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'Care' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Care' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Drake's "Take Care" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.
By United Press International

Full house for Bocelli's Central Park show

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Andrea Bocelli's free concert in New York's Central Park next month is officially sold out, the promoters said this week.
Bocelli to perform free show in Central Park

Bocelli to perform free show in Central Park

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is to perform a free concert with the New York Philharmonic on Central Park's Great Lawn in Manhattan, organizers said Tuesday.
Bocelli joins D.C. Christmas special bill

Bocelli joins D.C. Christmas special bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has joined the lineup for this year's edition of the annual "Christmas in Washington" concert, TNT announced Tuesday.

Yogurt shop halts live music for seniors

WEST BOYNTON, Fla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Florida frozen yogurt shop said it will no longer be offering live music geared toward seniors after complaints from a neighbor.

Catherine Bach's husband dead

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Peter Lopez, the husband of "Dukes of Hazzard" star Catherine Bach, has been found dead at the couple's Encino, Calif., home, police sources said.

Classical stars gather for fundraiser

LONDON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A group of Britain's classical music stars have gathered in London to record a song for Haiti fundraising, organizers say.
Blige, Bocelli to team up at Grammys

Blige, Bocelli to team up at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli are scheduled to perform "Bridge Over Troubled Water" at Sunday's Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said.
'Dream' remains atop the U.S. album chart

'Dream' remains atop the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a fifth consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Dream' remains atop the U.S. album chart

'Dream' remains atop the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a fourth consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Dream' still No. 1 on U.S. album chart

'Dream' still No. 1 on U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a third consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Dream' remains No. 1 on U.S. album chart

'Dream' remains No. 1 on U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Dream' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Dream' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Battle' is No. 1 on U.S. album chart

'Battle' is No. 1 on U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- John Mayer's "Battle Studies" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
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Andrea Bocelli
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli touches his star during an unveiling ceremony honoring him with the 2,402nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on March 2, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Andrea Bocelli, Grand officer OMRI (Italian pronunciation: ; born 22 September 1958) is an Italian tenor, multi-instrumentalist and classical crossover artist. Born with poor eyesight, he became completely blind at the age of twelve following a football accident.

Since winning the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival in 1994, Bocelli has recorded thirteen solo studio albums, of both pop and classical music, two greatest hits albums, and eight complete operas, selling over 70 million copies worldwide. Thus, he is the biggest-selling solo artist in the history of classical music and has caused core classical repertoire to "cross over" to the top of international pop charts and into previously uncharted territory in popular culture.

In 1998, he was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 1999, his nomination for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards marked the first, and so far only time a classical artist had been nominated in the category, since Leontyne Price, in 1961. The Prayer, his duet with Celine Dion for the animated film, The Quest for Camelot, won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category. With the release of his classical album, Sacred Arias, Bocelli captured a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records, as he simultaneously held the top 3 positions on the U.S. classical albums charts. Five of his albums have since reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, and a record-setting 7, have topped the classical albums charts in the United States.

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