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Laura Pausini is going through one of the best moments in her long career, which spanned nearly 30 years.
In late February, the romantic story star won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for the song. I doFrom the audio clip of the Italian movie “Life Ahead”, which was released on Netflix.
Now the Italian singer has been nominated for an Academy Award for the same song, alongside American composer Diane Warren.
Bossini posted a video on social media of her and her family celebrating loudly by announcing their Oscar nomination in mid-March.
The nomination adds to a long list of songs the singer has recorded since she made her debut at the age of 18 at the famous Sanremo Song Festival in Italy in 1993.
But in her post-nomination interviews, Pausini also remembered a bitter episode: at the time when her label didn’t think she could win the Grammy for which she was nominated and how she got revenge after winning the Golden Globe.
The winning song
Based on Roman Jarry’s novel, Life Ahead tells the story of Mrs. Rosa, an elderly prostitute and Holocaust survivor who has an affair with a 12-year-old orphan immigrant from Senegal.
The movie stars Sophia Loren, who is back on the screens after 10 years, and is directed by Eduardo Ponte, the actress’s son.
Visible, A theme from the feature film’s soundtrack, was written in English by Diane Warren, who was previously nominated for the Oscars 11 times for songs like I don’t want to miss anything, Played by Aerosmith for the movie Disaster.
While developing the movie project, Pausini was close to recording a new album, but had to put his plans on hold due to the covid-19 pandemic.
“I felt scared and depressed, and I’m sure most of us felt that,” said Laura Pausini Laila Cobo, vice president of Latin music at the magazine. paintingAt the beginning of March, after winning the Golden Globe.
Warren and Ponte even called her to write the Italian version of the song. Visible About the movie.
“I listened to the song in English and immediately felt a very strong connection. I felt like I was coming back to life. I was relieved to do so because the message behind the song was so encouraging and necessary,” Bossini said to Cobo, who painting And also the author of “La Fórmula ‘Despacito: The Songs of Latin Music Told by Its Artists”.
In an interview with the channel e! entertainmentThe artist said the project gave her “the strength to start over” and that she was hoping “to be the only person they had.” [Warren y Ponti] in consideration”.
“I wanted to spread the meaning of the song, it is very touching,” he added.
Bossini translation The song is in Italian with Niccol Agliardi Under the title I do (“I am yes”)And also adapted it Into Spanish, Portuguese and French.
The Spanish version of the song contains verses such as “When the words miss more than / I, I am // when you do not appreciate what you achieve // I am, I am”; “If no one sees you // I do // If no one feels you // I do”; “And nobody believes that // More, I believe in it.”
Bossini also said, “I can use my voice and platforms to continue spreading the message of love that the song carries.” e! entertainment. “It’s amazing that in the 21st century we still have to remind people to be kind regardless of race and culture. We need love.”
Before news of the Oscar nomination, Pausini shared his passions on social networks.
“I still don’t believe it. Being part of a special project like“ Life Ahead ”alongside Eduardo Ponte and Sophia Loren, I really consider it one of the best gifts life has given me. Now I know I’m nominated because the Oscars outweigh any goal or An expectation I would have dreamed of in my life It is something I still do not understand and I can only thank the academy for considering “Io Sì” and his message, ”Pausini wrote on Instagram on the same day the award nominees were announced.
A song in Italian that was nominated for an Oscar !!!! How proud I am representing my country in one of the most important awards in the industry!
Layla Cobo, D. painting, She told BBC Mondo that “getting an Academy Award nomination is crucial to any artist’s career” and that “whether or not he wins, the nomination is a very important achievement, in addition to being the first Italian woman (in this category).) It is a tripartite mission. ”
Despite the attention she is receiving for the Oscar nomination – which she has received throughout her career – Laura Bossini has said in several interviews that as a child she did not dream of being famous, she only dreamed of singing in some “piano bar”.
But her life changed at the age of 18, when she had the opportunity to sing at the famous San Remo Song Festival in Italy in 1993.
Your song Loneliness (Who soon became famous in Latin America as “La soledad”) led her to win first prize in the New Artist Competition category.
After the victory, he recorded his first album in the same year and entered the Spanish market in 1994, achieving successive successes such as “Se fue”, “Listening to your heart”, “Amores extraños”, “Las cosas que vives” or “I want to tell you.” I love you, “among other things.
By 2004, it had already sold over 25 million records worldwide.Journal details painting.
In an article on the Italian published in 2014, the magazine noted “a surprising achievement for anyone, much more for an artist excluded from the lucrative English-speaking market.”
As Laila Cobo said to BBC Mondo, Bossini is “a wonderful music star in both Italian and Spanish”.
He added, “The fact that he has such a long career indicates his place in the world of music in general. He has a very special voice, very recognizable, and divine voice, and that has allowed him to continue beyond a heresy.” Cobo.
He has also won four Lo Nuestro Awards, one Billboard, one Grammy, and four Latin Grammy Awards. Although she won this award one last time, in 2018, the label she worked with was not very trusting of her, she says.
“I return them flowers”
In an interview with Laila Cobo from paintingIn 2014, after two decades of professional work, Laura Bossini said: “I am not one of those who revolutionized her music in 20 years, and I’m very happy to say it in the sense that many people love her over the years. […] Try new sounds. Of course I have changed as a person from 18 until now, but I feel very similar to what you guys have known from the start. “
But in 2018, when she was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Traditional Album, with the album “Make You Feel,” it seemed that her label “does not trust too much in the authenticity of her music,” according to Pausini in an interview with Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia published in March.
“I’ll tell you something: Two years ago I was nominated for a Latin Grammy for the song“ Make Yourself Feel. ”I called my company, and they said to me,“ With your age and the music playing now, we think you won’t win. No, let’s pay for the trip. “I was very surprised that I came to cry. My parents suggested that I take a family trip to Las Vegas, and if I won, at least that memory would remain. […]. Now send me flowers for the Golden Globes and I have them back … ”Bossini told La Vanguardia.
However, days later, Pausini spoke with his record company, according to a statement sent to BBC Mundo by a US publicity agent, the situation was fixed as he continues to work with the company.
“Today I spoke with the head of my record company in Italy with whom a disturbing situation related to my Latin love arose in 2018 which hurt me so much. I was happy to receive his call and had the opportunity to clarify everything […]Bossini wrote on one of his Facebook accounts.
She also said, “Until I finally be able to clarify everything and receive your apologies made me feel understood and now I have more energy than ever … We started working hard for everything that awaits us … together.”
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