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Adelmo Fornaciari, better known to the world as Zucchero a nickname given to him by one of his school teachers has achieved world wide acclaim since winning the Italian Castrocaro Festival in 1981.
Zucchero has performed in front of millions of people in many countries on different continents. However the emotion in Zucchero’s words and the feeling in his music is something that we all share, it is international. There are no boundaries.
His 1987 album ‘Blue’s’ with Corrado Rustici, David Sancious plus Clarence Clemons and the Memphis Horns sold in excess of 1.3 million copies and was the biggest commercial breakthrough ever achieved by a rock music album in Italy. Since then Zucchero has gone on to sell over 50 million albums worldwide.
His duet’s are legendary from Eric Clapton’s unmistakable guitar on ‘Wonderful World’’ to the international hit ‘Senza Una Donna’ (Without a Woman) with Paul Young. From the Italian version of ‘Mad about You ’, (Muoio per te) on Sting’s ‘The Soul Cages’ album to ‘Miserere’ with the Maestro, Luciano Pavarotti.
Zucchero is as generous with his time as with his talent. With Luciano Pavarotti he devised the Pavarotti & Friends charity gala which is now an annual event and he continues to support Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign with concerts throughout the world.