Claudio Baglioni
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Claudio Baglioni

Claudio Baglioni
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Claudio Baglioni in 2006.
Background information
Born (1951-05-16) 16 May 1951 (age 68)
OriginRome, Italy
GenresPop, pop rock, adult contemporary music
Singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, conductor
WebsiteClaudio Baglioni official website
Claudio Baglioni
Claudio Baglioni
Occupationsinger, songwriter
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Claudio Baglioni (Italian pronunciation: ['klaudjo ba?'?o:ni]; born 16 May 1951) is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician. His career spans several decades. His melodic and highly dramatic love ballads, especially from the 1970s (such as "Questo piccolo grande amore", "E tu...", "Amore bello", "Sabato pomeriggio", "E tu come stai") are part of Italy's musical and national subculture. His works include the official Anthem for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin.


His musical career began in 1965 when he entered a competition for new talents in the Rome district of Centocelle. Between 1965 and 1968, he composed a musical suite to Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Annabel Lee", made a test recording for RCA, and released his first album Claudio Baglioni. In 1970, he entered the Disco per l'estate competition with the song "Una favola blu" and the Festivalbar competition with "Signora Lia".

He achieved more significant success following the release of his second album Un cantastorie dei giorni nostri in 1972, with the song Questo piccolo grande amore. On 4 August 1973, he married Paola Massari. He produced E tu in Paris in 1974 in collaboration with Vangelis and Sabato pomeriggio in 1975 with arrangements by Luis Enriquez Bacalov. In 1977 he released Solo and began a tour of the United States and Canada. 1978 was the year of E tu come stai?, released by his new record company CBS.

Baglioni and his wife Paola Massari in 1972.

In 1981 he produced the hugely successful album Strada facendo and gave a series of concerts. In 1982, he composed "Avrai", a song dedicated to his newborn son Giovanni, and set off for the Alé-oó tour, which spawned an album of the same name. In 1985 he produced La vita è adesso and the following year set off for the Assolo tour, a three-hour tour-de-force of vocals, guitar and piano. After two years of work, he released Oltre, an album which included the participation of numerous names from the international music world, such as Paco De Lucia, Pino Daniele, Mia Martini, Youssou N'Dour, Phil Palmer, Tony Levin and others.

From then until 1994, he went on a series of tours around Italy. In 1995, he produced Io sono qui, followed by the Tour Rosso in . In the summer of 1998, his dream of holding concerts in Italy's main stadiums came true. In 1999, he released the album Viaggiatore sulla coda del tempo. In 2003, Baglioni released a new album, Sono io, l'uomo della storia accanto, and won the Lunezia Prize. Crescendo e cercando and Tutti qui - Collezione dal 1967 al 2005 followed two years later. In 2006, he released the album Quelli degli altri: Tutti qui, under the Columbia Records label.

In 2009, Baglioni worked on a movie called Questo piccolo grande amore based on themes from his songs. The double-disc soundtrack album Q.P.G.A features full-length versions performed together with other musicians like Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini and Irene Grandi. Baglioni also wrote a novella. In Italy, the album went triple platinum with more than 180,000 copies sold. In 2010, Baglioni went on a series of tours around the world. After that, he released a new album, Per il mondo. World Tour 2010.

In October 2013, ten years after his album Sono io, he released his new album Con voi. In 2015, he worked with Gianni Morandi on his "Capitani Coraggiosi Tour".[1] In 2018 and 2019 was the art director and the presenter of Sanremo Music Festival.


Year Album Italian annual position Italian highest position Sales Certifications
1970 Claudio Baglioni 1.000
1971 Un cantastorie dei giorni nostri
1972 Questo piccolo grande amore 150,000
1973 Gira che ti rigira amore bello
1974 E tu... 6th 1st Gold
1975 Sabato pomeriggio 7th 1st
1977 Solo 7th 2nd
1978 E tu come stai? 8th (in 1979) 1st[2] 500,000 Gold
1981 Strada facendo 2nd 1st[3] 800,000[4] Platinum
1982 Alè-oò 12th (in 1983) 2nd 1,000,000[5] 2× Platinum
1985 La vita è adesso 1st 1st[3] 1,200,000[6] 4× Platinum
1986 Assolo 30th (in 1987) 4th
1990 Oltre 20th 1st[7] 800,000[8]
1992 Assieme oltre il concerto 23rd 2nd[9]
1992 Ancorassieme 36th 5th
1995 Io sono qui 7th 1st[10] 700,000[11] 4× Platinum
1996 Attori e spettatori 23rd 3rd
1997 Anime in gioco 22nd 2nd 350.000[12]
1998 Da me a te
1998 A-Live 94th 5th
1999 Viaggiatore sulla coda del tempo 12th 1st[10] 600,000[13]
2000 Acustico 82nd 14th[14] 150,000
2001 InCanto tra pianoforte e voce
2003 Sono io, l'uomo della storia accanto 21st 1st[15] Platino
2005 Crescendo e cercando 36th 1st[16] 120,000[17]
2005 Tutti qui - Collezione dal 1967 al 2005 15th 2nd[18] 310,000[17] 3× Platinum
2006 Gli altri tutti qui - Seconda collezione dal 1967 al 2006 50th 3rd[19]
2006 Quelli degli altri tutti qui 25th 3rd[20] 200,000[21]
2007 Buon viaggio della vita 56th 5th
2009 Q.P.G.A. 35th 3rd 120,000 2× Platinum
2010 Per il mondo. World Tour 2010 5th[22] 30,000 Gold
2011 Strada facendo: 30º anniversario
2012 Un piccolo Natale in più 32nd[23] 8th 30,000 Gold
2013 ConVoi 26th 2nd 50,000 Platinum
2016 Capitani Coraggiosi - Il live

(with Gianni Morandi)

1st Platinum
2018 Al centro 2[24]


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  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  10. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "La Stampa - Consultazione Archivio". Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Baglioni: la tv ha cambiato la mia musica". Archived from the original on 1 January 2016. Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  13. ^ "Viaggiatore sulla coda del tempo - Claudio Baglioni Shop". 23 April 2011. Retrieved 2017.
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  17. ^ a b "Musica e dischi - Archivio storico" (PDF). Retrieved 2017.
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  20. ^ [4][dead link]
  21. ^ "Musica e dischi - Archivio storico" (PDF). Retrieved 2017.
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  23. ^ "Classifica annuale FIMI". Retrieved 2016.
  24. ^ "Album - Classifica settimanale WK 9 (dal 2018-02-23 al 2018-03-01)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 2018.

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