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Carmen Consoli

Carmen Consoli

Life and biographyConsoli was born in Sicily, near the city of Catania, in the small town of San Giovanni La Punta. She started playing guitar at the age of fifteen and in 1996 she recorded her first album, Due Parole, including Amore di plastica, the song she presented during her first participation in the Festival of Sanremo.Her next album, Confusa e felice, is the singer's most famous one. The album includes the song Confusa e felice, a huge success in Italy that made Carmen famous throughout Italy. In the same year she started her first tour, after some appearances on TV programs. The album Confusa e felice sold more than 130,000 copies, becoming her first true success.In autumn 1998 she released her third album, Mediamente isterica, a particular album representing different kind of female figures. This album did not receive the same success as her previous work, selling around 80,000 copies, but became a favourite amongst her fans.In 2000 she took part in the Festival of Sanremo for the third time with the song In bianco e nero, when her fourth album Stato di necessità was released. The album includes two of Carmen's greatest successes, songs Parole di burro and L'ultimo bacio, the last one becoming the official title track for the soundtrack of the film of the same name by Gabriele Muccino, starring Stefano Accorsi and Giovanna Mezzogiorno. Stato di necessità became her most successful album, selling more than 300,000 copies in a year. In that same year Carmen won two Italian Music Awards and the Nastro D’Argento Award at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.In 2001 she released her first live album, called L'anfiteatro e la bambina impertinente. The album presents all Carmen's greatest hits rearranged with an orchestra of sixty elements with the help of director Paolo Buonvino.A year later she released her fifth studio album, L'eccezione. The album debuted at number 1 in the Italian album charts, selling more than 200,000 copies.2003 saw the release of her second live album, Un sorso in più - dal vivo a MTV Supersonic, published with the collaboration of MTV Italy. The album was recorded at MTV's programm Supersonic the year before, when Carmen presented to the public L'eccezione.In 2006 Eva contro Eva, her sixth studio album, was issued. Debuting at number 1, the album showed a new perspective of Carmen's music, this time full of traditional Sicilian sounds and ethnic influences, demonstrating her great diversity. The album contains collaborations with Goran Bregovic and Angelique Kidjo. After a series of concerts through Europe, Canada and the USA Eva contro Eva was published in 2007 in The United States through Universal Latino.In 2008 third album Mediamente isterica was celebrated through a "Deluxe Edition" and a new tour. Mediamente isterica - Deluxe Edition is the first official "Deluxe Edition" of an Italian artist. The same year she wrote the original soundtrack for the movie L'uomo che ama, directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi and starring Monica Bellucci, Pierfrancesco Favino and Ksenia Rappoport.Elettra, her seventh studio album, was released on October, 30th 2009, including first single Non molto lontano da qui and debuting at number 2 in the FIMI Italian Album Charts. The album sold in Italy more than 60,000 copies gaining platinum status and won the Targa Tenco for the category "Album of the Year".During her career she collaborated with many artists: Mario Venuti, Natalie Merchant, Henri Salvador, La Crus, Paola Turci, Marina Rei, Max Gazzè, Franco Battiato, Luca Madonia, Ornella Vanoni, Ron, Marco Di Mauro, Marco Parente, Lucio Dalla, Goran Bregovic and Angelique Kidjo.She has produced albums by La Camera Migliore, Agata Lo Certo and Lautari through her label Due Parole, established in Catania.In November 2010 she released her first best of album, called Per niente stanca. The album was anticipated by the single Guarda l'alba, a collaboration with Tiziano Ferro. The second new song AAA Cercasi was released as a single in January 2011.In July 2011 she published her first video collection, which includes all her videos from 1996 to 2011 plus some extras.In November 2012 Carmen Consoli was officially knighted. She received the highest ranking civilian honour of the Italian Republic and was bestowed the title of "Cavaliere" (Knight) of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.Studio albums1996 Due parole (15,000 copies)1997 Confusa e felice #6 ITA (130,000 copies)1998 Mediamente isterica #4 ITA (80,000 copies)2000 Stato di necessità #8 (300,000 copies)2002 L'eccezione #1 ITA (200,000 copies)2006 Eva contro Eva #1 ITA #85 CH (80,000 copies)2008 Mediamente isterica - Deluxe Edition #22 ITA (11,000 copies)2009 Elettra #2 ITA (80,000 copies)Greatest Hits albums2010 Per niente stanca #6 ITA (30,000 copies)Live albums2001 L'anfiteatro e la bambina impertinente #7 ITA (200,000 copies)2003 Un sorso in più - Dal vivo a MTV Supersonic #18 ITALIAInternational Albums2001 État de necessité - French version of Stato di necessità2002/2003 Carmen Consoli - English version of L'Eccezione2007 Eva contro Eva - Published in the USA by Universal Latino (Italian)Soundtracks2008 L'uomo che amaSingles1995 Quello che sento1996 Amore di plastica1996 Questa notte una lucciola illumina la mia finestra1996 Lingua a sonagli1997 Confusa e felice #3 ITA1997 Venere1997 Uguale a ieri1998 Mai come ieri feat. Mario Venuti1998 Bésame Giuda1998 Puramente casuale1999 Eco di sirene1999 Autunno dolciastro2000 In bianco e nero #10 ITA2000 Parole di burro #4 ITA2000 Orfeo2001 L'ultimo bacio2001 Gamine impertinente (France)2002 L'eccezione #4 ITA2003 Pioggia d'aprile2003 April Showers (Germany and Spain)2003 Fiori d'arancio2006 Signor Tentenna2006 Tutto su Eva2009 Non molto lontano da qui2010 Mandaci una cartolina2010 'A finestra2010 Guarda l'alba #20 ITA2011 AAA Cercasi #46 ITADvd2001 L'anfiteatro e la bambina impertinente2008 Eva contro Eva #2 ITA2011 Per niente stanca - Video Collection #7 ITA


Hot tracks

Carmen Consoli - Non Molto Lontano Da Qui

Non Molto Lontano Da Qui


Carmen Consoli - Guarda L'Alba

Guarda L'Alba


Carmen Consoli - AAA Cercasi

AAA Cercasi


Carmen Consoli - L'Abitudine Di Tornare

L'Abitudine Di Tornare


Carmen Consoli - Sintonia Imperfetta

Sintonia Imperfetta