|Birth date||22 Sep, 1958|
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|Education||University of Pisa|
|Description||Italian tenor and singer-songwriter (1958-)|
Andrea Bocelli is an Italian classical crossover singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known for his beautiful tenor voice and his ability to sing operatic arias and pop songs with equal skill.
Bocelli was born in 1958 in Lajatico, Italy. He was born with a visual impairment and became completely blind at the age of 12, following a soccer accident. Despite his blindness, Bocelli was determined to pursue a career in music and began studying piano and singing at a young age.
In 1994, Bocelli released his first album, "Il Mare Calmo della Sera," which became a hit in Europe and established him as a rising star in the classical music world. He followed this success with a series of successful albums, including "Romanza," "Sogno," and "Cieli di Toscana."
Bocelli has also had a successful career as a crossover artist, collaborating with pop stars such as Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran, and Jennifer Lopez. He has sold over 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the bestselling artists of all time.
In addition to his singing career, Bocelli is also a philanthropist and has been involved with a number of charitable organizations. He is a goodwill ambassador for the Italian Red Cross and has also worked with UNICEF to support children in need.
Bocelli has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including multiple Grammy Awards, World Music Awards, and Classical BRIT Awards. He continues to tour and perform around the world, thrilling audiences with his incredible voice and touching performances.
Last Modified: Jan 12, 2023