Laura Pausini (born May 16, 1974) is an Italian pop singer, popular in several European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern countries, famed for her powerful voice, her romantic adult contemporary ballads and love songs. She is fluent in several languages and has recorded songs in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and English. She has also recorded some songs in Portuguese and French. At the 2006 Grammy Awards, Pausini won Best Latin Pop Album for Escucha. "La solitudine" (English: The Loneliness) is an Italian ballad recorded by pop singer Laura Pausini. It launched Pausini's career in 1993, when she won the Sanremo Music Festival as a newcomer act.
"La solitudine" was released as a single in 1993 from her debut album Laura Pausini, and was re-recorded as a slower, more dramatic ballad with live instrumentation for her 2001 compilation album The Best of Laura Pausini: E ritorno da te.
The lyrics to the Italian version of the tender song are about a boy named Marco, who is separated from his girlfriend at the urging of his family and sent to live far away from her. The (now former) girlfriend makes an emotional and heartfelt plea, singing to him about.