Andrea Bocelli

Italian classical tenor, recording artist and singer-songwriter poses with fiancée Veronica Berti

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Andrea Bocelli

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Andrea Bocelli is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.

In 1998 he was named one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 1999 he was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. "The Prayer", his duet with Celine Dion for the animated film Quest for Camelot, won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category. Bocelli captured a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records with the release of his classical album, Sacred Arias, because he simultaneously held the top three positions on the US Classical Albums charts. Seven of his albums have since reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and a record-setting ten have topped the classical crossover albums charts in the United States, according to wikipedia.

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