Andrea Bocelli

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Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa boˈtʃɛlli]; born 22 September 1958) is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently 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. 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Il mare calmo della sera Andrea Bocelli 1
1995 Bocelli Andrea Bocelli 5
1995 Viaggio italiano Andrea Bocelli 4
1996 Romanza Andrea Bocelli 11
1997 A Hymn for the World Cecilia Bartoli, Andrea Bocelli, Myung-Whun Chung 2
1998 Aria: The Opera Album Andrea Bocelli 4
1999 Sogno Andrea Bocelli 2 6
1999 Sacred Arias Andrea Bocelli 4 3
2000 Verdi Verdi; Andrea Bocelli, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta 5
2000 La bohème (1999 studio cast) Giacomo Puccini; Andrea Bocelli, Barbara Frittoli, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta 1
2001 Cieli di Toscana Andrea Bocelli 6
2001 Mistero dell'amore Andrea Bocelli 2 1
2002 Sentimento Andrea Bocelli 5
2004 Andrea Andrea Bocelli 5
2006 Amore Andrea Bocelli 6
2009 My Christmas Andrea Bocelli 8
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
2012 Roméo et Juliette Charles-François Gounod; Andrea Bocelli, Maite Alberola, Orchestra E Coro Del Teatro Carlo Felice Di Genova, Fabio Luisi 1
2013 Passione Andrea Bocelli 3 8
2015 Turandot Giacomo Puccini; Andrea Bocelli, Jennifer Wilson, Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana 1
2015 Cinema Andrea Bocelli 3
Andrea Bocelli & Friends Andrea Bocelli 1
Arie Sacre Andrea Bocelli 1
Per amore Andrea Bocelli 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Platinum Collection Andrea Bocelli 1
2007 The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere Andrea Bocelli 4.5 10
2008 Incanto Andrea Bocelli 4
2008 Greatest Hits Andrea Bocelli 2
2014 Opera: The Ultimate Collection Andrea Bocelli 5 1
Best 2001 Andrea Bocelli 1
Best of '99 Andrea Bocelli 1
Deluxe Collection Andrea Bocelli 1
Gold Andrea Bocelli 1
Gold Collection Andrea Bocelli 1
Golden Collection 2000 Andrea Bocelli 1
Greatest Hits Andrea Bocelli 1

Album + Live

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


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Con te partirò Andrea Bocelli 1
1995 Vivo per lei (Ich lebe für sie) Andrea Bocelli & Judy Weiss 1
1996 Time to Say Goodbye Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli 2
1997 Vivo per lei (Je vis pour elle) Andrea Bocelli en duo avec Hélène Ségara 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Sentimento Andrea Bocelli 1

Unspecified type

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

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