Zucchero, pseudonym of Adelmo Fornaciari (Reggio nell'Emilia, 25 September 1955), is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician.
His peculiarity is to have merged soul and blues music, typical of the southern United States of America, with Italian pop music: the result is a Mediterranean and innovative blues that has led him to be one of the greatest performers of this kind in Italy.
His career has given him numerous satisfactions, among which, for importance, the following should be mentioned:
-His album Oro, incenso e beer was for a long time the best-selling in the history of Italian pop music in the world, with over 8 million copies sold.
- With the Live at the Kremlin exhibition on December 8-9, 1990 he is the first Western artist to perform in the Kremlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
-In 1994 he is the only Italian and European artist who participated in the Woodstock Festival.
- He holds the attendance record of an Italian non-opera singer at the Royal Albert Hall, with six concerts from 2004 to today.