Nada (born Nada Malanima November 17, 1953 in Gabbro, Rosignano Marittimo, Province of Livorno) is an Italian singer. She was nicknamed Il pulcino di Gabbro (the little chick of Gabbro).
Nada's début occurred at the age of fifteen at the 1969 Sanremo Music Festival with the song Ma che freddo fa, which gave her a sudden success, also with the Spanish language version Hace frío ya. The following year she participated in the festival again, singing Pa' diglielo a ma' together with Ron. She also took part in Canzonissima, a popular TV programme, with Che male fa la gelosia.
In 1971 she won the Sanremo Music Festival with Il cuore è uno zingaro, together with Nicola Di Bari, obtaining notable international success. In Sanremo again in 1972 she was third with Il re di denari. Later she returned to Sanremo in 1987 (Bolero), in 1999 (Guardami negli occhi) and in 2007 (Luna in piena).
In 1983 she was voted "singer of the year" with her summer hit Amore disperato. In 1998 the Italian band Super B gained a notable success with a cover of Nada's song Amore Disperato.
Her 2004 album Tutto l'amore che mi manca (produced by John Parish, former producer of PJ Harvey) was awarded as best independent album of the year in Italy. The album also cointains a duet with Howe Gelb.
Also the following studio album Luna in piena won the award for best independent album in 2007.
On June 21, 2009 Nada participated in the Amiche per l'Abruzzo concert at San Siro in Milan, a line-up of all female Italian stars organised by Laura Pausini to raise money to help the city of L'Aquila, devastated by the earthquake earlier on that year. Nada joined a special project band consisting of Marina Rei, Paola Turci and Carmen Consoli on stage for the final song of the first part, singing a rousing rendition of her classic Ma che freddo fa.
2011 sees the release of her new studio album Vamp.
In 2016, her single Senza Un Perché was featured on the HBO Series "The Young Pope". Wide ThumbClearartFanart Banner User Comments