ANA OXA

Anna Oxa was born on April 28, 1961 in Bari, Puglia, Italy as Iliriana Hoxha. See full bio »

 

 

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Anna Oxa, stage name of Anna Hoxha, (born Iliriana Hoxha in Bari, Italy, 28 April 1961) is an Italian singer, actress and television presenter well-known through her numerous appearances in the Italian National Sanremo Music Festival. Oxa, known as “la Voce e il Cuore” (the Voice and the Heart), debuted with a song called “Fiorellin del Prato” at the age of 15. Two years later, the promising singer came in second place after participating in the prestigious Sanremo Music Festival with “Una Emozione da Poco.” In 1989 with “Ti Lascerò”, a duet with Fausto Leali, she came in first place and then did the same again ten years later with “Senza pietà”.In the local film industry, Anna Oxa had the opportunity to play a main role for the first time in the movie “Maschio, Femmina, Fiore, Frutto” directed by Ruggero Miti.

Hoxha is of paternal Albanian descent.[1] After issuing her debut album, called Oxanna, the young Italian pop artist recorded Anna Oxa, including a successful version of Patti Smith’sBecause the Night.” In 1982, Anna Oxa left RCA and signed up with CBS before releasing her breakthrough album, Per Sognare, Per Cantare, Per Ballare, featuring the hit single “Senza di Me” (Without Me).

Together with Fausto Leali, she represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1989. Their entry, “Avrei voluto” was placed ninth out of a total of 22 songs.

Personal life[edit]

Anna Oxa had a several marriages. After her first husband in early 1980s, Franco Ciani, the singer married Gianni Bellemo with whom she had two children; Quazim (born 1985, named after Oxas’s father) and Francesca (born April 4, 1991). On September 25, 1999, she married Kosovar politician and entrepreneur Behgjet Pacolli, they divorced in 2002. In 2006, Oxa married her bodyguard Marco Sansonetti, they divorced in 2009. [2]

Discography[edit]

Anna Oxa albums:
Album name Year  Classification  Label
Oxanna 1978 1 RCA Italiana
Anna Oxa 1979 10 RCA Italiana
Controllo totale (Q disc) 1980 RCA Italiana
Per sognare, per cantare, per ballare 1983 15 CBS
La mia corsa 1984 12 CBS
Oxa 1985 9 CBS
È tutto un attimo 1986 3 CBS
Pensami per te 1988 12 CBS
Fantastica Oxa 1988 3 CBS
Tutti i brividi del mondo 1989 1 CBS
Oxa – Live con i New Trolls (doppio live) 1990 5 CBS
Di questa vita 1992 5 Columbia Records
Cantautori (album di cover) 1993 11 Columbia Records
Do di petto (album di remake) 1993 Columbia Records
Cantautori 2 (album di cover) 1994 7 Columbia Records
Anna non si lascia 1996 10 Columbia Records
Storie – I miei più grandi successi 1997 3 Columbia Records
Senza pietà 1999 3 Sony BMG
L’eterno movimento 2001 15 Sony BMG
Collezione 2001 Sony BMG
Ho un sogno 2003 7 Sony BMG
La musica è niente se tu non hai vissuto 2006 15 EMI
Proxima 2010 2 Cose di Musica e suoni coscienti

Singles[edit]

Anna Oxa singles:
Side A / Side B Year  Classification  Weeks in first place  Label
Un’emozione da poco” / “Questa è vita 1978 1 3 RCA Italiana
“Fatelo con me” / “Pelle di serpente” 1978 19 RCA Italiana
“Il pagliaccio azzurro” / “La sonnambula” 1979 44 RCA Italiana
“Controllo totale” / “Metropolitana” 1980 24 RCA Italiana
“Toledo” / “Proprio tu” 1981 RCA Italiana
“Io no” / “Cammina” 1982 28 CBS
“Fammi ridere un po'” / “Ed Anna pensò” 1982 35 CBS
“Senza di me” / “Hi-Fi” 1983 20 CBS
“Non scendo” / “Primo amore come stai” 1984 16 CBS
“Eclissi totale” / “Tornerai” 1984 36 CBS
“A lei” / “Piccola piccola fantasia” 1985 13 CBS
“Parlami” / “Piccola piccola fantasia” 1985 32 CBS
“È tutto un attimo” / “Tenera immagine” 1986 1 1 year[citation needed] CBS
“Quando nasce un amore” / “Estensione” 1988 5 CBS
Ti lascerò(with Fausto Leali) / “Ti lascerò (strumentale) 1989 1 CBS
“Avrei voluto” (con Fausto Leali) / “Avrei voluto (strumentale)” 1989 22 CBS
Donna con te” / “Donna con te (strumentale)” 1990 2 CBS
“Mezzo angolo di cielo” / “Mezzo angolo di cielo” 1992 12 Columbia Records
“Mezzo angolo di cielo (remix)” / “Mezzo angolo di cielo (remix)” 1992 12 Columbia Records
“Spot” / “Padroni del niente” 1996 Columbia Records
“Storie” / “Storie (strumentale)” 1997 Columbia Records
“Come dirsi ciao” / “Luci e ombre” 1999 Sony BMG
“Senza pietà” / “Le stagioni dei disinganni” 1999 10 Sony BMG
“Camminando camminando” / “Caminando caminando” (con Chayanne) 1999 6 Sony BMG
“L’eterno movimento” / “L’eterno movimento (strumentale)” 2001 36 Sony BMG
“Io sarò con te” / “Controvento” 2001 60 Sony BMG
“La panchina e il new york times” / “La panchina e il new york times” 2001 Sony BMG
“Cambierò” / “Cambierò (strumentale)” 2003 17 Sony BMG
“In trattoria (con Fabio Concato)” / “In trattoria (con Fabio Concato)” 2004 Sony BMG
“Processo a me stessa” / “Processo a me stessa (strumentale)” 2006 EMI
“Tutto l’amore intorno” feat. Ivano Fossati 2010 8 Cose di musica e suoni coscienti
“Scarpe con suole di vento” 2010
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