When she was just 18, this young singing sensation wowed audiences at the
Italian Song Festival. She ended up winning the audience award, and her
career was born. Like many Italian artists, Pausini records in both Italian
and Spanish so she can reach the vast Latin American market. The strategy
has paid off: Phil Collins has written songs for her, she won a Lo Nuestro
award as Most Promising Latin Artist, and she was nominated for four Latin
Grammy awards in 2001.