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Paolo Nutini

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In much the same way that José González hails from Sweden and not Spain, Paolo Nutini is not a smooth Italian pop star, but rather a soul-influenced adult alternative songwriter from Paisley, Scotland. Raised in a music-loving family, he grew up listening to a range of folk, opera, jazz, and his father's R&B favorites. Shortly after discovering homegrown folkies like John Martyn, the teenaged Nutini left school to focus on his own musical development, eventually moving from Paisley to London at age 16 and garnering attention via local gigs. He inked a deal with the British arm of Atlantic Records two years later, just several weeks after his 18th birthday. Working with Coldplay and Badly Drawn Boy producer Ken Nelson, Nutini generated an impressive amount of buzz before his first single, "Last Request," was released in the early summer of 2006. He appeared at special Atlantic Records showcases at Carnegie Hall and the Montreux Jazz Festival, as well as opening for the Rolling Stones and Paul Weller. Nutini's debut album, These Streets, was ultimately released in July 2006 alongside his second single, "Jenny Don't Be Hasty." The album fared quite well in the U.K., where it climbed to double-platinum status and sent four singles into the Top 40. Accordingly, an American release followed in January 2007. For Nutini's second album, the songwriter took a more active role in the production, partnering with Ethan Johns but helming much of the material himself. The resulting record, Sunny Side Up, appeared in June 2009, featuring increased contributions from Nutini's backing band and a bright, sprightly disposition. Sunny Side Up was a number one hit in the U.K. -- one of the biggest-selling albums of the year -- and went on to claim Best Album at the Ivor Novello Awards. Nutini entered the studio in 2011 to begin sessions for his third album, and an appearance on Johnny Boy Would Love This...A Tribute to John Martyn was followed in 2011 by performances at Glastonbury, Latitude, and the Montreux Jazz Festival, before Nutini reached his (arguably) largest ever audience as part of London's 2012 Olympics Games concert at Hyde Park. Following his heavy tour scheduling and a breakup with his childhood sweetheart, Nutini took time away from music to rediscover the inspiration that was the driving force behind his first two records, and returned to his hometown Paisley. Eventually, the songs began flowing and Nutini recorded his third record, Caustic Love, which featured American vocalist Janelle Monáe; it was released in April of 2014. ~ Stewart Mason
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Albums by
Paolo Nutini

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    12 songs

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    Sunny Side Up

    10 songs

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    These Streets

    5 songs

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    Live At Isle Of Wight Festival 2007

    13 songs

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    Caustic Love

    5 songs

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    Iron Sky EP

    1 song

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    Candy

    4 songs

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    Live at Preservation Hall

    21 songs

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    Live in Glasgow 2009

    1 song

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    Iron Sky

    1 song

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    Scream (Funk My Life Up)

    3 songs

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    Coming Up Easy

    1 song

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    New Shoes

    2 songs

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    Jenny Don't Be Hasty

    2 songs

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    Rewind [Single]

    1 song

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    These Streets

    4 songs

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    Jenny Don't Be Hasty, Pt. 2

    4 songs

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    Last Request [CD #2]

    4 songs

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    Live Sessions

    4 songs

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    Live and Acoustic

    1 song

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    Candy

    1 song

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    Pencil Full of Lead

    1 song

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    10/10

    1 song

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    Last Request [Live & Acoustic Version]

    2 songs

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    Last Request [UK]

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Top Songs by
Paolo Nutini

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  2.   Iron Sky
  3.   Last Request
  4.   New Shoes
  5.   Let Me Down Easy
  6.   Candy
  7.   Autumn
  8.   No Other Way
  9.   Rewind
  10.   Simple Things
  11.   Pencil Full of Lead
  12.   Jenny Don't Be Hasty
  13.   Coming Up Easy
  14.   Fashion feat. Janelle Monáe
  15.   Alone Again
  16.   Loving You
  17.   High Hopes
  18.   Growing Up
  19.   Chamber Music
  20.   Sleepwalking
  21.   Funky Cigarette
  22.   Such a Night
  23.   Cherry Blossom
  24.   Better Man
  25.   Alloway Grove
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Paolo Nutini

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    Olly Murs: I Am The DJ

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    UK Hits

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    Coffee House

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    Adult Alternative

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    SoundHound Radio

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    Americana

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    Alternative Chill

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    Metropolitan Mood

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    The Current


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