Toto Cutugno is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician who has been active in the music industry since the late 1960s. He is best known for his international hit single "L'Italiano" which topped the charts in many countries in 1983. He has released over 20 albums throughout his career, and has won numerous awards including the Sanremo Music Festival, the Festivalbar, and the World Music Awards. He has also collaborated with many other artists, including Lucio Dalla, Umberto Tozzi, and Al Bano. His music is a mix of pop, rock, and folk, and his lyrics often focus on themes of love, friendship, and nostalgia.