Andrea Bocelli

Italian tenor and singer-songwriter (1958-)

Andrea Bocelli Grande Ufficiale OMRI OMDSM (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian tenor and crossover artist. He was blinded by a Football accident at the age of 12, and later graduated from law school, before beginning a career as a singer.

Andrea Bocelli
Background information
Born (1958-09-22) 22 September 1958 (age 65)
Tuscany, Italy
GenresClassical music, opera, pop
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, harp, harmonica, guitar, drums
Years active1989–present
WebsiteAndrea Bocelli

Since 1994, he has recorded both pop and Classical albums, and has sold over 85 million copies worldwide.[1] He is generally considered as both the most popular Italian and Classical singer in the world, today.

On March 2, 2010, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[2]


  1. "SuBo duet with AnBo". The Sun. 2010-01-30.
  2. Andrea Bocelli to Be Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Feb 8, 1010.article.