Italy: Meet the Sanremo participants

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Alex Britti

Un attimo importante

Alex Britti is not a stranger to Festival di Sanremo as he won the giovani category in 1999 with the song Oggi sono io; the winning entry topped the Italian music charts and staid in the top 5 for six weeks. His debut album, It.Pop, was certified platinum in Italy with over 350,000 copies sold.

In 2001 Alex competed once again in San Remo, this time in the Big Artist category, where he placed 7th. His entry, Sono contento, charted peaked 2 in the Italian charts while the Sanremo edition of his album, La Vasca, equaled the success of his first LP and was also certified gold with 350,000 copies sold.

His musical carrier began at the age of 17 when he started his first band in Rome, eventually moving to Milan, the epicenter of the Italian pop scene.

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