Laura Pausini is an Italian Singer, songwriter, and television personality. She became famous in 1993 when she won the new artist section of the 43rd Sanremo Music Festival with her debut single “La solitudine”, which became an Italian standard and an international success. Pausini appeared as a coach in the Mexican and Spanish versions of the international reality singing competition The Voice, was a judge in the first and second series of La Banda, and is also a judge in the Spanish version of the international series The X Factor.
Laura Pausini Personal Life
Laura Pausini was born on 16 May 1974 in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy to Fabrizio Pausini and Gianna Ballardini. She has a younger sister named Silvia Pausini.
His father is a former pianist who also played as a session man for ABBA’s Frida Lyngstad and joined a group whose members later formed the Italian pop group, Pooh. After becoming a piano bar artist, he encouraged Pausini to perform as a singer.
Her first live performance was on May 16, 1985, when she sang with her father in a restaurant in Bologna. From then on, her father began giving her singing lessons and she continued to perform with her at local piano bars. In the meantime, she also started singing in the church choir.
Laura Pausini Career
In 1987, she recorded her first demo album, produced and released by her father for his live performances. Titled I Sogni di Laura, it consisted of eight covers and five new songs. In 1991, she participated in the Castrocaro Music Festival, singing “New York, New York” by Liza Minnelli, but did not make it to the final of the competition. In the same year, he participated in another song contest, Sanremo Famos, which should have been the rookie selection for the next Sanremo Music Festival. Although announced as a joint winner with another competitor, Pausini was not allowed to compete at the 1992 Sanremo Music Festival. Pausini was noticed by Italian producer and songwriter Angelo Valsiglio through performances at local singing competitions, who introduced her to manager Marco Marat. Valsiglio recommended her the song “La solitudine”, which he wrote with Pietro Cremones and Federico Cavalli. Pausini’s performance convinced Valsiglio and Marat, who wanted Pausini to attend an audience with a big label.
At one audition, she met Fabrizio Giannini of Warner Music Italy’s Compagnia Generale del Disco. After being unimpressed with Mia Martini’s performance of the song, Pausini received her first recording contract and became one of the first artists Giannini discovered, later launching the careers of several Italian actresses, including Irene Grandi. “La solitudine” was chosen as one of the proposals of the section of new artists of the 43rd Music Festival of Sanremo. Pausini performed it for the first time on February 23, 1993, the first night of the competition. After reaching the final, which took place on February 27, 1993, she won the competition with 7,464 votes from the jury, beating Gerardina Trovato with “Ma non ho più la mia città”, which came second with 7,209 votes. The song was also a commercial success in Italy and remains one of Pausini’s best-known hits. After the success of her debut single, Pausini began work on her first professional album, Laura Pausini. The album was recorded while Pausini was still in high school at the Gaetano Ballardini Institute of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy, where she received her diploma a few months after releasing her debut studio set. Released by CGD Records in May 1993, it sold 400,000 copies in Italy. In February 1994, Pausini participated in the Sanremo Music Festival for the second time, competing in the “Great Artists” section with “Strani amori”. The song placed third in the competition behind “Passerà” by Aleandro Baldi and “Signor tenente” by Giorgio Faletti and became a hit in Italy, the Netherlands, and Flanders.
The single launched Pausini’s second studio album, Laura, which was released in February 1994. According to CGD Records, the album sold 150,000 copies in its first week in Italy, with initial shipments of 200,000. Pausini’s first record for the UK market was a self-titled compilation in 1995, which included nine Italian-language hits and an English version of her first single “La solitudine (Loneliness)” with edited lyrics. Tim Rice. “La solitudine (Loneliness)” was originally scheduled to be released as a UK single on 19 June 1995, but was pushed back and released in September of that year. Following the success of Pausin’s Spanish debut album, her third studio set was released on 12 September 1996 in both Italian and Spanish, titled Le cose che vivi and Las cosas que vives. The album sold 3,500,000 copies worldwide and was certified platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, selling over 1,000,000 copies in Europe. At the 9th Latin Music Lo Nuestro Awards, Pausini was nominated for Female Pop Singer of the Year and the video for the Spanish version of “Le cose che vivin”.
In 1998, Pausini released her fourth studio album, La mia risposta, together with the Spanish-language Mi respuesta. The album, which included a song written by Phil Collins, was described by Italian music critics as a mature work with soul influences, but despite topping the Italian Albums Chart, it continued to be. moderate commercial success and sold two million copies worldwide. The album’s lead single “Un’emergenza d’amore” was released in September 1998, followed by “In assenza di te” and “La mia risposta”, the latter of which was performed during Festivalbar in 1999.
In 2000, she recorded the song “The Extra Mile” for the soundtrack of Pokémon 2000: The Power of One. The song was included in the album Tra te e il mare, released on 11 September 2000, and was preceded by a homonymous single written by Italian pop singer Biagio Antonacci. Other singles from the album include “Il mio sbaglio più grande”, which was a Top 20 hit in Italy, and “Volevo dirti che ti amo”, the Spanish version of which, “Quiero decirte que te amo”, reached the number one on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart. The album also has songs written by her father, “Viaggio con te”, who won Italy’s Lunezia Award for Songwriter of the Year in 2001, and “Per vivere”, written from the perspective of a homeless person, a person the child Pausini met in Rio de Janeiro and devoted herself to the two children of the sponsored Brazilian.
Pausini’s first international hit album was released in 2001 in both Italian and Spanish, titled The Best of Laura Pausini: E ritorno da te and Lo mejor de Laura Pausini: Volveré junto a ti. The first single, “E ritorno da
te” – Spanish for “Volveré junto a ti” – was accompanied by a music video shot by Italian film director Gabriele Muccino. The album also includes the single “Una storia che vale”, with guest appearances by Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil on “Seamisai” and Italian singer Nek playing bass on “Non c’è”.
In 2001, Pausini started working with producers such as Patrick Leonard and John Shanks on her first English-language album, From the Inside. Released in Canada, Mexico, and the United States by Atlantic Records on 5 November 2002, the album did not get the expected success, selling 50,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen-Soundscan. The album singles “Surrender” and “If That’s Love” reached the top spot on the Hot Dance Club Songs Chart, but Pausini, disappointed at her English-language debut being ignored in the U.S. outside the club scene, abandoned the promotion for From the Inside due to her label promoting it as a dance album instead of a pop album as she requested. The album was later released in Europe too, selling 800,000 copies worldwide.
In October 2004 Pausini released her eighth studio album, Resta in ascolto, and its Spanish-language counterpart, Escucha. Influenced by international artists including Phil Collins and Celine Dion, the recording is on the subject of a break-up and was written in 2002, during her separation from her ex-boyfriend and producer Alfredo Cerruti. The album features the song “Mi abbandono a te”, co-written by Pausini, Rick Nowels, and Madonna. It also includes the Biagio Antonacci-written ballad “Vivimi”, whose Spanish-language version, “Viveme”, won a Billboard Latin Music Award in 2006 for Female Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year, and the single “Benedetta passione”, penned by Italian rock-star Vasco Rossi. Well received by music critics, the album is mainly focused on themes of anger, bitterness, desire for independence, and interior peace, but also features a song about the Iraq War, in which Pausini sings about Ali Ismail Abbas, a boy who was severely injured in a nighttime rocket attack near Baghdad in 2003.
In November 2006, Pausini released the album Io canto / Yo canto, consisting of covers of Italian pop rock songs. On the album liner notes, Pausini wrote: “Here is the music I listen to when I’m at my saddest, or when I feel a moment is special, the songs I used to sing as a young girl when I first started performing, and above all those which taught me to love music, and how music can move you so deeply, regardless of its genre or style”. The album also features duets with Tiziano Ferro, Juanes, and Johnny Hallyday. It debuted at number one on the Italian Albums Chart and held the top spot for 8 non-consecutive weeks. It also became the best-selling album of 2006 in Italy, selling 500,000 copies in less than two months.
On 8 November 2007, the album won Best Female Pop Vocal Album at the Latin Grammy Awards. Laura dedicated the award to the memory of Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Later on, during the show she sang “Vivere (Dare to Live)” alongside Italian singer Andrea Bocelli. On 2 June 2007, Laura Pausini was the first female artist to play in front of 70,000 spectators at the San Siro Stadium in Milan. On November 30, 2007, the concert was released on CD and DVD under the name San Siro 2007. In the first months of 2008, Pausini recorded her tenth studio album Primavera in Anticipation / Primavera anticipada. The album was released in Spanish on November 11, 2008, and in Italy on November 14, 2008. The album was preceded by the single “Invece no”/”En cambio no”, released on 24 October 2008 and promoted on 14 November 2008 at Piazza Trinità dei Mont in Rome. The album also features the single “Primavera in anticipo (It Is My Song)”/Primavera anticipada (It Is My Song), a duet with British singer-songwriter James Blunt.
On 21 June 2009, Pausini organized a mega-concert in 2009 at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, raising money to support the victims of the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake. Amiche per l’Abruzzo’s concert featured 43 Italian singers and was later released on DVD, selling 250,000 copies. copies in Italy. At the same time, on March 5, 2009, Pausini began her 2009 world tour in Turin, which reached Europe in May 2009, and then South America and the United States in the fall of 2009. The last part of the tour took place in Italy in November 2009. On December 30, 2010, Pausini announced her new studio album Inedito/Inédito, which was released in both Italian and Spanish on November 11, 2011. The album’s title and tracklist were revealed on Pausin’s website on September 10, 2011. The album’s first single, “Benvenuto”/”Bienvenido”, was released on September 12, 2011. To promote the album, Pausini participated in the Inedito world tour, which began in late December 2011 with 11 shows in Italy. The tour reached Latin America in January and February 2012. The European leg of her tour visited major arenas in France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, ending at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
In 2012, Pausini also recorded an Italian-language duet with Josh Groban, “E ti prometerò”, which was included in her album All That Echoes, released in February 2013. In November 2013, Pausini also released a hit album titled 20 – The Greatest Hits in Italian. and 20 – Grandes éxitos in Spanish. The album was preceded by the single “Limpido” – Spanish for “Limpio”, recorded with Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Other singles from the album include new tracks for the Italian market “Se non te” and “Dove resto Solo io”, as well as reworked versions of “Víveme” and “Se fue” featuring Alejandro Sanz and Marc Anthony respectively.
Pausin’s eleventh studio album, Simili, was released on November 6, 2015. The album’s first single, “Lato destro del cuore” – Spanish for “Lado derecho del corazón” – was written by Biagio Antonacci. The album’s title track was chosen as the opening song of the third season of the Italian TV series Braccialetti Rossi, which was released as the second single. The album also produced the singles “En la Puerta de al lado”, “Innamorata”/”Enamorada”, “Ho creduto a me”/”He creído en mi” and “200 note”. The Spanish version of the album, Likes, received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Album. In April 2016, Pausini co-hosted the variety show Laura e Paola with Paola Cortelles, which was broadcast on Rai 1 in Italy. The show had three episodes. Thanks to the show, Pausini was awarded TV Personality of the Year at the 2016 Premio TV. In June 2016, Pausini became the first Italian artist to perform in Italian stadiums on tour. Her Pausini Stadi Tour 2016 included concerts at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, and the Stadio della Vittoria in Bari. The second and third legs of the tour included shows in Latin America and Europe, ending in October 2016. In late 2016, Pausini was also confirmed as a judge for the second series of La Banda.
On November 4, 2016, Pausini released her first Christmas album Laura Xmas, the Spanish version of which is called Laura Navidad. The album was produced by Patrick Williams and recorded with her orchestra. The album was launched with a performance in Disneyland Paris. In the spring of 2018, Laura Pausini also appeared as a judge in the third series of the Spanish talent show Factor X, which was won by Pol Granch, one of the contestants she trained, as part of the Boys category. To promote Fatti sentire, she embarked on a world tour, starting with two concerts at Rome’s Circus Maximus, then traveling through the United States and Latin America. In 2020, she returned to the Spanish edition of La Voz magazine as a trainer. Pausini was scheduled to perform at the “Pausini BeMe” concert on September 5, 2020, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their official fan club. The concert was later canceled as the Italian government decided to ban all live concerts in Italy until October 2020 as part of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
In February 2020, when she performed as a guest at the 70th Sanremo Music Festival, she also announced a one-night concert at the RCF Campovolo in Reggio Emilia with six other Italian artists – Elisa, Fiorella Mannoia, Alessandra Amoroso, Emma, Gianna Nannini, and Giorgia – for victims of domestic violence to help women. Her name is Una. none Centomila, the event was later postponed to June 11, 2022, due to the pandemic. In July 2021, Pausini announced that she has been working on the film since February 2020. The Ivan Cotroneo-directed film, coming to Amazon Prime Video in 2022, is based on Pausin’s own idea and is called Laura. Pausini – Piacere di conocerti. Pausini also stars in the film, making her acting debut. The song “Scatola” – titled “Caja” in Spanish – was released as a single from the film’s soundtrack.
After performing “Scatola” on the second night of the 2022 Sanremo Music Festival, Pausini, along with Alessandro Cattelani and Mika, was announced as one of the performers at Eurovision 2022, which took place in Turin in May. On October 28, 2022, Pausini was announced along with Anitta, Luis Fonsi, and Thalía as one of the four nominees for the 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards held in Las Vegas in November. She was the first Italian artist to host the Latin Grammy Awards. Pausini was recognized by the Warner Music label in early 2023 as its most listened-to and most awarded Italian singer worldwide, with almost a thousand concerts under her belt.
On 25 January 2023, Pausini announced two new concerts to celebrate his 30-year career. Two events in extraordinary places; Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy on June 30 and July 1 and 2, and a month later in Plaza de España in Seville, Spain on July 21 and 22. On 28 January 2023, she gave a charity concert with Giorgia Todran and Fiorello at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome. The event was created by the Bambino Gesù Onlus Foundation, sponsored by the Italian National Olympic Committee and a collaboration of Webuild, the proceeds of which were donated to support the campaign (Mi prendo Cura di te). Children’s Palliative Care Center at Bambino Gesù Hospital.
Laura Pausini Relationship
Pausini left her hometown in 1995 when she moved to Milan with her partner, manager, and producer Alfredo Cerruti Jr. Their relationship ended in 2002. Between 2002 and 2005, Pausini was romantically involved with her new manager, Gabriele Paris.
In 2005, Pausini was in a relationship with Italian guitarist, composer, music producer, and former singer Paolo Carta. At the time, the relationship was controversial, as Carta was still married to his first wife, Roberta Galli, with whom he had three children. Pausini gave birth to their daughter, named Paola, on February 8, 2013. After 18 years together, Pausini and Carta married on March 22, 2023.
Laura Pausini Net Worth
Pausini has a net worth of $21 million. She earns by being a Singer, songwriter, and television personality. She also earns via brand sponsorships and concerts which are attended by her wide fanbase.
Laura Pausini Education
There is no information present publicly about her educational status so we cannot provide any information.
Laura Pausini Twitter Account
La nostra luna di miele? La passiamo in tour con voi! Ecco le date! 💥
¿Nuestra luna de miel? La pasaremos de gira con vosotros. ¡Aquí están las fechas! 💥
Our honeymoon? We’re spending it on tour with you! Here are the dates! 💥
— Laura Pausini (@LauraPausini) March 22, 2023
Laura Pausini Instagram Account
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Laura Pausini Physical Stats
|Height||5 ft 7 in / 169 cm|
|Weight||132 lb / 60 kg|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurement||35-25-34 inches|
|Bra Size||40B US|
|Shoe Size||8 US|
Laura Pausini Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Laura Pausini|
|Date Of Birth||16 May 1974|
|Age||49 (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, television personality|
|Parents||Fabrizio Pausini, Gianna Ballardini|
|Spouse||Paolo Carta (m. 2023)|
Laura Pausini Filmography
|2014||Laura Pausini 20 – My Story|
|2014||Stasera Laura: ho creduto in un sogno|
|2014, 2017||La Voz… México|
|2015||La meraviglia di essere simili|
|2016||Laura & Paola|
|2018||Lo Nuestro Awards|
|2022||Laura Pausini – Piacere di conoscerti|
|2022||Eurovision Song Contest 2022|
|2022||Latin Grammy Awards|
Laura Pausini Discography
|Le cose che vivi / Las cosas que vives||1996|
|La mia risposta / Mi respuesta||1998|
|Tra te e il mare / Entre tú y mil mares||2000|
|From the Inside||2002|
|Resta in ascolto / Escucha||2004|
|Io canto / Yo canto||2006|
|Primavera in anticipo / Primavera anticipada||2008|
|Inedito / Inédito||2011|
|Simili / Similares||2015|
|Laura Xmas / Laura Navidad||2016|
|Fatti sentire / Hazte sentir||2018|
|The Best of Laura Pausini: E ritorno da te / Lo mejor de Laura Pausini: Volveré junto a ti||2001|
|Live in Paris 05||2005|
|San Siro 2007||2007|
|Laura Live World Tour 09||2009|
|20 – The Greatest Hits / 20 – Grandes Éxitos||2013|
Laura Pausini Tour
|Laura Pausini on Tour||1993–94|
|World Wide Tour 1997||1997|
|La Mia Risposta World Tour||1999|
|E ritorno da te World Tour||2001–02|
|Laura Pausini Live||2005|
|Juntos en concierto 2006||2006|
|Io canto–Yo canto||2007|
|LP World Tour||2009|
|Inedito World Tour||2011–12|
|The Greatest Hits World Tour||2013–15|
|Fatti Sentire World Tour||2018|
|LB Stadi Tour (with Biagio Antonacci)||2019|
|Laura Pausini World Tour 2023-2024||2023-24|
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