Mia Martini About
Mia Martini, pseudonym of Domenica Rita Adriana Bertè called Mimì (Bagnara Calabra, 20 September 1947 - Cardano al Campo, 12 May 1995), was an Italian singer and on some occasions also a songwriter .
The three-year-old elder sister of Loredana Bertè, with whom she shares the day and month of her birth, is considered together with Mina one of the most beautiful and expressive female voices of Italian pop music of the last fifty years, characterized by her be sophisticated but not cloying and embellished with a strong interpretative intensity. A tormented woman, an intense and refined interpreter, she boasted a long artistic career that began in 1963, simply as Mimì Berté. P>
In 1982 she participated for the first time at the Sanremo Festival with "And the sky does not end": for her the journalists instituted the Critics' Prize in that edition, now named after her.
However, her artistic career and her private life were marked by a series of superstitious slanders within the entertainment world itself, which in fact hindered and marginalized her for several years, leading her to retire from the scene in the mid-eighties. .
Thanks to her undisputed interpretative talent, the singer returned to the limelight reasserting herself with an even greater consensus: in 1989 she participated in the Sanremo Festival with the song "Almeno tu nell'universo", a famous success that returned her great popularity and that to fully resume their career.
During her career she has interpreted songs in Italian, Neapolitan, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Greek. With her voice with a well recognizable timbre for power and emotional impact, she sang the best of Italian and international songwriting, collaborating with some of the biggest names in the music scene, not only in Italy. P>
she died at the age of forty-seven in circumstances never fully understood: she was found dead in her home on May 14, 1995 two days after her death. The hypotheses of suicide that occurred in the following days several times were categorically denied by her sisters. P>