The food, the wine, the life. Italy is – not surprisingly – one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Venice, Roma, Piemonte, Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily. Italy’s cities and regions are just as versatile as the famous Italian singers. Moreover, it’s all about love.
The writing of music began in Italy. That’s why many Italian words are used to describe how music should be played. A Cappella, Aria, Opera, Concerto, Intermezzo, Soprano, Alto, Adagio are just a few examples of musical terms used in English. Guiseppe Verdi is one of the most famous opera composers, followed by Puccini, Donizetti and Rossini. But if we take a look at the 20th and 21st century, who are the most famous Italian singers? What are their famous songs, and when were they born? Let’s take a look at our – subjective – top 10 most famous Italian singers!
Top 10 famous Italian singers
- Zucchero – aka as Adelmo Fornaciari, September 25, 1955. Sold more than 40 million records worldwide. Mainly ballads
- Eros Ramazzotti – October 28, 1963. Very popular singer in Italy and the rest of Europe.
- Paolo Conte – January 6, 1937. Italian jazz singer, well known for his dreamy sound. ‘Max’ is a famous song
- Lucio Dalla – 4 March 1943 – 1 March 2012. Composer of the famous song ‘Caruso’
- Domenico Modugno – 9 January 1928 – 6 August 1994. Best known for his hit song “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”
- Laura Pausini – 16 May 1974. Very popular singer in Italy and the rest of Europe. Famous for her song “La Solitudine”
- Ennio Morricone – November 10, 1928. Not an Italian singer, but probably the most influential film composer of all time
- Andrea Bocelli – 22 September 1958, an Italian tenor, sold over 80 million records worldwide
- Luciano Pavarotti – 12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007, one of the most successful tenors of all time
- Enrico Caruso – February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921. Italian tenor. One of the greatest tenors of all time