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Andrea Boccelli

Andrea Angel Bocelli  (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian opera singer and songwiter. Celine Dion has said that "if God would have a singing voice, he must sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli," 

 Bocelli loved music as a young boy.  He started piano lessons at age 6 and later learned to play the flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, and drums.

When he was 1, he had a football accident and lost his sight. He was hit in the eye playing goalkeeper during a match and suffered a brain haemorrhage. 

In 1992, Italian rock star Zucchero held auditions for tenors to make a recording of his song "Miserere", to send to the famous Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. When he heard the tape, Pavarotti told  Zucchero to use Bocelli instead of him. Zucchero eventually persuaded Pavarotti to record the song with Bocelli, and it became a hit throughout Europe. 

 Since 1982, Bocelli sold over 90 million records worldwide. He has been successful at using pop and classical music together so that classical music often has a place in the pop music charts. 

Nessun Dorma 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SZsxTBCzoA 

Ave Maria 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwp1CH5R-w4 

Fall on me (sings with his son) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChcR2gKt5WM 

Duet with Ed Sheeran: Perfect Symphony (start at 1.11) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qTLOVC_khU 

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