Alexia (born Alessia Aquilani) is one of the most famous Italian singers abroad.
Since her debut she has sold more than 5 million records worldwide; and has received 8 gold records and 2 platinum records. Her first single, “Me and You”, that came out in 1995 was number 1 in Italy and Spain. A year later “Summer is crazy”, “Number One” and “Uh la la la” were released: number-one hits all over Europe.
Her first album “FUN CLUB” (over 600 thousand copies sold) was released in 1997. Followed by her second album “The Party” a year later, another platinum record, selling over 500 thousand copies and gaining success in England, The United States and Japan.
In 1999 “Happy” was issued which went straight to the top of the charts across Europe.
The turning point and a renewed success was in 2002, when she started singing in Italian. Alexia made her first appearance at the Sanremo Music Festival: it was a great triumph. “Dimmi come” became the most commonly played track by Italian radio stations and she then won the same festival the following year singing “Per dire di no”.