Luciana Caporaso (born 23 June 1973 in London), simply known as Luciana, is an English artist, actress, singer, DJ, and songwriter. She is of English and Italian heritage.
Caporaso made her acting debut in 1994, in the final episode on the short lived British TV series, Anna Lee. On the show, she sang the track “Sister Sister” and other incidental songs. Caporaso signed with Chrysalis Records (part of Global Radio) and, in 1994, released her first solo single, “Get It Up for Love”, which was produced by Dancin’ Danny D from the band D Mob. The follow-up single was “If You Want”. The third and final release was a double A-sided single and her first ballad, “One More River”, and was coupled with the pop-dance track “What Goes Around”, all three songs charted in the UK Singles Chart and were featured on the album One More River. After the poor sales of her three solo singles, Caporaso parted company with Chrysalis Records.
In 1996, Caporaso replaced Jayni Hoy, in the band Crush. Their second album was the self-titled Crush (the first with Caporaso) was released in 1997 by Robbins Entertainment.
Caporaso performed with several other artists including Tomoki Hirata, on the single “Facing Up”, released in 1997 on the Interstate label. In 1998, she appeared on the single, “I Don’t Know if I Should Call You Baby”, released by Electrik Funk Records.
Throughout 2006, just before her turning point success, Caporaso was a regular presenter on UK specialist television channel CharliiTV alongside other hosts/”experts” Desiree Skylark, Samanie Warren, Ellie Chapman & Lily Vincent; she was the replacement of former presenter Marcus Butler who left in 2005. Luciana played the role of the CharliiTV mechanic & technicianne.
After several sessions in the studio with production duo Bodyrox she featured on their single “Yeah Yeah” released by Eye Industries in 2006. The song went on to achieve mainstream success in the UK and across Europe, the song peaked 2 on the UK Singles Chart. This song had both a mainstream and sensual videoclip. The following year in 2007 she featured on Super Mal‘s song “Bigger Than Big”. The song also achieved critical and commercial success in the dance industry and peaked number 19 on the UK Singles Chart.
On 3 March 2008, the song “Come On Girl” by Taio Cruz was released, on which she featured. It peaked at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart, and appeared in the album Featuring Luciana, which was released later the same week. She guested on Gaydar Radio in November 2009 to perform her single “I Like That“. The song attracted over fifteen million views on YouTube, and went on to peak at #3 on the Australian Singles Chart, knocking Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s “Telephone” off the number one spot the Australian Dance Chart. In July 2010, “I Like That” was certified Double Platinum in Australia, for sales in excess of 140,000 units.
In 2010, she and song writing partner Nick Clow, wrote “Cupid Boy”, which appeared on Kylie Minogue‘s album, Aphrodite. In 2010, Caporaso recorded two tracks; “I Got My Eye on You” with Nari & Milani and Cristian Marchi, and “Figure It Out” with Dave Audé under the name Isha Coco.