Saturday, February 19, 2011

Nick Scotti

Nick Scotti (born Domenico Nicola Aniello Scotti on May 31, 1966 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York) is a singer, actor, and model.

After leaving high school, he decided to travel the world to become a model. He moved to Japan when he was 17 years old and to France when he was 19 years old. During this process, Nick became a popular male model.
In 1993, he released his one and only self-titled debut album on Reprise Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
Nick's cover version of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes' song, "Wake Up Everybody" managed to peak at #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #19 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
Another single, "Get Over" peaked at #33 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart. The song was written by Madonna & Steven Bray, and also produced by Madonna & Shep Pettibone.

After that, Nick went to pursue an acting career. He starred as Antonio "Tony" Viscardi on the soap opera, "The Young and the Restless" from 1996 to 1999.

In June of 1996, Nick appeared on the cover of "Newsweek" magazine. In 1997, he starred in the independent film, "Kiss Me Guido" and also starred in the movies, "Bullet," "Perception," "The Last Request," and "Detroit Rock City."

He also guest-starred on episodes of "Sex in the City" and "Tracey Takes On."

In 2004, Nick hosted his own cooking, fashion, and lifestyle television show on the Style Network called "New York Nick."

To see a fan-made video for "Wake Up Everybody," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6vzoUQC8Cs

1 comment:

disko interruptus said...

I love this track -- wondered why it was never a big hit!!