Born in Florence on December 6, 1969, Italian singer Irene Grandi spent her young-adult years in bands that traversed the local club scene, not striking out as a solo artist until 1992, when she hooked up with songwriter Telonio and began working on new material. The song "Un Motivo Maledetto" caught the ear of the CGD label, and soon Grandi was signed, with a 1994 self-titled release on the way -- after the requisite stop at the San Remo Festival, of course. The next year In Vacanza Da una Vita came out, followed by Per Fortuna Purtroppo in 1997. Two years later Verde Rosso e Blu hit shelves, but it took four more years for a new studio album, Prima di Partire, to be released (in the interim a greatest-hits collection, Irek, was issued). In 2005 Indelebile came out, followed but another greatest-hits compilation, Irene Grandi.Hits, in 2007. ~ Marisa Brown, Rovi