Alessandra Amoroso rose to fame on the reality television show Amici di Maria de Filippi before embarking on a chart-topping solo career in 2009. Born on August 12, 1986, in Galatina, Lecce, Italy, she made her television debut in 2008 during the eighth season of Amici di Maria de Filippi. Around the time of her Amici di Maria de Filippi win, she released a pair of Top Five hit singles, "Immobile" and "Find a Way," the former of which was especially popular, charting for 12 weeks and peaking at number one. Amoroso subsequently made her full-length album debut with Stupida (2009) on Sony BMG. Both the album and its title track were chart-topping hits, while the single "Splendida Follia" was also a hit, albeit a lesser one.