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The greatest hits “e²” is the most sold album of 2007 and goes 10 times Platinum.  It reaches the top of the charts in several countries, among which Spain, Germany, France, Austria, and Sweden, where he keeps his number one position for as much as two months.  During just the first week of album release, the cd “e²” is the most sold in Europe and the second most sold worldwide.  On December 14th, 2007, Eros Ramazzotti performs live in concert in Sibiu, Romania, nominated European cultural capital.  The invitation is honored with an extraordinary two-hour concert in the main square.  The concert lasts twice the length agreed upon with the organizers, notwithstanding the temperature of 13 degrees below zero.  It’s the second year in a row that Ramazzotti participates in celebrations of the European cultural capital, after the live performance in Patrasso, Greece in 2006.  In 2007 Eros produces Tazenda’s album “Vida”, containing the duet “Domo mia” in which he sings a few stanzas in Sardinian dialect with great success.  That same year he is also protagonist of another important duet: “A ti” with the Guatemalan artist Ricardo Arjona in the album “Quien dijo ayer”.

The artistic bond with Tazenda continues the following year in 2008: Ramazzotti produces the Sardinian band’s cd “Madre Terra”.  On April 4th, Eros receives the prestigious NIAF Award in Hollywood for having promoted and valued the image of Italian music abroad.  In order to fully comprehend the great importance of this award, we can glance at a few names from the gold book that were awarded in the previous years: Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Andrea Bocelli, and Luciano Pavarotti.  Eros Ramazzotti’s talent and fame overcome all boundaries: his few concerts this year  bring him to Asia and Australia for the first time live.  On October 17th, 2008 he performs in the beautiful theater of Khanty-Mansiysk, a town in the Siberian Steppe that lies 4 thousand kilometers from Moscow and 300 kilometers from the closest residential town.  The first Australian tour is triumphant: sold out live in Sydney (October 25) , Melbourne (October 29), and Perth (November 1st), with a request  for a future tour with more dates, and larger venues in order to satisfy the enormous demand for tickets.  The year 2008 closes with a memorable duet: Eros sings the new song “Solo un volo” with Ornella Vanoni.

Anticipated a few weeks after the single “Parla con  Me”, came the release on May 23, 2009 the new album of Eros, entitled “Ali e Radici” (“Alas y Raices” the Spanish version) that contained 11 new tracks from the CD, while the ‘bonus track’ “Linda e il Mare” was initially available only on iTunes. The album immediately topped the charts in Italy and Europe and would remain there for several weeks, until the untimely death of Michael Jackson which brought to the top of the charts all the albums in his repertoire.

In 2009 saw the release of 2 new albums produced by Radiorama ,from the stable of emerging artists of Ramazzotti: Gianluca Massaroni and Andrea Febo.

Following the release of “Ali e Radici” in 2009 and 2010 came the world tour that brought the artist around the world in over 60 concerts including 4 in Rome, 5 in Milan, Europe and South America, Russia and – for the first time in his career – even in Africa (in Carthage, Tunisia).

November 30, 2010 The live CD+DVD came out, taken from concerts in Milan, “21:00 – Eros Live 2009-2010 World Tour” which was to be the last recorded product to be released by Sony.

Due to the successes of the previous year Ramazzotti was invited to  the prestigious German Awards ceremony  “Die Goldene Kamera”: the singer was nominated for an international award-winning live on TV  on February 5, 2011.

The year 2011 marks a turning point for the Roman singer who has sold more than 50 million records: July 21 he signed a new recording contract with Universal Music Group that will unite the majors for several albums, a few weeks later, August 2, 2011,  the second child of Eros Ramazzotti was born, a daughter: Raffaela Maria, with his partner Marica Pellegrinelli.

In September 2011, the Italian singer Giorgia includes on her new album titled “Dietro le Apparenze” the duet “Inevitabile”, written and sung with Eros Ramazzotti.  In 1995 Eros had already collaborated with  Giorgia, writing for her the song “Come Saprei”, winner of the Sanremo Festival.

Following on from early October and the single “Un Angelo disteso al sole”, 13 November 2012 saw the release  worldwide of “NOI”, the first solo album made with Universal Music: the album was released under a lucky star, it soon reached number 1 ranking on iTunes in 17 countries around the world.
On 1 January 2013 Rai 2 devoted a long prime time special to Eros Ramazzotti that covered his entire career, “public-private” and showed, for the first time, images from the live event of November 10, 2012 from which the Roman artist had premiered the album “NOI”, to the fans and the international press in Rome in “his Cinecittà”.