Laura Pausini

ARTIST — pop, melodic

In 1993 Laura takes part in the Sanremo Festival – New Artists category with the song “La Solitudine” and wins first prize.
Releases the album “Laura Pausini” (Warner Music). The album stays in the Italian Top Ten for a whole year, and tops the charts in Benelux before the end of 1993, followed by a worldwide release. In 1994 she takes part in the Sanremo Festival – Established Artists category, with the song “Strani Amori” and wins third prize. Releases the album “Laura” (Warner Music). Releases the album “Laura Pausini” (Warner Music) in Spanish, a collection of hits taken from her first two albums. In 1995 she releases the album “Laura Pausini” for the English-speaking markets, a collection of hits including “Loneliness”, the English version of “La Solitudine”, lyrics by Tim Rice, writer of “Evita” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”).
Receives the Italian Festivalbar award as Best International Artist.
Receives the “World Music Award” (European Grammy – Montecarlo) as “Best Selling Italian Artist”.
Receives the “Lo Nuestro Award” (Miami) as “Best New Spanish Language Artist on the American Market”.
Receives an award at the Institute of Italian Culture in Madrid, from the Italian ambassador in Spain, for her “contribution to spreading Italian popular culture in Spain”, and for being the “All-Time Best Selling International Artist in Spain”.
Ranks second in the Billboard chart of “Best New Female Artists of 1994” (behind Mariah Carey).

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