Vasco Rossi, also known simply as Vasco, is an Italian singer-songwriter. He is considered one of the greatest exponents of Italian rock music. Since the beginning of his career in 1977, he has released 33 albums, including 17 in studio, 11 live and 5 official collections, as well as two EPs and an audiovisual work; altogether he wrote 182 songs, as well as having written numerous lyrics and music for other performers. He has sold almost 40 million records and has been one of the most successful Italian artists since the early 1980s. He is also the first Italian artist by number of copies sold in the decade from 2010 to 2019. In particular, with the albums Vivere o niente and Sono innocente, the rocker earned the first place in the ranking of best-selling albums in Italy respectively. from 2011 and 2014. Rolling Stone Italia magazine considers his album Bollicine and his song Siamo solo noi respectively the best Italian record ever and the best Italian rock song ever, while the song Albachiara was voted as the Italian song most loved from 1975 to 2020 in the I Love my Radio radio competition.