Singer and songwriter whose career took off after he won the Newcomers' Section of the Sanremo Music Festival with his song "Pensa" in 2007. He has gone on to release high-charting albums like Domani and Pace. He represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
He began presenting the prison documentary series Sbarre in 2011.
He has children named Anita and Libero.
He sang "Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente" as a duet with Ermal Meta at the 2018 Sanremo Music Festival.