Ivana Spagna

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Ivana Spagna
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Ivana Spagna (Valeggio sul Mincio, 16 December 1954) is an Italian singer-songwriter and writer, also known by the surname alone Spagna.

She started her career singing in English and in the early 1980s she provided vocals (with Angela Parisi) and wrote songs for an Italo disco duo project called Fun Fun; as well as writing songs for many other dance music projects until 1986, when she embarked on a solo career.

Her first dance song "Easy Lady" (1986) was a hit throughout Europe. In 1987 she released her third hit, "Call Me". The single made No.1 in the European Chart, and reached no.2 in Italy and in the UK Singles Chart. It also made no.13 in the U.S. Billboard Dance Chart. Her first album, Dedicated to the Moon, was released the same year and sold over 500,000 copies.

After the UK hit "Every Girl and Boy" and a dance-rock album, You Are My Energy (1988), Spagna moved to Santa Monica, California, and recorded her third album No Way Out (1991). This album featured a song written by Diane Warren ("There's a Love"), and two singles ("Love at First Sight" and "Only Words") which peaked at #5 on the Italian chart. The album was certified Platinum (over 100,000 copies sold).

In 1993, Spagna moved back to Europe, and recorded Matter of Time, featuring the two successful Eurodance singles, "Why Me" (#10 in Italy) and "I Always Dream About You" (#5 in Italy).

In 1994, after the release of her last dance hit ("Lady Madonna", #4 in Italy), she started singing in her native Italian. After achieving a great success in Italy with the Italian version of Elton John's "Circle of Life" ("Il cerchio della vita"), featured in the Italian soundtrack of the Disney film The Lion King, she took part in the Sanremo Festival, the most important Italian song contest, ranking 3rd in 1995 with the song "Gente Come Noi". Her first album in Italian, Siamo in due, sold over 350,000 copies and became the best-selling album by a female singer in Italy that year.

From that year onwards, Spagna released many successful albums sung in Italian (including hit singles such as "Siamo in due", "E io penso a te", "Lupi solitari", "Indivisibili", "Dov'eri", "Il bello della vita-World Cup Song", "Con il tuo nome") until 2003, when she left Sony Music in order to sing in English again. She signed to an independent Swiss record label (B&G), and recorded Woman, a dance-pop album featuring eight new songs in English, two in Spanish and one in French. The album spawned three singles; "Never Say You Love Me", "Woman" and "Do It With Style". In 2004 a new remixed version of "Easy Lady" was released.

Spagna albums and singles have sold a total of over 10 million copies worldwide, for which she has been awarded the "Disco d'oro alla carriera" (Gold certification for the career) by the Italian Federation of the Music Industry (FIMI) in 2006. In February 2006 she took part in the Sanremo Festival again, with the song "Noi non possiamo cambiare", and in May 2006 ranked third in the Italian reality television program, Music Farm.

In February 2009, she released a new EP Lola & Angiolina Project, in collaboration with the Italian rockstar Loredana Bertè. The first single from this was the rock ballad "Comunque vada".

She graduated honoris causa at University of Malta

In 2012 she published a new English language album, Four, with artists like Brian Auger, Eumir Deodato, Dominic Miller, Lou Marini, Gregg Kofi Brown, Fabrizio Bosso and Ronnie Jones.

In 2014 she returned to dance music in collaboration with the producers of her origins. She released the single The magic of love and in 2015 others two singles: Baby don't go and Straight to hell, with a video inspired to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
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Albums

CBS 450646 4, CBS-450646-4 Ivana Spagna - Dedicated To The Moon album art Spagna* Dedicated To The Moon (Album) CBS, CBS CBS 450646 4, CBS-450646-4 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
CBS 463072 4 Ivana Spagna - You Are My Energy album art Spagna* You Are My Energy (Album) CBS, CBS CBS 463072 4 Israel 1988 Sell This Version
468621 4, EPC 468621 4 Ivana Spagna - No Way Out album art Spagna* No Way Out (Album) Epic 468621 4, EPC 468621 4 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
474828 4, EPC 474828 4 Ivana Spagna - Matter Of Time album art Spagna* Matter Of Time (Album) Epic, Epic 474828 4, EPC 474828 4 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
EPC 478541 2, EPC 478541 Ivana Spagna - Siamo In Due album art Spagna* Siamo In Due (Album) Epic, Epic EPC 478541 2, EPC 478541 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
EPC 483823-8, 37-483823-50 Ivana Spagna - Lupi Solitari album art Spagna* Lupi Solitari (Album) Epic EPC 483823-8, 37-483823-50 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
EPC 487583 4 Ivana Spagna - Indivisibili album art Spagna* Indivisibili (Album) Epic EPC 487583 4 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
EPC 497650 4 Ivana Spagna - Domani album art Spagna* Domani (Album) Epic, Epic EPC 497650 4 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
EPC 502310 4 Ivana Spagna - La Nostra Canzone album art Spagna* La Nostra Canzone (Album) Epic EPC 502310 4 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
BG 2002 MC Ivana Spagna - Woman album art Spagna* Woman (Album) B&G Entertainment BG 2002 MC Italy 2002 Sell This Version
0155382BGE Ivana Spagna - L'Arte Di Arrangiarsi album art Spagna* L'Arte Di Arrangiarsi(CD, Album) B&G Entertainment 0155382BGE Italy 2004 Sell This Version
NAR 110052 Ivana Spagna - Diario Di Bordo album art Spagna* Diario Di Bordo (Album) NAR International NAR 110052 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
3000251 Ivana Spagna - Il Cerchio Della Vita album art Ivana Spagna Il Cerchio Della Vita (Album, Comp) Grooves Srl, Universal 3000251 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
MED 010335 Ivana Spagna - Buon Natale! album art Ivana Spagna Buon Natale!(CD, Album) Grooves (5) MED 010335 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
STCD 1019 Ivana Spagna - Four album art Spagna* Four(CD, Album, Sli) Soul Trade STCD 1019 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
TTM19001LP Ivana Spagna - 1954 album art Ivana Spagna 1954 (Album) Tuned Turtle Management TTM19001LP Italy 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2020 047 Ivana Spagna - Mamy Blue album art Ivana Spagna Mamy Blue (Single) Ricordi, Insieme 2020 047 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
J.B. 25 Ivana Spagna - Anima Mia / Mamy Blue album art Donatello / Ivana Spagna Donatello / Ivana Spagna - Anima Mia / Mamy Blue(7", Promo) Ricordi J.B. 25 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
SRL 10-678, SRL 10.678 Ivana Spagna - Ari Ari  album art Ivana Spagna Ari Ari Ricordi, Ricordi SRL 10-678, SRL 10.678 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
J.B. 32 Ivana Spagna - Rocket Man "I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time" / Ari Ari album art Elton John / Ivana Spagna Elton John / Ivana Spagna - Rocket Man "I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time" / Ari Ari(7", Jukebox) DJM Records (2), Ricordi J.B. 32 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
BA 3520 Ivana Spagna - Easy Lady album art Spagna* Easy Lady (Maxi, Single) Simple Records (2) BA 3520 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
JC 15171 Ivana Spagna - Easy Lady / Once More album art Spagna* / Taffy Spagna* / Taffy - Easy Lady / Once More(7", Jukebox) CBS JC 15171 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
651044 7, CBS 651044 7 Ivana Spagna - Dedicated To The Moon album art Spagna* Dedicated To The Moon (Maxi, Single) CBS, CBS 651044 7, CBS 651044 7 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
CBS 650911 6 Ivana Spagna - Dance, Dance, Dance album art Spagna* Dance, Dance, Dance (Maxi, Single) CBS CBS 650911 6 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
07・5P-477 Ivana Spagna - Call Me album art Spagna* = スパーニャ* Spagna* = スパーニャ* - Call Me (Single, Maxi) CBS 07・5P-477 Japan 1987 Sell This Version