Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

 

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Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa boˈtʃɛlli]; born 22 September 1958) is an Italian singer, songwriter and record producer.[1][2] Born with poor eyesight, Bocelli became completely blind at the age of 12, following a football accident.

Bocelli has recorded fifteen solo studio albums, of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 80 million records worldwide.[3][4] He has had success as a crossover performer bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts.[1][5][6]

In 1998, Bocelli was named one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People.[7] In 1999, Bocelli was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. "The Prayer", his duet with Celine Dion for the animated film Quest for Camelot, won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category.[1] With the release of his classical album, Sacred Arias, Bocelli captured a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records, as he simultaneously held the top three positions on the US Classical Albums charts.[1] Seven of his albums have since reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200,[8] and a record-setting ten have topped the classical crossover albums charts in the United States.[9]

With five million units sold worldwide,[10] Sacred Arias became the biggest-selling classical crossover album by a solo artist of all time,[1] and with over twenty million copies sold worldwide,[10][11] his 1997 pop album Romanza became the best-selling album by an Italian artist of any genre in history,[10] as well as the best-selling album by a foreign artist in Canada[12][13][14] and a number of countries in Europe and Latin America.[1] The album's first single, "Time to Say Goodbye", was a duet with Sarah Brightman that topped charts across Europe, including Germany, where it stayed at the top of the charts for fourteen consecutive weeks, breaking the all-time sales record, with over three million copies sold in the country.[1] The single went on to sell over twelve million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.[11][15][16]

Bocelli was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2006 and, on 2 March 2010, was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to Live Theater.

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My Christmas
 
My Christmas is the thirteenth studio album and first Christmas album released by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.The album is a compilation of seasonal holiday favorites, mainly in English, with a few selections in Italian, German, and French, produced by multiple Grammy Award winner David Foster, containing duets with Mary J.
Concerto: One Night in Central Park
 
Concerto: One Night in Central Park is a live album by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.The album was recorded September 15, 2011, during a concert at the Central Park's Great Lawn, in New York.
Cinema
 
Cinema is the fifteenth studio album by Italian classical tenor recording artist Andrea Bocelli.
Passione
 
Passione is the fourteenth studio album by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, released on 29 January 2013.

Photos - Andrea Bocelli530

People Recently Photographed with Andrea Bocelli3

Popular Albums48

Album Appearances & References85

Popular Songs29

Song Appearances & References20

Popular Live Albums6

Musical Group References2

Minor Film Appearances & References4

TV Shows18

Minor Musical Appearances & References11

Minor Play Appearances & References5

Book References & Influences3

Collaborators & Influencers89

Other Music-Related Relationships29

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations35

Events8

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Spotify - Albums & Singles163

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On71

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts19

News Articles12

When David Foster shows up for work, he makes hits
  –  April 5, 2018
Blige, Kenny Rogers, Rod Stewart, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Chaka Khan, Hall & Oates, Andrea Bocelli, Gloria Estefan, and others. It’s why they call the Canadian the “Hitman,” and why the Hitman has earned 16 Grammys, 47 nominations ...
Ukiah Community Concert Association to present Duo Baldo at Mendocino College
  –  April 3, 2018
But adding humor to their performances does not mean the pair are musical lightweights. Debuting with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in 2004, they went on to capture Florence’s National Short Theater Competition in 2006. Multiple international awards ...
Geoffrey Andrews Releases "O Praise The Name (Anástasis)" Today On All Digital Formats
  –  March 26, 2018
Well-known for his tremendous vocal ability and comparisons to household names such as Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli, Geoffrey Andrews' hope is to follow in their footsteps on an international level. He is already on the way to worldwide status with his ...
Classic Brits returns after five-year break
  –  March 23, 2018
The ceremony will return to the Royal Albert Hall in June, with performances from the likes of Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe. In its previous guise, the show was accused of "cheapening" classical music by rewarding populist acts ...
Andrea Bocelli set to play PPG Paints Arena
  –  March 6, 2018
Italian pop tenor and crossover artist Andrea Bocelli has scheduled a Dec. 8 concert at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. This will be Bocelli's first Pittsburgh appearance in 20 years. The four-time Grammy nominee will make stops in seven U.S. cities ...
Andrea Bocelli among Pittsburgh concert announcements
  –  March 5, 2018
PITTSBURGH — Esteemed tenor Andrea Bocelli will give his first Pittsburgh performance in more than 20 years, singing Dec. 8 at PPG Paints Arena. Tickets to the general public cost $78 to $362, and go on sale at 10 a.m. March 26. Pre-sales for Citi card ...
Andrea Bocelli, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and Cirque du Soleil are all in town for Valentine’s Day
  –  February 9, 2018
With new design and staging to add to a resurgent appeal, The Phantom of the Opera returns to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts for a 12-day engagement. The stars seem to have aligned with producer Cameron Mackintosh, director Laurence ...
Andrea Bocelli Concert Attendees Stay at Beacon Hotel South Beach
  –  February 9, 2018
If you’re headed to Miami to see the renowned singer Andrea Bocelli, you may be wondering where to book a stay for your weekend adventure. You’ll want a hotel with a great location, beach access and that is nearby the concert venue. The good news is ...
Toby Sebastian On Becoming Andrea Bocelli
  –  February 9, 2018
We spoke to the Game of Thrones actor about inhabiting the skin of pop culture phenomenon, Andrea Bocelli. Biopics are a dime a dozen. Rise and fall musician stories are even more prevalent and often suffer under the true-to-life misery that usually scars ...
Andrea Bocelli Talks Struggle, Determination, Family, Music and More in New Biopic
  –  February 5, 2018
There’s something incredibly fascinating about the extraordinary story of world-renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli, whose blindness began with glaucoma and became complete after a soccer accident as a young boy. Bocelli’s compelling life story—the ...
Toby Sebastian Reveals What ‘Terrified’ Him About Playing Andrea Bocelli In New Biopic & More
  –  February 3, 2018
HollywoodLife.com talked EXCLUSIVELY with actor Toby Sebastian about taking on the role of legendary opera singer Andrea Bocelli in the biopic ‘The Music of Silence.’ The Music of Silence is now in theaters and VOD/Digital HD. The film is based on the ...
Andrea Bocelli reflects on having his life on film in ‘The Music of Silence’ and his 'heavenly' gift
  –  January 27, 2018
If you really want to know about Andrea Bocelli, you should probably ask his wife the questions, the Italian tenor quips. The classical crossover star is fielding questions about his life story ahead of the release of "The Music of Silence," a new biopic ...

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