Calogero , whose real name is Calogero Joseph Salvatore Maurici , born July 30, 1971 in Échirolles, near Grenoble, in Isère, is a French singer, composer and musician.
He started in music at the age of 16 by forming Les Charts in 1987 with his brother Gioacchino and Francis Maggiulli. In 1999, he embarked on a solo career with the album Au milieu des autres, and became popular with his second album, Calogero, released in 2002.
Calogero forms the group Charts with his brother Gioacchino and Francis Maggiulli. Noticed by France Gall in October 1987> and by the producer Philippe Gaillard, the band signed a record contract in 1988. The Charts released five albums between 1989 and 1997: The bottomless ocean, Our world of ours, Hannibal, Act I, and Change (in which Matthieu Chedid participates). Calogero does not yet display his real name, but sign "Charly", just like his brother then called "Jacky".
In 1991, a gold album is given to them for their second album, Our world to us, carried by the single Love me again. The band broke up in 1997 after the low sales of their album Changer, with each of the three members pursuing their solo career >>>.