Famous Italian Singers

Find out more about the greatest Italian Singers, including Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Carla Bruni, Laura Pausini and Enrico Caruso.

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 1 Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: September 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lajatico, Italy

Widely regarded as an opera singer with the most beautiful voice, Andrea Bocelli is an Italian record producer and singer-songwriter. He serves as an inspiration to many as he went on to become one of the most popular Italian singers of all time, despite losing his vision at age 12. He has sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

 2 Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti
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Famous As: Operatic tenor
Birthdate: October 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: September 6, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti was an operatic tenor who went on to become one of the most loved and acclaimed tenors of all time. Nicknamed the King of the High Cs, Pavarotti is regarded as one of the best tenors of the 20th century. Also a well-known humanitarian, Luciano Pavarotti hosted annual charity concerts to raise money for various UN causes.

 3 Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Urtijëi, South Tyrol

Italian composer and record producer Giovanni Moroder, also known as the Father of Disco, produced Take My Breath Away, the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning track by Berlin, which was part of the Top Gun soundtrack. His scores for Flashdance and Midnight Express, too, won Academy Awards.

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 4 Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Spouse of the President of France (2008-2012)
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy

Carla Bruni is an Italian-French fashion model and singer-songwriter. She gained international recognition after marrying the then president of France Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008. Also known for her political activities, philanthropy, and charity work, Bruni established the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation in 2009; the foundation helps promote access to knowledge for all. She also supports organizations, such as PETA.

 5 Michele Morrone

Michele Morrone
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: October 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bitonto, Italy

Rising to international fame following the success of his 2020 erotic romantic drama 365 Days, Italian actor and model, Michele Morrone, is a man who oozes sex appeal and charisma. Also a professional guitarist and singer, he has a channel on YouTube that has accumulated over one million subscribers. He runs a clothing line as well.

 6 Enrico Caruso

Enrico Caruso
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Famous As: Operatic tenor
Birthdate: February 25, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: August 2, 1921

Enrico Caruso was an operatic tenor who performed at prominent opera houses in the Americas and Europe. His commercially released recordings made him an international star in the early-1900s. Thanks to his illustrious career that spanned 25 years, Caruso became one of the most popular entertainers of his generation. In 1987, he was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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 7 Roberto Benigni

Roberto Benigni
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Famous As: Actor who gained international recognition for writing, directing and starring in the Holocaust comedy-drama film Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Birthdate: October 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manciano, Italy

Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director Roberto Benigni is noted for his comedic-work, which includes writing, directing and starring in the Italian comedy-drama film Life Is Beautiful, which won him an Academy Award for Best International Feature Film and Best Actor, the first for a non-English speaking male performance. Other notable films of Benigni include The Little Devil and Johnny Stecchino.

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 8 Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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 9 Adriano Celentano

Adriano Celentano
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greco, Milan, Italy

Hailed as one of the pillars of Italian music, Adriano Celentano is a celebrated singer-songwriter, whose numerous songs and albums have gained both commercial as well as critical success. Also credited with introducing rock n roll to Italy, he has been dubbed as the flexible one for his powerful dancing. A successful actor, he has appeared in around forty films.

 10 Renata Tebaldi

Renata Tebaldi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: December 19, 2004

 11 Laura Pausini

Laura Pausini
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Faenza, Italy

Laura Pausini is an Italian television personality and singer-songwriter. Having sold over 70 million records, Pausini is the fourth best-selling female singer in Latin music. In 2006, Pausini became the first female Italian musician to receive a Grammy Award. In 2021, her song Io sì (Seen) became the first Italian-language song to win the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

 12 Mahmood

Mahmood
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

 13 Yves Montand

Yves Montand
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monsummano Terme, Italy
Died: November 9, 1991

 14 Eros Ramazzotti

Eros Ramazzotti
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Eros Ramazzotti ruled the Italian and Spanish pop-rock scene in the 1980s. He soared to international fame with Tutte storie and earned collaborations with artists such as Ricky Martin and Tina Turner. He once revealed the only support he got from his family was a guitar his father bought him.

 15 James Darren

James Darren
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

James Darren is an American actor, singer, and television director. He is well-known for his singing abilities; Darren's version of Goodbye Cruel World peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. He has also released several albums like This One's from the Heart and Because of You.

 16 Violante Placido

Violante Placido
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Famous As: Actress most famous for her roles in films like the comic book adaptation Ghost Rider and its sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Birthdate: May 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 17 Franco Corelli

Franco Corelli
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Famous As: Tenor Singer
Birthdate: April 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
Died: October 29, 2003

 18 Sabrina Salerno

Sabrina Salerno
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Once likened to pop icon Samantha Fox, Sabrina Salerno was a pop diva from the 1980s. She began her career winning a beauty contest and then became a known face on Italian TV, with shows such as Premiatissima. She later soared to fame with tracks such as Sexy Girl and Boys.

 19 Mirella Freni

Mirella Freni
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Famous As: Operatic soprano
Birthdate: February 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: February 9, 2020

 20 Beniamino Gigli

Beniamino Gigli
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: March 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Recanati, Italy
Died: November 30, 1957

 21 Raffaella Carra

Raffaella Carra
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: July 5, 2021

Raffaella Carra was an Italian singer, television presenter, dancer, and actress. She achieved immense popularity across Europe and Latin America during the peak of her illustrious career. An icon of women's liberation, Raffaella Carra supported the LGBT movement and was honored at the 2017 World Pride Madrid with the Gay Icon award.

 22 Fedez

Fedez
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Famous As: Rapper, Record producer
Birthdate: October 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan

Although best known as a popular rapper, singer and songwriter, Fedez is also an influential social media personality and an ardent activist, working especially for the rights of weaker section. Beginning his musical career in 2006, he now has six studio albums to his credit, four of which have peaked at No.1 position on the Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana charts.

 23 Adelina Patti

Adelina Patti
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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: February 10, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 27, 1919

 24 Giuseppe Di Stefano

Giuseppe Di Stefano
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Famous As: Operatic tenor
Birthdate: July 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
Died: March 3, 2008

 25 Elettra Lamborghini

Elettra Lamborghini
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Famous As: Singer, Model
Birthdate: May 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Elettra Lamborghini began her career with TV reality shows such as Gran Hermano VIP and Super Shore. She later soared to fame with her chart-busting track Pem Pem, which was viewed over 4 million times in its debut week. Her track Tócame from Twerking Queen featured Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull.

 26 Cristina Scabbia

Cristina Scabbia
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

 27 Alida Valli

Alida Valli
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Famous As: Former Actress who appeared in more than 100 films in a 70-year career
Birthdate: May 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pola, Italy
Died: April 22, 2006

 28 Ezio Pinza

Ezio Pinza
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: May 18, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: May 9, 1957

 29 Albano Carrisi

Albano Carrisi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cellino San Marco, Italy

 30 Zucchero

Zucchero
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roncocesi, Italy

 31 Miguel Bosé

Miguel Bosé
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Famous As: Musician, Actor
Birthdate: April 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama

Miguel Bosé is a Spanish pop new wave musician and actor who has been active in the entertainment industry for five decades. He studied acting, dancing, and singing and began his career as an actor. He eventually forayed into music as well. He is openly gay and is in a long-term relationship with sculptor Ignacio Palau. 

 32 Farinelli

Farinelli
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1705
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Andria, Italy
Died: September 16, 1782

 33 Gloria Guida

Gloria Guida
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Famous As: Actress, Model best known for starring in commedia erotica all'italiana, particularly the La liceale series, and also in erotic coming-of-age-drama films in the mid-1970s
Birthdate: November 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Meran, Italy

 34 Mina

Mina
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Busto Arsizio, Italy

 35 Renata Scotto

Renata Scotto
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Famous As: Soprano singer
Birthdate: February 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savona, Italy

 36 Raphael

Raphael
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Famous As: Painter and Architect of the High Renaissance
Birthdate: April 6, 1483
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Urbino, Italy
Died: April 6, 1520

Italian painter and architect Raphael, along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, formed the great trio who ushered in the High Renaissance. He is mostly known for his frescoes of the Vatican Palace and The School of Athens. He also designed the Chigi Chapel, among other structures in Rome.

 37 Benny Benassi

Benny Benassi
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Famous As: Club DJ, Disc jockey, Musician, Composer, Singer, Record producer
Birthdate: July 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan

 38 Caterina Valente

Caterina Valente
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France

Caterina Valente is an Italian-French guitarist, multilingual singer, actress, and dancer. Valente, who sings in 11 languages, has worked with artists around the world. She has worked with international stars like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, and Chet Baker. One of her songs titled Bongo cha cha cha was used in the 2019 American film Spider-Man: Far From Home.

 39 Madame

Madame
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 2002
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Creazzo, Italy

 40 Carlo Bergonzi

Carlo Bergonzi
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Famous As: Operatic Tenor
Birthdate: July 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Polesine Parmense, Italy
Died: July 25, 2014

 41 Silvia Colloca

Silvia Colloca
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Silvia Colloca is an Italian-Australian actress, cookbook author, opera singer, and TV cookery show personality.  An opera-trained mezzo-soprano, she worked in musical theater before becoming an actress. She later created her own TV cookery shows that earned her much international prominence. She also runs a successful YouTube channel in collaboration with Marion Grasby.  

 42 Timi Yuro

Timi Yuro
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 30, 2004

 43 Vasco Rossi

Vasco Rossi
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zocca, Italy

 44 Toto Cutugno

Toto Cutugno
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fosdinovo, Italy

 45 Raffaella Fico

Raffaella Fico
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cercola, Italy

 46 Tiziano Ferro

Tiziano Ferro
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter who broke through in 2001 with his international hit single "Perdono"
Birthdate: February 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Latina, Italy

 47 Gianna Nannini

Gianna Nannini
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Siena, Italy

 48 Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla
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Famous As: Former singer-songwriter who is best known for his original composition
Birthdate: March 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: March 1, 2012

 49 Anna Maria Alberghetti

Anna Maria Alberghetti
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Famous As: Actress, Soprano
Birthdate: May 15, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy

 50 Gala

Gala
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy