Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli Album

Sarah Brighton & Andrea Bocelli

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Sarah Brighton & Andrea Bocelli

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Andrea Bocelli

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Andrea Bocelli

Watercolor and Poster color Portrait.
Background information
Born 22 September 1958 (1958-09-22) (age 52)
Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy
Genres Adult contemporary, classical, easy listening, Latin pop, opera, operatic pop, pop, vocal
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, harp, harmonica, guitar, drums, melodica
Years active 1992–present
Labels Universal, Philips, PolyGram, Decca, Sugar
Website Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli, grande ufficiale omri[1][2] Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa boˈtʃɛlli]; (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian tenor, multi-instrumentalist and classical crossover artist.[3][4][5] Born with poor eyesight, he became totally blind at the age of twelve following a football accident.[6][7]

Since winning the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival in 1994,[8] Bocelli has recorded thirteen solo studio albums, of both pop and classical music, two greatest hits albums, and eight complete operas, selling over 70 million copies worldwide.[9][10][11] Thus, he is the biggest-selling solo artist in the history of classical music.[3][12][13][14][15][16]

In 1998, he was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.[6] In 1999, his nomination for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards marked the first, and so far only time a classical artist had been nominated in the category, since Leontyne Price, in 1961.[3][17] The Prayer, his duet with Celine Dion for the animated film, The Quest for Camelot, won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category.[3][17] 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 3 positions on the U.S. classical albums charts.[3][17] Five of his albums have since reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, and a record-setting 7, have topped the classical albums charts, in the United States.[18]

With over 5 million units sold worldwide, Sacred Arias became the biggest-selling classical album by a solo artist of all time,[3][17] and with just under 20 million units sold worldwide, his 1997 pop album, Romanza, became the best-selling album by an Italian artist ever, as well as the best-selling album by a foreign artist in Canada,[19][20][21] and a number of other countries in Europe and Latin America.[17] The album's first single, "Time to Say Goodbye", topped charts all over Europe, including Germany, where it stayed at the top of the charts for fourteen consecutive weeks, breaking the all-time sales record, with over 3 million copies sold in the country,[3][17] and 12 million copies worldwide.[22] He is widely regarded as the most popular Italian and classical singer in the world.[23]

In 2006, Bocelli was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic,[1][2] and on March 2, 2010, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his contribution to Live Theater.[24][25]

Sarah Brightman

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Sarah Brightman

Sarah Brightman performing Time To Say Goodbye in her Symphony World Tour 2009
Background information
Born 14 August 1960 (1960-08-14) (age 50)
Origin Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Genres Classical crossover, operatic pop, symphonic rock, pop, New Age, rock, dance, electronica, techno, folk, traditional
Occupations Singer, actress, songwriter, dancer
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards
Years active 1976–present
Labels A&M (1993)
East West (1995–2001)
Angel/EMI (1997–2007)
Manhattan/EMI (2008–present)

Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer. She began her career as a member of the dance troupe Hot Gossip and released several disco singles as a solo performer. In 1981, she made her musical theatre debut in Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whom she married. She went on to star in several Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, where she played the role of Christine Daaé.The Original London Cast Album of the musical was released in CD format in 1987 and sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest-selling cast album of all time.[1]

After retiring from the stage and divorcing Lloyd Webber, Brightman resumed her music career with former Enigma producer Frank Peterson, this time as a classical crossover artist. She is among the most prominent performers in the genre, with worldwide sales of more than 30 million records[2][3] and 2 million DVDs.[4] The Recording Industry Association of America has named her the best-selling female classical artist of the twenty-first century in the United States.[5] [6][7]

Her duet with the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, "Time To Say Goodbye", topped charts all over Europe and became the highest and fastest selling single of all times in Germany, where it stayed at the top of the charts for fourteen consecutive weeks breaking the all-time sales record, with over 3 million copies sold in the country.[8][9] and subsequently became an international success with 12 million copies worldwide.[10] She has now collected over 180 gold and platinum sales awards in 38 different countries.[6] Brightman has been invited two times to perform at the Olympic Games, first in 1992 at the 1992' Barcelona Olympic Games where she sang "Amigos Para Siempre" with the Spanish tenor Jose Carreras with an estimated global audience of a billion people, and sixteen years later in Beijing, this time with Chinese singer Liu Huan and performing the song "You and Me" to an estimated 4 billion. [11]

Apart from music, Brightman has begun a film career, making her major debut in Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), a rock opera-musical film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, And in summer 2009, she completed filming Stephen Evans' "Cosi" or "First Night"[12] in which she plays the role of a conductor, opposite Richard E. Grant.[13] In addition, she recently formed her own production company, Instinct Films, where her first film is in pre-production.[14]

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