in 2007
Background information
Born (1969-12-06) 6 December 1969 (age 50)
Florence, Italy
GenresPop, Rock, Soul, Blues
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, television personality, author
InstrumentsElectric guitar, Acoustic guitar, Tambourine
Years active1992–present
LabelsWarner Music Group
Atlantic Records
CGD Eastwest
Carosello
3esessanta
Columbia Records
Sony Music
Websitewww.irenegrandi.it

During her career she has sung in Spanish and has performed duets in German, French, Indian and in African languages, selling around 5 million records and earning 9 top-ten albums and 6 top-ten singles of which one number-one on the Italian music charts.[1][2] She has participated five times at the Sanremo Music Festival gaining the podium in 2000. Grandi has performed for six times at the Festivalbar, conquering twice the platform and winning the Radio Awards. In the 2009 she has won a Wind Music Award, and in 2011 a Sanremo Hit Award.

BiographyEdit

Irene Grandi was born in Florence.

She debuted in the Sanremo Music Festival in the category New Proposed with "Fuori", in 1994, which was later won by Andrea Bocelli, who was also debuting the same year.[3]

Her first album, Irene Grandi, contained songs written with Eros Ramazzotti ("Sposati subito") and Jovanotti ("T.V.B.").[4] In 1995, her second album, In vacanza da una vita, was released. It contained such songs as "In vacanza da una vita" and "Bum bum". These albums were followed up by Per fortuna purtroppo, Verde rosso e blu, Kose da Grandi, and Indelebile among others.

In 2000, she placed second in the Sanremo Music Festival with a song written together with Vasco Rossi.[5]

She performed lead vocals on the song "Blue", the closing track on French producer Hector Zazou's 2003 album Strong Currents.[6]

In 2004, she made her debut as television presenter with Marco Maccarini at the Festivalbar.[7]

She participated as a contestant in the 60th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival in 2010 with her song "La cometa di Halley" and again in 2015 with "Un vento senza nome".

She participated at the Sanremo Music Festival 2020 with the song "Finalmente io".[8]

DiscographyEdit

Albums

  • 1994 Irene Grandi
  • 1994 Irene Grandi (German Edition)
  • 1995 In vacanza da una vita
  • 1997 Per fortuna purtroppo
  • 1998 Irene Grandi (Spanish Version)
  • 1999 Verde rosso e blu
  • 2000 Verde rosso e blu (Special San Remo 2000)
  • 2001 Irek
  • 2002 Kose da Grandi (CD-ROM)
  • 2003 Prima di partire
  • 2004 Irene Grandi live '03 (CD live)
  • 2005 Indelebile
  • 2005 Irene Grandi LIVE (DVD Live)
  • 2007 IreneGrandi.HITS
  • 2008 Canzoni di Natale
  • 2010 Alle porte del sogno
  • 2012 Irene Grandi & Stefano Bollani
  • 2015 Un vento senza nome

Singles

  • 1993 – Un motivo maledetto
  • 1994 – Fuori
  • 1994 – Fuori (radio edit)
  • 1994 – Weil du unders bist
  • 1994 – Sposati subito
  • 1994 – Tvb
  • 1994 – Vai, vai, vai
  • 1994 – Cose da grandi
  • 1995 – Bum Bum
  • 1995 – In vacanza da una vita
  • 1995 – Dolcissimo amore
  • 1996 – Fai come me
  • 1997 – Che vita è
  • 1998 – Otto e mezzo
  • 1998 – Que vida es
  • 1998 – Primitiva
  • 1999 – Eccezionale
  • 1999 – Verde, rosso e blu
  • 2000 – La tua ragazza sempre
  • 2000 – Francesco
  • 2001 – Per fare l'amore
  • 2001 – Sconvolto così
  • 2003 – Prima di partire per un lungo viaggio
  • 2003 – Buon compleanno
  • 2005 – Lasciala andare
  • 2005 – Non resisto
  • 2007 – Bruci la città
  • 2008 – Sono come tu mi vuoi
  • 2008 – Bianco Natale
  • 2009 – Qualche piccolo ti amo
  • 2010 – La cometa di Halley
  • 2010 – Alle porte del sogno
  • 2015 – Un vento senza nome
  • 2015 – Casomai

FilmographyEdit

  • Il barbiere di Rio (1996) as Angel
  • L'apetta Giulia (2003) as Giulia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.viaggiatoriweb.it/2011/burkina-faso-%[permanent dead link] E2%80%A6 – going-and-return /
  2. ^ http://www.radioitalia.it/artista/irene_grandi/1.php
  3. ^ "Sanremo 1994 (44a Edizione)". hitparadeitalia.it.
  4. ^ "Discografia". irenegrandi.it. Archived from the original on 22 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Punto tutto sul fisico. E se non-vinco mi arrabbio". festivaldisanremo.com.
  6. ^ "Strong Currents". rhapsody.com.
  7. ^ "Al Festivalbar 2004 Irene Grandi". guide.supereva.it.
  8. ^ "Sanremo 2020: Ecco chi sono i 22 Big in gara della 70esima edizione del Festival". Coming Soon. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2020.

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