Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini was born in Cortona on the 27th of September 1966. He became famous in the late 1980s, launched by Claudio Cecchetto. From the first hip hop first successes, gradually approaching the model of world music (always interpreted in a hip hop and funky key). The musical evolution corresponds to a change in the lyrics of his songs which, over the years, tend to increasingly touch personal themes, more typical of the Italian songwriting style. At the same time, his social and political commitment is also increasing. Active pacifist, he frequently collaborates with important associations including Emergency, Amnesty International, Anti-Vivisection League, and many others; he contributed to the demonstrations in favor of debt cancellation in the nineties and subsequently to the movements Niente scuse and Make Poverty History, participating in Live 8.
The real musical debut took place in 1987 with the single Walking and, in the same period, again thanks to Claudio Cecchetto, he became one of the leading figures of Radio Deejay. In 1988, he released a very successful single E ’qui la festa followed by his first album Jovanotti for President. The end of the 1980s saw him in the television experiences with Deejay Television and 1,2,3 Jovanotti; also from that period another famous single is released: Sei Come La Mia Moto.
In 1991, with the publication of the album Una Tribù Che Balla, a definitive different artistic period began, often described by critics as a "turning point". The themes of political and social commitment that will substantially characterize his subsequent production gradually begin to appear in his lyrics. During the 90s, his musical production is significant and some of his most famous pieces have been composed in recent years: Ragazzo Fortunato and Non M’annoio (Lorenzo 1992); Penso Positivo, Serenata Rap, Piove (Lorenzo 1994), L’ombelico Del Mondo (Lorenzo 1990-1995) and Per Te contained in the 1999 album Capo Horn dedicated to the birth of his daughter Teresa.
In 1994 he toured Europe with Pino Daniele and Eros Ramazzotti and at the same time his Soleluna record label was born. The 90s also saw the collaboration with Zucchero Fornaciari (Alleluja 1995) and Gianna Nannini (Radio Baccano 1993). In 1998,he published his first book Il grande boh! which tells the story of his travelling experience. In 1999, during the Kosovo War, Jovanotti participated in a joint project with Piero Pelù of Litfiba and Luciano Ligabue for the pacifist song Il Mio Nome E’ Mai Più, the video shot by Gabriele Salvatores and whose proceeds were entirely donated to Emergency; the single is the best-selling in Italy that year. The 2002 album, Lorenzo 2002 - Il quinto mondo, confirms, also thanks to his singles, the equidistance and balance of the two poles of Jovanotti's lyrics; the love song Ti Sposerò and the political and social commitment Salvami. Salvami, in particular, covers a wide spectrum of themes, from pacifism, to globalization and the need for justice towards the Third World, to environmentalism, and is mentioned by Tiziano Terzani in the introduction to his Lettere Contro La Guerra. The album Buon Sangue (2005) is a new confirmation of the maturity reached by the Artist, who makes use of several collaborators (Edoardo Bennato, but also Planet Funk and Danilo Tasco of Negramaro in the song Falla Girare) and jumps to the first place in the standings , driven by the success of the singles Tanto and Mi Fido Di Te. In 2006, Buon Sangue Live was released, a DVD with 40 minutes of content and background from the last tour and the concert held in Milan. In the same year he collaborated for the second time with Zucchero, becoming the author of the lyrics of the song Troppa Fedeltà, included in the album Fly.
In 2007, he recorded Fango, dedicated to his brother Umberto who tragically died in a plane crash, while A Te, the second single from Safari, was released on March 7th 2008, dedicated to his wife Francesca at the top of the charts for several weeks. On May 12th , the Safari Tour starts from Rimini, which crosses arenas and stadiums throughout the summer. Fango wins the first edition of the Mogol Award. On July 4th, the album's single of the same name, Safari, is released. On October 20th , Safari's fourth single, Come Musica, was released. Safari is elected album of the year in 2008 and, according to the Rockol.it website, it is recognized as the best album of the decade. In 2009, he gathered together with Giuliano Sangiorgi of Negramaro more than 50 stars of Italian music to record Domani 21/04/2009, a song in favor of the territories hit by the Abruzzo earthquake. On January 8th , 2010, Baciami Ancora was released, the soundtrack of the homonymous film by Gabriele Muccino that won the David di Donatello as best original soundtrack. He collaborates with Cesare Cremonini on the creation of the single Mondo, released on April 23rd of the same year. In October, the 2011 release of the album entitled Ora is announced. On November 30th, Viva Tutto!, a book created on the e-mail correspondence between Jovanotti and the philosopher Franco Bolelli, sent during the production of the upcoming album, is released in bookstores. On December 3rd , the single Tutto L'amore Che Ho is released, accompanied by a video posted on Facebook the previous afternoon. On January 25th , 2011 the album Ora is released. On March 11th the single Le Tasche Piene Di Sassi is released, dedicated to his mother Viola who died a few months earlier, that in June won the fourth edition of the Mogol Award. Lorenzo Live - Now on Tour 2011-2012 starts from Rimini on April 16th .
On May 27th, 2011 the single Il Più Grande Spettacolo Dopo Il Big Bang was released.
On September 22nd 2012, he took part in the Italia Loves Emilia charity concert, a fundraiser created following the 2012 earthquake in Emilia, which was held in Campovolo, together with many fellow singers.
On November 27th , the Backup - Lorenzo 1987-2012 collection is released, celebrating the singer's 25 years, and is anticipated by the single Tensione Evolutiva released on November 9th .
On December 16th , 2014 the single Sabato was released, which anticipated the thirteenth studio album, entitled Lorenzo 2015 CC. published on February 24th , 2015. On June 20th, the Lorenzo 2015 tour in the stadiums starts from Ancona. On July 26th , 2015 in this same tour, Lorenzo performs with Eros Ramazzotti at the San Paolo Stadium in Naples to pay homage to the singer-songwriter Pino Daniele, who passed away a few months before with whom in 1994, together they carried out an unforgettable tour.
On December 1st 2017, Oh, Vita! is released, the fourteenth album of unreleased tracks preceded by the single of the same name. The album marks the beginning of Lorenzo's collaboration with Rick Rubin, a giant in world music production. The album was recorded in August of the same year at the Villa "Le Rose" in Florence and finalized at the Shangri-La Studio in Malibu, California.
On January 26th , 2018 the second single Le Canzoni is released, followed on June 15th by the third single Affermativo, in the remix version of Takagi & Ketra. On July 6th, to celebrate the end of the tour in the Lorenzo Live 2018 arenas, the fourth single Viva La Libertà is released, accompanied by a video shot by Leandro Manuel Emede.
On the 6th of December 2018, the Jova Beach Party is announced, an unprecedented tour carried out in 16 Italian beaches during the summer of 2019 that sees Lorenzo Jovanotti protagonist with over 60 guest artists. A new concert form, all-encompassing with Lorenzo on stage from early afternoon to late at night. The 17th and last show was held on the 21st September 2019 at the Milan Linate airport, closed for works, in the presence of about 100,000 spectators. The tour marks a record with the highest public attendance for all of 2019.
After a few months from this important project, Lorenzo Jovanotti sets off on a solo bike trip between Chile and Argentina. With a small camera and his own iPhone, he creates many hours of footage of himself and from this new incredible adventure, Non Voglio Cambiare Pianeta is created for RaiPlay, a docuTrip made up of 16 episodes of about 15 minutes each, broadcasted as of April 24th 2020 and still available on JovaTV.
On October 2021 announces that he is back at work with Rick Rubin for the processing of new unreleased songs. On November 19th, 2021, during the presentation of the Jova Beach Party, scheduled for summer 2022, he announced the release of a new single entitled Il boom.
On December 17th 2021 the single La Primavera is released, the video of which directed by Tommaso Ottomano, was shot inside the Teatro Grande in Brescia.
The single La Primavera with I love you baby, Un amore come il nostro, Tra me e te and Border Jam, are part of a new episode of Disco del Sole.
Disco del Sole is an unidentified flying object, it is a streaming, a philosophy, but above all it is the flow of songs written by Lorenzo Jovanotti two and a half years after La Nuova Era.
On January 21st 2022, La Primavera (I Remix) is released, five incredible remixes by 5 Italian women artist DJs producers, who accepted SBAM's invitation. I love you baby: new single and new episode of the Disco del Sole that released on the first day of spring.
On March 30th the video clip of I love you baby will be released with the announcement of the new chapter of the Disco del Sole: MEDITERRANEANO. 8 unreleased songs, 8 new songs by Lorenzo to be released on Friday 1 April on all digital platforms.
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