Andrea Bocelli Sheet Music
Andrea Bocelli - the Tenor and Composer
Andrea Bocelli is a famous Italian tenor and composer. He was born in Lajatico, Tuscany on September 22, 1958. Andrea has released at least 19 studio albums and one live album, as well as two Greatest Hits compilations.
Bocelli became famous with his first international single "Con te partirò" ("With you I will leave") from the opera of His musical career started when he was 4 years old and he enrolled at the "G. Verdi" Conservatory of Pesaro to study piano.
He continued his studies at the "S. Cecilia" Conservatory of Rome and graduated in 1980 with a degree in singing. He later went on to pursue a career as a composer and performed his own compositions under the name "Andrea Bocelli".
His first major international success was the English version of his song "Time to Say Goodbye", which was released in 1995 and reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. By 1997, he had become the first classical artist to sing on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since 1976.
Bocelli was named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1998. In 2003, Bocelli released his studio album, "Romanza".
The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified triple platinum in the United States. The album's lead single, "Con te partirò", peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 14 consecutive weeks. In December 2004, he received his first Grammy Award, Best Pop Vocal Album for "Romanza".
At the time, he was the only classical artist to have a #1 pop single. In March 2006, Bocelli released his second studio album, "MTV Unplugged", which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified triple platinum in the United States.
The album contained rearranged acoustic versions of songs from his previous albums, including a duet with daughter Veronica Bocelli, singing "Canzone per te" in Italian and "Please Release Me" in English.
In 2008, Bocelli released his third studio album, "My Christmas", which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified gold in the United States.
Bocelli's 2009 live album, "Amore", debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Classical Albums chart. His fourth studio album, "Cinema", premiered at #1 on the US Top Classical Albums and UK Classical charts.
His fifth studio album, "Sì", debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Classical Albums chart. Bocelli has toured the world both as a solo artist and with his ensemble, Simon & Garfunkel.
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