Adelmo Fornaciari (Italian pronunciation: [a'd?lmo forna't?ari]; born 25 September 1955), more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero Fornaciari or simply Zucchero /'tsukkero/, is an Italian singer and Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. His music is largely inspired by gospel, soul and rock music, and alternates between ballads and more rhythmic boogie-like pieces.

Zucchero is the Italian word for sugar, as his teacher used to call him. In his career, spanning four decades, Fornaciari has sold over 60 million records around the world and has achieved numerous awards, including two World Music Awards, six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards and a Grammy Award nomination.

Personal life

Adelmo Fornaciari was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy (in the frazione of Roncocesi) although he spent most of his childhood in the seaside… Read all


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Area Italy [IT]
Activity period Birth: Sep 25 1955 (Roncocesi)
Member of Taxi
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Father of Adelmo Blue Fornaciari, Alice Fornaciari, Irene Fornaciari
Married with Angela Figliè
Involved with Francesca Mozer
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