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Wednesday, 22 February 2012 03:19

Italy: Sanremo Stars Dominate Digital Charts

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The introduction of digital media has had a large impact on several industries but then again, music has been rapidly changed or rather accommodated to fit with the needs of the present generation. Recording labels have been speaking publicly in favour of removing physical singles completely due to the fact that many people are making use of platforms such as Spotify and Itunes to make their purchases. Artists all over the world have also been getting a clear indication of their charting position in physical sales by following the charts that the digital sales are showcasing. This is the same in Italy whose Itunes Digital Singles Chart features all of the tracks that were presented in this years' edition of Sanremo as organized by RAI.

It is quite remarkable the artists in the 'Artisti' category made the charts but considering all of their previous successes combined together, it might be that much of a surprise. The songs in themselves represent the best of the Italian music industry and whilst the focus in this respective artist is mainly on the singles, the albums of the artists will also do well with some of them even re-issuing their last compilation along with the track they performed during the 2012 edition of Sanremo which took place at the Ariston Theatre in the past week. If  you would like to catch up with what happened during the event you can look back towards the coverage we brought here on but in the meantime, the charting positions are shown below respectively along with the official videos (where possible).

#01: Emma - Non e' l'inferno

#02: Arisa - La Notte

#03: Noemi - Sono Solo Parole

#04: Nina Zilli - Per Sempre

#05: DolceNera - Chi Vediamo a Casa

#06: Francesco Renga - La Tua Bellezza

#09: PierDavide Carone & Lucio Dalla - Nani

#11: Gigi D'Alessio & Loredana Bere - Respirare

#23: Samuele Bersani - Un Pallone

#26: Irene Forniciari - Grande Mistero

#58: Matia Bazar - Sei Tu

#80: Eugenio Finardi - E tu lo chiami Dio

#135: Marlene Kuntz - Canzone Per Un Figlio

It is quite interesting to note that the results somewhat match those achieved during the showcase because the top three spots in the Italian Itunes chart are occupied by the same three ladies that made it into the top three in the same respective order according to figures released on Sunday, the day after the competition. What is quite interesting is that they are followed by Nina Zilli who will be representing Italy in Baku, Azerbaijan in May following negotiations between RAI and Universal Music Italia. A track from her new album released this week is expected to be chosen to be performed during the event.

Source: RAI, Sony Music Italy, Universal Music Italy, Warner Music Italy, Itunes

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