- Category : 1966-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (11,23)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Healing 2
Italian singer-songwriter, also known as "Jova."
Jovanotti gradually departed from his early mix of hip hop, rap and disco, taking in funk, world music and even classical arrangements and ska influences. As his musical influences changed, so too did his lyrics, which over time began to increasingly address philosophical, religious and political issues, which are more typical of the Italian cantautore tradition. His social and political commitment increased as well. Some of his earlier work is also closer to keyboard-heavy 1980s pop.
Most of his songs are sung in Italian; he also released a Spanish-language greatest hits album. His live album includes a short version of the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." Jovanotti appears on several international compilations, most notably Red Hot + Rhapsody, a 1998 tribute to George Gershwin, on which he performed "I Got Rhythm". Jovanotti appeared in one of Luciano Pavarotti's charity concerts in 1996.