Ruggero Pasquarelli

Ruggero Pasquarelli (born 10 September 1993), known professionally as by the stage name Ruggero (stylised in all caps), is an Italian singer and actor. In 2010, he took part in the fourth series of the Italian talent show X Factor.[1] He is also known for his performance as Federico in the Argentine telenovela Violetta (2012–2015)[2] and as Matteo Balsano in Soy Luna (2016–2018).

Ruggero
Ruggero Pasquarelli in 2016.jpg
Born (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 29)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
  • TV presenter
  • dancer
Years active2010–present
Musical career
Genres
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
Labels

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Ruggero Pasquarelli was born in his house, Abruzzo, on 10 September 1993, to Bruno and Antonella Pasquarelli, and he grew up in Città Sant'Angelo, a town in the province of Pescara.[3][4] As a child, he took guitar and acting lessons.[3] In 2008, Pasquarelli started taking singing lessons, and since 2009 he also studied piano.[3] He has a brother named Leonardo Pasquarelli. In high school, Pasquarelli studied at the pedagogical liceo, and specialized in Arts and Entertainment.[4] While he was a high school student, he also became a singer of the local rock band 65013.[4]

X FactorEdit

In 2010, during his senior year of high school, Pasquarelli auditioned for the fourth series of the Italian talent show X Factor. As a result, he was chosen by Mara Maionchi as a member of the "Boys" category.[5] During the seventh live show, Pasquarelli finished in the bottom two for the first time, together with Cassandra Raffaele, but only Raffaele's judge, Elio, voted to eliminate Pasquarelli, and he was therefore saved.[6] He finished once again in the bottom two during the tenth live show. Pasquarelli was not allowed to perform during the final showdown, since he was 17 years old, and Italian laws don't allow performances of people under the age of majority after midnight. A pre-recorded performance was broadcast instead.[7] The judges vote resulted in a deadlock, and the public vote saved Nevruz, and Pasquarelli finished the competition in sixth place.[3][7]

X Factor series 4 performances and results
Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Result
Audition[8] Auditioner's choice "A me me piace o' blues" Pino Daniele Advanced
"Isn't She Lovely" Stevie Wonder
Bootcamp[9] "Moondance" Van Morrison
Home Visit "Home" Michael Bublé
Live Show 1[10][11] Mentor's choice "A me me piace o' blues" Pino Daniele Safe
Live Show 2[12][13] "The Great Pretender" The Platters
Live Show 3[14] "Tu Vuò Fà L'Americano" Renato Carosone
Live Show 4[15] Number-one songs "Per te" Jovanotti
Live Show 5[16] Mentor's choice "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Queen
Live Show 6[17] 1980s dance music "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" Barry White
Live Show 7[6] Italian hits of the 21st Century "7000 caffè" Alex Britti Bottom two
Final showdown "A me me piace o' blues" Pino Daniele Saved by judges
Final showdown – a cappella song "Honesty" Billy Joel
Live Show 8[18] Songs from films "Mambo Italiano" Rosemary Clooney Safe
Live Show 9[19] Mentor's choice "Crocodile Rock" Elton John Safe
Live Show 10[20] Television theme songs "Dove sta Zazà" Gabriella Ferri Bottom two
Final showdown "7000 caffè" Alex Britti Eliminated by public vote
Final showdown – a cappella song "Isn't She Lovely" Stevie Wonder

ViolettaEdit

In 2012, Pasquarelli landed the role of Federico in the Argentine telenovela Violetta.[21]

The first episode he appeared in was “An Approach, A Song” (season one, episode 56) until the series finale (season three, episode 80). He also took part in the European tour with all the cast.

Soy LunaEdit

In 2015, Pasquarelli was cast as the male protagonist Matteo Balsano in the Latin American Disney Channel telenovela Soy Luna. From 2016 until 2018 he displayed his role in all three seasons, consisting of 220 episodes. He also took part in the three Live Tours in 2017 and 2018, playing shows in Latin America and Europe. In 2017, he released his first self-written song called 'Allá voy' on the Soy Luna Soundtrack. In 2018, he released his second self-written song "Esta noche no paro" on the Soy Luna Soundtrack as well.

Solo singing careerEdit

On June 20, 2019, he released his first single "Probablemente", followed by the second single, "No Te Voy a Fallar", released on September 10, 2019. In addition, he announced the Nuestro Tour, a small tour that took place between October and December of the same year around South America. Also in 2019 he collaborated with MYA, a duo of South American singers, on the single "Apenas Son Las 12".

In March 2020, he signed with Sony Music Argentina.

On July 8, 2020, he released his fourth single titled "Puede", and on September 9 of the same year, his fifth single titled "Bella" was released. On October 9, 2020, he collaborated with Tres Dedos on a new song titled "Por Eso Estoy Aquì".[22] In the final months of 2020, he released two more singles: "Dos Extraños" on November 19, 2020, and "Mil Razones" on December 17, 2020.

On April 24, 2021, he announced that his self-titled debut album, Ruggero, would be released on April 29, 2021. On the month of the album's release, he released two other singles: "Úsame" with Dvicio on April 1 and "Si Tú No Estás" three days prior to the album's release. "Probablemente", "No Te Voy A Fallar" and "Apenas Son Las 12" were not included in the album.

The cover of "Senza una Donna" was released as single on October 21, 2021. On June 7, 2022, he released his second studio album, Volver a Cero, preceded by the singles, "Se Vive Solo Una Vida", "Ya Fue" and "Nos Dejamos Enseguida" with Fabro.

Personal lifeEdit

Since 2012, he resides and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He previously dated Camila co-star Candelaria Molfese from some point in 2014 until October 2020.

On October 7, 2021, the rumors of a relationship between Ruggero and Camila Orsi, a model and actress in her 25s, were confirmed. As of April 2022, they date each other but keep it under a low profile on social media. Camila even participated in Ruggero's single, “Dos Extraños”, which was released in November 2020.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010 X Factor Himself Competitor
2011 Social King Himself
2011–2012 In Tour Tom Main role
2012–2015 Violetta Federico Paccini Recurring role (seasons 1–2); main role (season 3)
2016–2018 Soy Luna Matteo Balsano Lead role; 220 episodes
2019 Argentina, tierra de amor y venganza Víctor "Toro" de Leone Main role (part 1)
Giancarlo de Leone Recurring role (part 1)
2021 Soy Luna: El último concierto Himself / Matteo Balsano Disney+ special
2022 Supernova June Main role

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details
Ruggero
Volver a Cero
  • Released: June 7, 2022
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
  • Label: Sony Music Argentina

SinglesEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released
Title Year Peaks Album
ARG
[23]
"Probablemente" 2019 Non-album singles
"No Te Voy a Fallar"
"Apenas Son Las 12
(featuring MYA)
"Puede" 2020 67 Ruggero
"Bella"
"Por Eso Estoy Aquí"
(with Tres Dedos)
Non-album single
"Dos Extraños" Ruggero
"Mil Razones"
"Úsame"
(with Dvicio)
2021
"Si Tú No Estás"
"Avventura"
(with Astol)
Amante
"Senza una Donna" Non-album single
"Se Vive Solo Una Vida" 2022 Volver a Cero
"Ya Fue"
"Nos Dejamos Enseguida"
(with Fabro)
"Duela Lo Que Duela"
"Se Jodió"
"Espejo"
"Sigo Aquí"
"Historial"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Album
"You Are Not Alone (International)"
(with Meredith O'Connor, Minzy, Reekado Banks, luliana beregoi, Di Ferrero, Kwaw Kese, Kodie Shane, Mary Wilson, Asees Kaur, Abbas Jaafar, Mackenzie Sol, Rebecca Black, Ar’mon&Trey, Syndee Winters, J3tt, Bedouine, Sound Sultan, Kim Se-hwang, Amanda Holley, TVTE and Maryse)
2021 Non-album promotional single
"Jodidamente"
(with Migrantes)
Sesión Acústica (Unplugged)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Argentina Stunner[24] Violetta Won
2016 Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite Actor[25] Soy Luna Won
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina Favorite Actor[26] Won
Viral Moment[26] Ruggelaria (shared with Candelaria Molfese) Won
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite Actor[27] Soy Luna Won
Tú Awards #El chico sexy Nominated
#La parejita más cute Ruggero Pasquarelli & Asia Fazio Nominated

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