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Spagna
Birth name Ivana Spagna
Born 16 December 1956 (1956-12-16) (age 53)
Origin Verona, Italy
Genres Pop Rock
Years active 1986 - present
Labels Nar International (2005-present) / B&G (2002-2004) / CBS (1986-2001)
Website Official Spagna Site

Spagna (born Ivana Spagna, 16 December 1956, Verona, Italy) is an Italian singer and songwriter.

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Career

She started her career singing in English and in the early 1980s she provided vocals (with Angela Parisi) and wrote songs for an Italo Disco duo project called Fun Fun;[1] as well as writing songs for many other dance music projects until 1986, when she embarked on a solo career.

Her first dance song "Easy Lady" (1986) was a hit throughout Europe. In 1987 she released her third hit, "Call Me". The single made no.1 in the European Chart, and reached no.2 in Italy and in the UK Singles Chart. It also made no.13 in the U.S. Billboard Dance Chart.

Her first album, Dedicated To The Moon, was released the same year and sold over 500,000 copies.

After the minor UK hit "Every Girl And Boy" and a dance-rock album, You Are My Energy (1988), Spagna moved to Santa Monica, California, and created her new pop album No Way Out (1991). This album featured a song written by Diane Warren ("There's A Love"), the two singles "Love At First Sight" and "Only Words", peaked at #5 on the Italian chart, and was certified Platinum (over 100.000 copies sold).

In 1993, Spagna moved back to Europe, and recorded Matter Of Time, featuring the two successful eurodance singles "Why Me" (#10 in Italy) and "I Always Dream About You" (#5 in Italy).

In 1995, after the release of her last dance hit ("Lady Madonna", #4 in Italy), she started singing in her native Italian. After achieving a great success in Italy with the Italian version of Elton John's Circle of Life (Il cerchio della vita), featured in the Italian soundtrack of the Disney film The Lion King, she took part in the Sanremo Festival, the most important Italian song contest, ranking 3rd in 1995 with the song "Gente Come Noi". Her first album in Italian, Siamo in due, sold over 350.000 copies and became the best-selling album by a female singer in Italy that year.

From that year onwards, Spagna released many successful albums sung in Italian (including hit singles such as "Siamo in due", "E io penso a te", "Lupi solitari", "Indivisibili", "Dov'eri", "Il bello della vita-World Cup Song", "Con il tuo nome") until 2003, when she left Sony Music in order to sing in English again. She signed to an independent Swiss record label (B&G), and recorded Woman, a dance-pop album featuring eight new songs in English, two in Spanish and one in French. The album spawned the three singles Never Say You Love Me, Woman and Do It With Style. In 2004 a new remixed version of "Easy Lady" was released. In 2009 a new remix of "Easy Lady" again, produced with DJ Nicola Fasano.

Spagna's albums and singles have sold a total of over 10 millions copies worldwide, for which she has been awarded the "Disco d'oro alla carriera" (Gold certification for the career) by the Italian Federation of the Music Industry (FIMI) in 2006.

In February 2006 she took part in the Sanremo Festival again, with the song Noi Non Possiamo Cambiare, and in May 2006 ranked third in the Italian reality television program, Music Farm.

In February 2009 the new EP Lola & Angiolina Project, in collaboration with the Italian rockstar Loredana Berté, was released: the first single has been the rock ballad Comunque vada.

Discography

 
  • Dedicated To The Moon (1987, English)
  1. Call Me
  2. Sarah
  3. Dedicated To The Moon
  4. So Easy
  5. The Power Of Money
  6. Easy Lady
  7. Dance Dance Dance
  8. Why Can't I Say (I Love You Babe)
  9. Baby Blue
  10. Girl It's Not The End Of The World
  • You Are My Energy (1988, English)
  1. I Wanna Be Your Wife
  2. This Generation (IIII)
  3. Let Me (Say I Love You)
  4. Friday
  5. Me And You
  6. You Are My Energy
  7. Why Don't We Talk Anymore?
  8. Every Girl & Boy
  9. Don't Call It Love
  10. Woman In Love
  11. March 10, 1959 (Memories Of The Taste Of Freedom)
  • No Way Out (1991, English)
  1. Only Words
  2. You Break Into My Heart
  3. No Way Out
  4. Love At First Sight
  5. Me And My Love
  6. I Don't Wanna Fall In Love
  7. There's A Love
  8. Number One
  9. I Miss You
  10. I Only Dance With You
  • Spagna & Spagna: Greatest Hits (1993, English - compilation)
  1. Easy Lady
  2. Call Me
  3. Dance Dance Dance
  4. Every Girl And Boy
  5. I Wanna Be Your Wife
  6. This Generation
  7. Love At First Sight
  8. Dedicated To The Moon
  9. You Are My Energy
  10. Let Me Say (I Love You)
  11. Me And You
  12. Only Words
  13. No Way Out
  14. No More Words
  • Matter Of Time (1993, English)
  1. If I Listened To My Heart
  2. Why Me
  3. You'll Be Mine
  4. Don't Go Away Tonight
  5. Why Are You Leaving Me
  6. If You Really Love Me
  7. I Always Dream About You
  8. Matter Of Time
  9. You & I
  10. I'll Walk Away
  11. I'll Keep Loving You
  • Siamo In Due (1995, Italian)
  1. Davanti agli occhi miei
  2. Siamo in due
  3. Mai
  4. Chiamami
  5. Come il cielo
  6. Il cerchio della vita
  7. Gente come noi
  8. A pugni chiusi
  9. Uno come te
  10. Un natale che non finira'
  • Lupi Solitari (1996, Italian)
  1. Colpa del sole
  2. Ti amo
  3. E io penso a te
  4. Ci sarò
  5. Come l'alba
  6. Lupi solitari
  7. Un amico
  8. Se perdo te
  9. Se ti rivedrò
  10. Arriverà
  • Indivisibili (1997, Italian)
  1. Indivisibili
  2. Una razione d'amore
  3. Dov'eri
  4. Fuori dal normale
  5. Immaginarti qui
  6. Cipolle e fragole
  7. Tomiamo insieme
  8. Ogni giomo di più
  9. Quello che voglio
  10. Sarà
  11. Ghost Track: Mercedes Benz
 
  • E che mai sarà: le mie più belle canzoni (1998, Italian - compilation)
  1. E che mai sarà
  2. Ill bello della vita - world cup song
  3. Gente come noi
  4. Siamo in due
  5. Davanti agli occhi miei
  6. Come il cielo
  7. E io penso a te
  8. Lupi solitari
  9. Colpa del sole
  10. Ti amo
  11. Indivisibili
  12. Dov'eri
  13. Lay da da
  14. Se fosse vero amore
  15. Mi sto innamorando
  • Domani (2000, Italian)
  1. Gloria
  2. Con il tuo nome
  3. Un po' d'amore
  4. Aspettavo te
  5. Acqua
  6. Mi amor
  7. Domani
  8. Anime sole
  9. Messages of love
  10. Anche un momento (è tanto se tu ci sei)
  11. Al sole
  12. L'ora dei ricordi
  13. Claire de lune
  • La nostra canzone (2001, Italian)
  1. Teorema
  2. Eloise
  3. Il nostro concerto
  4. Ho difeso il mio amore
  5. Dicitencello vuje
  6. Quella carezza della sera
  7. Never alone
  8. Bang bang
  9. La donna cannone
  10. De en jour
  • Woman (2002, English)
  1. Woman
  2. Never Say You Love Me
  3. A Day Without You
  4. Tears Of Love (Rain And Tears 2002)
  5. Baila
  6. Màs Allà Del Cielo Azul
  7. Lady In Black
  8. Comme C'Est Bizarre La Vie
  9. Do It With Style
  10. A New Day
  11. Rain And Tears
  • L'arte di arrangiarsi (2004, Italian)
  1. Sound of silence
  2. Dopotutto ti amo
  3. Dove nasce il sole
  4. Gente como tu
  5. Ti amo
  6. Easy lady (reggae version)
  7. Rock your baby
  8. Call me
  9. Al di là (del cielo blu)
  10. Davanti agli occhi miei
  11. Come il cielo
  • Diario Di Bordo (2005, Italian)
  1. Prova d'amore
  2. A chi dice no
  3. Anche solo per un istante
  4. Day by day
  5. Diario di bordo
  6. Greta
  7. Donna Invisibile
  8. Come un raggio di sole
  • Diario di bordo - Voglio sdraiarmi al sole' (2006, Italian)
  1. Noi non possiamo cambiare
  2. Vorrei fossi tu
  3. Voglio sdraiarmi al sole
  4. Prova d'amore
  5. A chi dice no
  6. Anche solo per un istante
  7. Day by day
  8. Diario di bordo
  9. Greta
  10. Donna Invisibile
  11. Come un raggio di sole
  • Lola6Angiolina project ' (2009, Italian, with Loredana Bertè)
  1. Comunque vada (Spagna feat. L.Berté & Aida Cooper)
  2. enrico 40(Loredana Berté)
  3. I love you (Spagna)
  4. Father (Spagna)
  5. Musica e parole (Loredana Berté’)
  6. Belladonna (Loredana Berté)

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  • IPA: [ˈspa.ɲɲa], /ˈspaɲɲa/, SAMPA: /"spa.JJa/

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Spagna f.

  1. Spain

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