Claudio Baglioni (born 16 May 1951) is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician. He is considered one of the greatest songwriters/singers (“cantautori”) in Italy and one of the greatest figures in Italian musica leggera(pop music); his success spanned through several decades. His melodic and highly dramatic love ballads, especially from the 1970s era (such as “Questo piccolo grande amore”, “E tu…”, “Amore bello”, “Sabato pomeriggio”, “E tu come stai”) are part of Italy’s musical and national culture. His various works include the official Anthem for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. He has also written for previous sporting events.
In 2009, worked on a movie based on themes from his songs movie. The double-disc soundtrack album Q.P.G.A features full-length versions performed together with other famous musicians like Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini and Irene Grandi. Baglioni also wrote a novella. In Italy the album was 3X platinum with more than 180,000 copies sold. In 2010 Baglioni went on a series of tours around the world. After that, he released a new album, Per il mondo. World Tour 2010.