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Anna Oxa

Anna Oxa
Background information
Birth name Anna Hoxha
Born (1961-04-28) April 28, 1961
Bari, Italy
Genres Pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1978–present
Labels RCA, CBS, Columbia, Sony Music, EMI

Anna Oxa stage name of Anna Hoxha (born in Bari Italy, 28 April 1961) is an Albanian-Italian singer, actress and television presenter of Albanian origin from her paternal side,[1] 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, Femina, Fiore, Frutto" directed by Ruggero Miti.

After issuing her debut album, called Oxanna, the young Italian pop artist recorded Anna Oxa, including a successful version of Patti Smith's "Because 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.


  • Discography 1
    • Singles 1.1
  • Notes 2
  • External links 3


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


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 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     Cose di musica e suoni coscienti


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External links

  • Official site
Preceded by
Luca Barbarossa
with Vivo (Ti scrivo)
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Fausto Leali)
Succeeded by
Toto Cutugno
with Insieme: 1992
Preceded by
Lotta Engberg
OGAE Second Chance Contest winner
Succeeded by

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