Ivana Spagna

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Ivana Spagna
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Ivana Spagna (Valeggio, 16 December 1956) 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 causas 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 e Ronnie Jones.

In 2014 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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Ivana Spagna Discography Tracks

Albums

Ivana Spagna - Dedicated To The Moon album art Spagna* Dedicated To The Moon (Album) CBS, CBS Canada 1987 Sell This Version
120.000.900 Ivana Spagna - Dedicado A La Luna album art Ivana Spagna Dedicado A La Luna(LP, Album) CBS 120.000.900 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - You Are My Energy album art Spagna* You Are My Energy (Album) CBS, CBS Israel 1988 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - No Way Out album art Spagna* No Way Out (Album) Epic Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - Matter Of Time album art Spagna* Matter Of Time (Album) Epic, Epic Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - Siamo In Due album art Spagna* Siamo In Due (Album) Epic Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - Lupi Solitari album art Ivana Spagna Lupi Solitari (Album) Epic Italy 1996 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - Indivisibili album art Ivana Spagna Indivisibili (Album) Epic Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - E Che Mai Sarà album art Ivana Spagna E Che Mai Sarà (Album) Epic Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - Domani album art Spagna* Domani (Album) Epic, Epic Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - La Nostra Canzone album art Spagna* La Nostra Canzone (Album) Epic Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - Woman album art Spagna* Woman (Album) B&G Entertainment Italy 2002 Sell This Version
ISBN 88-7328-002-1 Ivana Spagna - Briciola Storia Di Un Abbandono album art Ivana Spagna Briciola Storia Di Un Abbandono(Box) Not On Label ISBN 88-7328-002-1 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
Ivana Spagna - Diario Di Bordo album art Spagna* Diario Di Bordo (Album) NAR International Italy 2005 Sell This Version
20768 - 2 Ivana Spagna - Diario Di Bordo Voglio Sdraiarmi Al Sole album art Spagna* Diario Di Bordo Voglio Sdraiarmi Al Sole(CD, Album) ZYX Music 20768 - 2 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - Il Cerchio Della Vita album art Ivana Spagna Il Cerchio Della Vita (Album, Comp) Grooves Srl, Universal Italy 2009 Sell This Version
MED 010335 Ivana Spagna - Buon Natale! album art Ivana Spagna Buon Natale!(CD, Album) Media Entertainment S.r.l. 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

Singles & EPs

Ivana Spagna - Mamy Blue album art Ivana Spagna Mamy Blue (Single) Ricordi 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", S/Sided, Promo) Ricordi J.B. 25 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - Ari Ari  album art Ivana Spagna Ari Ari Ricordi, Ricordi 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", S/Sided, Promo) DJM Records (2), Ricordi J.B. 32 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Ivana Spagna - Easy Lady album art Spagna* Easy Lady (Single, Maxi) Simple Records (2) Spain 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