Over the course of his career, he has sold over 70 million records in different languages internationally, and his biggest international hits are: " Claridad ",  " Gloria ",  " Tu " and " Ti Amo ". Tozzi was born on 4 March in Turin Tu - Umberto Tozzi - His Greatest HitsItaly. Inat the age of 16, Umberto Tozzi joined 'Off Sound', one of the many groups that performed in small venues around Turin.
In Milanhe met Adriano Pappalardowith whom he formed a piece band and began a large-scale Italian tour. It appeared on Canzonissimaan Italian music programme running from to In" Ti amo ", one of Tozzi's most famous songs, was released. It stayed at number one on the Italian song charts for seven months, and went on to become an international success throughout continental Europe. It also achieved decent success in the Americas and Australia, primarily in nightclubs.
The single was awarded a gold record Tu - Umberto Tozzi - His Greatest Hits in Australia, despite the fact that it only made number 25 on the charts there in late The following year Tozzi recorded one of his most famous songs, " Gloria ", which became a major hit in Italy in and Jonathan King wrote English lyrics for the song, which became popular in the UK as well inand was Laras Theme - Paul Mauriat - Paul Mauriats Golden Record and recorded by the English singer Elkie Brooks in A cover version of the song by the American singer Laura Branigan in caused the song to grow in popularity in the US as well.
Branigan worked with the arranger and keyboardist of Tozzi's own version, Greg Mathieson, to give the song what she called "an American kick.
By late he released "Stella stai", another one of his major hits. In the early s he released an album called Tozziwhich he recorded at a concert with a band of American musicians, and was his first live recording.
Soon after, the Latin Group Menudo recorded the Spanish version of "Stella stai", entitled "Claridad", which made it one of the highest selling records in the whole of Latin America.
In he also released " Gente Di Mare '" "People of the sea"which he performed with Raf at Eurovisionand won third place. In the s, Tozzi recorded several more songs such as "Gli altri siamo noi" "Others are us"the album Equivocando "Misunderstanding"Il grido "The outcry" and Aria e cielo "Air and sky". He also released a greatest hits compilation, Le mie canzoni "My songs". Tozzi released another greatest hits compilation, a 2-disc set entitled The best Its Yours (BMRs Reprise Yourself Mix) - Various - Its Yours / Always On My Mind / Jack It Upand another single, "E non-volo".
Inhis re-edited version of "Gloria", sung in its original Italian, was placed by Martin Scorsese onto the soundtrack of the Academy Awards nominated blockbuster, The Wolf of Wall Street.
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