Born on July 30, 1971 in Échirolles (Isère), Calogero Maurici was born into a family of Sicilian origin. Interested in music from childhood, he learned various instruments (guitar, piano, etc.), sharing with his brother Gioacchino a taste for the stage that would push them to quickly consider a career in show business. Still teenagers, Calogero (renamed "Jacky") and Gioacchino ("Charly") founded with their childhood friend Francis Maggiuli, the Charts pop rock group with jazzy accents which will be successful in the 1990s. Five albums will mark the existence of the group, which ends up separating in 1998 and each decides to start a solo career.


On this occasion, Calogero buries "Charly" and takes back his real first name, which will now serve as his stage name. In no way angry with his former friends from the Charts, Calogero prepares with them what will be his first solo album: after opening for Zazie and Pascal Obispo, he flies on his own and releases his first album in 1999.

In 2002, he took part in the Noël Ensemble collective, which recorded a song of the same name. This is his first involvement in a charity movement. Two years later, he joined Les Enfoirés, with whom he participated in the 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions.

At the end of 2003, Calogero continued with a third album, written with the collaboration of Lionel Florence (accomplice of Pascal Obispo), Patrice Guirao and Raphaël.
Elected best male artist at the Victoires de la Musique and the NRJ Music Awards, Calogero made 2004 his flagship year, winning hands down among the big names in French variety.


A triumphal tour through France enabled him to release a double live album in 2005 (Live 1.0), where his musical gifts were expressed with unprecedented force.


After a break of a few months, Calogero released the album Pomme C in 2007, whose lyrics were written by Zazie.


In 2014, it was with Les Feux d'Artifice that Calogero returned for an album recorded in London with Alan O'Donnell and benefiting from texts by Dominique A, Marie Bastide, Alex Beaupain, Christophe Cirillo and Paul École. Three years later, shortly after a performance in tears on July 14, 2017 during the tribute ceremony for the victims of the Nice attack, his seventh album Liberté Chérie includes, in addition to two titles signed Florent Marchet, his own compositions , including the hit "I play music", ranked No. 4 in sales.