Sunday, June 23, 2013

Eros Ramzzzotti

Eros Luciano Walter Ramazzotti was born on October 28,1963 in Cinacitta, in Rome Italy. He was named after Eros the Greek god of love.

Eros learned to play guitar at the age of 7, and began writing music when he was a teenager with the help of his father who loved to play the piano. 

Eros wanted to attend a musical conservatory, but failed the admission examination, and studied bookkeeping.

Eros worked as an occasional extra in films, but wanted a career as a pop star.   

In 1981, he participated in a music contest called Voci Nuove di Castrocaro (New Voices of Castrocaro) with a song he wrote called "Rock 80". Singer Zucchero (Sugar) won, but Eros reached the finals, and received votes from  Roberto Galanti and Baron Lando Lanni, who represented the recently launched Italian Label DDD, who gave Eros his first contract.  He then moved with his mother, and brother Marco to Milan in the same building as the record company.

In 1982, Eros released his first album, "Ad un amico" (To a Friend), which didn't do well. Eros then met Renato Brioschi, who mentored him, and helped him to achieve his first success at the Sanremo Festival in 1984. He won the Newcomers category with his song,  "Terra promessa" (Promised Land), and his music was released throughout Europe. 

Eros continued making successful albums, each selling in high volumes, and reaching the Gold, and Platinum status. He has also won awards for his work.

By April of 1990, record producer, Clive Davis advised Eros to do a concert at Radio City Music Hall.  He was the 1st Italian artist to perform to a sold out audience.  

Eros performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and on Good Morning America.

He has done duets with artists such as Tina Turner, Cher, Andrea Bocelli, Joe Cocker, Carlos Santana, Anastacia, Luciano Pavarotti, and Laura Pausini.

From the mid 90's on, Eros reached worldwide success, and has had very successful tours.

Eros has done some producing. He produced the album "Come fa Bene L'amore" (Feels Good To Love) for singer  Italian singer Gianni Morandi, and produced his own album.

Eros co-wrote a song on his second album which he recorded and originally called "Un Nuovo Amore" ("A New Love"). In 1988 he then re-recorded it in Spanish for the Spanish version of his album Musica e' (Music Is), and changed the name to "Completamente Enamorados" (Completely in Love).  Two years later, Latin Superstar, Chayanne recorded it, and released it as his first single on his Tiempo de Vals album which debuted at number 28 on the

Billboard Hot Latin Track, and then peaked at number 1 for 5 weeks.

Eros has sold over 55 million copies of his music, and on November 13, 2012, he released his latest album, called "Noi" (We). It contains 14 tracks with duets with Il Volo, Andy Garcia, Nicole Scherzinger, Club Dogo, and Hooverphonic.

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