Paolo Meneguzzi is a Swiss Italian singer. In 1996, while the name Paolo Meneguzzi was still unknown in Italy, Paolo won the Viña del Mar International Song Festival, held in Chile with the song “Aria, Ariò”. The success of the song prompted the release of his debut album “Por Amor” on 27 March 1997. Paolo continued to build his career with the release of another album, self-titled, which contained the anticipated single, “Si enamorarse”. Paolo Meneguzzi’s Italian debut occurred with his participation in the Young Artists section at the Sanremo Music Festival in 2001. His song “Ed io non ci sto più” earned him seventh place. That same year, the album Un sogno nelle mani was released. He released a new single in 2002, “In nome dell’amore”. In 2003, he released the single “Verofalso”, and the album Lei è, released in October that year, went gold (with 50,000 copies sold), and then double platinum (200,000 copies sold).