Biography

In-Grid was named after the famous film star, Ingrid Bergman. Her parents ran a cinema and In-Grid grew up watching movies which she says were a major influence on her decision to become a singer. Films sparked her imagination and fuelled her ambition to communicate strong emotions to as many people as possible. She started acting, painting and singing, soon to discover that, for her, music was the most powerful form of expression. She began singing locally in her native Northern Italy and soon got a reputation for her great stage presence and the energy and colour of her voice. The internationally renowned record producers Larry Pignagnoli and Marco Soncini invited her to sing on a couple of ideas they were working on in the studio. She laid down the vocals of "Tu es Foutu" in one go and the song came to life. As a famous DJ put it, this must be the sexiest voice to come out of the Italian dance scene in the last ten years.

"Tu es Foutu"

N� 1 in Greece
N� 1 in Sweden
N� 2 in Holland
N� 4 in Belgium
Top Ten in Italy
Number one Airplay in Russia
Top Ten in Spain and Germany

"You Promised me" (English version):

Top Ten in Australia
Forty-one weeks in the German sales charts

"You Promised me" also stormed up the Billboard Dance charts in U.S.A., first the preference and airplay charts and then the official single sales chart for club-oriented music.

The second single "In-Tango" entered the sales charts in Germany and Denmark and was widely played all over Europe.

In-Grid�s debut album "RENDEZ-VOUS" went straight into the official album sales charts in Germany and Top 50 in the European sales chart and went to NUMBER ONE in the official album sales chart in South Africa.

The third single "Shock" (English version: In-Shock) was accompanied by a stunningly glamorous video.

The English version of the first album was released in the U.S.A.

She was awarded over TEN gold or platinum discs at Midem, the international music business event held in Cannes.

After a year of intense touring, the recording of an album of covers of French Classics for the Eastern Eurpean market as well as a couple of duets with leading Russian performers, In-Grid left the stage and the TV studios to record new songs.

In 2005, In-Grid released her second album "VOILA�!", heralded by an irresistible single called "Mamma mia". The follow-up was "Oui".

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