Andrea Bocelli was born in Lajatico, a small town in the province of Pisa. Since his childhood he has shown a certain interest in singing, immediately creating myths to follow, singers such as Beniamino Gigli, Mario Del Monaco and Franco Corelli .
He graduated in Law at the University of Pisa , but the passion for singing is too strong, so he continued his studies until he became a pupil of the great Franco Corelli. Thus began a long rise in the world of music, Zucchero chose him for the recording of the demo of “ Miserere ”, and his name began to arouse the interest of the public, even abroad.
He made himself known all over the world with his first single: " Con te partirò ", the English version sung with Sarah Brightman became an incredible success, remaining at the top in France and Germany, where it sold more than 3 million copies.
In 1996-97 he made his debut with his first album " Romanza ", and it immediately became a worldwide success, it sold 16 million copies worldwide, a disc awarded with a very long series of platinum discs, up to the Oscar nomination in 1999 with the song “ The prayer ”, a duet with Celin Dion, a song that " anyway " won the Golden Globe .
Strengthened by the fame obtained, Andrea made his second album: “ Sogno ”, immediately at the top of the world rankings.
But it is with the publication of " Arie sacre " that Andrea Bocelli affirms himself as the best solo singer of classical music: his the best-selling classic solo album in the world, which earned him the registration in the Guinness Book of Records , for the occupation of the first, second and third place simultaneously in the American classical music charts, remaining at the top for about 3 years.
In 2001 his autobiography was published, followed by another very successful album, “ Cieli di Toscana ”, while in 2002 with the album “ Sentimento ” he won 2 Brit Awards .
From that date until today, it is a succession of successes all over the world, with large participations with Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera.
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