Andrea Bocelli

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Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa boˈtʃɛlli]; born 22 September 1958) is an Italian tenor and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became blind at the age of twelve following a football accident.

Bocelli has recorded fourteen solo studio albums, of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has had success as a crossover performer bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts.

In 1998, he was named one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 1999, he 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. 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. Seven of his albums have since reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and a record-setting ten have topped the classical crossover albums charts in the United States.

With five million units sold worldwide, Sacred Arias became the biggest-selling classical crossover album by a solo artist of all time, and with over twenty million copies sold worldwide, his 1997 pop album Romanza became the best-selling album by an Italian artist of any genre in history, as well as the best-selling album by a foreign artist in Canada and a number of countries in Europe and Latin America. 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. The single went on to sell over twelve million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Il mare calmo della sera Andrea Bocelli 1
1995 Bocelli Andrea Bocelli 4
1995 Viaggio italiano Andrea Bocelli 4
1996 Romanza Andrea Bocelli 11
1998 Aria: The Opera Album Andrea Bocelli 4
1999 Sogno Andrea Bocelli 5
1999 Sacred Arias Andrea Bocelli 3
2000 Verdi Andrea Bocelli 2
2001 Cieli di Toscana Andrea Bocelli 6
2001 Mistero dell'amore Andrea Bocelli 1
2002 Sentimento Andrea Bocelli 4
2004 Andrea Andrea Bocelli 4
2006 Amore Andrea Bocelli 6
2009 My Christmas Andrea Bocelli 7
2010 Carmen : Duets & Arias Georges Bizet; Andrea Bocelli, Marina Domashenko, Eva Mei, Bryn Terfel, Myung Whun-Chung, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France 3
2011 Notte illuminata Andrea Bocelli 1
2013 Passione Andrea Bocelli 7
Andrea Bocelli & Friends Andrea Bocelli 1
Per amore Andrea Bocelli 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 Platinum Collection Compilation Andrea Bocelli 1
2007 The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere Compilation Andrea Bocelli 5 8
2008 Incanto Compilation Andrea Bocelli 4
Best 2001 Compilation Andrea Bocelli 1
Best of '99 Compilation Andrea Bocelli 1
Deluxe Collection Compilation Andrea Bocelli 1
Gold Compilation Andrea Bocelli 1
Gold Collection Compilation Andrea Bocelli 1
Golden Collection 2000 Compilation Andrea Bocelli 1
Greatest Hits Compilation Andrea Bocelli 1
Greatest Hits Compilation Andrea Bocelli 1
The Best 2000 Compilation Andrea Bocelli 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Under the Desert Sky Live Andrea Bocelli 2
2008 Vivere: Live in Tuscany Live Andrea Bocelli 1
2011 Concerto: One Night in Central Park Live Andrea Bocelli 2

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Vivo per lei (Je vis pour elle) Andrea Bocelli &Hélène Ségara 1
Con te partirò Andrea Bocelli 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
The Music Of Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli 1

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