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Arisa in 2012
Background information
Birth name Rosalba Pippa
Born 20 August 1982 (1982-08-20) (age 39)
Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Genres Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • television personality
  • writer
  • television judge
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Sugar Music

Rosalba Pippa (born 20 August 1982), better known by her stage name Arisa, is an Italian singer and actress.

Early life

Arisa was born in Genoa, Italy. A week after her birth, her family moved back to their original hometown, Pignola, a village a few kilometres from Potenza. Her stage name is an acronym of her family members' names: A from her father, Antonio; R from her own name, Rosalba; I and S from her sisters, Isabella and Sabrina; and A from her mother, Assunta.

In 1999, she won first prize in the Cantacavallo competition in Teggiano for her singing ability. The president of the jury, journalist and writer Bianca Fasano, personally delivered the cup.

Career

Arisa rose to fame after her participation in the Sanremo Music Festival 2009. She placed first in the newcomers' section and won the Mia Martini Critics Award with her entry, "Sincerità". In early 2009, she released her first album, also titled Sincerità. In January 2010 she released her second album, Malamorenò. In late 2011 she starred as judge in the fifth season of the Italian version of The X Factor, broadcast on Sky Uno.

In February 2012, Arisa returned to the Italian musical scene, performing her single "La notte" in the Sanremo Music Festival. The song placed second in the competition and it later topped the Italian Singles Chart. It was also included in her third studio album, Amami, which was released on 15 February 2012.

In February 2014, Arisa won the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Controvento".

The album Una nuova Rosalba in città was released on 8 February 2019.

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
ITA
SWI
Sincerità 5 94
  • FIMI: Gold
Malamorenò
  • Released: 19 February 2010
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
23
Amami
  • Released: 15 February 2012
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6
  • FIMI: Platinum
Se vedo te
  • Released: 20 February 2014
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3
Guardando il cielo
  • Released: 13 February 2016
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
16
Una nuova Rosalba in città
  • Released: 8 February 2019
  • Label: Sugar Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
22
"—" denotes albums that did not chart

Live albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
ITA
Amami tour
  • Released: 10 November 2013
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
17

Compilations

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
ITA
Voce - The Best of
  • Released: 25 November 2016
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
53
Controvento - The Best of
  • Released: 8 February 2019
  • Label: Warner Music Italy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
72

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
SWI
"Sincerità" 2009 1 61 Sincerità
"Io sono"
"Te lo volevo dire"
"Malamorenò" 2010 4 61
  • FIMI: Platinum
Malamorenò
"Pace"
"La notte" 2012 1
  • FIMI: 4× Platinum
Amami
"L'amore è un'altra cosa" 25
  • FIMI: Gold
"Meraviglioso amore mio" 15
  • FIMI: Platinum
Amami tour
"Controvento" 2014 1 48
  • FIMI: Platinum
Se vedo te
"Quante parole che non dici"
"La cosa più importante"
"Guardando il cielo" 2016 19
  • FIMI: Gold
Guardando il cielo
"Voce"
"Una notte ancora"
"Ho perso il mio amore" 2017 La verità, vi spiego, sull'amore
"Ho cambiato i piani" Nove lune e mezza
"Vasame" Naples in Veils
"Mi sento bene" 2019 17 Una nuova Rosalba in città
"Una nuova Rosalba in città"
"Tam Tam"
"Nucleare" (with Manupuma) 2020 Non-album single
"Ricominciare ancora"
"Potevi fare di più" 2021 16
  • FIMI: Gold
"Quando" (with Michele Bravi)
"Ortica"

As featured artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
SWI
"Fragili"
(Club Dogo featuring Arisa)
2014 1
  • FIMI: Platinum
Non siamo più quelli di mi fist
"L'esercito del selfie"
(Takagi & Ketra featuring Lorenzo Fragola and Arisa)
2017 4 53
  • FIMI: 3× Platinum
Non-album single
"DJ di m****"
(Lo Stato Sociale featuring Arisa and Myss Keta)
2019
"Rincontrarsi un giorno a Milano"
(La Scapigliatura featuring Arisa)
2020
"Coro azzurro"
(Gli Autogol e Dj Matrix featuring Arisa e Ludwig)
2021 65

Awards

Year Award Nomination Work Result
2009 Sanremo Music Festival Newcomers "Sincerità" Won
Newcomers' Critics Award "Mia Martini" Won
Newcomers' Press, Radio & TV Award Won
Assomusica Award "Sincerità" Won
Mogol Award Best Lyrics "Sincerità" Nominated
Wind Music Awards Revelation of the Year Herself Won
Venice Music Awards Revelation of the Year Herself Won
2010 TRL Awards Best Look Herself Nominated
Mogol Award Best Lyrics "Pace" Nominated
Premio Videoclip Italiano Best Video by a Female Artist "Malamorenò" Nominated
2012 Sanremo Music Festival Big Artists "La notte" 2nd place
Big Artists Press, Radio & TV Award Won
Lunezia Award Lunezia Award for Sanremo "La notte" Won
2014 Sanremo Music Festival Big Artists "Controvento" Won
2016 Sanremo Music Festival Big Artists "Guardando il cielo" 10th place
2019 Sanremo Music Festival Big Artists "Mi sento bene" 8th place

Filmography

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Tutta colpa della musica Chiara
The Worst Week of My Life Martina
A Monster in Paris Lucille Italian dub; voice role
2012 Colpi di fulmine Tina
2013 Despicable Me 2 Lucy Wilde Italian dub; voice role
2017 Nove lune e mezza Pregnant woman Cameo appearance
Despicable Me 3 Lucy Wilde Italian dub; voice role
La verità, vi spiego, sull'amore Paola
2019 Lady and the Tramp Gilda Italian dub; voice role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Victor Victoria: Niente è come sembra Regular guest Italian talk show
2011–2012; 2016 The X Factor: Italy Coach Italian talent show (seasons 5–6; 10)
2015 2015 Sanremo Music Festival Host Annual music festival
Monte Bianco: Sfida Verticale Contestant Italian game show; contestant
2018 Amici di Maria De Filippi Judge Italian talent show (season 18)
2019 Prodigi: La musica è vita Judge Italian talent show (season 4)
2020 Il cantante mascherato Contestant Italian talent show (season 1)
2020–present Amici di Maria De Filippi Singing teacher Italian talent show (season 20–present)
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