Marco Carta is a pop singer from Italy who rose to fame as the winner of the reality show Amici di Maria de Filippi in 2008.
Born on May 21, 1985, in Cagliari, Italy, he lost his parents at a young age and was subsequently raised by his grandparents. Prior to appearing on the Pop Idol-style reality show Amici di Maria de Filippi, he worked as a hairdresser in his hometown. After winning the show, Carta made his recording debut on the Amici di Maria de Filippi-affiliated compilation album Ti Brucia (2008) with "Per Sempre," a Top 50 hit single. His full-length solo debut album, Ti Rincontrerò (2008), followed shortly thereafter and was a smash hit, debuting at number three on the Italian albums chart; in addition, the title track was also a hit, debuting at number 11 on the singles chart. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi