|Birth name||Elisa Toffoli|
|Born||19 December 1977|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar, keyboards, sampler, percussion, bass guitar, flute|
|Singer / Musician|
Elisa Toffoli (born 19 December 1977 in Trieste) is an Italian singer-songwriter, performing under the mononym Elisa.
She is one of few Italian musicians to write and record mainly in English. She draws inspiration from many genres such as pop, alternative rock, electronica and trip hop. In Europe she is perhaps most recognised for the single "Come Speak to Me", while American audiences may recognise the song "Dancing" as featured in both the 2006 and 2007 seasons of So You Think You Can Dance.
On 18 December 2012, her collaboration with Ennio Morricone, "Ancora Qui", was featured on Quentin Tarantino's film, Django Unchained and its soundtrack album, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
She has released eight studio albums, five compilations, two live albums, eight video album and 51 singles, selling over 3,5 million copies in Italy, certified by M&D and FIMI with a diamond disc, a multiplatinum disc, 25 platinum and four gold certifications.
She earned six awards at the Sanremo Music Festival in 2001, one Targa Tenco, two Lunezia Awards, 13 Italian, Wind & Music Awards, one award at the Festivalbar, one Nastro d'argento, and several other awards, including an MTV Europe Music Award.
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|