Nek (born Filippo Neviani, 6 January 1972, Sassuolo, Province of Modena, Italy) is a popular contemporary Italian singer-songwriter.
Some of his hits include "Laura non c'è" (in Spanish: "Laura no está"), which became a major hit in Europe and Latin America in 1997, being one of the most listened songs of that year, and "Almeno stavolta".
Nek records and performs in both Italian and Spanish. Filippo Neviani was born in Sassuolo on 6 January 1972.
He began playing drums and guitar at nine years of age. In the late 1980s he began searching for a well-defined expressive identity: he started playing in small clubs with his band "Winchester", and subsequently enjoyed budding notoriety in the Bologna province with soft-rock band "White Lady".
In 1991 he came second at the Castrocaro Song Festival, which at the time represented a major promotional opportunity for emerging artists.