Loredana Bertè

Loredana Bertè is an Italian singer and actress. In her long career she has worked with prominent Italian songwriters such as Pino Daniele, Ivano Fossati, Mario Lavezzi, Mango and Enrico Ruggeri, among others; her sister Mia Martini was also an acclaimed singer. She has experimented with different genres, from rock to reggae, from funk to pop. Bertè is known for the eccentric clothing she wears onstage for her performances. In April 2010 she suffered a bad fall, and the related surgery forced her to a lengthy hospitalization. She returned to the Sanremo Music Festival the following year, finishing fourth with the Gigi D’Alessio song “Respirare”. Her following tour, “Bandabertè”, ended up in Russia, where she participated in the international White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. In 2015 she played the judge’s role in the talent “Friends of Maria De Filippi”. In 2017 she recorded the songs “Allegria” with J-Ax and Fedez and “Occhi di Gatto” with Cristina D’Avena. In 2016 Bertè staged a big show at the Verona Arena called “Amiche in Arena”, performing a series of duets with other Italian female artists, including Fiorella Mannoia, Gianna Nannini, Patty Pravo and Irene Grandi. Bertè’s song “J’adore Venise” was included in Luca Guadagnino’s Oscar-winning film’s soundtrack, Call Me By Your Name (2017). In 2018 she topped the Italian charts again with “Non ti dico no”, a song made in collaboration with the reggae dancehall band Boomdabash. She also duetted with Fabio Rovazzi and J-Ax in “Senza pensieri”.