"Gianna Nannini" (born June 14, 1956) is an Italian female singer-songwriter and rock musician.
Born in Siena as former Formula 1 driver Alessandro Nannini's older sister, she studied piano in Turin and then composition in Milan.
Her first hit was in 1979 with the single ''America'' and the album ''California'', which became a success in several European countries. The rise to fame in Italy started in 1984 with the release of her sixth album, ''Puzzle''. This album peaked in the top 10 at the Italian, German, Austrian and Swiss hit-parades. She sang for the videoclip ''Fotoromanza'' (directed by Michelangelo Antonioni), won several musical awards and started a European tour, including a participation at the Montreux Jazz Festival. In 1986 her hit ''Bello e impossibile'' was a huge success and brought her more awards in Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Her 1987 compilation ''Maschi e altri'' sold over a million copies.
In 1990 she sang ''Un'estate italiana'', the official song of the Football World Cup 1990, together with Edoardo Bennato.
She graduated in philosophy from the University of Siena in 1994. The following year she took part in a protest org...
|Born||June 14 1956|
|Origin||Siena, Tuscany, Italy|