65 Facts About Laura Pausini


Laura Pausini rose to fame in 1993, winning the newcomer artists' section of the 43rd Sanremo Music Festival with her debut single "La solitudine", which became an Italian standard and an international hit.


Laura Pausini's self-titled debut album was released in Italy on 23 April 1993 and later became an international success, selling two million copies worldwide.


Laura Pausini has released fourteen studio albums, two international greatest hits albums and two compilation albums for the Hispanic and Anglophone market only, respectively.


Laura Pausini appeared as a coach on both the Mexican and Spanish versions of international reality television singing competition franchise The Voice, was a judge on the first and second series of La banda, and is likewise a judge on the Spanish version of international franchise The X Factor.


Laura Pausini has been honoured as a Commander Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and as a World Ambassador of Emilia Romagna.


The elder of two daughters, Laura Pausini was born in Faenza, in the Province of Ravenna to Fabrizio Pausini and Gianna Ballardini.


Laura Pausini grew up in Solarolo, a small comune in the same region.


Laura Pausini's father is a former pianist who played as a sessionman for ABBA's Frida Lyngstad and entered a band whose members later founded the Italian pop group Pooh.


Thanks to her performances in local singing competitions, Laura Pausini was noticed by Italian producer and songwriter Angelo Valsiglio, who introduced her to manager Marco Marati.


Laura Pausini's rendition convinced Valsiglio and Marati, who wanted Laura Pausini to audition for some major labels.


Laura Pausini performed it for the first time on 23 February 1993, during the first night of the contest.


The album was recorded while Laura Pausini was still a high school student at the "Gaetano Ballardini" Institute of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy, where she got her diploma a few months after the release of her debut studio set.


In September 1993, Laura Pausini received a Telegatto for Revelation of the Year.


In February 1994, Laura Pausini participated for the second time in the Sanremo Music Festival, competing in the "Big Artists" section with her entry "Strani amori".


Laura Pausini was the first non-Spanish artist to achieve this result.


In 1995 Laura Pausini received the World Music Award for Best Selling Italian Recording Artist and the Lo Nuestro Award for Best New Artist of the Year.


Laura Pausini's first record for the British market was a self-titled compilation album released in 1995, including nine Italian-language hits and an English-language version of her first single, "La solitudine ", whose lyrics were adapted by Tim Rice.


At the 9th Lo Nuestro Awards for Latin Music, Laura Pausini was nominated for Pop Female Singer and Video of the Year for the Spanish-language version of "Le cose che vivi".


In December 1996, Laura Pausini was among the artists singing for Pope John Paul II during the Natale in Vaticano concert, a Christmas show held at the Paul VI Audience Hall.


In 1998, Laura Pausini released her fourth studio album, La mia risposta, together with its Spanish-language counterpart, Mi respuesta.


Pavarotti and Laura Pausini duetted in the Italian version of the aria "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz", titled "Tu che m'hai preso il cuor", from Franz Lehar's operetta Das Land des Lachelns.


The album features the songs "Viaggio con te", which was composed by her father and which was awarded in 2001 with an Italian Lunezia Award for Best Songwriter of the Year, and "Per vivere", written from the point of view of a homeless child Laura Pausini met in Rio de Janeiro and dedicated to two Brazilian children sponsored by her.


Tra te e il mare received a nomination for Album of the Year at the Premio Italiano della Musica, while Laura Pausini was nominated for Best Female Artist during the same award ceremony, as well as in the first edition of the Italian Music Awards, held in February 2001.


In 2001, Laura Pausini started working with producers such as Patrick Leonard and John Shanks on her first English-language album, From the Inside.


The album singles "Surrender" and "If That's Love" reached the top spot on the Hot Dance Club Songs Chart, but Laura Pausini, disappointed at her English-language debut being ignored in the US outside the club scene, abandoned the promotion for From the Inside due to her label promoting it as a dance album instead of a pop album as she requested.


In October 2004 Laura Pausini released her eighth studio album, Resta in ascolto, and its Spanish-language counterpart, Escucha.


In January 2005, Laura Pausini started a new tour to promote the album.


Laura Pausini made a guest appearance on Michael Buble's 2005 live album Caught in the Act, singing a duet with Buble of Lou Rawls' hit "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine".


At the 2006 Lo Nuestro Award, Laura Pausini was nominated in the sections Album of the Year for Escucha, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for "Viveme" and won the award for Best Female Pop Artist.


Laura Pausini dedicated the award to the memory of Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti.


In Summer 2006, Laura Pausini played a Juntos en concierto tour with Marc Anthony and Marco Antonio Solis, consisting of 20 concerts throughout the United States.


On 2 June 2007, Laura Pausini was the first female artist to play at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, in front of a crowd of 70,000 spectators.


Also in late 2008, French chansonnier Charles Aznavour and Laura Pausini recorded Aznavour's 1965 song "Paris au mois d'aout" for Aznavour's Duos album, both in French as well as the Italian version "Parigi in agosto".


In 2010 Laura Pausini won the Lo Nuestro Award for Female Artist of the Year.


On 21 June 2009, Laura Pausini organized a mega-concert in the San Siro Stadium in Milan, raising money to support the victims of the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake.


The song "Troppo tempo" was originally chosen as the sixth and last single of the album, but when Laura Pausini discovered her pregnancy she changed her mind to "Celeste".


On 25 June 2012, Laura Pausini took part in the mega-concert Concerto per l'Emilia, organized to raise funds in support of the people affected by the 2012 Northern Italy earthquakes.


In 2012 Laura Pausini recorded an Italian-language duet with Josh Groban, "E ti promettero", included in his album All That Echoes, released in February 2013.


On 26 February 2013, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of her career, Laura Pausini released a medley including the original versions in Italian, Spanish and English of the song which launched her career in 1993, "La solitudine".


On 1 June 2013 Laura Pausini took part in the Chime for Change concert at Twickenham Stadium in London, supporting the global campaign of the same name for girls' and women's empowerment.


Laura Pausini performed the songs "Io canto" and "It's Not Goodbye".


On 13 November 2014, Laura Pausini was the first artist to be inducted in the newly created Paseo de las Estrellas in Tijuana, Mexico.


Laura Pausini served as a coach for the third series of the Spanish version of the competition, La Voz, which debuted on Telecinco in January 2015.


At the 27th Lo Nuestro Awards, Laura Pausini received a special award in recognition of her music career trajectory.


Thanks to the show, Laura Pausini received an award at the Premio TV 2016 as TV Personality Revelation of the Year.


In June 2016, Laura Pausini became the first Italian female artist to perform a tour in Italian stadiums.


In late 2016, Laura Pausini was confirmed as a judge on the second series of La banda.


The single was performed during the final night of the 68th Sanremo Music Festival, where Laura Pausini appeared as a special guest.


In spring 2018, Laura Pausini appeared as a judge on the third series of Spanish talent show Factor X, which was won by Pol Granch, one of the contestants she mentored as part of the Boys category.


Laura Pausini performed in Europe: Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland.


In summer 2019, Laura Pausini performed 11 concerts throughout Italy, along with Biagio Antonacci, as part of their collaborative show titled LB Stadi Tour.


Laura Pausini was set to perform a concert titled "Laura Pausini BeMe" on 5 September 2020, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her official fan club.


In October 2020, Laura Pausini released "Io si ", which was written in collaboration with Diane Warren and Niccolo Agliardi and was created for the Netflix feature film The Life Ahead.


Thanks to the song, Laura Pausini won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, making "Io si " the first Italian-language song to win the prize, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.


In July 2021, Laura Pausini announced she has been working on a film since February 2020.


On 28 October 2022, Laura Pausini was announced to be one of the four presenters of the 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards, which were held in Las Vegas in November, alongside Anitta, Luis Fonsi and Thalia.


Laura Pausini was the first Italian artist to host the Latin Grammy Awards.


On January 25,2023, Laura Pausini announced two new concerts, to celebrate her 30-year career.


Laura Pausini is described as a mezzo-soprano with a classic and powerful voice.


Laura Pausini was strongly criticized for her songs, described as too melancholic and trivial.


In 2006, The Washington Post's Achy Obejas wrote that Laura Pausini is distinguished from other Latin pop singers by her sophistication and her European sensibilities.


Laura Pausini left her hometown in 1995, when she moved to Milan with her partner, manager and producer Alfredo Cerruti Jr.


Between 2002 and 2005 Laura Pausini was romantically involved with her new manager, Gabriele Parisi.


In 2005, Laura Pausini has been in a relationship with Italian guitarist, composer, music producer, and former singer Paolo Carta.


Laura Pausini gave birth to their daughter on 8 February 2013.