If you’ve been following the reality television series, Britain’s Got Talent, then you are away of Andrea Bocelli, the internationally-renowned tenor singer. In preparation for the show’s season finale, Bocelli has revealed that he has a new album coming out later this year. There are still a lot of details about this album that remain undisclosed, but given the man’s track record, whatever he releases is anticipated to please listeners and sell well.
Bocelli timed the announcement of his new album to coincide with his appearance as a guest performer on the Live Final show of Britain’s Got Talent this weekend, on May 31. In addition to having sold over 80 million records, Bocelli has performed for four US presidents, two Popes and the Royal family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He is really old. Critics rank him among the likes of Luciano Pavarotti and Celine Dion, in terms of sheer vocal prowess. In return, Dion once introduced Bocelli to an audience by saying: “I heard someone say that if God had a singing voice, he would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli.”
Credited with making classical music more accessible for the masses, Bocelli has made a career out of performing and recording both popular and classical material. At his concerts, he has made a habit of combining both musical genres into two separate halves. He is also no stranger to the opera, having appeared in numerous productions, ranging from Puccini’s La Boheme to Verdi’s Macbeth. His discography is impressively diverse and also, his music has been quite commercially successful.
He has received a staggering seven World Music Awards, six Classical Brits, four ECHO Awards, one Latin Grammy and a Golden Globe. He was born in 1958 in Italy.
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