Enrico Ruggeri

Enrico Ruggeri (born 5 June 1957) is an Italian singer-songwriter.

Enrico Ruggeri
Enrico Ruggeri - 2006
Enrico Ruggeri in 2006
Background information
BornJune 5, 1957 (age 61)
GenresAlternative rock[1][2], rock[3], pop rock[3][4]
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1972 - present

Biography

A native of Milan, Ruggeri made his debut in the 1970s with the punk band Decibel.[5] In 1981 he began the career as a sole singer and established as a songwriter: his most famous success in this latter role is "Il mare d'inverno" ("The Sea in Winter"), brought to chart by Loredana Bertè.

He won the Sanremo Music Festival twice: in 1987 singing "Si può dare di più" ("You can give more") together with Gianni Morandi and Umberto Tozzi and in 1993 singing "Mistero" ("Mystery"). He represented Italy at Eurovision Song Contest 1993 with the song "Sole D'Europa" ("Sun of Europe").

In 2016 Decibel reformed and went on to participate in the 2018 edition of the Sanremo Music Festival. A special performance of their song "Lettera dal Duca" during one of the festival nights featured Midge Ure on vocals and guitar.

Ruggeri is a well-known supporter of Inter Milan.

Discography

Albums

  • 1977: Punk (with Decibel)
  • 1980: Vivo da re (with Decibel)
  • 1981: Champagne molotov
  • 1983: Polvere
  • 1984: Presente studio-live
  • 1985: Tutto scorre
  • 1986: Difesa francese
  • 1986: Enrico VIII
  • 1987: Vai Rouge (live)
  • 1988: La parola ai testimoni
  • 1989: Contatti
  • 1990: Il falco e il gabbiano
  • 1991: Peter Pan
  • 1993: La giostra della memoria
  • 1994: Oggetti smarriti
  • 1996: Fango e stelle
  • 1997: Domani è un altro giorno
  • 1998: La gente con alma (in Spanish)
  • 1999: L' isola dei tesori
  • 2000: L' uomo che vola
  • 2001: La vie en rouge (live)
  • 2002: La vie en rouge (re-packaging with two new songs)
  • 2003: Gli occhi del musicista
  • 2004: Punk prima di te
  • 2005: Amore e guerra
  • 2006: Cuore muscoli e cervello
  • 2007: Il regalo di Natale
  • 2008: Rock show
  • 2009: L'ultima follia di Enrico Ruggeri
  • 2009: Il regalo di Natale (re-packaging of "L'ultima follia di Enrico Ruggeri" with three new songs)
  • 2010: La ruota
  • 2012: Le Canzoni Ai Testimoni
  • 2013: Frankenstein
  • 2014: Frankenstein 2.0
  • 2015: Pezzi di vita
  • 2016: Un viaggio incredibile
  • 2017: Noblesse Oblige (with Decibel)

References

  1. ^ Rock Impressions - Recensioni - Enrico Ruggeri
  2. ^ Rock Impressions - Recensioni - Enrico Ruggeri
  3. ^ a b Enrico Ruggeri at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  4. ^ Storiaradiotv.it (ed.). "Enrico Ruggeri". Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  5. ^ Bonacich, Drago. "Biography: Enrico Ruggeri". AMG. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Eros Ramazzotti
with "Adesso tu"
Sanremo Music Festival
Winner

1987
Succeeded by
Massimo Ranieri
with "Perdere l'amore"
Preceded by
Luca Barbarossa
with "Portami a ballare"
Sanremo Music Festival
Winner

1993
Succeeded by
Aleandro Baldi
with "Passerà"
Preceded by
Mia Martini
with Rapsodia
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
1993
Succeeded by
Jalisse
with Fiumi di parole
Esmer Yarim

"Esmer yarim" ("My darling brunette") was the Turkish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, held in Millstreet, Ireland. The song was composed and sung by Burak Aydos.

The song was performed second on the night of the contest, following Italy's Enrico Ruggeri with "Sole d'Europa" and preceding Germany's Münchener Freiheit with "Viel zu weit". The song received 10 points, placing 21st in a field of 25.

The song was succeeded as Turkish representative at the 1995 contest by Arzu Ece with "Sev".

Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993

Italy was represented by Enrico Ruggeri, with the song '"Sole d'Europa", at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 15 May in Millstreet, Ireland. The song was chosen internally by broadcaster RAI; Ruggeri was the winner of the 1993 Sanremo Music Festival, but RAI decided against sending his winning song "Mistero" to Eurovision.

Following the 1993 contest, RAI withdrew from Eurovision for the following three years. They made a brief reappearance in 1997, but then withdrew again until 2011.

Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Italy participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "No Degree of Separation" written by Federica Abbate, Francesca Michielin, Cheope, Fabio Gargiulo and Norma Jean Martine. The song was performed by Francesca Michielin. Italian broadcaster Radiotelevisione italiana (RAI) announced in October 2015 that the winning performer(s) of the Big Artists section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2016 would have the right to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden. The selected performer would also be given the right to choose their own song to compete with at Eurovision. The group Stadio ended up winning the Big Artists section, however they declined the opportunity to represent Italy in Stockholm. RAI then appointed the runner-up, Francesca Michielin, as the Italian entrant. Michielin performed a bilingual Italian and English version of her Sanremo runner-up entry "Nessun grado di separazione", which was titled "No Degree of Separation" at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

As a member of the "Big 5", Italy automatically qualified to compete in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Performing in position 6, Italy placed sixteenth out of the 26 participating countries with 124 points.

Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Italy participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Italian broadcaster RAI announced in October 2017 that the winning performer(s) of the Big Artists section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2018 would earn the right to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal.

List of number-one hits of 1987 (Italy)

This is a list of the number-one hits of 1987 on Italian Hit Parade Singles Chart.

List of number-one hits of 1993 (Italy)

This is a list of the number-one hits of 1993 on Italian Hit Parade Singles Chart.

Loredana Bertè

Loredana Bertè (Italian pronunciation: [loreˈdaːna berˈtɛ]; born 20 September 1950) is an Italian singer. In her long career she has worked with prominent Italian songwriters such as Pino Daniele, Ivano Fossati, Mario Lavezzi, Mango and Enrico Ruggeri, among others. She has experimented with different genres, from rock to reggae, from funk to pop. Her sister Mia Martini was also a prominent singer. Bertè is known for the eccentric clothing she wears onstage for her performances.

Rapsodia (Mia Martini song)

"Rapsodia" (English translation: "Rhapsody") was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, performed in Italian by Mia Martini, one of Italy's most successful and celebrated female artists of all time, making her second appearance in the Contest after 1977's "Libera", which finished 13th in a field of 18 participating countries.

The song is a dramatic and despairing ballad, in which Martini sings about two "old lovers" who happen to meet in a bar. She sings that they have "left their families, betrayed their friends" as part of their quest for "another youth", still "they don't want advice about how to be happy". They ask themselves "who they really are", as they sit there "worn out, ashamed, yet sincere", wondering "why it all had to end", confessing that they can't get "this life" to work out. The entire situation is described as "this immense and hopeless rhapsody", and as the old lovers leave the bar – and each other – they both become "songs of once upon a time".

The song was performed nineteenth on the night, following Denmark's Kenny Lübcke & Lotte Nilsson with "Alt det som ingen ser" and preceding Yugoslavia's "Extra Nena" with "Ljubim te pesmama". At the close of voting, it had received 111 points, including 12 points from France, Finland, Norway and The Netherlands, 10 points from Cyprus and Iceland, and 8 points from Sweden and Portugal, placing it 4th in a field of 23, a considerably better result than in 1977.

"Rapsodia" was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1993 Contest by Enrico Ruggeri with "Sole d'Europa".

Three years after participating in the contest Martini unexpectedly died, at just 47 years old.

Ruggeri

Ruggeri is a surname, which may refer to:

Alessandro Ruggeri (b. 1990), Italian professional football player

Enrico Ruggeri (b. 1957), Italian singer-songwriter

Guido Ruggeri, Italian engraver

Oscar Ruggeri (b. 1962), Argentine football player

Paola Ruggeri (b. 1961), Miss Venezuela 1983

Paul Ruggeri (b. 1988), American gymnast

Ruggero Ruggeri (1871–1953), Italian actor

Telemaco Ruggeri (1876–1957), Italian actor and film director

Teresa Ruggeri, Italian operatic soprano

Rugeri or Ruggeri, 17th-century family of Italian violin makers

Ruggero Pasquarelli

Ruggero Pasquarelli (born 10 September 1993) is an Italian singer and actor. In 2010, he took part in the fourth series of the Italian talent show X Factor. He is also known for his performance as Federico in the Argentine telenovela Violetta and as Matteo Balsano in Soy Luna.

Sanremo Music Festival 1984

The Sanremo Music Festival 1984 was the 34th annual Sanremo Music Festival, held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, province of Imperia, between 2 and 4 February 1984 and broadcast by Rai 1.

The show was presented by Pippo Baudo, who also served as the artistic director, assisted by Iris Peynado, Elisabetta Gardini, Tiziana Pini and Edy Angelillo.The winners of the Big Artists section were Al Bano and Romina Power with the song "Ci sarà", while Patty Pravo won the Critics Award with "Per una bambola". Eros Ramazzotti won the Newcomers section with the song "Terra promessa"."Favola triste", sung by Silvia Conti, was disqualified because it turned out to be not unpublished. It was replaced with the song "Pomeriggio a Marrakech", sung by the duo I Trilli. Loretta Goggi, which was supposed to participate with the song "Un amore grande", retired at the last minute and was replaced by Pupo, who eventually ranked fourth.

Sanremo Music Festival 1986

The Sanremo Music Festival 1986 was the 36th annual Sanremo Music Festival, held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, province of Imperia, between 13 and 15 February 1986 and broadcast by Rai 1.

The show was hosted by Loretta Goggi, assisted by the trio Anna Pettinelli, Mauro Micheloni and Sergio Mancinelli, who at the time were the presenters of the musical show Discoring.The winner of the Big Artists section was Eros Ramazzotti with the song "Adesso tu", while Enrico Ruggeri won the Critics Award with the song "Rien ne va plus".Lena Biolcati won the "Newcomers" section with the song "Grande grande amore"

Sanremo Music Festival 1987

The Sanremo Music Festival 1987 was the 37th annual Sanremo Music Festival, held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, province of Imperia, between 4 and 7 February 1987 and broadcast by Rai 1.

The show was presented by Pippo Baudo, while Carlo Massarini hosted the segments from the Sanremo PalaRock, where a number of foreign guests performed.The winners of the Big Artists section were the trio consisting Gianni Morandi, Enrico Ruggeri and Umberto Tozzi with the song "Si può dare di più".Michele Zarrillo won the "Newcomers" section with the song "La notte dei pensieri", and Fiorella Mannoia won the Critics Award with the song "Quello che le donne non dicono".During the final night an ashen faced Baudo came out to announce the death of four-time Sanremo winner Claudio Villa.

Sanremo Music Festival 1993

The Sanremo Music Festival 1993 was the 43rd annual Sanremo Music Festival, held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, province of Imperia between 23 and 27 February 1993 and broadcast by Rai 1.

The show was presented by Pippo Baudo and Lorella Cuccarini.The winner of the Big Artists section was Enrico Ruggeri with the rock-pop song "Mistero", while Cristiano De André ranked second and won the Critics Award with the ballad "Dietro la porta". Laura Pausini won the Newcomers section with the song "La solitudine".After every night Rai 1 broadcast DopoFestival, a talk show about the Festival with the participation of singers and journalists. It was hosted by Alba Parietti and Pippo Baudo with Giancarlo Magalli, Marta Marzotto and Roberto D'Agostino. The theme song of the talk show was "Papà" by Mino Reitano and Gianni Ippoliti.

Sanremo Music Festival 2002

The Sanremo Music Festival 2002 was the 52nd annual Sanremo Music Festival, held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, province of Imperia, between 5 and 9 March 2002 and broadcast by Rai 1.

The show was presented by Pippo Baudo, assisted by Manuela Arcuri and Vittoria Belvedere. Baudo also served as the artistic director of the Festival.The winner of the Big Artists section was the band Matia Bazar with the song "Messaggio d'amore". Daniele Silvestri won the Mia Martini Critics Award with the song "Salirò".Anna Tatangelo won the "Newcomers" section with the song "Doppiamente fragili".After every night, Simona Ventura and Francesco Giorgino hosted Dopofestival, a talk show about the Festival with the participation of singers and journalists.

Sanremo Music Festival 2003

The Sanremo Music Festival 2003 was the 53rd annual Sanremo Music Festival, held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, province of Imperia, between 5 and 9 March 2003 and broadcast by Rai 1.

The show was presented by Pippo Baudo, assisted by Serena Autieri and Claudia Gerini. Baudo also served as the artistic director of the Festival.The winner of the Big Artists section was Alexia with the song "Per dire di no". Sergio Cammariere won the Mia Martini Critics Award with the song "Tutto quello che un uomo".Dolcenera won the "Newcomers" section with the song "Siamo tutti là fuori".in addition to musical guests, the guests of this edition also included Sharon Stone, Mike Bongiorno, Valentino Rossi, Mario Cipollini, Enrico Montesano, Nino Frassica, Giorgio Panariello, Lino Banfi, Massimo Ghini. Nilla Pizzi received a career award and performed her hits "Vola colomba" and "Grazie dei fior".

Sanremo Music Festival 2010

The Sanremo Music Festival 2010 was the 60th annual Sanremo Music Festival, held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, province of Imperia, during the five nights between 16 February 2010 and 20 February 2010.

The show was broadcast by Rai 1 and presented by Antonella Clerici. Its artistic director was Gianmarco Mazzi.

As in most of the previous years, the competition was divided in two sections. The "Big Artists Section", including 15 established Italian artists, was won by Valerio Scanu with the song "Per tutte le volte che...", while the "Newcomers Section" was won by Tony Maiello, performing "Il linguaggio della resa".

For the first time, the rules of the festival were modified so that songs with lyrics in an Italian dialect or written by non-Italian writers were allowed to compete in the festival. Moreover, the songs performed by the artists competing in the newcomers' section were allowed to be released before the festival's first night.

Sole d'Europa

"Sole d'Europa" (English translation: "Sun of Europe") was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, performed in Italian by Enrico Ruggeri.

The song is a dramatic ballad, with Ruggeri asking the sun to bathe Europe in light in order that it might forget its troubles.

The song was performed first on the night, preceding Turkey's Burak Aydos with "Esmer yarim". At the close of voting, it had received 45 points, placing 12th in a field of 25.

Italy opted out of the 1994 Contest and in fact would not return at either of the two Contests after that. Thus, the song was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1997 Contest by Jalisse with "Fiumi di parole".

X Factor (Italian TV series)

X Factor Italia is a TV show which airs on prime time in Italy. The singing competition is the Italian version of Britain's The X Factor. It was hosted until Season 4 by Francesco Facchinetti, who has been replaced by Alessandro Cattelan since Season 5. While the first four seasons were aired on Rai Due, the second channel of Italian public television service, at the moment the show is broadcast on Sky Uno, the main channel of Sky Italy.

The judges, who all belong to the Italian and international music or television world, were 3 from Season 1 to Season 3 (when the categories were: Groups, 16-24, 25+). Since Season 4, the 16-24 category was split into two parts (Boys and Girls), following the British example, therefore the judges became 4.

The programme's success is witnessed by the number of singers who became famous after the show. Among the others we can notice Giusy Ferreri from Season 1, Noemi from Season 2, Marco Mengoni from Season 3, Ruggero Pasquarelli from Season 4, Francesca Michielin from Season 5, Chiara Galiazzo, Mahmood and Le Donatella from Season 6, Michele Bravi from Season 7, Lorenzo Fragola and Madh from Season 8, Enrico Nigiotti and Måneskin from Season 11.

After the huge success of the 12th season, won by the rapper Anastasio, the show was confirmed for a 13th edition.

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