Francesca Michielin is an Italian singer and songwriter. She rose to fame after winning the fifth series of the Italian talent show X Factor. Her first single, "Distratto", debuted atop the Italian FIMI Top Digital Downloads chart and was certified double platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Michielin's debut studio album, Riflessi di me, was released in October 2012, preceded by the single "Sola".
She also appeared as a featured artist on Italian rapper Fedez's singles "Cigno nero" and "Magnifico", both of which achieved commercial success in Italy. Michielin's second top-ten solo single in Italy was "L'amore esiste", which preceded the album di20 in 2015. di20 was re-released in February 2016 as di20are, with the single "Nessun grado di separazione". The song topped the Italian singles chart, placed second in the 66th Sanremo Music Festival and represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. In January 2018, Michielin released her third studio album 2640, which was preceded by the singles "Vulcano" and "Io non abito al mare".
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