ARTIST — pop, singer/songwriter
Claudia Lagona, known professionally as Levante, is a singer-songwriter born in Sicily but based in Turin. She started writing songs at the age of 14 and after many years of working her way up the ladder in 2013 she signed with INRI, an independent record label. After the astonishing debut of her single “Alfonso” (2013), which climbed the charts, her popularity kept growing and she continuously gained support both by the audience and the press, that declared the young artist as “the new rising star of Italian music”. Since then she has built a solid career: her first two albums, “Manuale Distruzione” (2014) and “Abbi Cura Di Te” (2015) made her conquer the hearts of a growing audience and the most important venues of Italy.In January 2017 she debuted as a writer, publishing her first novel entitled “Se Non Ti Vedo Non Esisti” (Rizzoli Libri), that entered the charts as one of the best-selling narrative books in the weeks following its release. In April she released her third album, “Nel Caos Di Stanze Stupefacenti” (INRI / Carosello), acclaimed by the critics and the fans; the album immediately topped the charts.
She has performed all around Italy and abroad, and her live shows are known for her voice, energy, stage presence and empathy, offering the audience an entertaining show made of emotions and energy. In May 2017 she was offered the role of judge in the upcoming 11th season of the talent show XFactor Italy. Levante is currently the most exciting act in the Italian music scene, tracing the new path of pop.