The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of Italy is Italian Pizza and wine. But Italy has more to it than just wine and food. The country is filled with art and culture. It also has some of the most versatile singers in the world. Most of us would be surprised to know that Italian words are used to describe how music should be played. You must have heard words such as Cappella, Opera, Aria, Intermezzo, Concerto, Soprano, Adagio, Alto etc. All these words are Italian words, and we use them as musical terms to describe various things. The country has produced many famous singers and musicians, and some of them are:
Caruso is an opera singer, and he was quite remarkable in the opera houses in America and Europe. He has about 260 recordings which were commercially released between the years 1902 to 1920. Most of his songs are even available today, and many people still are interested to listen to his voice. He began singing in the church choir, and his mother encouraged him to pursue a career in singing. He had a phonogenic voice and also had a sweet yet manly voice. Caruso was one of the first classical singers to make numerous such records.
Pausini is a pop singer, and she released her debut album in the year 1993 and became an international celebrity, and she sold about two million copies of her debut worldwide. In the following year, she released another album called Laura, and she sold three million copies of that album. She has also sung many Spanish songs, and she was the first non-Spanish artist to sell more than a million copies of her album in Spain. She has won many awards like the Billboard Latin Music Award, Latin Grammy Awards, Best Latin Pop Album etc.
Bocelli is a famous Italian singer who was born with a weak eyesight and lost his sight in a football accident at the age of 12. He has about 15 solo studio albums, and he has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide. He has won many awards and has won the hearts of many people all over the world with his voice. Most of his albums have reached in the Top 200 in Billboard. Some of his famous records are Romanza, Time to say Goodbye, Sacred Arias etc.
Zucchero is the Italian word for sugar, and the singer has that as his stage name. Zucchero’s songs are mostly inspired by blues, soul, gospel and rock. He is popularly known as the father of Italian Blues. He has won many awards like the Wind Music Awards, Festivalbar, World Music Awards and he also has a Grammy Nomination. He has performed with many famous artists like Jeff Beck, Ray Charles, B.B King, Eric Clapton, Brain May etc.