Benny Benassi – Biography
Benny Benassi was born in Milan on 13 July 1967.
He works as a producer in collaboration with his cousin Alle Benassi, who has been a musician.
The first club hit was "I feel so fine" (N° 1 club charts UK) in 2001. This was followed by the BENNY BENASSI presents THE BIZ project, a ground-breaking mixtured of electro, techno and house dosed with minimalist flair.
The first single SATISFACTION, produced in 2002, made its presence felt in the main charts all over Europe in 2003. Some of the results:
- № 2 in the Official Singles Sales Chart in UK
- over a month in the № 1 spot in the Official Dance Chart in FRANCE
- top twenty Official Singles Sales Chart in FRANCE
- №2 in the Official Dance Chart in GERMANY
- top forty Official Singles Sales Chart in GERMANY
The album HYPNOTICA stayed in the top 20 in the Official Album Sales Chart in FRANCE for over a month, having reached the TOP 5.
Official European Dance Chart:
SATISFACTION and ABLE TO LOVE both went top 5 in the Official European Dance Chart.
Benny and Alle then produced Benassi Bros, a project designed to shine the spotlight on the two Biz vocalists, Paul French and Violeta and other guest singers.
In 2003, Benny won a lot recognition
- number one in the Top 100 dance tracks on the Ministry of Sound Internet radio
- DJ MAG tune of the year in UK
- Revelation of the year – Italian Dance Music Awards
- Dance revelation of the year – Danish Music Award
- Nominated for international revelation of the year – NRJ Awards, France.
"...Phobia", the second Benassi Bros Album was released in 2005, and went gold in France, followed by huge acclaims for the singles "Every Single Day" and "Make me feel".
When Benny isn't in the studio, he tours the world rocking clubs and events with his unstoppable energy.
His dj style is easy to describe: it's a kind of electro - cool, sweaty and smooth.
in collaboration with - в сотрудничестве с;
with minimalist flair - с минималистским талантом;
to shine the spotlight - засиять в центре внимания;
unstoppable energy - неиссякаемая энергия;
huge acclaims - огромные признания;
Nominated for international revelation -назначенный на международное открытие;
to win a recognition – получить признание.
№1. Answer following questions:
1. Do you listen to music? Which kind of music do you prefer? (pop, rock, techno, club)
2. Who is Benny Benassi?
3. Which Bennasi’s greatest hits or singles do you know?
4. When did Benassi release his second album?
№2. Read statements and say, which are true or false:
1. Benny Benassi is 35 years old.
2. He was born in France.
3. His first single was «Satisfaction» .
4. He is an energetic person.
5. He works as a producer with his cousin Alle Benassi.
№3. Translate sentences into English:
1. Бенни Бенасси – известный итальянский диджей и продюсер.
2. Бенни – человек неиссякаемой энергии.
3. Его синглы получили признание по всему миру.
4. Бенасси родился в Милане в 1967 году.
5. Он был назначен на ежегодную музыкальную премию во Франции в 2005 году.
№4. Make up a little composition about your attitude towards music. Say what kind of music do you usually listen to, how often and write some interesting facts about your favorite singer.
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