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Adelmo Fornaciari (born 25 September 1955, Reggio Emilia, Italy), more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero Fornaciari, is an Italian rock singer. His music is largely inspired by gospel, blues and rock music, and alternates between ballads and more rhythmic boogie-like pieces.
Zucchero is the Italian word for sugar. In his career, spanning three decades, Zucchero has sold over 40 million records around the world and has achieved numerous awards, including two World Music Awards, six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards and a Grammy Award nomination.
Adelmo Fornaciari was born in Reggio Emilia (in the frazione of Roncocesi) although he spent most of his childhood in the seaside town of Forte dei Marmi (Province of Lucca, Tuscany). Zucchero currently lives in Pontremoli.
His musical career began in 1970, with several small bands such as I ducali, Le nuove luci, Sugar & Daniel, Sugar & Candies and finally with a band named Taxi, with whom he won the Castrocaro music festival in 1981. He…