BORN TO PERFORM… THE IRENE GRANDI STORY

Our Blogger: Rhodora

Irene grandi, is one of the most talented Italian singers. She was born in Florence on December 6th 1969. Performing live...one of the great assets of Irene GrandiHer debut took place at the Sanremo Giovani Festival, where she won with the song “Fuori” (Outside). After her debut at Sanremo, everyone considered her as “The next big thing” on the Italian music stage. 

The second album “In vacanza da una vita” (On holiday from life) published in 1995, confirmed the talent of the singer, who sings a range of genres from sophisticated pop of ” Dolcissimo amore” (Sweet Love) to the energetic rock of “Bum Bum”. In the same period, Irene worked with another famous Italian Artist: Pino Daniele in a duet “Se mi vuoi” (If you want me). Irene and Pino also did a concert tour together the same year.

The single “Che vita è” (what a life), was on the top of the charts for more than a month. In 2000 the singer participated again at the Sanremo festival, but this time between against the big stars. She came second place with a song written for her by Vasco Rossi – “La tua ragazza sempre”. This artistic collaboration with Vasco Rossi continued in 2003 with the album “Prima di partire per un lungo viaggio”. Irene also had the possibility to lead the concert of Vasco Rossi at the San Siro stadium.

2006 was a sabbatical year for the Florentine artist, but she participated in the compilation “Innocenti invasioni” (innocent evasion), dedicated to Lucio Battisti. Subsequently, a concert for the deceased artist was also held in Rome.

This Year, for Christmas, Irene grandi had a big gift for all her fans. In fact on November 28th she published her new album where she sings all Christmas songs , from “Bianco Natale” (White Christmas), to Silent Night. Among the guests on the disc, in addition to the pianist Stefano Bollani, is actor Alessandro Gasman, who performs a duet in “Something stupid”, and also Jovanotti and Luca Carboni, who wrote two beautiful Christmas songs for her.

Here’s the track list of her new album:

1. Bianco Natale

2. O è Natale tutti i giorni

3. Qualche piccolo ti Amo (Somethin’ Stupid) feat. Alessandro Gassman

4. Canzone per Natale
5. Buon Natale a tutto il mondo
6. È Natale
7. Silent Night
8. Christmastime
9. Wonderful Christmas
10. Happy Christmas
11. Oh Happy Days
12. Wishing on a star