Filippo Neviani (born 6 January 1972), known by his stage name Nek, is an Italian musician and singer-songwriter. Nek is popular in Italy and throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and has performed and released most of his albums in both Italian and Spanish. Nek first gained international success in 1997, when he took part in the Sanremo Music Festival in the Big Artists section, and although he didn't win, the song "Laura non c'è" (in Spanish: "Laura no está") went on to become his international breakthrough as it became a major hit in Europe and Latin America that year, as well the release of his fourth and million-selling album Lei, gli amici e tutto il resto, which was his first album to also be recorded in a Spanish language. Some of his hits include "Sei solo tu", "Almeno stavolta", "Lascia che io sia" and "Instabile". Nek has performed three times at the renowned Sanremo song contest; first in the Newcomers section in 1993 with the song "In te" with which reached third place, in 1997 with "Laura non c'è" reached seventh place, and after eighteen years at the 2015 edition with the song "Fatti avanti amore" reached the second place.