Valerio Scanu - 10th April 1990 - La Maddalena - (Sardegna) Italy
Italian pop singer, not only a teen idol, Valerio Scanu rose to fame thanks to the television talent show 'Amici di Maria DeFilippi, which paved the way to a successful career. Born on 10th April 1990, in the Sardinian town of La Maddalena, Valerio Scanu debuted as a child in TV shows and contests such as "Canzoni Sotto L'albero" and "Bravo Bravissimo" (conducted by the late Mike Buongiorno), the latter of which he won in 2002. He also took part in the TV show "Note di Natale" same year when he won the contest "Bravo Bravissimo". Since being a small kid, he shows a strong personality and a determined character, as well as a particular inclination for singing and a passion for great voices (Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Georgia, and Alex Baroni to mention a few).
At the age of 18 yrs he took part in the TV Talent Show "Amici" (Amici 8) where he ranked in the second place. His first album (EP) titled "Sentimento" was launched immediately after the end of the TV show gaining Platinum Records in the Italian Charts. In October 2009 he launched his second album, entitled "Valerio Scanu". This album, like all the albums which followed, earned the "Gold Records" within a few months from release.
A year later, in February 2010, at the age of 19yrs he took part in the 60th edition of Sanremo Music Festival (Big Artist section) where he won with the song "Per tutte le volte che...", which song gave the name to his third album. Since then, Valerio has never looked back, and in November 2010 he released his fourth album, named "Parto Da Qui", touring from March through to September, which tour saw him also landing in Canada to perform two Mini LIVES with over 25,000 spectators, and the most awaited Concert in his Hometown, La Maddalena, in Sardegna on the 19th August 2011. The beautiful island of La Maddalena flooded with fans from all over Italy but also from various European countries.
At the age of only 21 yrs, he has released his 5th project. This 5th album, released on the 20th March 2012, is a true masterpiece. "COSI DIVERSO", the name of the newest album, has been produced under the direct supervision of Stefano Borzi, in quality of producer, arranger & author. The album consists of 10 tracks, and an addional bonus track, cover version "Hallelujah", is available when downloading the album online through iTunes.
During these last four years Valerio has matured alot, both artistically and humanly. Now that his second participation in the television talent show 'Amici di Maria DeFilippi' (Amici 11) in the section of 'Amici BIG' is over, Valerio is all set and geared up to create new music projects while promoting his 5th project. The COSI DIVERSO Tour, which started in the beginning of June 2012, not only saw him performing all over Italy, but also abroad. The Tour came to an end in September 2012 and once again proved the immense success of Valerio's Talent with his fans and followers. For the 17 th December 2012 Valerio organized an event concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome as a Christmas Gift to all his devoted followers and supporters. No need to say that the Sala Sinopoli was fully packed thus ensuring a SOLD OUT for this event. This special concert was an extraordinary journey through the career of the "Artist"... an Artist capable of stirring emotions, amaze and entertain the many fans and loyal supporters.
The year 2013 opens with a new musical project, Valerio performs on tour in front of his audience "live in acoustic". For this tour the majority of his songs have been rearranged musically in order to allow the artist to deliver to his audience a more intimate performance in acoustic. First part of the tour was performed in theatres. Three theatrical tours which saw three "SOLD OUT". The LIVE in ACOUSTIC tour paused for a while whle waiting for the summer season to begin but in the meantime Valerio released "Valerio Scanu LIVE in ROMA", a CD+DVD box set which contains live recording of the Christmas concert #ValerioScanu...AndSoThisisChritmas, held in Rome on the 17 th december 2012. The Limited edition (only 3000 units), produced and released under the recording label "NatyLoveYou" was distributed by SELF.it on the 11th June 2013 and inside contained a gift, an unpublished individually autographed photo. On the 25th June 2013 an unlimited standard version was released for sale which still contained also both the cd and the dvd but had a different package and did not contain the unpublished autographed photo. The Live in Acoustic, passing through Rome, has surpassed even the Italian borders, stopping at Locarno in Switzerland. On 29 June at 'Rainbow Park' of Rome Valmontone kicks-in the summer version of the Live in Acoustic which sees him as the undisputed protagonist of the summer 2013. A summer that many will remember, for having given birth th the first recording project produced by NatyLoveYou.
The year 2013, exactly on the 28th September saw also Valerio surpassing once again the italian borders to see him perform finally even here on the island of MALTA. Welcomed as a big star, with TV cameras, since his arrival at the airport, Valerio, with his dazzling smile, translucent black pants, white shirt and hair in a simple tail giving him that Latin charm, went up on stage anticipated by the words of praise of the presenter and welcomed by a warm and prolonged applause of the audience, including some fans from Italy.Excited but obviously satisfied and happy, Valerio Scanu performed in the prestigious setting such as that of Mediterraneam Conference Center, LIVE/ unplugged on stage, an extract of his "Live in ACOUSTIC" Tour during the final night of Miss Malta accompanied by Martino Onorato, musical director and pianist of his band. VIP ticket holders (DRESS CIRCLE central area) were able to meet the singer at the VIP After-Party which was held at the end of the evening, after the awards ceremony of Miss Malta. A night dedicated to beauty, and the talent of VALERIO SCANU.
On December 15, 2013, Valerio Scanu returned back on the stage of the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome with his "It's Xmas Day", a concert devoted entirely to Christmas, with which he repeated the success of the previous year, confirming a huge growth under every perspective. For the occasion he wanted to reveal to his audience the release date of his new album.
"Sui Nostri Passi", first single which anticipates the new album of Valerio Scanu was released on the 7th January. This single highly anticpated the album "Lasciami Entrare", published by NatyLoveYou and available online and in all stores as from 28 January 2014. An album entirely artistically produced by Luca Mattioni, mixed in London by Matt Howe and mastered in New York by Chris Gehringer, with which the young sardinian artist wants to conquer not only Italy.
We, as his devoted followers and supporters, wish him all the luck in this world for his future while we await for more events and concerts during this year 2014... and who knows, maybe even seeing Valerio Scanu performing again on stage here in MALTA, this time during a full concert apart from the guest appearance during the fnal night of Miss Malta 2013 held on the 28th September at MCC Valletta!!
Wish us all Good Luck ;)
Valerio, at the age of about four, asking his mum to buy him a microphone ...