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Loredana Bertè


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Loredana Bertè (born September 20, 1950) is an Italian singer. In her long career she has worked with some of the best Italian songwriters such as Enrico Ruggeri, Pino Daniele, Ivano Fossati, Mario Lavezzi, Enzo Jannacci and Mango, among others. She has experimented with different genres, from to , from to . Her sister Mia Martini was also a singer.

Bertè was born in Bagnara Calabra, Province of Reggio Calabria, southern Italy.

She started her singing career in 1974 with the album Streaking. She became successful the following year by releasing “Sei bellissima”, a ballad that would have become one of her biggest hits, and the Normale o Super album.

In 1977 the album T.I.R. updated her sound, and two years later the LP Bandabertè spawned the hits “Dedicato”, “E la Luna bussò” (the first Italian reggae song), “Folle città”, and “Robin Hood”.

Loredana next released two albums with a strong funky vibe. The first was Loredanabertè (1980) which included the huge hit “In alto mare”; the song was covered in 2004 by the group 2 black. In 1981 Bertè released Made in Italy, recorded with the American funk group Platinum Hook. The album included the single “Movie”, probably the first Italian song featuring rap.

The following year she left her long-time producer Mario Lavezzi to record with a new producer, Ivano Fossati.


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