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Created in 1977 in Trieste, Italian singer Elisa Toffoli’s 1st steps in to the music globe arrived through dance, nonetheless it was singing that captured her heart and presented her natural skills. Elisa was raised enamored with music, expending hours of her years as a child singing alongside recordings by way of a wide variety of artists such as for example Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitney Houston, Liza Minnelli, Otis Redding, and Madonna. Afterwards, still not in her teenagers, Elisa proceeded to go from performing with recordings to acquiring guitar lessons therefore she could accompany herself and began writing music. At 14 she joined up with a blues and rock-band called Seven Streets (the “Seven” originated from the actual fact that there have been seven associates). Elisa graduated from Seven Streets into performing for cover rings to gain even more experience and pay out. When she was 16, she became a member of a big music group, the Blue Golf swing Orchestra. In 1994, Elisa, by using a family group friend, completed her first demonstration. That demo managed to get to Sugar Information. A calendar year afterwards Elisa is at San Francisco, documenting her first one for the well-known manufacturer Corrado Rustici; the solo carried two monitors, “In the Flower” and “So Delicate So Pure.” In 1997, Elisa documented her debut full-length record, Pipes & Blooms, which went increase platinum. Using a sound much like a mash-up of Alanis Morissette and Björk, many of the monitors were converted to music movies, including “A Feast for me personally” and “Labyrinth.” Elisa was called one of the better new performers for 1997 with the Italian Music Award Display. She also gained the Premio Tenco Prize in 1998 for greatest debut record. In 2000, she finished her sophomore record, Asile’s Globe — it performed well over the graphs, but she shortly earned a lot more popularity when she completed first in the 2001 Sanremo competition using the solitary “Luce (Tramonti a Nord Est)” which presented Italian lyrics co-written with Zucchero. The recording Then Comes sunlight, released that same 12 months, didn’t consist of “Luce,” nonetheless it do include among her best-known singles, “Dance.” The track was later on used by the tv screen dance show AND THAT MEANS YOU Think IT IS POSSIBLE TO Dance. A self-titled British album premiered in 2002 for worldwide viewers, which helped increase her worldwide group of fans. 2003’s Lotus became her highest-charting recording upon release. Documented live, it presented new variations of her earlier hits in addition to several addresses, including Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as well as the Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale.” Her hard-rocking follow-up, the Glen Ballard-produced Pearl Times, debuted at number 2 in Italy when it had been released in 2004, paving just how for her strikes compilation Soundtrack ’96-’06. Another collection, Caterpillar, was targeted at an international target audience, led from the solitary “Stay.” Elisa’s 6th studio recording, 2009’s Heart, became her 1st number one strike in Italy; it presented the solitary “Ti Vorrei Sollevare” (offering Giuliano Sangiorgi of Negramaro) and a cover of Tears for Worries’ “Mad Globe” along with a duet with Antony Hegarty around the track “Forgiveness.” Inside a 12 months, Elisa experienced released another recording, Ivy. An acoustic arranged, it included three fresh tunes alongside reworkings of her earlier hits — similar to 2003’s Lotus — and addresses, including among the Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979.” L’Anima Vola, released in Sept 2013, was Elisa’s initial album to add songs sung solely in her indigenous tongue. It charted for over 1 . 5 years, going dual platinum for the Italian graphs, and reeled off a string of singles, like the name monitor, “Ecco Che,” “El Filo di Seta Negli Abissi,” and “Pagina Bianca.” Among its perhaps most obviously paths wasn’t a good one; “Ancora Qui” was documented with Ennio Morricone for addition for the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for Django Unchained. 3 years afterwards, Elisa came back with On, which topped the Italian record chart upon discharge.

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Date Of Birth December 19, 1977
Nationality Italian
Music Songs Aks Elly Shayfenha, Maktooba Leek, Saharna Ya Leil, Aa Bali Habibi, Halet Hob, Teebt Mennak, Ya Merayti, Hob Kol Hayaty, Wala Baad Senin, Kerehtak Ana, Aaks Elli Shayfenha, Motamareda, Law Taarafou, As'ad Wahda, Bitmoun, Lola El Malama, Khod Balak Alaya, Ana Magnoona, Hobak Wajaa, Aghla El Habayeb, Mesh Arfa Leh, Fatet Sineen, Fall El Haki, Eftakart, Kermalak, Gouwaya Leik, Ajmal Ihssas, Taa, Tesada' Bemeen, Masdoomah, Hikayti Maak, Albi Hasses Fik
Albums On, Lotus, Pipes & Flowers, Then Comes the Sun, Heart, Asile's World, Ivy, Elisa, Soundtrack '96–'06, Caterpillar, L'anima vola, Pearl Days, Soundtrack '96-'06 Live, Un giorno questo dolore ti sarà utile, iTunes Festival: London 2007, Ivy (Deluxe Version), Hasta el Amanecer, Ez - Listening, Soundtrack '96 - 06 (Deluxe Version), Soundtrack '97-'17, Steppin' on Water, Dancing, iTunes Summer Of Music - Elisa Live


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1 Her older sister is Elena, she as two other siblings: one half-sister and one half-brother by her father's side.
2 Her husband is Andrea Rigonat (born in Gorizia, Italy on July 9th, 1976). They met in 1996 and then began working together; in fact he is Elisa's guitarist and one of her band members.
3 At 35, on May 20th, 2013 (5:31M) she gave birth to her second child, a son, Sebastian. His father is her partner Andrea Rigonat.
4 At 31, on October 22nd, 2009 (8:55PM) she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Emma Cecile who weighed 3.230 Kg. Emma's father is her partner Andrea Rigonat.
5 Actor Giorgio Pasotti appears in her "Luce" video. Actress Valentina Cervi appears in her "Rainbow" video.
6 She sang "Mrs. Robinson", duet with Carmen Consoli.
7 She prefers to sing in English.
8 In 2001, won the "Festival of Sanremo" with the song "Luce". This was the first song she sang in Italian.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Django Unchained 2012 performer: "Ancora Qui" / writer: "Ancora Qui" - as Elisa Toffoli
Step Up Revolution 2012 performer: "Dancing" / writer: "Dancing" - as Elisa Toffoli
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You 2011 performer: "Love Is Requited", "Apologize", "Just As One" Duet - as Elisa Toffoli
So You Think You Can Dance Canada TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
So You Think You Can Dance 2006-2010 TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Generazione mille euro 2009 performer: "Qualcosa che non c'è" / writer: "Qualcosa che non c'è"
Come Dio comanda 2008 performer: "Luce Tramonti a Nord Est" / writer: "Luce Tramonti a Nord Est"
Manuale d'amore 2 (Capitoli successivi) 2007 performer: "Eppure Sentire Un Senso Di Te"
Melissa P. 2005 performer: "Swan", "Rainbow" / writer: "Swan", "Rainbow" - as Elisa Toffoli
All the Invisible Children 2005 performer: "Teach Me Again" / writer: "Teach Me Again"
Remember Me, My Love 2003 performer: "Almeno tu nell'universo"
A Time for Dancing 2002 performer: "Dancing", "Time Planet Funk Remix" / writer: "Dancing", "Time Planet Funk Remix"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L'ultima ruota del carro 2013 original music by
Lintver 2007 as Elisa Toffoli, original music by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amiche per l'Abruzzo 2009 TV Movie documentary producer - as Elisa Toffoli
Lotus 2003 Video documentary producer - as Elisa Toffoli

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ferite a morte 2014 TV Movie documentary Narrator

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lotus 2003 Video documentary additional camera operator - as Elisa Toffoli

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amiche per l'Abruzzo 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Great Performances 2007 TV Series Herself
MTV Day 2007 2007 TV Movie Herself
Quelli che... il calcio 2004-2007 TV Series Herself - Performer
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Herself
Lotus 2003 Video documentary Herself
4Play 2002 TV Series Herself
Malta Song for Europe 1997 TV Movie Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quelli che... il calcio 2010 TV Series Herself - Performer
30 - Trent'anni con te 2006 TV Movie Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Song (Migliore Canzone) Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011) · Andrea Guerra
· Michele Von Büren

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Golden Ciak Golden Ciak Awards Best Song (Migliore Canzone) L'ultima ruota del carro (2013)
2014 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Song (Migliore Canzone) L'ultima ruota del carro (2013) · Giuliano Sangiorgi
2013 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Original Song Django Unchained (2012) · Ennio Morricone
2007 David David di Donatello Awards Best Song (Migliore Canzone) Manuale d'amore 2 (Capitoli successivi) (2007) · Paolo Buonvino
2007 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Song (Migliore Canzone) Manuale d'amore 2 (Capitoli successivi) (2007) · Paolo Buonvino
2006 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Song (Migliore Canzone) Melissa P. (2005)
2002 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Song (Migliore Canzone) Casomai (2002)


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