Saturday, June 03, 2017

ITALY: EUROVISION STARS TAKE OVER ARENA DI VERONA IN WIND MUSIC AWARDS

 
Wind Music Awards is the annual Italian affair where music industry awards the best selling artists of the past season. Broadcasted live from Arena di Verona, the Roman amphitheatre build in the first century, in Rai1 on June 5 and 6. Carlo Conti and Vanessa Incontrada are hosting as Eurovision veterans Francesco Gabbani, (Occidentali's Karma 4x platinum, Magellano album gold) Il Volo (platinum album and tour), Emma (Adesso tour), Raphael Gualazzi, (Love life peace album gold) Massimo Ranieri, (live shows) Enrico Ruggeri (with Decibel a speacil award for an album from the past) and Umberto Tozzi (special award FIMI) get up on stage to perform and pick up awards either for their resent sales or other awards for their live performances etc.
The two night affair really has the best of Italian music gathered in one place as the other artists present are Ligabue, J-Ax, Fedez, i Pooh, Giorgia, Renato Zero, Ermal Meta, Zucchero, Alessandra Amoroso, Beni & Fede, Modà, Biagio Antonacci, Gabry Ponte, Fabio Rovazzi, Fabrizio Moro, Boombadash, LowLow, Elodie, Il Paganate, Marracash, Gue Pequeno, Francesco de Gregori, Ofenbacj, Litfiba, Elisa, Fabri Fibra, Ghali, Gianna Nannini, Max Pezzali, Eros Ramazzotti, Mario Biondi, Michele Bravi, Fiorella Mannoia, Nek, Sergio Sylvestre, Loredana Berté, Francesco renga, Rocco Hunt, Briga, Sfera Ebbasta, Thegiornalisti, Riki, Thomas, Fred de Palma
International stars Clean Bandits, Imagine Dragons, Luis Fonsi, Lenny, Charlie Puth and Alok complete the cast. Hopefully they won't get lost. Sadly Koit Toome & Laura were not imvited... :-)
All these awarded artists have sold at least platinum for a single (50.000+) or gold for an album (25.000+), or have performed for over 40.000 live spectators over the past 12 months.
These awards have been given out since 2007 and the shows have always been in either Rome or Verona.

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