Cristiano Malgioglio

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Cristiano Malgioglio  ( listen) (born 23 April 1945) is an Italian composer, singer-songwriter and television personality. Born in Ramacca, Catania, Malgioglio obtained his first contract with a record label, Durium, thanks to the efforts of Fabrizio De André. In 1974 he composed the Iva Zanicchi's song "Ciao cara come stai", which won the Sanremo Music Festival. In 1975 he had his most significant success as songwriter with Mina's "L'importante è finire". In the same period he became a collaborator of Roberto Carlos, dealing with the Italian lyrics of his songs. He composed songs for, among others, Adriano Celentano, Rita Pavone, Amanda Lear, Raffaella Carrà, Mónica Naranjo, Dori Ghezzi, Milva, Patty Pravo, Ornella Vanoni, Giuni Russo, Marcella Bella, Sylvie Vartan, Umberto Balsamo, Fred Bongusto, Pupo, Rosanna Fratello, Loretta Goggi, Franco Califano. Parallel to his activity as composer Malgioglio started a career of singer, characterized by ironical songs, often rich in sexual innuendos; his main success as a singer-songwriter is the song "Sbucciami". After a period spent in Latin America Malgioglio returned to popularity in the 2000s as a television personality.