Italian singer/songwriter Annalisa Scarrone (also known as Annalisa and Nali) grew up in Carcare, working as a bartender and moonlighting as a musician since her very early teens.
Scarrone worked with two bands in her youth, Malvasia and Elaphe Guttata
, before striking out on her own in a series of talent shows, ranking high enough in some to gain some recognition. Her 2011 solo debut, Nali, was a huge success, spawning several singles, platinum sales, and reaching the number two position on the Italian charts. She followed it in 2012 with Mentre Tutto Cambia, and in 2013 with Non So Ballare, each of which charted as well.