Born in Naples in 1983, Italian singer Simona Molinari started singing as a child, showing an early fondness for jazz and eventually graduating from the Conservatory of L'Aquila.
After some piano bar and live theater performances in 2008, she won the Sanremo Lab competition, which led her to take part in the Sanremo Festival in 2009. Her first solo album, Egocentrica, dropped in 2009, followed by 2010's Croce e Delizia, which featured duets with Ornella Vanoni
. For 2011's Tua, she began a collaboration with American singer Peter Cincotti
, who also worked on her fourth album, Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde.