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Fedez
Italian rapper

Fedez

Fedez
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Quick Facts

Intro Italian rapper
A.K.A. Federico Lucia
Is Rapper Record producer
From Italy
Type Business Music
Gender male
Birth 15 October 1989, Milan
Age 32 years
Fedez
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Biography

Federico Leonardo Lucia (born 15 October 1989 in Milan), known by his stage name Fedez, is an Italian rapper and singer. In 2011, he released the albums Penisola che non c'è and Il mio primo disco da venduto, released as free digital downloads. His first studio album, Sig. Brainwash - L'arte di accontentare, was released in 2013, and it debuted at number one on the Italian Albums Chart. The album, which spawned three singles, including the top ten hit "Cigno nero" featuring Francesca Michielin, was later certified 3 times platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.

Biography

Federico Leonardo Lucia was born in Milan on 15 October 1989. Before moving to Rozzano, he grew up between Buccinasco and Corsico, in the province of Milan. He studied at the artistic lyceum, but he left in the fourth year.

Career

In 2011, Fedez recorded his first self-produced album, Penisola che non c'è. The album, released as a free digital download, was entirely composed of songs about political and social issues. Later in 2011, Fedez signed with the label Tanta Roba, founded by Guè Pequeno and DJ Harsh. The label produced his second free album, Il mio primo disco da venduto, released as a digital download in November of the same year.

In June 2012, Fedez appeared in a new version of 883's song "Jolly Blue", included in the album Hanno ucciso l'Uomo Ragno 2012, recorded by the band's frontman Max Pezzali to celebrate the twentieth anniversary since the release of their first full-length album, Hanno ucciso l'Uomo Ragno.

In January 2013, Fedez released his first single for a major label, "Si scrive schiavitù si legge libertà". The song was later included in the album Sig. Brainwash - L'arte di accontentare, released by Sony Music on 5 March 2013. The album was also preceded by the top ten single "Cigno nero", performed with Francesca Michielin, which was also certified platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. The album debuted at number one on the Italian Albums Chart, and it was later certified triple platinum denoting sales exceeding 180,000 units. To promote the album, Fedez embarked on a tour starting from 12 April 2013 in Turin. The album also spawned the single "Alfonso Signorini (eroe nazionale)", whose music video features Italian TV personalities Alfonso Signorini and Raffaella Fico.

In June 2013, Fedez was also a guest judge during the auditions of the seventh season of the Italian talent show X Factor. In May 2013, it was announced that Fedez and Victoria Cabello would replace Elio and Simona Ventura as judges on the eighth season of the Italian version of X Factor alongside Morgan and Mika. His fourth studio album, Pop-Hoolista, was released on 30 September 2014. Predeced by the single "Generazione boh", the record also includes duets with Malika Ayane, Francesca Michielin, Noemi, Elisa and J-Ax. The album debuted atop the Italian Albums Chart, and it was certified gold one week after its release.

In 2015 American singer Ariana Grande released a remixed version of her song One Last Time, featuring Fedez.

Discography

Albums

List of albums, with chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
ITA
Sig. Brainwash - L'arte di accontentare
  • Released: 5 March 2013
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, download
1
  • FIMI: 3× Platinum
Pop-Hoolista
  • Released: 30 September 2014
  • Label: Newtopia, Sony Music
  • Format: CD, download
1
  • FIMI: 4× Platinum
Comunisti col Rolex (with J-Ax)
  • Released: 20 January 2017
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, download
1
  • FIMI: Gold

EPs

Title Album details
Pat-a-Cake
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Funk Ya Mama
  • Format: CD
Diss-Agio
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Self-produced
  • Format: CD, download

Mixtapes

Title Album details
BCPT
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Blocco Recordz
  • Format: Download
Tutto il contrario Remixtape
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Harsh Times
  • Format: Download

Singles

Year Title Peak
position
Certification Album
ITA
2013 "Si scrive schiavitù si legge libertà" 11
  • ITA: Gold
Sig. Brainwash - L'arte di accontentare
"Dai cazzo Federico"
"Cigno nero" (with Francesca Michielin) 8
  • ITA: 2× Platinum
"Alfonso Signorini (eroe nazionale)" (with Elio) 32
  • ITA: Gold
"Bocciofili" (Dargen D'Amico with Fedez & Mistico) Vivere aiuta a non morire
"Nuvole di fango" (with Gianna Nannini) 9
  • ITA: Gold
Sig. Brainwash - L'arte di accontentare
(Diamond Edition)
"La cassa dritta" (with Two Fingerz) Two Fingerz V
2014 "Generazione boh" 15
  • ITA: Platinum
Pop-Hoolista
"Magnifico" (with Francesca Michielin) 1
  • ITA: 5× Platinum
2015 "L'amore eternit" (with Noemi) 6
  • ITA: 3× Platinum
"Seven" (with Caneda, J-Ax, Gemitaiz,
Rocco Hunt, Baby K & Emis Killa)
"One Last Time" (with Ariana Grande) 6
  • ITA: 2× Platinum
My Everything - Italian Edition
"21 grammi" 4
  • ITA: 2× Platinum
Pop-Hoolista Cosodipinto Edition
"Beautiful Disaster" (with Mika) 5
  • ITA: 2× Platinum
2016 "Vorrei ma non posto" (with J-Ax) 1
  • ITA: 5× Platinum
Comunisti col Rolex
"Assenzio" (with J-Ax featuring Stash and Levante) 1
  • ITA: Platinum
"Comunisti col Rolex" (with J-Ax) 38
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Category Work Result
2013 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Italian Act Himself Nominated
Italian MTV Awards InstaVIP Award Himself Won
Superman Award Himself Nominated
2015 Lunezia Award Pop-Rap Award Pop-Hoolista Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Italian Act Himself Nominated

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