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Tony Renis
Italian recording artist; singer, songwriter, music producer, actor

Tony Renis

Tony Renis
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Intro Italian recording artist; singer, songwriter, music producer, actor
Is Singer Songwriter Musician Composer Record producer Actor Film actor
From Italy
Field Business Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 13 May 1938, Milan, Italy
Age 84 years
Star sign Taurus
Residence Milan, Italy
Spouse: Elettra Morini
David di Donatello for Best Original Song 2005
Sanremo Music Festival  
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song  
Nastro d'Argento for Best Score  
Pop music
Adult contemporary music
Vocal music
Tony Renis
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Tony Renis (born May 13, 1938), stage name of Elio Cesari, is an Italian singer, composer, songwriter, music producer and film actor.

Life and career

Born in Milan, he debuted in the mid-1950s, paired with Adriano Celentano, performing an impression of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. In 1958, he signed to the label "Combo Record" as a singer and started releasing covers of Italian and American songs. In 1961, Renis debuted at the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Pozzanghere".

In 1962, Renis gained international success with the song "Quando, quando, quando", written with Alberto Testa and performed at the Sanremo Music Festival. One year later, he won the same Festival with the song "Una per tutte", and, in 1967, he reached second place with the song "Quando dico che ti amo".

In 1972, he composed the song "Grande grande grande" with Alberto Testa, successfully performed by Mina, and later by Shirley Bassey under the English translation title "Never Never Never" also covered by Vikki Carr, Celine Dion with Luciano Pavarotti, Julio Iglesias, Patrizio Buanne with Renee Olstead, and others.

In 1974, he won the Nastro d'Argento for the Best Score for the score of Brothers Blue.

In the 1980s, Tony Renis mainly worked as music producer and, in 1981, he launched the career of Nikka Costa.

In 1999, Renis received a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Oscar for the song "The Prayer", performed by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, from the Quest for Camelot movie soundtrack.

In 2005, he won a David di Donatello for the song "Merry Christmas in Love" from the film Christmas in Love. The song was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song at the 63rd Golden Globe Awards.

He received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2016.

Selected discography

Tony Renis and Frank Sinatra celebrating a Gold record in 1985.

33s in Italy

  • 1969: Tony Renis (RCA Italiana, PSL 10435)
  • 1974: Graffiti (EMI Italiana, 3C 048-51500
  • 1976: Tony Renis (RCA Italiana, TCL 1–1078)
  • 1976: Un grande grande grande Tony Renis (RCA Italiana – Serie Lineatre, NL 31078)
  • 1989: Le più belle di Tony Renis (EMI Italiana, 7931031)

45s in Italy

  • 1958: Come prima/Ti dirò (Combo Record, 5057; with Combos)
  • 1958: Prendi quella stella/Tipitipitipso (Combo Record, 5058; with Combos)
  • 1958: Magic Moments/Oggi o mai più (Combo Record, 5091; with Combos)
  • 1958: Clopin clopant/Tutto è diverso (Combo Record, 5092; with Combos)
  • 1958: Prendi quella stella/Ti dirò (Combo Record, 5093; with Combos)
  • 1959: Nessuno al mondo/Addio Maria (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1224)
  • 1959: Morir d'amor/Ti prego, amore (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1229)
  • 1960: Tenerezza/Cuore in blue jeans (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1379)
  • 1961: Pozzanghere/Lei (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1525)
  • 1961: Piccolo indiano/15 anni (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1657)
  • January 31, 1962: Quando quando quando/Blu (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1689)
  • 1962: Tango per favore/Amor amor amor (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1708)
  • January 29, 1963: Perché perché/Gli innamorati sono angeli (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1776)
  • January 29, 1963: Uno per tutte/Le ciliegie (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1777)
  • 1964: Bikini e tamurè/Un ragazzino (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1819)
  • 1964: Le ciliegie/Gli innamorati sono angeli (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1823)
  • 1964: Ti guardero nel cuore/Otto e mezzo (La voce del padrone, 7MQ 1846)
  • 1964: Sorrisi di sera/Ti chiedo scusa (La voce del padrone, MQ 1867)
  • 1964: Non sei mariu' stasera/Baciamoci signorina (La voce del padrone, MQ 1882)
  • 1964: Amo Milano/Nostalgia di Milano (Oh mamma mia) (La voce del padrone, MQ 1893)
  • 1965: Il garofano rosso/Nessun'altra che te (RCA Italiana, PM 3318)
  • 1967: Quando dico che ti amo/Mi perderai (RCA Italiana, PM 3389)
  • 1967: Non mi dire mai good bye/Prima di domani (RCA Italiana, PM 3403)
  • 1968: Il posto mio/Che notte sei (RCA Italiana, PM 3439)
  • 1968: Frin frin frin/Cosa non-farei (RCA Italiana, PM 3456)
  • 1969: L'aereo parte/Un ragazzo che ti ama (Numero Uno, ZN 50015)
  • 1970: Canzone blu/Dove sei stata Susy (Numero Uno, ZN 50019)
  • 1970: Venere/Amami per favore (Numero Uno, ZN 50034)
  • 1972: Un uomo tra la folla/Grande grande grande (Numero Uno, ZN 50145)

EP in Italy

  • 1959: Ti prego, amore/Elena sono solo/Io cerco te/Romanzo d'amore (La voce del padrone, 7E MQ 124)
  • 1962: Quando quando quando/Tango per favore/Blu/Amor amor amor (La voce del padrone, 7E MQ 239)
  • 1963: Uno per tutte/Le ciliegie/Perché perché/Gli innamorati sono angeli (La voce del padrone, 7E MQ 254)

33s abroad

  • 1964: Tony Renis (EMI, CLP 1754; published in Great Britain)
  • 1969: Chin-chin quechiquitin (RCA Victor, MIL/S 4051; published in Mexico)

45s abroad

  • 1963: Uno per tutte/Perché perché (His Master's Voice, 63072; published in Spain)
  • 1967: Quando dico che ti amo/Mi perderai (RCA Victor,MA 4073; published in Lebanon)
  • 1967: Quando dico che ti amo/Mi perderai (RCA Victor, 3-10202; published in Spain)
  • 1970: Cancion azul/Las noches de oro (RCA Victor, 3-10504; published in Spain)
  • 1971: Venise va mourir/Anonimo veneziano (CBS, 7606; published in France)
  • 1972: Grande grande grande/Un hombre entre la gente (Hispavox, HS 843; published in Spain)

EP abroad

  • 1962: Quando quando quando/Blu/Anch'io/Amor amor amor (A voz do dono, 7LEG 6019; published in Portugal)
  • 1963: Uno per tutte/Perche perche/Quando, quando, quando/Dancing (Tango per favore) (His Master's Voice, 7EG 8799; published in Great Britain)
  • 1963: Uno per tutte/Le ciliegie/Perché perché/Gli innamorati sono angeli (His Master's Voice, 7 EGS 271;published in Sweden)
  • 1963: Uno per tutte/Perché perché/Tango per favore/La tua mano (Cheque Disque, EMF 336; published in France)
  • 1964: Otto e mezzo/Un muchachito/Sorrisi di sera/Ti guarderò nel cuore (A voz do dono, 7LEM 3130; published in Portugal)
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