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Salvatore Adamo is a Belgian-Italian musician, singer, and composer. He is famous for his romantic ballads. He moved to stay in Belgium at the age of three which earned him dual citizenship. The singer holds the Belgian noble title of Ridder since 2001 which is similar to the English title of “Knight”. He first gained popularity throughout Europe and later in the Middle East, Latin America, Japan, and the United States.
Adamo has sold more than 80 million albums and 20 million singles making him one of the most commercially successful musicians in the world. He mainly performs in French but has also sung in Italian, Dutch, English, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Turkish. “Tombe la neige”, “La nuit”, “Vous permettez, Monsieur ?”, “Inch’Allah” and “C’est ma vie” remain his best-known songs. He is currently the best-selling Belgian musician of all time.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Occupation||Singer, Composer, Musician|
Salvatore Adamo was born on November 1, 1943 (age 79 years) in Comiso, Sicily, Italy. He is the son of Italian father Antonio Adamo who emigrated to Belgium in February 1947 to work as a colliery worker in the mines of Marcinelle. Four months later his wife, Concetta, and their son, Salvatore, joined him in the town of Ghlin, (Mons) before moving to Jemappes, (Mons).
Adamo was bedridden for a year with meningitis in 1956. His parents did not want their son to become a miner, so he went to a Catholic school run by the Frères des Ecoles Chrétiennes. By 1960, the family of Antonio and Concetta Adamo had seven children overall. Salvatore grew up in Jemappes (Mons), where he was a dedicated student at school and distinguished himself in music and the arts.
Salvatore Adamo’s early influences were the poetry of Victor Hugo and Jacques Prévert, the music of French singer-songwriters like Georges Brassens, and the Italian canzonette. He started singing and composing his own songs from an early age. His debut was in a Radio Luxembourg competition, where he participated as singer and composer of the song “Si j’osais” (“If I dared”), winning the competition’s final held in Paris on 14 February 1960.
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Adamo’s first hit was “Sans toi, ma mie”, in 1963, from his debut album 63/64. He followed this with a series of hits, the most famous being “Tombe la neige” (“The snow falls”) in 1963, “La nuit” (“The Night”) in 1964, “Mes mains sur tes hanches” (“My hands on your hips”) in 1965 and “Inch’Allah”. The self-penned “Petit bonheur” (“Little Happiness”) sold over one million copies by April 1970 and was awarded a gold disc.
He has sold over 100 million copies of recordings worldwide. He has recorded in many languages and, besides France and Belgium, had hits in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and also in Japan, where he toured repeatedly. He has had hits and toured also in Latin America and throughout the Middle East.
In Chile, the audience awarded him an appreciation prize known as the “Antorcha” (Gold and Silver Torch) at the “Festival de Viña del Mar” held yearly in the “Quinta Vergara”, at the seaside resort of Viña del Mar, where he once had to sing in three different, sold-out venues in the same night. In the 1980s, Adamo’s career faltered, as the style of his music was no longer fashionable. Since the 1990s, however, and on the crest of a nostalgia wave, he has successfully resumed composing, issuing records and touring, starting with a full season at the Casino de Paris venue in April 1990.
Salvatore Adamo was cast in the film Les Arnaud (1967), which starred Bourvil. Amália Rodrigues recorded “Inch’Allah” in French. The song “Tombe la neige”, one of his many international hits, has been covered in Bulgarian, Turkish (“Her Yerde Kar Var”), Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Chinese (Cantopop).
In 2001, Adamo was raised into the Belgian nobility (with motto Humblement mais dignement) by King Albert II and given for life the Belgian noble title Ridder. He was appointed an Officer of the Belgian Order of the Crown in 2002. In 2014, Adamo was honored at Victoires de la Musique in France.
In 1984, Salvatore Adamo had heart problems which necessitated a heart bypass operation and a temporary though total withdrawal from work. Since 1993, he has been an honorary UNICEF ambassador from Belgium and, in this capacity, has visited countries such as Vietnam, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan and others.
In 2004, Salvatore Adamo’s health problems forced him to cancel a scheduled tour but, since 2007, he is touring again. In December 2011, he performed in Espinho, Portugal and Bucharest, Romania. At the height of his stardom, his own father died by drowning on 7 August 1966.
Salvatore Adamo is married to Nicole Adamo, they had their wedding at the end of the 1960s. His wife is a private person and they have three children together. Their first child Anthony was born in 1969, their second Benjamin, and then Amélie Adamo. His younger sister Délizia was also a recording artist. He wrote a number of songs for his sister, including her debut hit “Prends le chien” in 1974. She also joined him on his tour in 1975. As of 2023, Salvatore Adamo and his wife Nicole Adamo are still married.
Salvatore Adamo net worth
How much is Salvatore Adamo worth? Salvatore Adamo net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a singer, composer and musician. Adamo’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $450,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential singers in Belgium. He stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
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