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Raffaele Gualazzi

Raffaele Gualazzi - ©

born on 11/11/1981 in Urbino, Marche, Italy

Alias Raphael Gualazzi

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Raphael Gualazzi

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Raffaele Gualazzi (born 11 November 1981 in Urbino), better known as Raphael Gualazzi,[1] is an Italian singer and pianist.


Love Outside the Window

On 16 September 2005, Gualazzi released his first studio album, titled Love Outside the Window and distributed by Edel Music.[2][3]

In 2008, Gualazzi recorded a cover of "Georgia on My Mind" for the compilation Piano Jazz, released in France by Wagram Music.[4][5]

Sanremo Festival 2011

In September 2010 he released a self-titled digital EP in Italy and Europe.[6] The EP features a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" and three new songs written by Gualazzi,[7] including his first single, "Reality and Fantasy".[8][9] The song was later released in a remix version by British/French DJ Gilles Peterson.[10]

On 18 February 2011 he won the Sanremo Festival in the Newcomers section, the Critics' "Mia Martini" Award for Newcomers and the "Sala Radio-Tv" Award with the self-penned song "Follia d'amore".[11] The song is included in Gualazzi's second studio album, Reality and Fantasy, released on 16 February 2011 by Sugar Music.[12][13][14]

Eurovision Song Contest 2011

On 19 February 2011, Gualazzi was chosen among the participants at the Sanremo Festival 2011 to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held in Düsseldorf, Germany.[15] Gualazzi was the first Italian singer to represent the country since the Eurovision Song Contest 1997. "Madness of Love" finished second out of 43 participating countries with 189 points, 32 points behind the winning song "Running Scared".

Sanremo Festival 2013

On 13 December 2013, his participation in the "Big Artists" section in the Sanremo Music Festival 2013 is confirmed with the songs "Senza ritegno" and "Sai (ci basta un sogno)". His third studio album, Happy Mistake, is released on 14 February 2013. On 12 February 2013, during the first night of the Sanremo Festival, "Sai (ci basta un sogno)" is chosen as Gualazzi's song for the rest of the competition; the song finished in fifth position in the final.[16]

Sanremo Festival 2014

In 2014 he took part in the "Big Artists" section in Sanremo 2014 for the second year in a row, this time together with The Bloody Beetroots, with the songs "Liberi o no" and "Tanto ci sei". They took second place in the final with the song "Liberi o no".



  • Oceania - Tamatoa (2016)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Nomination Work Result
2011 Nastro d'Argento Best Original Song[17] "Follia d'amore" Nominated
2011 IMPALA European Independent Album of the Year Award European Independent Album of the Year[18] Reality and Fantasy Nominated


  1. ^ "Elenco Giovani 2011" (in Italian). RAI. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Love Outside the Window - Raphael Gualazzi - Jazz" (in Italian). Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Raphael Gualazzi - Love Outside the Windows" (in Italian). Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Raphael Gualazzi for Italy at Eurovision 2011". Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Raphael Gualazzi - Bio". Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "RAPHAEL GUALAZZI: due date ad ottobre per il giovane ed eccellente pianista, cantante e compositore" (in Italian). 9 October 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Andrea Conti (1 October 2010). "Amo la musica e le cose belle" (in Italian). TGCOM. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Raphael Gualazzi" (in Italian). 30 November 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  9. ^ ""Reality & Fantasy" di Raphael Gualazzi in radio da oggi" (in Italian). 17 December 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Raphael Gualazzi scaa le classifiche digitali" (in Italian). Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  11. ^ Mario Guglielmi (19 February 2011). "Festival Sanremo 2011, Raphael Gualazzi, triplo trionfo nei Giovani: "Mi sento un artigiano"". Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  12. ^ "Raphael Gualazzi "Reality And Fantasy"". Sugar Music. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  13. ^ "Musica/ Esce oggi 'Reality and fantasy' di Raphael Gualazzi" (in Italian). l'Unità. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "Raphael Gualazzi. Vincitore della categoria giovani del festival di Sanremo con 'Follia d'amore' e del premio della critica Mia Martini" (in Italian). ANSA. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  15. ^ "and finally... Italy is back with Raphael Gualazzi!!". Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  16. ^ Stefano Michero (17 February 2013). "Sanremo 2013: la classifica finale, la giuria di qualità era per Elio, Malika e Gualazzi". 
  17. ^ Pietra Caccavo (27 May 2011). "Nastri d'argento 2011: Moretti è il più votato". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "21 by Adele wins the IMPALA European Independent Album of the Year Award". IMPALA Independent Music Companies Association. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 

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