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Legal name: Adelmo Fornaciari


Adelmo Fornaciari Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [aˈdɛlmo fornaˈtʃaːri]; born 25 September 1955), more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero Fornaciari or simply Zucchero ([ˈdzukkero] or [ˈtsukkero]), is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician, with an Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. His stage name Zucchero is the Italian word for sugar, as his elementary teacher used to call him. His music is largely inspired by gospel, soul, blues and rock music, and alternates between Italian ballads and more rhythmic R&B-boogie-like pieces. He is credited as the "father of the Italian blues", introducing the blues music on the big stage in Italy. He is one of the few European blues artists who still enjoy great international success.

In his career, spanning more than three decades, Fornaciari has sold over 50 million records around the world, and internationally his most successful singles are "Diamante", "Il Volo/My Love", "Baila (Sexy Thing)/Baila morena", and the duet "Senza una donna (Without a Woman)" with Paul Young. He has achieved numerous awards, including four Festivalbar, six Wind Music Awards, two World Music Awards (1993, 1996), six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards, and a Grammy Award nomination. He collaborated and performed with many famous artists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian May, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Sting, Bono, Paul Young, Peter Gabriel, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli among others.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Un po' di Zucchero Zucchero 1
1985 Zucchero & The Randy Jackson Band Zucchero 2
1986 Rispetto Zucchero 2
1987 Blue's Zucchero 2
1989 Oro, incenso & birra Zucchero 3
1990 Zucchero Zucchero 2
1992 Miserere Zucchero 3
1995 Spirito DiVino Zucchero 3
1998 Bluesugar Zucchero 3
2001 Shake Zucchero 5
2006 Fly Zucchero 5 2
2010 Chocabeck Zucchero 4 4
2012 La sesión cubana Zucchero 5
2016 Black Cat Zucchero 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Diamante Zucchero 1
1996 The Best of Zucchero: Sugar Fornaciari’s Greatest Hits Zucchero 11
1999 Overdose d'amore: The Ballads Zucchero 1
2004 Zu & Co. Zucchero 4 5
2007 All the Best Zucchero 4

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Live at the Kremlin Zucchero 1
2008 Live in Italy Zucchero 1
2013 Una rosa blanca Zucchero 5 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Vedo nero (remixes by Restylers) Zucchero 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Snack Bar Budapest Zucchero 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Senza una donna (Without a Woman) Zucchero feat. Paul Young 3
1991 Diamante Zucchero & Randy Crawford 1
1995 Il volo Zucchero 1
1996 Va, pensiero Zucchero 2
1998 Blue Zucchero 1
2001 Baila (Sexy Thing) Zucchero 2
2001 Ahum Zucchero 1
2004 Il grande Baboomba Zucchero & Mousse T. 1
2010 È un peccato morir Zucchero 1
2012 Guantanamera Zucchero feat. Bebe 1
What Are We Waiting For Alannah Myles & Zucchero 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Baila morena Zucchero 1

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