about laura pausini

Laura Pausini was born on 16 May 1974 in Solarolo (Ravenna).

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Takes part in the Sanremo Festival - New Artists category with the song "La Solitudine" and wins first prize.
Releases the album "Laura Pausini" (Warner Music). The album stays in the Italian Top Ten for a whole year, and tops the charts in Benelux before the end of 1993, followed by a worldwide release.
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Takes part in the Sanremo Festival - Established Artists category, with the song "Strani Amori" and wins third prize.
Releases the album "Laura" (Warner Music).
Releases the album "Laura Pausini" (Warner Music) in Spanish, a collection of hits taken from her first two albums.
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Releases the album "Laura Pausini" for the English-speaking markets, a collection of hits including "Loneliness", the English version of "La Solitudine", lyrics by Tim Rice, writer of "Evita" and "Jesus Christ Superstar").
Receives the Italian Festivalbar award as Best International Artist.
Receives the "World Music Award" (European Grammy - Montecarlo) as "Best Selling Italian Artist".
Receives the "Lo Nuestro Award" (Miami) as "Best New Spanish Language Artist on the American Market".
Receives an award at the Institute of Italian Culture in Madrid, from the Italian ambassador in Spain, for her "contribution to spreading Italian popular culture in Spain", and for being the "All-Time Best Selling International Artist in Spain". Ranks second in the Billboard chart of "Best New Female Artists of 1994" (behind Mariah Carey)
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Releases the album "Le Cose che Vivi" (Warner Music), also available in Spanish under the title "Las Cosas que Vives" (Warner Music), which includes "Il Mondo che Vorrei / El Mundo che Soñé" written single-handedly by Laura for Unicef.
Receives the "I.F.P.I. Platinum Europe Award" in Brussels.
Receives a Latin Grammy nomination in the Best Video category for "Las Cosas Que Vives".
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Her first world tour kicks off: the "Laura Pausini World Wide Tour '97". Takes part in the "Christmas at the Vatican" concert, and sings before Pope John Paul II.
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Releases the album "La Mia Risposta" (Warner Music), also made available in the Spanish version "Mi Respuesta" (Warner Music) on the same date. The album includes the song "Looking for an angel", written for Laura by Phil Collins.
Performs at Barbra Streisand's wedding party event singing "Seamisai".
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Embarks on the "Laura Pausini - World Tour 1999".
Contributes to the soundtrack of the film "Message in a bottle", starring Kevin Costner and Paul Newman (Atlantic Records) with the song "One More Time" (written for her by Richard Marx).
Takes part in the "Pavarotti & Friends" concert, performing "One more time" and "Tu Che M'hai Preso il Cor" in a duet with Pavarotti.
The VHS "Video Collection" (Warner Music Video) is released, which includes all Laura's videos to date.
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Publishes the album "Tra Te e il Mare / Entre Tu y Mil Mares", which includes "Per vivere / Vivire", dedicated to the street children Laura adopted in Brazil and who now live in the "Romao de mattos duarte" children's home in Rio.
Contributes to the soundtrack of the motion picture "Pokemon 2000: The Power Of One" (Atlantic Records) with the song "The Extra Mile", written by Tina Arena and produced by Christina Aguilera's production team.
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Takes part in the Sanremo festival as guest superstar.
Publishes "The Best of Laura Pausini: E Ritorno da Te" (Warner Music), also available in the Spanish version "Lo Mejor de Laura Pausini - Volveré Junto A Ti", which includes 2 previously unreleased tracks: "E Ritorno Da Te / Volveré Junto A Ti" and "Una Storia Che Vale / Dos Historias Iguales", as well as rearranged versions of her major hits (including "Se Ami Sai / Cuando Se Ama", recorded with Gilberto Gil). Duets with José el Francés on the song "Dime", included in her "Best Of" collection in Spain and Latin America, and in the flamenco singer songwriter's album "Jugando al Amor" album. Releases a "Platinum" version of "The Best Of Laura Pausini: E ritorno da te" for the Brazilian market, which also includes the song "Speranza", theme song in Italian of the soap opera "Terra nostra 2: la speranza".
The world tour "Laura Pausini live 2001" kicks off, which takes her to consistently sold-out sports halls and arenas around the world.
Receives 4 Latin Grammy Award nominations (including "Best Female Pop Album" category)
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Records the duet "Sei Solo Tu" with Nek, for Nek's album " Le Cose Da Difendere", in both the Italian version and the Spanish version "Tan Solo Tu".
Releases "Laura Pausini – Live 2001/2002 World Tour", her first DVD, recorded live in Milan on December 2, 2001.
Releases the album "From The Inside" (Atlantic Records) in the US, which follows up on the single "Surrender", which reaches the top of the dance and club charts ahead of artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston and Justin Timberlake.
Performs at the Nobel Prize awards ceremony in Oslo.
Performs in Los Angeles at a benefit concert for the families of the fire fighters who died in New York on 9/11, with Kevin Spacey and Alejandro Sanz.
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The album "From The Inside" (Atlantic Records) is also released in Italy.
Sings with Céline Dion, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz and Shakira on "Todo Para Ti", a song written and performed by Michael Jackson for the families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York.
The song "E Ritorno Da Te / Volverè Junto A Ti" wins an "Ascap Latin Award" as "Best Pop Ballad of 2002".
Duets with Hélène Segara on the song "On N'oublie Jamais Rien, On Vit Avec", included in French singer's album "Humaine".
Takes part in the "Pavarotti & Friends" concert, performing "Il Mondo Che Vorrei" and the duet "Tu Che M'hai Preso il Cor" with Pavarotti.
Makes a guest appearance on Elio e le Storie Tese's album "Cicciput", on the song "Pagano".
Receives an invitation from the Milan Università Cattolica and takes part in a meeting-debate with students as a positive role model for Italian youth.
Collaborates with "Intervita" Miami and takes part in a campaign in support of needful Latin American children, alongside Gloria Estefan and Shakira.
Receives a letter of thanks from Kofi Annan for her contribution to aid initiatives endorsed by the United Nations.
Spokesperson in France for the "Femmes face au sida" campaign against AIDS, under the auspices of Princess Stephanie of Monaco.
The compilation "The Hit" is released in South Africa, which includes the year's best-selling songs, among which "It's Not Goodbye", performed by Laura with Seal and Sean Paul.
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Spokesperson for NPH Italia's TV campaign supporting distance adoptions, "Nuestros pequenos hermanos", with the song "Il Mondo Che Vorrei".
Spokesperson for L.i.l.a. in raising funds for the fight against Aids.
Takes part in Amnesty International's campaign against violence on women, and works to promote HPV testing among European women.
The album "Resta in Ascolto"/"Escucha" (Atlantic Records) is released world-wide. Among other tracks, the album includes the song "Vivimi"/"Viveme" written by Biagio Antonacci, "Benedetta Passione"/"Bendecida passion" by Vasco Rossi, and "Mi Abbandono A Te"/"Me abandono a ti" by Madonna.
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The "Laura Pausini – World Tour 2005" kicks off.
Subscribes to Amnesty International's "Control Arms" project, a multi-level campaign against the diffusion of armaments, and light weapons in particular.
Takes part in the "Live 8" in Rome, and performs a selection of songs including "Il mondo che vorrei" and "Tra te e il mare". Also, she duets with Claudio Baglioni on "Mille giorni di te e di me" and Renato Zero and Baglioni again on "I migliori anni della nostra vita".
Duets with Sin Bandera on "Como Tù, Como Yo" included in Sin Bandera latest album.
Duets with Ray Charles on "Surrender To Love", included in the great American artist's posthumous album "Genius&Friends"
Duets with Michael Bublé on "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" recorded at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles and included in Bublé's album "Caught in the Act".
Receives the "Premio TourFestivalbar2005" award, for having held over 60 shows around the world.
Receives the "El premio de la Gente 2005 / Latin Music Fan Awards" in Los Angeles, in the "Best female solo act / band" category.
Wins the Latin Grammy Award in Los Angeles for her album "Escucha"(Spanish version of "Resta in ascolto"), voted Best Female Pop Vocal Album.
Releases the "Live in Paris 2005", CD+DVD. This is Laura's first live CD.
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Wins the Grammy Award at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for her album "Escucha" (Spanish version of "Resta in ascolto") in the "Best Latin Pop Album" category.
The award garners her the public compliments of Italian President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, from whom she receives the title of "Commendatore" of the Italian Republic.
Appears at the Sanremo Festival as superstar guest and performs "She - Uguale a Lei", a rearranged version of the classic "She" by Charles Aznavour, adapted to Italian by Laura herself. The song, only downloadable online, reaches the top of the Internet downloads chart.
Wins the "Lo Nuestro" Award in Miami as "Female pop Artist of the Year".
The song "Viveme", performed by Laura Pausini and written by Biagio Antonacci, receives two ASCAP Latin Music Awards in Los Angeles, as "Best Pop Ballad/Song" and "Best Soap Opera Theme Song" for the Latin American production "La Madrastra"
The song "Viveme" wins the Ascap Award as "Best Soap Opera Theme Song", and is also acknowledged as one of the best pop ballad/songs of the year.
In April, Laura wins a Billboard award in the "Latin Airplay Song of the Year - Female" category with "Viveme" (Spanish version).
Over the summer she takes part in the "Juntos en concierto" tour of the United Staes, with Marc Anthony and Marco Antonio Solis: 20 sold-out dates in major US cities, in prestigious venues such as the Madison Square Garden in New York
On 10 November her new album "Io canto"/"Yo canto" is released in Italian and Spanish, preceded on 13 October by the single of the same title. The record is released in 47 countries.
It will prove to be the top-selling album in Italy in 2006.
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Laura is nominated for a "Lo Nuestro" Award as "Female Pop Artist of the Year".
Wins Platinum Telegatto for Excellency, in addition to a Telegatto as Best Performer.
Duets with Miguel Bosé on the song "Te Amaré", included in the Spanish artist's new album "Papito".
Following the incredible success obtained worldwide, on 2 June she becomes the first female artist to hold a concert at the San Siro stadium in Milan (capacity 70,000) which is sold out for the occasion.
Duets with Andrea Bocelli at the Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico. The song "Dare To Live / Vivere" is included in Bocelli's "Best Of" album released at the end of 2007.
Receives the "Best Selling Italian Artist" award at the World Music Awards for "Io canto".
Wins a Latin Grammy Award in Las Vegas in the "Best Female Pop Vocal Album" category for "Io Canto" (Spanish version)
On 30 November, the "Laura Pausini - San Siro 2007" DVD/CD is released in 47 countries, featuring the sold-out concert held on June 2, 2007 in Milan. On November 27 "Fai quello che sei - Io Canto" is released, an exclusive diary of the memorable event, with an extensive collection of pictures.
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Wins three Gold Telegatto awards as Best Vocalist of the year, for the Best Album ("Io Canto"), and Best Tour
Receives two Wind Music Awards 2008 for the CD and DVD of the San Siro concert.
Performs in front of an audience of over 30,000 on occasion of the Luciano Pavarotti tribute concert-event at the Saint-Cloud park in Paris.
Takes part in Salute Petra, a memorial and benefit concert in memory of Luciano Pavarotti on the day of his birthday in Petra, Jordan.
Proceeds are devolved to UNHCR and WFP to aid the return of Afghan refugees to their country.
For the occasion, she performs "Il mondo che vorrei" and duets with Andrea Bocelli on "Vivere", and with Jovanotti on "Caruso".
Receives a Latin Grammy Award nomination in the "Best Recording of the year" category for "Vivere/Vive Ya", recorded with Andrea Bocelli.
On 14 November her new album is released worldwide. "Primavera in anticipo" (Spanish version: "Primavera anticipada") contains 14 new originals and is preceded by the single "Invece, no" (Spanish version: "En cambio no").
The CD, released by Atlantic (Warner Music), is also available in the Spanish version, and includes an evocative duet with James Blunt.
The album stays for 2 months at # 1 of Italian National Charts and it is 6 time platinum.
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On March 5th “Laura Pausini Wourld tour” kicks off from Tourin and takes her to the most important venues in Italy, USA, Canada, Latin America and Austrialia.
21 June – “Amiche per l’Abruzzo”, the unique event organized by Laura herself takes place at San Siro stadium in Milan. All the Italian female singers (more than 50) participate to this concert to gather founds for the Abruzzo region seriously damaged from the recent earthquake.
Thanks to this more than 1 million euro have been donated for the reconstruction of Abruzzo.
Wins another Latin Grammy for “the best female popo vocal album” with the Spanish version of “Primavera in anticipo” (Primavera anticipada).
She opens the Latin Grammy’s TV show singing “En cambio no” with the choreography of “Le Reve”.
On November “Laura live” cd/dvd is released preceded by the single “Con la musica alla radio”. The cd contains 3 unreleased studio tracks and gathers all the emotions of the long tour.
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Wins together with the other 2 songwrites, Paolo Carta and Niccolò Agliardi, the ASCAP Latin Awards in the "pop ballads" category for the song "En cambio no".
Wins the "Lo Nuestro" awards as "Female pop Artist of the Year". This prize is given by the network Univision to the most representative artists of latin music.
To celebrate the 50th birthday of the famous Brasilian artist Renato Russo, recently passed away, Warner Music Brasil releases a compilation of his duets. Laura participates to this project with the song "Strani amori".
Participates to the project "Voices Unidas for Chile" singing in the song "Gracias a la vida" with other international artists such as Shakira, Michael Bublè, Juanes and Miguel Bosè. The project was created by Beto Cuevas to collect founds in favour of the Chilean people struck by a terrible earthquake.
Receives the award as "Best selling Female Italian Artist" at the World Music Awards for the sales of year 2009.
On June 22nd a double DVD of the concert "Amiche per l'Abruzzo" is released.
The double DVD is the # 1 of the DVD National charts just after the release with incredible sales of 200,000 copies.
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On 1° January she announces her return to the music scene at the end of 2011.
On 11° September she presents her first new single "Benvenuto" ("Bienvenido" in the spanish version), waiting for the release of the new album "Inedito" that will be out on November 11th, 2011. Starting 22nd December she'll start performing all around the world with her Inedito World Tour.
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In order to promote the album, Pausini engaged the Inedito World Tour, starting with 11 shows in Italy in late December 2011.
The tour reached Latin America in January and February 2012. The European leg of her tour visited the principle arenas of France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Holland, and concluded at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The album also spawned the singles "Non ho mai smesso" / "Jamás abandoné", "Bastava" / "Bastaba", "Mi tengo" and "Le cose che non mi aspetto".
On 25 June 2012, Pausini took part in the mega-concert Concerto per l'Emilia, organized to raise funds in support of the people affected by the 2012 Northern Italy earthquakes. During the show, Pausini dueted with Cesare Cremonini, performing a cover of Lucio Dalla's "L'anno che verrà".
It was confirmed by Pausini that the DVD of the tour is being released on November 27 2012, in both Italian and Spanish. They were recorded, respectively, in Bologna on April 17 and in Madrid on April 20 2012. However, the CD that will be released together with the DVD is the same Inedito/Inédito released one year before, with a Medley Pausini performed on New Year's Eve 2012 and a duet with Carlos Baute on the track Las cosas que no me espero.