Andrea Bocelli is a singer, songwriter as well as a record producer of Italian origin. He turned blind at the age of twelve. However, he did not let this early disability affect his life for he went on to sell 80 million records worldwide. His classical music has hit the top charts multiple times. Here is a summary of Bocelli’s net worth and achievements.
Born on 22 September 1958, to Alessandro and Edi Bocelli, Andrea’s parents were told not to have him because it was certain that he would be born with some congenital disability. Bocelli was eventually diagnosed with congenital glaucoma.
Andrea’s love for music started from a very early age, and he learned to play a variety of instruments including the saxophone, the trombone, the drums, the guitar, and the flute.
When he was 12 years old, he suffered from a brain hemorrhage, due to a football injury. This caused the onset of blindness.
In 1992, Bocelli auditioned for Fornaciari in the aspect of the tenors. He emerged successful in the audition and ended up recording a duet with Pavarotti. The next year saw him accompanying Fornaciari on his tour. In 1994, he appeared as a guest star in Pavarotti International festival, held at Modena in the month of September. He sang with the likes of Bryan Adams, Nancy Gustavsson, and Andreas Vollenweider. The following year Andrea performed along-side artists like John Miles, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Al Jarreau, Bryan Ferry. They performed in various countries including Belgium, Spain, France, Holland, and Germany.
Bocelli released his first and second album in 1994 and 1996, called, Andrea Bocelli and Bocelli respectively. It demonstrated his abilities in the field of operatic singing. His third album, called Viaggio Italiano, was released only in Naples but ended up selling more than 300,000copies worldwide.
He released his fourth album in 1997, called, Romanza. This saw him break away from his traditional operatic tenor and move towards the pop genre. This album also contained the hit song, “Time to say Goodbye.”
In 1999, he released his fifth album which saw him continue in the same genre. This album contained his duet with Celine Dion. It went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide.
1999 also saw the release of “Sacred Arias,” which featured in the top spot in the music charts of Netherlands, Italy, and Canada.
2002 saw the release of his album called, “Sentimento.”
In 2006, he released a special album which was Valentine’s themed, called, ‘Amore.’ In 2009, he released ‘My Christmas’ which was, as the title suggests, a Christmas edition album. It was the best-selling album of that particular year.
‘Passione’ released in 2013 and featured collaborations with Nelly Furtado and Jennifer Lopez.
Awards & Achievement
In 1998, People Magazine listed him under their “50 Most Beautiful People”.
He has won many awards throughout his career. He is the recipient of 3 ECHO Klassik awards. He has also won 6 Classical BRIT Awards. He has also won two Billboard Latin Music Awards. He has also been nominated four times for the Grammy Awards.
Net Worth of Andrea Bocelli
Andrea Bocelli has an estimated net worth of $40 million. All his revenue stems from his enormously successful musical career.
Andrea Bocelli had a lot of misfortunes thrust onto him since a young age. But this did not deter him from persevering in the musical industry and establish himself as one of its superstars. His best-selling albums are a testimony to his talent and dedication. He is a beloved musician all over the world.