Jovanotti, Italian superstar and heartthrob, burst onto the music scene in 1988, when his album Jovanotti for President came out and cemented him as a teen idol. His style has evolved from early mixes of hip hop and disco into more nuanced combinations of funk, ska and even classical music. If you catch Jovanotti in concert, you’ll hear him belting out his sexy tunes in Italian and orchestrating dance sets like only an expert DJ knows how to do. He likes to cover his whole catalog, adding in songs from his early work, as well as new favorites. His 2005 tour made a splash with ticket holders in Italy, and he has written and performed some of the most beloved songs in the country. He also recently hit No. 1 on the Italian Top 20 charts with Tutto L’Amore Che Ho.
Born in Rome, Jovanotti developed an interest in music at a very young age and began to make a name for himself as a hip-hop DJ. His big break came when a renowned Italian producer asked him to move to Milan and become a regular DJ on Radio DeeJay. He’s expanded his musical reach to include more of Europe and North America, and his recent compilation designed especially for the U.S. market has made way for a U.S. tour in 2014. Lorenzo 94, Lorenzo 97 - L'albero, Lorenzo 99 - Capo Horn, Lorenzo 2002 - Il Quinto Mondo, Buon Sangue, Safari and Ora all peaked at No.1 on the Federation of Italian Music Industry chart. Jovanotti gained success with his first album Jovanotti for President, with politically-charged hits like “Gimme Five” and "Go Jovanotti Go.” The name Jovanotti is derived from the Italian word for young man, and the music world has seen this young man mature into a full-fledged pro.