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Franco De Vita

"Franco De Vita" (born January 23, 1954 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a singer-songwriter popular in Latin music.

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One of three children born in Latin America to Italian immigrants, De Vita’s family returned to Italy when he was 3. The family moved back to Venezuela when De Vita was 13, and he later studied piano at the university level.

In 1982, De Vita formed the group Icaro, which released one self-titled album in his homeland. Two years later, he released his first disc as a solo artist, simply titled ''Franco De Vita''. The album spun off three Spanish-language hits, including “Somos Tres,” “No Hay Cielo” and “Un Buen Perdedor.” His 1986 album ''Fantasia'' produced several more hits, including the title song and “Aqui Estas Otra Vez.” “Solo Importas Tu,” taken from the album, was used as the theme song to the Spanish-language soap opera ''La Dama De Rosa''. He appeared in the end credits of every episode, performing the song at the piano.

Seeking wider international exposure, De Vita moved to the Sony label for the 1988 album ''Al Norte Del Sur''. A critical a...

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