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Name: Zucchero  
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Date of Birth: 25th September 1955
Place of Birth: Roncocesi, Italy
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Zucchero (Italian for "sugar") is an Italian rock singer. He was born Adelmo Fornaciari on September 25, 1955 in the Italian province Reggio Emilia and has since become one of the most famous Italian singers.

He is probably best known internationally for the song Senza Una Donna. He commenced his musical career in 1970 with his first single in 1976, and his first album in 1983. His music, both in Italian and in English, is largely inspired by gospel, blues and rock music, and alternates between syrupy ballads and more rythmic boogie-like pieces. He sang several duets, in public or on disc, with Joe Cocker, Miles Davis, Paul Young, Sting, Luciano Pavarotti, and Johnny Hallyday.

European hit singles include Il Volo, Cosi Celeste, Baila (sexy thing), Diamante (featuring soul singer Randy Crawford) and Wonderful World (with Eric Clapton). Zucchero's 2004 album ZU & Co, which features duets with among others Miles Davis, Paul Young, Sheryl Crow, The Cranberries's Dolores O'Riordan, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Brian May and Sting has sold millions of copies throughout Europe and the world.

Selected discography

  • Zucchero and the Randy Jackson Band (1985)
  • Rispetto (1986)
  • Blue's (1987)
  • Snack bar Budapest original movie soundtrack (1988)
  • Oro incenso & birra (1989)
  • Zucchero sings his hits in English (1990)
  • Zucchero (1991)
  • Zucchero Live at the Kremlin (1991)
  • Miserere (1992)
  • Diamante (1994)
  • Spirito divino (1995)
  • The best of Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari's greatest hits (1996)
  • Bluesugar (1999)
  • Overdose d'amore the ballads (1999)
  • Bluesugar & Whitechristmas (1999)
  • Shake (2001)
  • ZU & Co (2004)
  • ZU & Co live at the Royal Albert Hall - may 6 2004 (2004)
  • ZU & CO - American edition (2005) #84 US

External link

  • Official Website (requires Macromedia Flash) website in Italian
  • Un po' di Zucchero

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