Riccardo Fabbriconi, better known as Blanco, is an Italian singer and song writer. He was born on February 10, 2003, near Brescia. His first passion was football and he dreamed to become a very good football player. His passion for music was passed on by his father. When he younger he listened to Lucio Dalla, Lucio Battisti, and Pino Daniele. He left school before the final exam because he focused his interest on his musical career. It was too complicated to find a balance between school and work.
His first song was “La canzone nostra”, a song made with the producer Mace and the rapper Salmo. The song was released on January 8, 2021.
2021 was a fantastic year for Blanco: he released his first album “Blu Celeste” which became a hit and he was the revelation of the year. Blu Celeste is also the title of the album’s main song. Someone think the song was dedicated to his brother but he is an only child and the singer has never wanted to say who is the imaginary brother of the song. He wrote “Blu celeste” at the age of 16.
Blanco often writes love songs and an example is “Finchè non mi seppelliscono”. Another famous song is “Mi fai impazzire” made with the young and famous Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta. Other popular songs written by Blanco are “Notti in bianco”, “Paraocchi”, “David” and “Mezz’ora di sole”.
But his masterpiece is “Brividi” that he sang with his friend Mahmood at Sanremo 2022 and with this song Mahmood & Blanco were crowned as the winners after beating Elisa and Gianni Morandi in the Superfinal, with 51% of the votes. Brividi” is becoming popular all over the world. Blanco has announced that he will represent Italy at Eurovision 2022.
In short, Blanco has already upset all Italy thanks to his talent, energy, voice and style and this year he entered the history of Italian music by winning Sanremo. For many people he is the most popular and appreciated Italian singer of the moment, in the next decade and even longer.