One of Italy’s finest exponents of rock blues, Zucchero has sold more than 60 million records. He has sung in 5 continents, 69 countries and 628 cities, and has been featured in many international events: Woodstock 94, all the 46664 shows for Nelson Mandela, of which he is an ambassador, the Freddie Mercury Tribute, Net Aid, Rainforest Fund, British Summer Time (Hyde Park) and Live 8 (Paris and Rome). He was the first western artist to play at the Kremlin after the Berlin Wall fell, and with Pavarotti he created Pavarotti & Friends.
In 2004, he played at the Royal Albert Hall with Pavarotti, Clapton, Brian May, Solomon Burke, Dolores O’ Riordan and others. In 2007, he was nominated for a Grammy, with Billy Preston and Clapton, as best R&B Traditional Vocal Collaboration.
He has collaborated with such artists as Sting, Bono, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Mark Knopfler, Queen, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Jeff Beck, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Joe Cocker, Bryan Adams, Johnny Hallyday, Sheryl Crow, Manà, Dolores O’Riordan, Hotei and others.