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Tiziano Ferro was born in Latina on the 21st of February 1980. Since 2005 he moved to London.
Following the brilliant results achieved at the high school, Tiziano enrolled at the university where he attended two different Faculties: one year in engineering and then information and communication sciences, both in Rome. Much better the results achieved with music: 7 years of classical guitar, 1 year of drums and 2 years of piano.
In 1996, aged 16, he entered the local gospel choir, which helped him out in improving his vocal skills and pushed him to better know the black music.
On the '96 - '97 two year period, he also attended a school of dubbing and worked as speaker in a couple of local radio stations.
During the two following years he enrolled into the Sanremo Song Academy: the first year was a disaster as he didn't go further to the first week, while in 1998 he succeeded in getting one of the 12 finalists. Tiziano's performance attracted the attention of the producers Mara Majonchi and Alberto Salerno, who offered him a deal and started to work together; they teamed him up with several arranger until they finally found Michele Canova who is the one who finally understood and transformed Tiziano's ideas into the sought for sound. While the songs started to take shape, in 1999 Tiziano takes part to the Sottotono tour as a background vocalist.
In 2001 Tiziano signed a deal with EMI and in July of the same year he released his first single ever: the title of this single is "Perdono" and in matter of two months he finds himself on top of both the Italian singles sales chart and the airplay.
In brief, the stages of his career:
Albums and singles
"Perdono" (2001) - Single
Double Platinum in Italy, four consecutive weeks at #1 on both airplay and singles sales chart.
Platinum in Belgium, 5 weeks at # 1 on the singles sales chart.
Gold in Germany, France, Spain and Switzerland.
Gold in Holland, Norway and Sweden.
Achieved #1 in Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Turkey and Spain, #2 in Austria and Germany, #3 in France, TOP 5 in Sweden, TOP 10 in Greece and TOP 20 in Denmark and Norway.
It's #3 on the Music and Media Year End Chart, after Eminem and Shakira.
"Rosso Relativo" (2001) - Album
Released in 42 countries, not just in Europe and Latin America but all over the world, from Japan to South Africa, from Middle East to Taiwan.
Triple Platinum in Italy, more than 7 months in the TOP 10 and more than a year on the album sales chart.
Double Platinum in Switzerland.
Platinum in Spain.
Gold in France, Belgium and Turkey.
The Spanish version entered the Mexican TOP 20 album sales chart.
"111" (2003) - Album
Contemporarily released in 40 countries.
More than 1 million copies sold worldwide.
Four times Platinum in Italy.
Double Platinum in Mexico.
Platinum in Colombia.
Gold in Spain, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile and Latin US.
Reached the Top of the Chart in Italy, Spain and Mexico.
"Sere Nere" (2003) - Single
Keep the #1 position on the Italian Radio Airplay hart for 9 consecutive weeks and becomes the most programmed single ever on the Italian radio.
The Spanish version of the single, "Tardes negras" also leads the album to massive sales in all of the Spanish speaking countries.
Awards and nominations
"Best New Artist" at the Italian Music Awards
"Best New Artist" at the Festivalbar
nominated as "Best New Artist" at the Latin Grammy
nominated as "Best single" at the German Grammy Awards
nominated as "Best New Artist" at the Swedish Grammy Awards
Best Italian Artist at the European MTV Awards
nominated as "Best Artist" at the MTV Latin Music Awards
"Best Male Artist" at the Mexican Grammy Awards
June 2006 three years after the release of his previous album "111" and 3 and a half million copies sold since his debut, it's released in more than 40 countries Tiziano Ferro's third album "Nessuno è solo".
The first single off the album is "Stop! Dimentica", an uptempo song that throw directly back into the 80's and is completely different from the rest of the album.
The album contains 11 songs, most of them beautiful, enthralling and breathtaking ballads