Italian pop superstar who has become one of the most popular non-English speaking singers in the world. Each of her first eleven albums charted in the top five on the Italian album charts.
Her first singing performance was alongside her father in a Bologna restaurant in 1985.
She was the first-ever Italian female artist to win a Grammy, taking home the trophy for Best Latin Pop Album for "Escucha" in 2006.
She personally performed for Pope John Paul II at the Paul VI Audience Hall in 1996.