Bocelli, Andrea

Portrait
Born: Sep 22, 1958 AD
Currently alive, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Musicians, Singer, Songwriter


1958 - Born on September 22nd in Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy. He become one of the world's top music stars with his truly distinctive, original new musical style, the like of which had not been heard before.

 

1992 - Married his wife Enrica on June 27th. They had two sons.

 

1996-1997 - Exploded on album charts across the world, with the international debut album, "Romanza", a collection of passionate popular song.

 

1998 - Followed "Aria", a disc of more challenging repertoire, such tenor showpieces as Donizettei's "Pour mon ame", with its nine high C's.

 

1999 - Began with a Grammy nomination, in the "Best New Artist" category, the first time a classical artist had been nominated in the category for 38 years.

 

        - Andrea released his second pop album "Sogno".

 

2000 - Concerts were staged at the Eiffel Tower and The Statue of Liberty, where Andrea became the first artist ever to perform at the foot of the monument.

 

        - Released his fourth classical recital disc, "Verdi".

 

2002 - Andrea repeated his America tour, winning two World Music Awards.

 

2005 - Began with the release of the fifth full work "Werther" and a hectic recording schedule in which Andrea was to make a new pop album, new classical album and new opera recording.

 

2006 - Worked with the six finalists of American Idol to help them sing the week's themed songs, "classic love songs".

 

        - He sang "Because We Believe" from his album Amore, during the Closing Ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

 

 

 

 

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