ITALY – Magellano is the third studio album by Italian singer-songwriter Francesco Gabbani. It was released in Italy through BMG Rights Management on the 28 April 2017 and will be released worldwide on 12 May 2017 titled Magellan. The album debuted at number 1 on the Italian Albums Chart. It includes his Eurovision 2017 song “Occidentali’s Karma”.
In April 2017, Gabbani announced on Facebook that he would be releasing his third studio album, Magellano, on 28 April 2017 and the album would include his Eurovision song “Occidentali’s Karma”. To promote the album, Gabbani will embark on a Tour. He will hold several shows across Italy from 19 June to 9 September 2017.
“Occidentali’s Karma” was released as the lead single from the album on 10 February 2017. The song peaked at number 1 on the Italian Singles Chart.
The song has also charted in Switzerland. In February 2017, Gabbani won Sanremo Music Festival 2017 and accepted the invitation to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest which will take place at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine.
As a member of the “Big 5”, Italy automatically qualifies to compete in the final which will take place on 13 May 2017. “Tra le granite e le granate” was released as the second single from the album on 8 May 2017. The song peaked at number 19 on the Italian Singles Chart.
Speaking about it Francesco recently said: “I hope to go there, not in competition, because now I have to stop, think of writing a new album… So the goal is to be one of the super guests. If they are inviting me, I will be happy. I would love to. Sanremo gave me so much, it was the turning point for me.”