Aldo Nova

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Aldo Nova
Birth nameAldo Caporuscio
Born(1956-11-13) November 13, 1956 (age 57)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresHard rock, glam metal, heavy metal[1]
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, musician, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active1981–present
LabelsPortrait, JAMBCO Records
 
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Aldo Nova
Birth nameAldo Caporuscio
Born(1956-11-13) November 13, 1956 (age 57)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresHard rock, glam metal, heavy metal[1]
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, musician, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active1981–present
LabelsPortrait, JAMBCO Records

Aldo Nova (born Aldo Caporuscio on November 13, 1956 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and producer. Nova gained fame with his self-titled debut album Aldo Nova in 1981 and its accompanying single, "Fantasy," which climbed to Number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Career[edit]

Signing with Portrait Records, Nova released a self-produced album, Aldo Nova, in 1981 that had two singles: "Fantasy" and "Foolin' Yourself." "Fantasy" made him what some would call a one-hit wonder.[3] His next album, Subject...Aldo Nova had a minor hit with "Monkey on Your Back," but his solo career flagged and he became a player and songwriter for other bands. Nova worked with Jon Bon Jovi in both the early and late 1980s and produced some early Céline Dion albums. He co-wrote the hit song "A New Day Has Come" for Dion and has been featured playing guitar, synthesizer, and percussion on her records. He also wrote her songs "Your Light" and "I Can't Fight the Feelin'." He co-wrote the Blue Öyster Cult song "Take Me Away" and helped write and produce parts of Chantal Condor's 1989 album, Chantal. In 1991, Nova sought the help of Bon Jovi to revive his solo career on his release Blood on the Bricks, but it still only managed to chart at Number 124.

As a songwriter, Nova's recent hits include Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night" (co-written with Chris Braide and Gary Burr), which in the U.S. was a number one hit and the best selling single of 2003.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Singles[edit]

YearTitleChart PositionsAlbum
CANUSUS Main
1982"Fantasy"14233Aldo Nova
"Foolin' Yourself"4565
1983"Monkey on Your Back"12Subject
"Always Be Mine"108
1991"Blood on the Bricks"6514Blood on the Bricks
"Someday"45

Songwriter/Producer[edit]

ArtistTitleYear
Blue Öyster Cult"Take Me Away"1983Music/Lyrics
Nicole McCloud"Don't You Want My Love"1985
Céline Dion"Partout je te vois"1987
"Have a Heart"1990
"Des mots qui sonnent"1991
"Dreamin' of You"1996Music/Lyrics/Producer
"I Love You"Music/Lyrics
"Your Light"Music/Lyrics/Producer
Saints & SinnersSaints & Sinners1992
Jetsam"Drive"1997
Faith Hill"I Love You"1998
Jon Bon Jovi"Mister Big Time"
Garou"Au plaisir de ton corps"2000Music/Lyrics
"Le monde est stone"2001Producer
Chenoa"Una mujer (I'm A Woman)"2002Music/Lyrics
Clay Aiken"This Is the Night"2003Music/Lyrics
Garou"L'aveu"2004Producer
"Pour l'amour d'une femme"Music/Lyrics/Producer
Céline Dion"You and I"
Agnes Carlsson"I Believe"2005Music/Lyrics
Marilou Bourdon"Le coeur de mon coeur"Music/Lyrics/Producer
Garou"Que le temps"2006Producer
"Trahison"
Céline Dion"A Song for You"2007Music/Lyrics
"Can't Fight the Feelin"
"Fade Away"
"Shadow of Love"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aldo Nova at AllMusic
  2. ^ Adam White & Fred Bronson (1988). The Billboard Book of Hits. Billboard Books. ISBN 0-8230-8285-7. 
  3. ^ "Aldo Nova Bio". allmusic guide. 
  4. ^ "Aldo Nova in 1981". Jam! Music's Canadian POP Music Encyclopedia. 
  5. ^ "certification of albums at RIAA". Retrieved November 26, 2006. Requires running a searches for Artist or year

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