Aldo Nova

Aldo Nova
Birth name Aldo Caporuscio
Also known as Aldo Nova
Born (1956-11-13) November 13, 1956
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Hard rock, glam metal, heavy metal[1]
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active 1981–present
Labels Portrait
JAMBCO Records

Aldo Nova (born Aldo Caporuscio on November 13, 1956 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Nova initially gained fame with his self-titled debut album Aldo Nova in 1982 which climbed to Billboard's number 8 position, and its accompanying single, "Fantasy," which climbed to number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]


Signing with Portrait Records, Nova released a self-produced album Aldo Nova in 1982 that had two singles: "Fantasy" and "Foolin' Yourself". His second album Subject...Aldo Nova from 1983 had two singles: "Monkey on Your Back" and "Always Be Mine". His third album Twitch from 1985 had two singles: "Rumours Of You" and "Tonite (Lift Me Up)". Nova was displeased with the album and the record company's insistence on making a more commercial album. After supporting the Twitch album Nova asked to be released from his contract, which the record company would not do. Nova decided to move to Montreal and work on jingles, waiting for his contract to expire in 1991. Stating he would not work on an album he didn't have full creative control over. In 1990, Aldo Nova wrote the main guitar riff that would be used in the Jon Bon Jovi song "Blaze Of Glory". In 1991, to return the favour, Bon Jovi worked with Nova on his Jambco Records (Jon Bon Jovi's label) release Blood On The Bricks. It had three singles: "Blood On The Bricks", "Medicine Man", and "Someday". In addition, he produced some early Celine Dion albums. He co-wrote the hit song, "A New Day Has Come" for Dion, and has been featured playing guitar, synthesizer, and percussion on her records. He also wrote her songs "Your Light" and "I Can't Fight The Feelin'", "You and I Were Meant To Fly" (which was also used as Hillary Clinton's Campaign song, and for the Air Canada theme song). He co-wrote the Blue Öyster Cult song "Take Me Away".

In 1996 he received a Grammy Award as producer for Celine Dion's "Falling Into You" for Album of the Year. In 1997 he released the much acclaimed, mostly instrumental album, Nova's Dream, which featured a different side of his talents as a musician writer. The album is considered by his fans as one of his best alongside his eponymous debut and Subject. He co-wrote the Latin Grammy nominated song "Aqui" for the Chilean rock group La Ley on the album Uno. He also co-wrote and co-produced 4 other tracks on that album, which later that year won a Grammy for best Latin/Alternative/Rock Album.

As a songwriter, Nova's hits include Clay Aiken's "This Is The Night" (co-written with Chris Braide and Gary Burr), which in the US was a number one hit and the best selling single of 2003. He was also the only writer to have written or co-written 5 songs on Celine Dion's Taking Chances album. [3]

In 2003, Nova received an International Achievement Award at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto for co-writing the Celine Dion song "A New Day Has Come".[4]


Studio albums



Year Title Chart Positions Album
1982 "Fantasy" 14 23 3 Aldo Nova
"Foolin' Yourself" 45 65
1983 "Monkey on Your Back" 12 Subject
"Always Be Mine" 108
1985 "Tonite (Lift Me Up)" Twitch
"Rumours Of You"
1991 "Blood On The Bricks" 65 14 Blood On The Bricks
"Someday" 45
"Medicine Man"


Artist Title Year
Blue Öyster Cult "Take Me Away" 1983 Music/Lyrics
Nicole McCloud "Don't You Want My Love" 1985
Céline Dion "Partout Je Te Vois" 1987
"Have A Heart" 1990
"Des Mots Qui Sonnent" 1991
"Dreamin' Of You" 1996 Music/Lyrics/Producer
"I Love You" Music/Lyrics
"Your Light" Music/Lyrics/Producer
Saints & Sinners Saints & Sinners 1992
Jetsam "Drive" 1997
Faith Hill "I Love You" 1998
Jon Bon Jovi "Mister Big Time"
Garou "Au Plaisir De Ton Corps" 2000 Music/Lyrics
"Le Monde Est Stone" 2001 Producer
Chenoa "Una Mujer (I'm A Woman)" 2002 Music/Lyrics
Clay Aiken "This Is The Night" 2003 Music/Lyrics
Garou "L'aveu" 2004 Producer
"Pour L'amour D'une Femme" Music/Lyrics/Producer
Céline Dion "You And I"
Agnes Carlsson "I Believe" 2005 Music/Lyrics
Marilou Bourdon "Le Coeur De Mon Coeur" Music/Lyrics/Producer
Garou "Que Le Temps" 2006 Producer
Céline Dion "A Song For You" 2007 Music/Lyrics
"Can't Fight The Feelin'"
"Fade Away"
"Shadow Of Love"

See also


  1. Aldo Nova at AllMusic
  2. Adam White & Fred Bronson (1988). The Billboard Book of Hits. Billboard Books. ISBN 0-8230-8285-7.
  3. "Aldo Nova in 1981". Jam! Music's Canadian POP Music Encyclopedia.
  5. "certification of albums at RIAA". Retrieved November 26, 2006. Requires running a searches for Artist or year

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