Gianni Morandi is an Italian pop singer, writer, actor and entertainer. He made his debut in 1962 and quickly placed high at or won a number of Italian popular song festivals. In 1962 he was signed by RCA Italiana and achieved national stardom with the song “Fatti mandare dalla mamma”, and remained Italy’s darling throughout that decade. His career went into a decline in the 1970s but underwent a revival in the 1980s. He won the Festival of Sanremo in 1987 with “Si può dare di più” together with Enrico Ruggeri and Umberto Tozzi, placed second in 1995 and third in 2000. It is estimated that Morandi has sold 50 million recordings. He has also written a number of autobiographical books and appeared in 18 films. In TV he played Claude Jade’s husband Davide in the 1984 TV series Voglia di volare. He also played as actor in several TV series, as well as the host in popular Italian television shows.