Ermal Meta is an Italian songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in Albania but went to Italy when he was 13. He began playing piano and guitar at 16 and was part of several bands before joining Ameba 4, as guitarist. This band took part in the Festival of San Remo 2006 in the sezione Giovani . They released one album, but broke up not too long after the festival.
In 2007 Meta founded the group La Fame di Camilla, with whom he made the three studio albums. Also this band took part in the sezione Giovani of the Festival of San Remo, in 2010. Following the dissolution of the group, Meta started writing for other artists. In 2014 he wrote the song “Tutto misce”, inserted in the soundtrack of the television series Braccialetti rossi. In october he released his debut single “Lettera a mio padre”. In november 2015 the single “Odio le favole” was released. Meta took part in Sanremo Giovani 2015, being selected among the Nuove Proposti of the Sanremo Festival 2016. Around that time, his first studio album “Umano” was released.
In 2017 Meta took part in the Festival of San Remo in the “Big” section with the song “Vietato morire”. This was also the title of Meta’s second album. The album reached the top of the Italian charts.
Together with Fabrizio Moro, Meta took part in the festival of San Remo 2018 with the song “Non mi avete fatto niente”. The song won the first prize in San Remo. When asked to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest, the two decided to say yes. The festival was followed by a new album, “Non abbiamo armi”. He promoted the album by a tour and in 2019, he released a live album “Non abbiamo armi – Il concerto”.