Born Fabrizio Tarducci on 17 October 1976
His first single, released in Europe 4 April 2006, was “Applausi per Fibra” (“Applause for Fibra”). The single discussed Fibra’s personal and life experiences overcome by Fabri himself, with a certain emphasis on self-praise. Catchphrase in the video is the shirt worn by all characters in the video, with the words “I hate Fabri Fibra”.
The release of “Mal di stomaco” (“Stomachache”), which gained instant infamy, most notably for the originality of its music video (a fabricated broadcast of SKY TG24 – a Satellite news station) that reports on the death of Fabri Fibra in a car accident. The authenticity is sealed with “live coverage” reports, interviews from famous stars such as Fernanda Lessa, Eva Henger, Jimmy Ghione, producer Fish, rapper Vacca and brother Nesli. The video ends with Fabri’s body disappearing from the morgue.
On 25 April 2008, Fibra released the single “In Italia” featuring singer Gianna Nannini. The song became a massive summer hit, being the most watched music video in Italy of 2008 and earning a nomination at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Italian Act.
The album Controcultura (Counterculture) was released on 7 September 2010 and reached #1 in the Italian albums chart. The album has so far spawned three singles named “Vip In Trip”, “Tranne Te” (“Except for You”) (both peaking at #2 in the Italian singles chart), “Qualcuno Normale” (“Somebody Normal”) featuring the artist Marracash and “Le Donne” (“The Women”). Fibra said that “Le Donne” music was a response to the bales of misogyny that he had to face for years, mainly because of “Mrs. Simpatia”
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