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Laura Pausini, omri (Italian: [ˈlaura pauˈziːni]; born 16 May 1974) is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and record producer. As a child, she was encouraged by her father to join him during his performances in local piano bars. After competing in local singing contests, Pausini signed her first recording contract. 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.    Her eponymous debut album was released in Italy on 23 April 1993  and later became an international success, selling two million copies worldwide.

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Portrait of the Italian singer Laura Pausini showing a tattoo on her left arm. 1994

Portrait of the Italian singer Laura Pausini showing a tattoo on her left arm. 1994

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.

In 2004, Allmusic’s Jason Birchmeier considered Pausini’s sales “an impressive feat for someone who’d never really broken into the lucrative English–language market”.

 

The Italian singer Laura Pausini showing the prize received for third place in the Sanremo Music Festival. Sanremo, 1994

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During her career, she has won numerous music awards in Italy and internationally. She has earned the first and third place at the Sanremo Music Festival, two “Lunezia Awards”, ten Wind Music Awards, four awards at the Festivalbar, seven Telegatti and an MTV Italian Music Award. Internationally, she has won four awards at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival, three Lo Nuestro Awards, three Latin Grammy Awards, a Billboard Latin Music Award and six World Music Awards. 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.  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.

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 7: Musician Laura Pausini attends People En Espanol's ''Fiesta 2006'' in Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on October 7, 2006 New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/ Getty Images)

NEW YORK – OCTOBER 7: Musician Laura Pausini attends People En Espanol’s ”Fiesta 2006” in Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on October 7, 2006 New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/ Getty Images)

Biography

Childhood and early beginnings

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.   Her father is a former pianist  who also played as a sessionman for ABBA’s Frida Lyngstad and entered a band whose members later founded the Italian pop group Pooh.  After becoming a piano bar artist, he encouraged Pausini to start performing as a singer.  Her first live performance was on 16 May 1985, when she sang together with her father in a restaurant in Bologna.  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.

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In 1987 she recorded her first demo album, produced by her father and released to promote her live shows.  Titled I sogni di Laura, it consisted of eight covers and five new songs.  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.  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.  Despite being declared joint winner with another contestant,   Pausini was not allowed to compete in the Sanremo Music Festival 1992.

1993: Career breakthrough

Thanks to her performances in local singing competitions, Pausini was noted by Italian producer and songwriter Angelo Valsiglio, who introduced her the manager Marco Marati.  Valsiglio proposed 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 being discovered by Giannini, who later launched the careers of several Italian acts, including Irene Grandi.

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 7: Musician Laura Pausini attends People En Espanol's ''Fiesta 2006'' in Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on October 7, 2006 New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/ Getty Images)

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Pausini rose to fame in 1993, after winning the 43rd Sanremo Music Festival, annually held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, Italy

“La solitudine” was selected as one of the entries of the newcomer artists’ section of the 43rd Sanremo Music Festival. Pausini performed it for the first time on 23 February 1993, during the first semifinal of the contest.  After being admitted to the final, held on 27 February 1993, she won the competition, receiving 7,464 votes by the juries and beating Gerardina Trovato with “Ma non ho più la mia città”, who took second place with 7,209 votes.  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.

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