Artist Information for Franco De Vita

Franco De Vita Artist Image

Name: Franco De Vita

Followers: 5,302,037

Monthly Listeners: 7,127,333

Top Cities:

  • Mexico City, MX (449,345 listeners)
  • Santiago, CL (347,846 listeners)
  • Bogotá, CO (247,052 listeners)
  • Guadalajara, MX (244,529 listeners)
  • Puebla City, MX (182,057 listeners)

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Biography:
Among the most popular Latin pop artists to ever emerge from Venezuela, Franco De Vita is a pop/rock singer/songwriter whose career took off in the late '80s with international smash hits such as "Solo Importas Tu," "Te Amo," and "Louis." He is also a producer and multi-instrumentalist. He has sold over 30 million records and had his songs covered by a who's-who of Latin pop artists including Ricky Martin and Chayanne. According to his press materials, someone in the world performs one of his songs every five minutes. Born on January 23, 1954 in Caracas, Venezuela, to parents of Italian heritage, he began his recording career as the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter of the trio Icaro. Comprised also of José Flores (bass) and Javier Exposito (drums), the trio released only one album, Icaro (1983), before De Vita embarked on a solo career. In association with the label Sonográfica, he made his full-length album debut a year later with Franco de Vita (1984), followed by Fantasía (1986). While these first two albums spawned numerous hit singles, De Vita's success was more or less confined to Venezuela until "Solo Importas Tu." The theme song to La Dama de Rosa, an internationally popular telenovela that aired in 1986-1987, "Solo Importas Tu" was De Vita's breakout hit, breaking into the Top Ten of the U.S. Latin singles chart, for instance, and driving the sales of his concurrent album Fantasía, as well. In the wake of this breakout success, De Vita signed a major-label recording contract with Sony Music and released the album Al Norte del Sur to widespread commercial success and critical acclaim. The album spawned a couple more international smash hits, "Te Amo" and "Louis," both of which were Top Ten hits on the U.S. Latin singles chart. The follow-up album, Extranjero (1990), was even more successful, spawning the chart-topping smash hit "No Basta." Subsequent albums, including Voces a Mi Alrededor (1993), Fuera de Éste Mundo (1996), and Nada Es Igual (1999), proved less popular but successful nonetheless, spawning a steady stream of hit singles. After the turn of the century, De Vita continued to release albums at a steady rate, and among these latter-day releases, Stop (2004) proved especially successful due to the hit singles "Tú De Qué Vas" and "Si La Ves," the latter in collaboration with Sin Bandera. The following year, a deluxe edition of the album was issued as Stop + Algo Más. It included bonus tracks and duet versions of several album cuts with Olga Tañón, Brad Lee, and Reyli & Jeremías, and a DVD. Riding the chart success of Stop, Mil y Una Historias en Vivo, a live album and concert video, followed in 2006. ‎De Vita didn't release a new studio offering until 2008's Simplemente La Verdad, a collection of original songs that garnered him a Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter Album. De Vita toured in support. In 2011, Sony launched the Primera Fila (Front Row) series of acoustic recordings. They chose top-tiered artists and showcased her/his arc in an intimate live setting with special guests in audio and video packages. The first of these was De Vita's En Primera Fila. It hit number one in ten countries, went platinum in Mexico, and was certified Gold in the U.S. Its two singles, "Tan Sólo Tú" (a duet with Alejandra Guzmán), and "Mira Más Allá" also topped the charts and helped ensure the artist two Latin Grammys in the Best Male Pop Vocal Album and Best Long Form Music Video categories. He toured behind the album for the next year-and-a-half. Later in 2012, he guested on Tony Bennett's Viva Duets on "The Good Life." Sony did the unprecedented when they asked De Vita for a follow-up volume. Vuelva en Primera Fila was issued in 2013. Even grander in scope, it featured an international roster of guest artists and its lead single, "Te Pienso Sin Querer," a duet with Gloria Trevi, went to number one. The album topped the Venezuelan Top 40 (where it went triple platinum) and landed at number six on the U.S. Top Latin Albums charts. It was certified Gold Mexico. The video portion, titled Cronicas, was directed by award-winner Juan Asuage. The release was followed by an 18 country tour. On August 12, 2016, De Vita released the single "¿Dónde Está La Vida?" his first new studio composition in seven years. He followed it with the album Libre in October. Guests artists included Spanish singer Rosario on "Desde el Principio" and Banda La Trakalosa De Monterrey on "Ya No Te Creo." ~ Jason Birchmeier


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Top 10 Albums

Sus Mejores Exitos Album Image Sus Mejores Exitos
Label: Sony Latin
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Track Count: 15
Total Play Count: 0
Mil Y Una Historias Album Image Mil Y Una Historias
Label: Sony Music Latin
Release Date: 2006-09-26
Track Count: 27
Total Play Count: 0
10 Años, Vol. 1 Album Image 10 Años, Vol. 1
Label: distribuidora Sonografica
Release Date: 1994-04-06
Track Count: 11
Total Play Count: 0
Valiente Album Image Valiente
Label: UMLE - Latino
Release Date: 2017-05-26
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Simplemente La Verdad Album Image Simplemente La Verdad
Label: Sony Music Latin
Release Date: 2008-09-23
Track Count: 11
Total Play Count: 0
Fantasia Album Image Fantasia
Label: distribuidora Sonografica
Release Date: 1993-11-01
Track Count: 10
Total Play Count: 0
Cuando Tus Ojos Me Miran (Acoustic Edit) Album Image Cuando Tus Ojos Me Miran (Acoustic Edit)
Label: Sony Music Latin
Release Date: 2009-04-09
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Ya Lo Sé Que Tú Te Vas Album Image Ya Lo Sé Que Tú Te Vas
Label: Virgin Music US Latin
Release Date: 2015-12-04
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
No Sé Nada de Ti Album Image No Sé Nada de Ti
Label: Sony Music Latin
Release Date: 2017-07-21
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Tan Sólo Tú (feat. Natalia Jiménez) Album Image Tan Sólo Tú (feat. Natalia Jiménez)
Label: Sony Music Latin
Release Date: 2012-05-28
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Tú de Qué Vas Track Image Tú de Qué Vas
Playcount: 399,402,636
Duration: 03:58
Te Amo Track Image Te Amo
Playcount: 161,352,135
Duration: 03:38
Te Amo Track Image Te Amo
Playcount: 161,352,135
Duration: 03:38
Tan Sólo Tú (feat. Alejandra Guzmán) - Franco De Vita en Primera Fila Track Image Tan Sólo Tú (feat. Alejandra Guzmán) - Franco De Vita en Primera Fila
Playcount: 157,403,803
Duration: 03:57
Tan Sólo Tú (feat. Alejandra Guzmán) - Franco De Vita en Primera Fila Track Image Tan Sólo Tú (feat. Alejandra Guzmán) - Franco De Vita en Primera Fila
Playcount: 157,403,803
Duration: 03:57
Si la Ves (feat. Sin Bandera) Track Image Si la Ves (feat. Sin Bandera)
Playcount: 155,695,391
Duration: 04:08
Un Buen Perdedor Track Image Un Buen Perdedor
Playcount: 97,389,765
Duration: 04:00
Si La Ves (feat. Noel Schajris & Leonel García) Track Image Si La Ves (feat. Noel Schajris & Leonel García)
Playcount: 85,452,921
Duration: 04:15
Si La Ves (feat. Noel Schajris & Leonel García) Track Image Si La Ves (feat. Noel Schajris & Leonel García)
Playcount: 85,452,921
Duration: 04:15
Hoy Ya Me Voy (feat. Franco de Vita) Track Image Hoy Ya Me Voy (feat. Franco de Vita)
Playcount: 79,648,586
Duration: 03:53

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Elsa Baeza Artist Image Elsa Baeza
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Los Morancos Artist Image Los Morancos
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Los Del Rio Artist Image Los Del Rio
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Juan Gabriel Artist Image Juan Gabriel
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Issac Delgado Artist Image Issac Delgado
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Noel Schajris Artist Image Noel Schajris
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Carlos Rivera Artist Image Carlos Rivera
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David Montes Artist Image David Montes
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Marcela Morelo Artist Image Marcela Morelo
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