AboutRamazzotti was born in the Rome suburb of Cinecittà, the son of a housepainter. He began his musical career as a teenager, when he moved to Milan.
In 1984 he won the category of "New Voice" in the popular San Remo Festival for his song "Terra promessa". Ramazzotti released a series of albums, in quick succession, composed of heartfelt autobiographical ballads as well as powerful rock tunes, that launched him internationally (he records every album in Spanish as well as in Italian). He is especially popular in Chile, Germany,Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and most Spanish-speaking countries and has sold over 36 million records worldwide. He has one daughter, Aurora Sophie (born December 5, 1996), with his ex-wife, Michelle Hunziker, a Swiss model and television host.
In November 2005, his latest album, Calma apparente, was released. The European hit, I Belong to You, which is a duet with Anastacia, is also featured on this album.