Jovanotti

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Lorenzo Cherubini, better known as Jovanotti (Italian pronunciation: [dʒovaˈnɔtti]), is an Italian singer-songwriter.

The name Jovanotti derives from the plural form of the Italian word giovanotto ("young man"), i. e., giovanotti. Lorenzo Cherubini originally auditioned a band with the name "I Giovanotti," but the record producer was interested only in him. He then decided to Italo-Americanize his name as "Joe Vanotti" before conjugating it to his famous moniker "Jovanotti." The spelling Jovanotti is anglicized; the letter J is not often used in Italian, as it does not belong to its current alphabet.

Jovanotti gradually departed from his early mix of hip hop, rap and disco, taking in funk, world music and even classical arrangements and ska influences. As his musical influences changed, so too did his lyrics, which over time began to increasingly address philosophical, religious and political issues, which are more typical of the Italian cantautore tradition. His social and political commitment increased as well. Some of his earlier work is also closer to keyboard-heavy 1980s pop.

Most of his songs are sung in Italian; he also released a Spanish-language greatest hits album. His live album includes a short version of the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." Jovanotti appears on several international compilations, most notably Red Hot + Rhapsody, a 1998 tribute to George Gershwin, on which he performed "I Got Rhythm." His most famous songs are "L'Ombelico del Mondo" and "Serenata Rap." Jovanotti has also appeared in one of Luciano Pavarotti's charity concert in 1996.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1988 Jovanotti for President Jovanotti 1
1989 La mia moto Jovanotti 1
1991 Una tribù che balla Jovanotti 1
1992 Lorenzo 1992 Jovanotti 1
1994 Lorenzo 1994 Jovanotti 1
1997 Lorenzo 1997: L'albero Jovanotti 1
1999 Lorenzo 1999: Capo Horn Jovanotti 1
2002 Lorenzo 2002: Il quinto mondo Jovanotti 1
2005 Lorenzo 2005: Buon sangue Jovanotti 1
2008 Safari Jovanotti 5 4
2011 Ora Jovanotti 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Lorenzo 1990-1995 Compilation Jovanotti 3
2005 Extra F.U.N.K. Compilation Jovanotti 1
2012 Backup 1987-2012 Compilation Jovanotti 2
Pasaporte: Lo mejor de Lorenzo Jovanotti Compilation Jovanotti 1
Special Compilation Jovanotti 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 OYEAH Live Jovanotti 1
2012 Lorenzo in concerto per Jovanotti e orchestra Live Jovanotti 1
Autobiografia di una festa (Lorenzo Live) Live Jovanotti 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 ElectroJova: Buon sangue dopato Remix Jovanotti 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Serenata rap Jovanotti 1
1996 L'ombelico del mondo Jovanotti 2
1999 Il mio nome è mai più LigaJovaPelù 1
2003 Io no Jovanotti 1
2005 (Tanto)³ Jovanotti 1
2010 Tutto l'amore che ho Jovanotti 1
2011 The Sound of Sunshine (Italian version) Michael Franti & Spearhead feat. Lorenzo Jovanotti 1
2011 Il più grande spettacolo dopo il Big Bang Jovanotti 1
2012 Tensione evolutiva Jovanotti 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Giovani Jovanotti Jovanotti 1
2001 Soleluna Jovanotti 1

Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 Baciami ancora Soundtrack Jovanotti 2

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