Marco presented a live preview of his first single "Ti Rincontrerò", during the radio program Viva Radio 2 on 6 June 2008. The album of the same name was released on 13 June by Warner Music Italy / Atlantic. It contains 11 tracks, including a duet with Luca Jurman (his vocal coach in the talent show Amici). A week after the launch, the album debuted at third place in the standings FIMI / Nielsen with over 40 thousand copies sold and got the gold disc. Subsequently, in August, the album reached the 70 thousand copies sold mark, achieving platinum status. On 6 September, on MTV's Total Request Live, Carta announced that "Ti rincontrerò" would be launched in Spain, Central America and South America. On 4 July 2008, he began his first tour of Italy, which ended in October, attracting a total of more than 200 thousand visitors . On 31 December 2008, Marco was the star of a New Year's concert in his hometown, to which 70 thousand spectators came. On 3 October 2008, he published an album based on the tour, In concerto, which debuted in twentieth place in sales charts FIMI and Nielsen and after the second week reached tenth place. Marco was also the star of the 2008 Challenge sponsored by MTV, Marco Carta @ Your School: an institution hosted the concert of Messina. On 1 December, during the second edition of the What's Up International Award for Young Talents, he was awarded the prize Best Young Talent 2008 (Best Male Vocalist). He joined the animated film Impy superstar – Mission Luna Park as voice and interpreter of the cover That's the Way (I Like It) inserted in the soundtrack.