Everlasting Italian pop sensation Laura Pausini has released the name of her eleventh studio album, Inedito (Unpublished), which is set to be in stores in November 2011. A valued Italian icon, Pausini has been producing hit records since 1993, maintaining a broad world audience by singing in French, Portuguese, Spanish, and English in addition to her native Italian.
Roots and Beginning
Raised in Solarolo (35 miles from Bologna), Laura was surrounded by a musical family, as her father was a piano bar singer. Although she never received any formal vocal lessons, she performed in the church choir from a young age. At the age of eight, Pausini began singing at a restaurant and started to spend evenings singing alongside her father at piano bars.
First Demo and Sanremo
Having many years of singing under her belt at the young age of thirteen, Laura recorded a demo with her father’s support entitled I sogni di Laura (Laura’s Dreams), which featured eight cover tracks and five new singles written by the young singer herself. Laura’s dreams would soon realize six years later in 1993, when she entered the Sanremo Music Festival in the newcomers’ section. She won the competition with a track that would end up being her most-famous hits, “La solitudine” (“Loneliness”).
Record Deal and Spanish Adaptation
After landing a record deal, she produced her first album, self-titled Laura Pausini, which sold over 400,000 copies in Italy. “La solitudine” became a hit throughout Europe, and Pausini instantly became an icon at the age of 19. In 1994, Laura adapted her debut album into Spanish and had tremendous success. The album became the best-selling record of the year in Spain and sold over one million copies, making Pausini the first non-Spaniard to achieve this impressive feat.
Worldwide Success and Honors
Due to the immense success of her first album’s conversion into Spanish, Pausini has followed the same strategy for every album that she has released—one in Italian followed by an adaptation in Spanish. Pausini’s incredible success in Spain, and subsequently Latin America, has made her a worldwide idol, earning her three Latin Grammy awards for Best Female Album. She was also awarded a high honor by Italian president Carlo Ciampi in 2006.
World Tour 2011-12
In promotion of Inedito, Pausini has scheduled a world tour set to begin with a homestretch in Italy in December 2011. She will head to Latin American thereafter and end the tour back in Europe in Spring 2012. As she continues an excellent career as a singer and icon, Laura has certainly solidified and exceeded her childhood dreams.
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