Today, we’d like to spotlight two-time winner of the San Remo Music Festival, Italian singer, composer and TV presenter Enrico Ruggeri.
Ruggeri is most widely recognized for his performance during the 39th edition of the San Remo Festival in 1989, where he won the first prize with his song “L’uomo che vola” (The Man Who Flies). His second win at the San Remo Music Festival came in 1992 for the song “Mistero”.
Throughout his career, Ruggeri has worked with some of the biggest names in Italian music including Zucchero, Antonello Venditti and Paolo Conte. He collaborated with Italian comedians Giorgio Faletti and Giorgio Vanni on several projects. In 1994 Ruggeri produced a tribute album to Lucio Battisti, which included collaborations with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Elisa and Brian May of the band Queen.
Ruggeri is also known for his television appearances. He has presented many awards shows including MTV Awards Italy and Tale e Quale Show. He has also been a frequent guest on various talkshows and a judge on X Factor Italy’s fourth season in 2013.
Enrico Ruggers’ popularity continues to thrive as he recently released a new album entitled Pesci (Fishes) featuring songs by some of the greatest pop culture icons such as Apokryphes songs by Jim Morrison, La Posta di Freud by Ivano Fossati and Tryin to Throw Your Arms Around The World by U2.
Enrico Ruggeri’s passion for music shines through in every aspect of his musical career from stage performances to recordings and now as a media personality; which is why it comes as no surprise that he was awarded two times at the San Remo Music Festivals.
Enrico Ruggeri is an Italian singer, composer, and TV presenter and is best known for having won the Italian Song Festival in San Remo twice.
Ruggeri born in Milan in 1956 and began his musical career at the age of 18 under the tutelage of the celebrated producer Gianni Nannini. After earning a degree in philosophy at the prestigious University of Pavia, Ruggeri released his first single “Una Storia dell’Estate” in October 1981. In 1984, he started hosting the television show “Domenica In”, which launched him to nationwide fame. The same year, he won the first edition of San Remo Festival with “Mistero”.
Ruggeri has continued to enjoy success throughout his musical career, releasing 15 studio albums and many singles. His songs have been played extensively on radio stations all over Italy and have topped music charts. He also won San Remo Festival for the second time with his entry “La Notte dei Pensieri”. In 2017, he was appointed as a judge on the show “The Voice of Italy”.
Enrico Ruggeri is a renowned artist whose fame transcends borders; his music is beloved by Italian and international fans alike. His continued success is proof of his exemplary musicianship and talent as a performer and composer.