Andrea Bocelli discography

Andrea Bocelli discography
Under the Desert Sky concert, in 2006.
Releases
Studio albums 13
Compilation albums 2
EPs 1
Singles 26
Video albums 8
Music videos 26
Songs written for film soundtracks 4
Collaborative albums 4
Complete opera recordings 8
Bibliography 1

The discography of Italian pop tenor and crossover artist Andrea Bocelli, contains thirteen pop and classical studio albums, including one holiday album; two compilation albums; twenty six singles; four collaborative albums; nine complete opera recordings; and eight live and video albums.

From the release of his debut album, Il Mare Calmo della Sera, after winning the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival, with the song of the same name, in 1994,[1] to the release of his first holiday album, My Christmas, the best-selling holiday album and one of the best-selling albums of 2009,[2][3] he has sold over 80 million copies worldwide.[4] Thus, he is the biggest-selling singer in the history of Classical music.[5][6][7][8][9]

In 1999, his nomination for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards marked the first time a classical artist had been nominated in the category, since Leontyne Price, in 1961.[5][10] 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.[5][10] 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 No. 1, 2 and 3 positions on the U.S. Classical albums charts.[5][10] The next three-and-a-half years followed with Bocelli holding permanent residency at the No. 1 spot.[10] Six of his albums have since reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200,[11] and a record-setting 7, have topped the Classical albums charts, in the United States.[12]

With 5 million units sold worldwide,[13] Sacred Arias became the biggest-selling classical album by a solo artist of all time,[5][10] and with just under 20 million units sold worldwide,[13] his 1997 pop album, Romanza, became the best-selling album by an Italian artist ever,[13] as well as the best-selling album by a foreign artist in Canada,[14][15][16] and a number of other countries in Europe and Latin America.[10] The album's first single, "Time to Say Goodbye", topped charts all across Europe, including Germany, where it stayed at the Top of the charts for fourteen consecutive weeks, breaking the all-time sales record, with over 3 million copies sold in the country.[5][10] "Con te partirò", Bocelli's original solo version of the single, also became the best-selling single ever in Belgium, in 1996.[17] He is widely regarded as the most popular Italian and classical singer in the world.[18]

Studio albums

Pop albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
ITA
[19]
AUS
[20]
AUT
[21]
CAN
[22]
FRA
[23]
GER
[24]
NLD
[25]
SWE
[26]
SWI
[27]
UK
[28]
US
[22]
Il Mare Calmo della Sera 33 16 40 11
Bocelli
  • Released: November 13, 1995
  • Label: Polydor (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
3 1 1 1
Sogno
  • Released: March 22, 1999
  • Label: Polydor (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
3 3 1 2 6 1 1 1 4 4
Cieli di Toscana
  • Released: October 15, 2001
  • Label: Polydor (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
4 6 4 10 18 3 1 1 8 3 11
Andrea
  • Released: November 1, 2004
  • Label: Polydor (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
19 12 19 55 41 1 8 12 19 16
Amore
  • Released: February 8, 2006
  • Label: Polydor (Universal)
  • Formats: CD
2 5 4 3 14 23 1 2 8 4 3
  • U.S.: 1,660,000[32]
My Christmas 1 27 11 2 163 42 6 9 6 18 2
  • U.S.: 2,901,000[48]
Passione
  • Released: January 25, 2013
  • Label: Decca (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
3 33 11 4 33 40 5 3 34 7 2
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart or the peak is unavailable.

Classical albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
ITA
[19]
AUS
[20]
AUT
[21]
CAN
[22]
FRA
[23]
GER
[24]
NLD
[25]
SWE
[26]
SWI
[27]
UK
[28]
US
[22]
Viaggio Italiano 15 19 4 15 8 17 24 153
Aria - the opera album
  • Released: March 23, 1998
  • Label: Philips (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
5 5 6 9 15 5 33 59
Sacred Arias
  • Released: November 9, 1999
  • Label: Philips (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
7 2 6 5 3 1 15 2 20 22
Verdi
  • Released: September 11, 2000
  • Label: Philips (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
20 8 33 22 8 12 18 17 23
Sentimento
  • Released: November 4, 2002
  • Label: Philips (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
11 17 14 33 30 4 10 22 7 12
Incanto
  • Released: October 24, 2008
  • Label: Decca (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
5 33 40 10 28 56 15 40 12 8
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart or the peak is unavailable.

Compilation albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
ITA
[19]
AUS
[20]
AUT
[21]
CAN
[22]
FRA
[23]
GER
[24]
NLD
[25]
SWE
[26]
SWI
[27]
UK
[28]
US
[22]
Romanza
  • Released: March 24, 1997
  • Label: Polydor (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
2 1 5 1 2 1 5 1 6 35
  • U.S.: 4,200,000[32]
The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere
  • Released: January 12, 2007
  • Label: Polydor (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
2 11 13 8 28 3 4 15 4 9
Opera
  • Released: November 5, 2012
  • Label: Decca (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
10
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart or the peak is unavailable.

Live albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
ITA
[19]
AUS
[20]
AUT
[21]
CAN
[22]
FRA
[23]
GER
[24]
NLD
[25]
SWE
[26]
SWI
[27]
UK
[28]
US
[22]
Under the Desert Sky
  • Released: November 7, 2006
  • Label: Verve (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, DVD
11
Vivere Live in Tuscany
  • Released: January 29, 2008
  • Label: Polydor (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Digital download, DVD
22
Concerto, One Night in Central Park
  • Released: November 11, 2011
  • Label: Poldor (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Digital download, DVD
9 38 16 132 23 30 17 61 17 4
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart or the peak is unavailable.

Collaborative albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
BEL
[78]
FIN
[79]
FRA
[80]
A Hymn for the World
(with Myung-whun Chung and Cecilia Bartoli)
12
A Hymn for the World 2 (Voices From Heaven)
(with Myung-whun Chung, Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel)
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Philips (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
Requiem
(with Renée Fleming, Olga Borodina, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo)
  • Released: March 19, 2001
  • Label: Poldor (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
Carmen: Duets & Arias
(with Bryn Terfel, Marina Domashenko, Eva Mei)
  • Released: October 6, 2010
  • Label: Decca (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
18 28 110
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart or the peak is unavailable.

Extended plays

Title Album details
ITunes Festival: London 2012
  • Released: October 4, 2012
  • Label: Decca (Universal)
  • Formats: Digital download

Digital albums

Title Album details
Notte Illuminata
  • Released: March 28, 2011
  • Label: (Universal)
  • Formats: Digital download

Opera recordings

Year Title Cast Conductor and Ensemble Studio
2000 La Bohème Andrea Bocelli,
Barbara Frittoli,
Paolo Gavanelli,
Eva Mei, et al.
Zubin Mehta
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Coro del Maggio Musacale Fiorentino
Coro di Voci bianche della Scuola di Musica di Fiesole
Decca
Cat: 464 060-2
2003 Tosca Andrea Bocelli,
Fiorenza Cedolins,
Carlo Guelfi,
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, et al.
Zubin Mehta
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Coro Polifonico della Scuola di Musica di Fiesole
Decca
Cat: 473 710-2
2004 Il Trovatore Andrea Bocelli,
Verónica Villarroel,
Elena Zaremba,
Carlo Guelfi,
Carlo Colombara, et al.
Steven Mercurio
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania
Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania
Decca
Cat: 475 366-2
2005 Werther Andrea Bocelli,
Julia Gertseva,
Natale de Carolis,
Magali Léger,
Giorgio Giuseppini, et al.
Yves Abel
Orchestra di Voci Bianche del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Coro di Voci Bianche del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Decca
Cat: 475 6557
2006 Pagliacci Andrea Bocelli,
Ana María Martínez,
Stefano Antonucci,
Francesco Piccoli,
Roberto Accurso, et al.
Steven Mercurio
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania
Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania
Coro di voci Bianche "Gaudeamus igitur" Concentus
Decca
Cat: 475 7753
2007 Cavalleria
Rusticana
Andrea Bocelli,
Paoletta Marrocu,
Stefano Antonucci, et al.
Steven Mercurio
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania
Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania
Decca
Cat: B0007180-02
2008/
2010
Carmen Andrea Bocelli,
Marina Domashenko,
Eva Mei,
Bryn Terfel, et al.
Myung-whun Chung
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Chœur de Radio France
Decca
Cat: B0014002-02
2010 Andrea
Chénier
Andrea Bocelli,
Violeta Urmana,
Lucio Gallo,
Stella Grigorian,
Cinzia De Mola,
Elena Obraztsova, et al.
Marco Armiliato
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Coro di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Decca
Cat: 478 2382
2012 Roméo et Juliette Andrea Bocelli,
Maite Alberola, et al.
Fabio Luisi
Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice
Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice
Decca
Cat: 478 4372

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
[19]
AUT
[81]
BEL
[82]
CAN
[83]
FRA
[84]
GER
[85]
IRE
[86]
NLD
[87]
SWE
[26]
SWI
[88]
UK
[28]
"Il Mare Calmo della Sera" 1994 24 31 Il Mare Calmo della Sera
"Con te partirò"/"Vivere" 1995 1 1[A] 1 18 69 Bocelli
"Macchine da Guerra" 36[A]
"Per amore" 15
"Vivo per lei"(with Giorgia)
(with Judy Weiss for German speaking territories)
(with Hélène Ségara for French speaking territories)
(with Marta Sánchez for Spanish speaking territories)
(with Sandy Leah Lima for Portuguese speaking territories)
1996 22 1[B] 1 45 39 1 Romanza
"Time to Say Goodbye"
(with Sarah Brightman)
1 25 1 1 5 1 31 2
"The Prayer"
(with Celine Dion)
1999 Sogno
"Canto della Terra" 42 78 25
"Ave Maria" 65 Sogno
"Melodramma" 2001 95 52 77 Cieli di Toscana
"Mille Lune Mille Onde"
"L'abitudine"
(with Helena Hellwig)
86
"Dell'amore non si sa" 2004 Andrea
"Un nuovo giorno"
"Somos Novios (It's Impossible)"
(with Christina Aguilera)
2006 Amore
"Because We Believe"
(with Marco Borsato)
4[A] 1
"Ama Credi E Vai"
(with Gianna Nannini)
11
"Dare to live (Vivere)"
(with Laura Pausini)
2007 17 The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere
"Vive Ya"
(with Laura Pausini)
2008
"White Christmas/Bianco Natale" 2009 1 My Christmas
"What Child Is This"
(with Mary J. Blige)
66
"Bridge over Troubled Water"
(with Mary J. Blige)
2010 52 Charity single for the 2010 Haiti earthquake
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart or the peak isn't available.
  • A ^ Note that the peak positions of "Con te partirò", "Macchine da guerra", "Because We Believe" are for the Dutch-speaking Flanders region.
  • B ^ Note that the peak position of "Vivo per lei" is for the French-speaking Wallonia region.

Videography

Video albums

Title Album details Notes Certifications
A Night in Tuscany
  • Released: November 10, 1998
  • Label: Philips (Universal)
  • Format: DVD, VHS
  • AUS: Platinum[92]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[93]
  • FRA: 2× Platinum[94]
  • U.S.: 2× Platinum[95]
Sacred Arias: The Home Video
  • Released: June 20, 2000
  • Label: Philips (Universal)
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
  • Andrea Bocelli: The Home Video is the second DVD released by Andrea Bocelli. It was filmed in the Roman church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, in Rome, in 1999, where he gave a concert conducted by Myung-whun Chung, singing the arias of his previous album, Sacred Arias. Sacred Arias: Special Edition, a CD/DVD package, was released October 14, 2003, containing both, the album and the DVD as a bonus.
Tuscan Skies (Cieli di Toscana)
  • Released: January 15, 2002
  • Label: Philips (Universal)
  • Format: DVD, VHS
  • Tuscan Skies (Cieli di Toscana) is the third DVD released by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. It contains music videos directed by Larry Weinstein, and filmed in Tuscany of Bocelli singing 10 song from his 2001 album, Cieli di Toscana, as a tribute to his home town and family.
Credo: John Paul II
  • Released: July 6, 2006
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
  • Credo: John Paul II is the fourth DVD released by Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, celebrating the life of pope John Paul II. The DVD contains footage of highlights of John Paul II's pontificate, his spiritual heritage, his most significant meetings with heads of states, but also his contact with people from all over the world, from the day of his election to his funeral. Throughout the DVD, Bocelli sings, in the background, songs from his 1999 album Sacred Arias.
Under the Desert Sky
  • Released: November 7, 2006
  • Label: Decca, Sugar (Universal)
  • Format: DVD, VHS
  • Under the Desert Sky is a DVD of a pop concert by classical Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. The concert was performed on a specially built floating stage at Lake Las Vegas Resort (near Las Vegas, Nevada) and taped for American television network PBS. It mostly featured songs from Bocelli's previous album, Amore. The DVD also includes interviews about the Amore album, of Bocelli and producers, David Foster and Humberto Gatica, and was also nominated for an Emmy.
Vivere Live in Tuscany
  • Released: January 29, 2008
  • Label: Decca, Sugar (Universal)
  • Formats: DVD
Incanto The Documentary
  • Released: November 4, 2008
  • Label: Decca, Sugar (Universal)
  • Format: DVD
  • Incanto The Documentary, is a bonus DVD released alongside Bocelli's 2008 album Incanto, containing exclusive documentary footage, including an interview with Bocelli filmed in Naples, alongside a music video showcasing the Italian city in the 1950s. The video features rare clips of notable figures enjoying the romance of Naples in its heyday such as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, John F. Kennedy, among others. The album, released shortly after Bocelli's 50th birthday, is a personal tribute to the musical traditions of his homeland, featuring fourteen Neapolitan love songs of Bocelli's childhood.
My Christmas Special
  • Released: December 8, 2010
  • Label: Decca, Sugar (Universal)
  • Formats: DVD
Concerto: One Night in Central Park
  • Released: November 15, 2011
  • Label: Decca, Sugar (Universal)
  • Format: DVD

Music videos

The year refers to the video's release, not the date it was filmed.
Year Song Director(s)
1995 "Il Mare Calmo della Sera" Fernando Garcia
"Con te partirò"
"Per amore"
1996 "Vivo por ella" (Portuguese version) Marcello Bloisi
"Vivo por ella" (Spanish version)
Time to Say Goodbye
1997 "Ich lebe für sie"
"Je vis pour elle"
1999 "Canto della Terra"
"'O Mare E Tu"
"Tremo E T'Amo"
2001 "Melodramma" Larry Weinstein
"Il Mistero Dell'Amore"
"L'Incontro"
"L'Ultimo Re"
"L'Abitudine"
"Resta Qui"
"Mille Lune Mille Onde"
"Mascagni"
"Tornera la Neve"
"E Sara' A Settembre"
"E Mi Manchi Tu"
2004 "Dell'amore non si sa"
"Un Nuovo Giorno"
2006 "Mi Manchi"
2008 "Dare to live (Vivere)" Beniamino Catena

Bibliography

  • 2000: The Music of Silence: A Memoir (La musica del silenzio) - Autobiography
  • 2010: The Music of Silence: A Memoir - Reworked autobiography

See also

References

  1. For Carmen: Duets & Arias:
  2. For "Vivo per lei":
  3. For "Vivo per lei":
  4. For "Bridge Over Troubled Water":
  5. For "Time to Say Goodbye":
  6. For "Time to Say Goodbye":
  7. For "Time to Say Goodbye":

External links

  • Bocelli on Ultratop.be
  • Bocelli on acharts.us
  • Bocelli on Official UK Charts
  • Music Week article, 21 January 2006.

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