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TIZIANO FERRO

Italy's King of Pop

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Who is Tiziano Ferro?

Tiziano Ferro (February 21, 1980) is one of the most successful Italian artists of the 21st century, best known internationally for his European hit “Perdono” and his Latin American hit “Tardes Negras”. In Italy his success has been non-stop, reaching new heights with every album. His versatile baritone voice is his most distinct quality, as it’s much heavier, deeper and bombastic than those of other male contemporary pop singers, especially on his later albums. He writes (almost) all of his songs by himself, and they usually deal with the human condition in some way, whether it be love, abandonment, depression, or hope. Musically most of his work is relatively traditional, using real instruments rather than electronic ones and intricate, timeless melodies as opposed to quick catchy tunes. He has explored a wide range of genres, from pure pop to R&B, hip hop, dance, rock, jazz, and swing, from typical Latin balladry to nu metal.

His music has often been a reflection of his personal state of mind, which for most of his career was dark, tortured and fearful. He has long struggled with eating disorders (as a teen he was severely overweight), and he also had a lot of difficulty coming to terms with his sexuality. His escapist nature caused him to isolate himself from his family and friends, living in Mexico for a few years and then England for another five. For years he was very lonely, focused only on his work and nothing else. The ensuing depression nearly killed him. To save himself, he risked his career in 2010 by coming out of the closet, something very difficult to do in Italy, one of the most conservative and homophobic countries in Europe. Fortunately, the people’s love for him has proved strong enough, and he is now more successful and happier than ever.

In short

Italian pop star
Unique, deep voice
Started out as R&B, now does a little bit of everything
Successful stadium act
Openly gay

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Tiziano's Discography

Tiziano has been very successful with each album, and he has many signature songs. Almost all of his singles were big hits, and he has released 30 of them (and a few more with other artists).

You can watch this video for a quick review of his career:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf2nzSuI7vM

 

His greatest hits album TZN is a good introduction as well. 

His biggest, most remembered hits are:
"Perdono"
"Imbranato"
"Sere Nere"
"Non Me Lo So Spiegare"
"Ti Scatterò Una Foto"
"Il Regalo Più Grande"
"Indietro"
"La Differenza Tra Me E Te"

His albums:

 


 

Rosso Relativo (2001)

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debut

standard pop/R&B

catchy

Sales:

400,000+ (ITA)

1,000,000+ (WW)
 

#9 best selling album of 2002


 


 

111 Centoundici (2003)


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critical breakthrough

depth, variety 

international sound

Sales:

500,000+ (ITA)

1,000,000+ (WW)

#6 best selling album of 2004

 

 

 


 

Nessuno È Solo (2006)

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deeper voice

melancholic

acoustic

more ballads

Sales:

550,000+ (ITA)

1,000,000+ (WW)

#7 best selling album of 2006
#6 best selling album of 2007
#77 best selling album of 2008
#135 best selling album of 2009

 


 

Alla Mia Età (2008)

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heavy, dark

orchestral

inspirational

mature

 

Sales:

600,000+ (ITA)

#9 best selling album of 2008
#1 best selling album of 2009

#28 best selling album of 2010

 


 

L'Amore È Una Cosa Semplice (2011)

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many genres

career celebration

 liberation

Sales:

425,000+ (ITA)

#8 best selling album of 2011
#1 best selling album of 2012
#33 best selling album of 2013

 


 

TZN - The Best of Tiziano Ferro (2014) 

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all of the singles

and a lot more

Sales:

400,000+ (ITA)

#3 best selling album of 2014
#2 best selling album of 2015

#30 best selling album of 2016

 

 


 

Il Mestiere Della Vita (2016) 

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modern

international sound

electronica


Sales:

225,000+ (ITA)

#2 best selling album of 2016
#4 best selling album of 2017

 

 




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Tiziano's Videography

Music videos
 

Rosso Relativo era:
Perdono YouTube  Vimeo  YouTube (FR) --
L'Olimpiade YouTube  Vimeo -- --
Imbranato YouTube  Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
Rosso Relativo YouTube  Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
Le Cose Che Non Dici YouTube  Vimeo -- --
Centoundici era:
Perverso YouTube  Vimeo YouTube (ES) YouTube (FR)
Sere Nere YouTube  Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
Non Me Lo So Spiegare YouTube  Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
Ti Voglio Bene YouTube  Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
Universal Prayer (with Jamelia) YouTube -- -- --
Nessuno È Solo era:
Stop! Dimentica YouTube Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
Ed Ero Contentissimo YouTube Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
Ti Scatterò Una Foto YouTube Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
E Raffaella È Mia YouTube Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
E Fuori È Buio YouTube Vimeo -- --
Mi Credo (with Pepe Aguilar) YouTube -- -- --
Non Me Lo So Spiegare (with Laura Pausini) YouTube -- -- --
Sogni Risplendono (with Linea 77) YouTube Vimeo -- --
Alla Mia Età era:
Alla Mia Età YouTube Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
Il Regalo Più Grande YouTube Vimeo YouTube (ES) YouTube (MX)
Indietro YouTube Vimeo -- --
Breathe Gentle (with Kelly Rowland) YouTube Vimeo -- --
Il Sole Esiste Per Tutti YouTube Vimeo -- --
Scivoli Di Nuovo YouTube Vimeo -- --
Each Tear (with Mary J. Blige) YouTube -- -- --
L'Amore È Una Cosa Semplice era:
La Differenza Tra Me E Ete YouTube -- YouTube (ES) --
L'Ultima Notte Al Mondo YouTube Vimeo -- --
Hai Delle Isole Negli Occhi YouTube Vimeo -- --
Per Dirti Ciao! YouTube Vimeo -- --
Troppo Buono YouTube Vimeo YouTube (ES) Vimeo (ES)
L'Amore È Una Cosa Semplice YouTube Vimeo YouTube (ES) Vimeo (ES)
La Fine YouTube Vimeo -- --
Killer (with Baby K) YouTube Vimeo -- --
Sei Sola (with Baby K) YouTube Vimeo -- --
Persone Silenziose (with Luca Carboni) YouTube Vimeo -- --
TZN - The Best of Tiziano Ferro era:
Senza Scappare Mai Più YouTube Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
Incanto YouTube Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
Lo Stadio YouTube Vimeo YouTube (ES) --
Il Vento YouTube Vimeo -- --
Senza Un Posto Nel Mondo (with Marracash)    YouTube Vimeo -- --



Live concerts

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Alla Mia Età Tour (2009)

YouTube

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Lo Stadio Tour (2015)

YouTube (does not work on mobile)

Tiziano's Bibliography

Tiziano is also a bestselling author. After coming out as gay in 2010, he released the book Trent'anni E Una Chiacchierata Con Papà, a large collection of diaries that he kept since he was a teenager. He did so to help the people understand what he went through, and to stop them from making the same mistakes.

In 2012 he released a short sequel to let people know what the whole process of coming out was like for him, because they kept asking. He has no plans to release more books.

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Some translated excerpts can be found here.

Tiziano's Vocal Profile

 

Voice Type: Baritone
Total Range: C2-G♯5

Significant High Notes:

Italics = non-modal

G♯5 ("Giugno '84")
F5 ("Xverso" live at Turin 2012)
C♯5 ("Perdono", "Sere Nere")
B4 ("Perdono, "Sere Nere", "Non Me Lo So Spiegare)"
B♭4 ("Sere Nere", "Boom Boom (Live)")
A4 ("La Differenza Tra Me E Te")
G♯4 ("Alla Mia Età", "Imbranato")
G4 ("Il Regalo Più Grande", "Ti Scatterò Una Foto", "L'amore è Una Cosa Semplice")
F♯4 ("Sere Nere", "L'ultima Notte Al Mondo")

Significant Low Notes:

C2 ("La Differenza Tra Me E Te")
C♯2 ("Per Dirti Ciao", "L'amore è Una Cosa Semplice")
E♭2 ("La Traversata Dell'estate", "Ma So Proteggerti", "Il Regalo Più Grande")
E2 ("Il Regalo Più Grande", "La Differenza Tra Me E Te", "Ti Voglio Bene", "La Fine")
F♯2 ("Sere Nere", "Non Me Lo So Spiegare", "L'ultima Notte Al Mondo")

 

Quick Links


Tiziano International 
(my English news and translation blog)

Tiziano Lyric Translations

Tiziano GIFs

Tiziano's Official Site

Tiziano's Facebook

 

 

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It's annoying having to start this Fan Base from scratch, but it should be fine, shouldn't it?

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3 hours ago, Kworb said:

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Interesting that El Consuelo will be a solo version, that's the only one I'm excited about.

Not happy that there's 3 collabs, don't like the way that the tracklist is switched around and I don't like how El consuelo isn't a duet, but excited to hear it.

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Mess at the title track being a collab, he can keep El Consuelo and the Italian songs!

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2 hours ago, Shigo said:

KING !! Where are my good sistrens!! :gaycat1:

I'm here, sis! 

 

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17 minutes ago, maurixrosup said:

Well, hello

Hi, haven't seen you on ATRL in ages. I was getting very worried that you weren't coming back, thank God, you're here.

 

:hug::hug::hug:

 

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Tiziano needs to produce songs on his own more often, Chiusa con te is a brilliant song and that was Tiziano's first ever song that he produced on his own without Michele. You go, Tiziano!

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1 hour ago, Jonathan Peter said:

Hi, haven't seen you on ATRL in ages. I was getting very worried that you weren't coming back, thank God, you're here.

 

:hug::hug::hug:

 

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I was always here, just not in this base lol 

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Il Conforto is amazing! Worthy of being a wedding song :weeps:

 

Expected nothing less from Carmen though :smitten:

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It's such a masterpiece, I can't stop listening to it. I hope they nail their Sanremo performance.

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:eek: they're performing it at Sanremo??

 

Didn't Tiziano have a vendetta against Sanremo because they never admitted him before he became super famous?

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1 hour ago, Patri said:

:eek: they're performing it at Sanremo??

 

Didn't Tiziano have a vendetta against Sanremo because they never admitted him before he became super famous?

Yeah the first night!

 

I don't think he has anything against Sanremo, he just doesn't want to join the competition. He was Michele Zarrillo's guest in 2006 and he was already superospite two years ago. I didn't think they'd invite him again cause he overshadowed all the contestants that year. :deadbanana: But Carlo Conti doesn't care.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Kworb said:

Yeah the first night!

 

I don't think he has anything against Sanremo, he just doesn't want to join the competition. He was Michele Zarrillo's guest in 2006 and he was already superospite two years ago. I didn't think they'd invite him again cause he overshadowed all the contestants that year. :deadbanana: But Carlo Conti doesn't care.

 

 

Ahhh Conti, having people adjust the colour settings of their televisions since 1985!

 

Very excited to see them perform!

 

 

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Il Conforto is such a slay, obsessed. 

 

Yeah the first night!

 

I don't think he has anything against Sanremo, he just doesn't want to join the competition. He was Michele Zarrillo's guest in 2006 and he was already superospite two years ago. I didn't think they'd invite him again cause he overshadowed all the contestants that year. :deadbanana: But Carlo Conti doesn't care.

 

 

He has so many classics. :deadbanana2:

Do you think it's doing another medley or not? I hope he's not performing just Il Conforto, as it's a duet. Maybe Il Conferto + another track from Il Mestiere

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8 minutes ago, Starkboy said:

Il Conforto is such a slay, obsessed. 

 

He has so many classics. :deadbanana2:

Do you think it's doing another medley or not? I hope he's not performing just Il Conforto, as it's a duet. Maybe Il Conferto + another track from Il Mestiere

Only Il Conforto is confirmed so far. If he performs something else, I don't think it should be from the album, maybe something completely different to honor Sanremo itself. It shouldn't be too much like self promotion, it's not fair to the "big" in gara.

 

There was a rumor that the guests will be co-hosts for the night but I don't know how true that is. It would be awesome though.

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Hmm, got it.

 

Seems unlikely tbh. We have already Maria de Filippi co-hosting 

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