Adelmo Fornaciari was born in Roncocesi (Reggio Emilia - ITALY) on September 25th 1955. His family then moved to Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany where, between 1970 and 1978, he formed his first R&B bands: Le Nuove Luci, Sugar & Danieland Sugar & Candies. By this time, he was already known as "Zucchero", a nickname given to him by one of his school teachers.
In November 2020 Zucchero teamed up with Tomoyasu Hotei for the song “Lotus Flower” (music by Hotei and lyrics by Zucchero)which was released in Japan and the rest of the world on the Japanese musician’s album “Soul to soul”." (Promo Copy)