Bianca Atzei

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Bianca Atzei
Bianca Atzei Live 2018.jpg
Bianca Atzei during Bianca Atzei Live 2018, September 2018
Background information
Born (1987-03-08) March 8, 1987 (age 32)
Milan, Italy
GenresPop, pop soul
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2012–present
LabelsCarosello, Ultrasuoni, Baraonda Edizioni, Musicali
Associated actsModà, Alex Britti, Gigi D'Alessio
Websitewww.biancaatzei.com

Veronica Atzei, better known by her stage name Bianca Atzei (Italian: [ˈbjaŋka atˈtsɛi]; Sardinian: [aˈtsei]; born March 8, 1987), is an Italian singer.

After the release of a few singles with Ultrasuoni between 2012 and 2014, she rose to prominence in February 2015 with her participation in the Sanremo Music Festival 2015, performing the song "Il solo al mondo". The single came before her first album, Bianco e nero, released in the same year by Baraonda Edizioni Musicali.

Biography[edit]

Atzei was born in Milan by Sassari parents.[1] She has studied singing since she was 8 years old, listening to Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, but she was also influenced by Italian singers from the 60s such as Luigi Tenco, Patty Pravo and Sergio Endrigo. At the age of 17 she attended for two years the MAS, a music academy in Milan,[2] during which she had her first experiences as a singer: she contributed to the making of theme songs and jingles, also working for a period as chorister in the talent show CD Live broadcast by the national television channel Rai Due[3] and in the TV program Domenica Cinque[4] directed by Barbara D'Urso.[5]

Career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

In 2012, she took part in Sanremo Social, first selection for the following edition of Sanremo Music Festival, with her very first single "La gelosia", but the song was rejected.[6] On August 3, 2012, the single "L'amore vero" was released, which was well received on the radio and web, earning one million views on YouTube.[7] On November 16 of the same year she released the single La gelosia, featuring the Italian pop band Modà. The following summer, she performed in with many concerts around Italy, especially in Sardinia. In 2012 she also wrote the lyrics for Folle stronza with Diego Calvetti, featured in the third album of Loredana Errore titled Pioggia di comete.

In 2013, Bianca tried to participate in the Sanremo Music Festival in the section Nuove proposte with the song "Arido", but it was rejected. With Niccolò Agliardi she sang "Fino in fondo", published on May 2, and the collaboration with Kekko Silvestre continued: the frontman of Modà was the writer of Bianca's summer's hit "La paura che ho di perderti", published on July 4, 2013, certified by FIMI as a gold record, thanks to the sale of more than 15,000 copies. With it, she took part in the Coca-Cola Summer Festival in Piazza del Popolo in Rome (broadcast by the Italian Canale 5), qualifying in the finals. After the summer tour in Sardinia, in autumn she opened the concerts of Modà's tour. On October 1, 2013, the album by the Italian singer Gianni Morandi Bisogna vivere was published, with the song "Ti porto al mare", realized in collaboration with Bianca. On October 8 she performed at the Verona Arena the song "In amore" with Morandi in one of the two concerts of Gianni Morandi – Live in Arena. In December 2013, she publishes the single "One Day I'll Fly Away", cover of Randy Crawford's song, realized as part of the soundtrack of the mini series Anna Karenina, broadcast by the Italian national television network Rai Uno, inspired by the novel written by Lev Tolstoj. On December 24, 2013, she performed the song "La paura che ho di perderti" at the Concerto di Natale (Christmas Concert) in the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome, broadcast by the Italian television network Rai Due.

In 2014, with Alex Britti, she tried to take part in the Sanremo Music Festival 2015 in the section Big with the song "Non è vero mai" which was rejected,[8] the song would be published as single on March 14. In July she took part again in the Coca-Cola Summer Festival singing "Non puoi chiamarlo amore", published on June 23, after that she started recording her first studio album. On September 14, during the wedding between Elisabetta Canalis and Brian Perri she sang a version of Ave Maria in Sardinian language.[9]

Sanremo Music Festival 2015 and Bianco e nero[edit]

In February 2015, Bianca participated in the 65th Sanremo Music Festival, performing the song "Il solo al mondo", written by Kekko Silvestre; she was ranked 14th. During the four-night festival she was dress by the stylist Antonio Marras, who designed Bianca's four different dresses. On February 12, the third, cover-themed night of the Festival, she sang "Ciao amore, ciao" by the Italian singer Luigi Tenco, mixed by Alex Britti. On the same day, she released her first album Bianco e nero, including 20 tracks and many of her previous publications. Her cover of "Ciao amore, ciao" was published as the second single of the album on April 13, 2015.

Bianca Atzei's signature

In June 2015 Bianca participated in the third edition of Coca-Cola Summer Festival performing "Ciao amore, ciao" featuring Britti. A new single, extract of Bianco e nero, was released on June 24, "In un giorno di sole", getting two nomination for the Premio RTL 102.5 – Canzone dell'estate (RTL 102.5 Award – Summer Hit).

On September 22 she released the fourth single from Bianco e nero, titled "Riderai".[10] Less than a month later, on October 15, her featuring song "Torna a Surriento" with Gigi D'Alessio, is announced, from his new album Malaterra.[11] On October 25, she opens Francesco De Gregori' s concert at Expo 2015.[12] She sings with Italian rapper J-Ax the new version of his song "Intro", published on November 27 and collected in his new album Il bello di esser brutti Multiplatinum Edition.[13]

In 2016 Bianca collaborated with two notable colleagues: with Loredana Bertè, on the duet "Così ti scrivo" and on the choral track "Amici non-ne ho... ma amiche sì", both collected in her album Amici non-ne ho... ma amiche sì!, and with Ron on the duet "Per questa notte che cade giù" and on the choral track "Una città per cantare", both collected in his album La forza di dire sì. On March 13, 2016 she sang a cover of the famous song "Amor mio" by Mina during the show Una serata bella per te, Mogol (broadcast by the Italian Rete 4). On June 17 is out the fifth single from Bianco e nero, "La strada per la felicità (Laura)".[14]

From September 16 until October 28, 2016 she was an entrant of Tale e quale show, a talent show directed by Carlo Conti and broadcast by Rai Uno.[15] Ranked eighth,[16] she qualified for the next part of the show Tale e quale show – Il torneo broadcast from November 11–24.

On December 7 she performed during the traditional ceremony for the Christmas tree lighting with the Little Choir of Antoniano, in Milan; the event was broadcast by RTL 102.5 TV and, delayed, by DeA Junior.

Ora esisti solo tu and Sanremo Music Festival 2017[edit]

On December 12 was made official her participation in 67th Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Ora esisti solo tu".[17] She classified for the finale and ranked 9th.[18] During the four-night festival she was dress by Antonio Marras.[19] On May 8 the song is certified by FIMI as a gold record, thanks to the sale of more than 25,000 copies. On May 12 is released her new single Abbracciami perdonami gli sbagli meanwhile it's also published her first book Ora esisti solo tu – Una storia d'amore edited by Mursia.[20] The book preview has been hosted at NonostanteMarras, the atelier of her friend and stylist Antonio Marras.[21] On May 12, in Nova Gorica began the Bianca Atzei Live 2017, a summer tour that included more than 30 Italian cities.[22]

Since November 17 Bianca is included again in the cast of Tale e quale show - Il torneo.[23]

On January 4, 2018, she confirmed her participation in the italian program l'Isola dei famosi, the italian version of Celebrity Survivor,[24] which has been broadcast since January 22 by Canale 5.

On January 26, 2018 is realesed her new single Fire On Ice.[25]

Personal life[edit]

From November 2015 to October 2017 she has been in a relationship with the former motorcycle road racer Max Biaggi.[26]

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Title Sales certification (FIMI)
[27]
2015 Bianco e nero 15

Singles[edit]

Year Title Ranking FIMI
[28]
Certification FIMI Album of origin
2012 La Gelosia /
L'Amore Vero 52
La Gelosia (feat. Modà) 33
2013 Fino in Fondo (feat. Niccolò Agliardi)
La Paura Che Ho Di Perderti 37 Gold[29]
One Day I'll Fly Away 85
2014 Non È Vero Mai (feat. Alex Britti) 37
Non Puoi Chiamarlo Amore
2015 Il solo al mondo 68 Bianco E Nero
Ciao Amore, Ciao (feat. Alex Britti)
In Un Giorno Di Sole
Riderai (New version)
2016 La Strada Per La Felicità (Laura)
2017 Ora Esisti Solo Tu 21[30] Gold
Abbracciami Perdonami Gli Sbagli

Collaborations[edit]

  • 2013 – Fino in Fondo (with Niccolò Agliardi)
  • 2013 – Ti Porto Al Mare (with Gianni Morandi)
  • 2015 – Intro (with J-Ax)
  • 2015 – Torna a Surriento (with Gigi D'Alessio)
  • 2016 – Amici Non Ne Ho (with Loredana Bertè)
  • 2016 – Così Ti Scrivo (with Loredana Bertè)
  • 2016 – Una Città Per Cantare (with Ron)
  • 2016 – Per Questa Notte Che Cade Giù (with Ron)
  • 2016 – Amici non-ne ho (con Loredana Bertè in Amiche in Arena CD)
  • 2016 – Quello che le donne non-dicono (con Loredana Bertè in Amiche in Arena CD)
  • 2016 – Così ti scrivo (with Loredana Bertè in Amiche in Arena CD)

Tour[edit]

  • 2014 – Bianca Atzei tour 2014
  • 2015/16 – Bianco e nero Club
  • 2016 – Bianco e nero Live
  • 2016 – Bianca Atzei Live 2017

Hosted at other singers tour[edit]

Author for other singers[edit]

  • 2012 – Folle stronza for Loredana Errore (lyrics: Veronica Atzei, Diego Calvetti – music: Diego Calvetti) published in Pioggia di comete, 2012
  • 2016 – Io e te for Dear Jack (lyrics: Veronica Atzei, Oscar Angiuli – music:), published in Mezzo respiro, 2016

Participation in Sanremo Music Festival[edit]

Year Category Song Featuring (track) Places
2015 Big Il solo al mondo Ciao amore, ciao 14°
2017 Big Ora esisti solo tu Con il nastro rosa

Television[edit]

  • CD Live (Rai 2, 2005-2007) - chorister
  • Domenica Cinque (Canale 5, 2009-2010) - chorister
  • Tale e quale show 6 (Rai 1, 2016) - competitor
  • Tale e quale show - Il torneo 5 (Rai 1, 2016) - competitor
  • Tale e quale show - Il torneo 6 (Rai 1, 2017) - competitor
  • L'isola dei famosi 13 (Canale 5, 2018) - competitor

Awards[edit]

  • 2014 – Premio Mia Martini giovani[39]
  • 2015 – Premio Navicella "I Sardi nel mondo"[40]
  • 2015 – Premio Barocco[41]
  • 2015 – Premio penisola sorrentina[42]
  • 2018 – Premio penisola sorrentina "Artista dell’anno"[43]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ Con la Sardegna nel cuore, oggi debutta Bianca Atzei – Regione – la Nuova Sardegna
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  4. ^ "Intervista alla cantante Bianca Atzei". Vanity Fair Italia. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
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  6. ^ "SanremoSocial: i 60 finalisti ecco la lista". Airdave.it. January 10, 2002. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "Bianca Atzei". Radio Italia. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "Sanremo 2014, ecco i big esclusi dal Festival". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  9. ^ "Nozze Canalis, l'Ave Maria sarà in sardo". Vanity Fair Italia. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  10. ^ Earone.i, ed. (September 17, 2015). "Bianca Atzei – Riderai (Radio Date: 22-09-2015)". Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  11. ^ Allmusicitalia.it, ed. (October 15, 2015). "Gigi D'Alessio: nel nuovo album "Malaterra" anche Bianca Atzei tra gli ospiti". Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  12. ^ Allmusicitalia.it, ed. (October 24, 2015). "Francesco De Gregori in concerto per la settimana di chiusura di Expo Milano 2015. Apre Bianca Atzei". Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  13. ^ EarOne, ed. (November 24, 2015). "J-Ax – Intro (feat. Bianca Atzei) (Radio Date: 27-11-2015)". Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  14. ^ EarOne, ed. (June 9, 2016). "Bianca Atzei – La strada per la felicità (Laura) (Radio Date: 17-06-2016)". Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  15. ^ TV Sorrisi e Canzoni.it, ed. (September 13, 2016). ""Tale e quale show 2016", i concorrenti visti da Carlo Conti". Retrieved September 14, 2016.
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  17. ^ La Stampa, ed. (December 12, 2016). "Festival di Sanremo 2017, big e giovani: ecco tutti i cantanti in gara". Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  18. ^ "La classifica finale di Sanremo". ilpost.it. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
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  20. ^ "Bianca Atzei: Escono Il 12 Maggio Il Nuovo Singolo E Il Primo Libro". All Music Italia. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  21. ^ "NonostanteMarras presenta Ora Esisti Solo tu di Bianca Atzei". antoniomarras.com. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  22. ^ "Bianca Atzei: nuovo singolo, tour estivo e primo romanzo". Fidelity News (in Italian). May 13, 2017. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  23. ^ "Tale e quale show 2017 | Rai 1 | Puntate | Concorrenti » Pagina 1". TVBlog.it. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  24. ^ Manca, Mario. "Bianca Atzei: "All'Isola dei Famosi per farmi conoscere per quella che sono"". www.vanityfair.it. Vanity Fair Italia. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  25. ^ "Bianca Atzei - Fire On Ice (Radio Date: 26-01-2018)". www.earone.it. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  26. ^ "Bianca Atzei e Max Biaggi, amore al capolinea: "Mi ha lasciata lui e n..." Oggi - Gossip (in Italian). Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  27. ^ "Italy Albums Top 100 – Week 08/2015". aCharts.us. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  28. ^ "Archivio classifiche FIMI:
    -La gelosia feat. Kekko Silvestre: anno 2012, settimana 48
    -La paura che ho di perderti: anno 2013, settimana 36
    -Non è vero mai: anno 2013, settimana 17"
    (in Italian). FIMI. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  29. ^ "Archivio certificazioni – Anno 2014, settimana 52" (in Italian). FIMI. Archived from the original on February 10, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  30. ^ "Classifica settimanale WK 7" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  31. ^ "Bianca Atzei apre i concerti del Gioia Tour 2013 dei Modà". soundsblog.it. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  32. ^ "Gianni Morandi Live in Arena: Gli Ospiti Dell'Evento Su Canale 5". televisionando.it. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  33. ^ "Modà conquistano lo stadio San Siro di Milano: "Vinta la sfida con noi stessi"". tgcom24. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  34. ^ "Bianca Atzei Ospite Dei Modà a Cagliari Per "Cuore e Vento Live"". Radio Italia. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  35. ^ "Gianluca Grignani domani in concerto a ROMA: "A volte esagero live tour" fa tappa all'Auditorium della Conciliazione". blogmusic. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  36. ^ "Valerio Scanu: A Roma Per Il Finalmente Piove Tour Special Guest Bianca Atzei". all music. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  37. ^ "Amiche in Arena in tv con Alessandra Amoroso, Emma, Elisa e le altre: la data ufficiale". optimalia. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  38. ^ "Gianni Morandi in concerto all'Arena di Verona: scaletta, ingressi e disponibilità biglietti". optimalia. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  39. ^ "Trionfale Successo del Premio Mia Martini 2014". www.premiomiamartini.it. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  40. ^ "La XIV Edizione del Premio Navicella Sardegna: Fra i Premiati, Bianca Atzei, Francesco Abate, Franco Columbu e la Dinamo BasketT". tottusinpari.blog.tiscali.it. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  41. ^ "A Gianluca Grignani il Premio Barocco". Radio Italia. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  42. ^ "Premio "Penisola Sorrentina 2015″ a Bianca Atzei, Il 24 Ottobre a Piano di Sorrento". www.politicainpenisola.it. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  43. ^ "Tutti i vincitori del Premio Penisola Sorrentina 2018". Retrieved November 14, 2018.

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