Adriano Celentano (Italian pronunciation: [adriˈaːno tʃelenˈtaːno]; born 6 January 1938) is an Italian singer, composer, producer, comedian, actor, film director and TV host.
He is dubbed as the "Molleggiato" (the flexible one) because of his dancing.
Celentano very often is credited as the author of both the music and lyrics of his songs (although, according to his wife Claudia Mori sometimes they were written in collaboration with others). Due to his prolific career and great successes both in Italy and in the rest of the world, he is considered one of the pillars of Italian music.
Celentano is also recognized for being particularly perceptive to the changes in the music business. He is credited for having introduced rock and roll in Italy – a genre that exercised great appeal on young people of that time.
Celentano is also an actor and has acted in about 40 films and published many record albums enjoying enormous commercial and critical success.