Andrea Bocelli

  1. Andrea Bocelli, Tegan and Sara Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 01, 2013 8:53 PM EST While Justin Bieber's "Believe Acoustic" seems a lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, there should be a number of other high entries from a range of performers. "Believe Acoustic" should ente ...

  2. Jermaine Paul Vs. Javier Colon: 2012's 'The Voice' Winners Not As Chart-tastic as 2011

    May 18, 2012 7:54 AM EDT Six songs performed on the May 7 live-performance season finale of NBC's music reality competition "The Voice" debut in the top 50 of the Hot Digital Songs chart. The splash is less, however, than that made by last year's final ...

  3. It's Official: David Foster Named Chairman of Verve Music Group

    December 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST Billboard.biz reported way back in June that David Foster would be joining Universal Music Group (and in August that he'd be heading up Verve ), and finally on Thursday morning, the news was made official: the Grammy Award-winning and Oscar n ...

  4. Backbeat: Stars Line Up For Andrea Bocelli L.A. Foundation Launch

    December 15, 2011 7:00 AM EST Left to right: Gloria Jones (Quincy Jones' sister-in-law), Italian actress Jo Champa (who produced the evening in conjunction with StudioMusica), Quincy Jones (recipient of the First Andrea Bocelli Foundation Award), Andrea Bocelli and Veroni ...

  5. Universal Music Group Announces 'Unprecedented' Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales Program

    November 21, 2011 1:21 PM EST In an apparent effort to compete with the DVD promotions that have dominated the front of retail outlets in recent years, Universal Music Group Distribution has announced an "unprecedented" new sales program for the Black Friday sales we ...

  6. Drake's 'Take Care' Cruising to 700,000-Plus Debut

    November 16, 2011 6:55 PM EST It should surprise nobody, but Drake's second full-length studio album, "Take Care," is on its way to a monster debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell as many as 725,000 copi ...

  7. Backbeat: "It's Not All Bocelli and Opera"--Italian Musicians Invade L.A.

    October 13, 2011 2:22 PM EDT Members of the ska-punk band Apres La Classe makes the rounds Wednesday at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles. Among the people there to greet them was Italian trade commissioner Carlo Angelo Bocchi, who said "music is just as impo ...

  8. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Debra Rathwell

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 12 Debra Rathwell Senior VP, AEG Live Website: Aeglive.com Twitter: @aeglivenyc In her role as senior VP for AEG Live, the second-largest promoter in the world, Debra Rathwell acts as both a regional and local promoter in New York and New Jers ...

  9. David Foster To Be Named Head Of Verve

    August 03, 2011 12:27 PM EDT David Foster is set to take the top spot at esteemed jazz label Verve, THR has learned. The producer-composer-songwriter has worked with Josh Groban, Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli and has won 15 Grammys. Foster's arrival at Verve Music Gro ...

  10. Bocelli, Bryan Adams To Headline World Cup 'Grand Finale'

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams will perform at a FIFA-endorsed concert in South Africa to mark the end of the World Cup. Concert organizers said that Bocelli will take center stage at the "Celebrate Africa, ...

  11. Xerox, Starwood Hotels Back Upcoming Sting Tour

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sting’s world tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will feature Xerox as presenting sponsor and Starwood Hotels and Resorts as the official hotel partner. The tour will find Sting performing his most well-known songs re-tooled for sy ...

  12. Artist Push Performance Rights Act During Grammy Week

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST In a move to highlight the fight to win payments for performers, musicians and master rights owners from terrestrial radio broadcasts of music, a group of artists signed a "Grammy Week" statement encouraging Congress to pass the Performa ...

  13. Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker To Perform At Grammys

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker are the latest acts added to the Grammy roster. According to an early Thursday tweet posted on the official Grammy Awards Twitter page, the three rappers and drummer will team up for a "special perfo ...

  14. Susan Boyle Blocks Alicia Keys From No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST There's just no stopping Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream." The album continues to lock up the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth week in a row, selling 661,000 copies (up 14%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. &qu ...

  15. Update: Andrea Bocelli Tops Latin Albums Chart With 'Mi Navidad'

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following a reprocessing of Nielsen SoundScan sales data for the week ending Dec. 9, Andrea Bocelli is now at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with "Mi Navidad" (Sugar/Siente/Universal Music Latino) selling just under 7,0 ...

  16. Year-End Chart Analysis: Priests, 'Popera' Stars Shine On Classical Charts

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Priests, a group of holy men from Northern Ireland, and Il Divo, the "popera" boy band assembled by "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, were the year's best sellers on the Traditional Classical and Classical Crossover ...

  17. Boyle's 'Dream' Continues At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" album continues its hold of the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 527,000 copies (down just 25%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. After two weeks of release, "I Dreamed a Dream&quo ...

  18. Boyle's 'Dream' Continues At No. 1

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" album maintains its hold on the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 as it sells 527,000 in its second week, bringing its two-week sales total to 1.2 million . . . Meanwhile, in the runner-up slot on the ...

  19. Boyle, Bocelli Battle For Next Week's No. 1 Album

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, the sweet sounds of Susan Boyle's album "I Dreamed a Dream" may be replaced by the holiday tunes of Andrea Bocelli as the latter's "My Christmas" set could rise to the t ...

  20. Carrie Underwood Claims Second No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood's "Play On" bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, shifting 318,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the country star and former "American Idol" champ's second album to t ...

  21. Italian Lyricist Alberto Testa Dies

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alberto Testa, who wrote the lyrics to some of the most popular Italian songs of the modern era, died in Rome on Monday (Oct. 19) at the age of 82. He co-wrote an estimated 1,500 songs, including "Quando Quando Quando," which was an inte ...

  22. Polish Piracy Ring Smashed

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Polish police say they have shut down one of the biggest piracy operations in Europe. Police suspect the operation-which had an estimated distribution of nine million albums-was behind the Masterbox series, which consisted of DVDs containing pirat ...

  23. Pavarotti Tribute Heads To Cinema Screens

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Luciano Pavarotti tribute concert staged in the world heritage site of Petra in Jordan, in front of just 500 people, will now be available to a much wider audience. A 90-minute filmed version of the Oct. 12 2008 show is being screened in 24 U. ...

  24. 'Twilight' Soundtrack Takes A Bite Out Of The Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the teen vampire romance "Twilight" bows atop the Billboard 200, pushing AC/DC's "Black Ice" to No. 2 after a two-week run at the top . . . Three more albums start in the top 10: Hinder's sophomore s ...

  25. Universal Australia Scores Classical Chart Record

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has set a chart record on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Classical album listing by taking every place in the Top 20 with its own labels or distributed product. Dutch violin player Andre Rieu occupie ...

  26. Morning Glory For Silver Clef Winners Oasis

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis will be feted with the prestigious Silver Clef Award during a special luncheon July 4 in London. The British rock band will be honored with one of seven awards to be handed out at the annual fundraising O2 Silver Clef Luncheon. Last year ...

  27. Latin Album Sales Get Mother's Day Boost

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mother's Day lifted Latin album sales 19% this year, but sales the following week slumped back down again, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Led by the debut of Luis Miguel's "Complices," Latin albums sold 598,000 overall the wee ...

  28. Bocelli, Kennedy, Brightman Perform At Classical Brits

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Classical music superstars Andrea Bocelli, Nigel Kennedy and Sarah Brightman are confirmed to perform at the Classical Brit Awards 2008, to be held May 8 at London's Royal Albert Hall. National British broadcaster ITV1 will broadcast the 9th ...

  29. Italy's Wind Awards Open Dialog With Indies

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The second edition of Italy's Wind Music Awards will likely be held at the Rome Auditorium in late May or early June and broadcast on the Silvio Berlusconi-owned network Italia Uno in two parts, on June 5 and 12. A source at organizers Friend ...

  30. Sanremo Fest Ratings Plunge

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Italy's flagship Sanremo festival is undergoing a ratings crisis. The annual show is broadcast live every evening over five nights in February, from 9.10pm to 12.30p.m. on the state-owned Rai Uno network. For the first half of the Monday, Feb ...

  31. Stars Come Out For Davis' Pre-Grammy Party

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's appearance at Clive Davis' celeb-soaked, pre-Grammy concert party last night (Feb. 9) in Los Angeles fueled speculation that the diva would be among the night's performers -- but her only time in the spotlight came ...

  32. Bon Jovi To Launch Cancer Benefit Concert Series

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Wilson and Andrea Bocelli, among others, will perform in various New York City venues throughout 2008 as part of the inaugural Stand Up For A Cure concert series, designed to raise funds and awareness for lung cance ...

  33. Duets Slated For Grammys

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A number of collaboratons, including Fergie performing with John Legend and Josh Groban duetting with Andrea Bocelli, will be featured at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10). John Fogerty, who is nominated for best rock album for "Revival,& ...

  34. Sugar's Usuelli Joins Ad-Funded Download Firm

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Riccardo Usuelli, GM of the Italian indie label Sugar, is leaving the company at the end of this month to become director-general of the ad-funded download start-up company Downlovers. Downlovers opened for business in the summer and "is the ...

  35. Italy's Sugar Sells Messaggerie Musicali Stores

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sugar, the Italian company that owns the indie label of Andrea Bocelli and extensive music publishing interests, has sold its two flagship Messaggerie Musicali stores to Mondadori Retail. The latter f Sugar, the Italian company that owns the indie ...

  36. Pilavachi To Join EMI Classics?

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classical music business with EMI, sources tell Billboard.biz. Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classi ...

  37. Pilavachi To Join EMI Classics?

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classical music business with EMI, sources tell Billboard.biz. Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classi ...

  38. Placebo Effect Continues On European Albums Chart

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Meds' holds Bocelli's 'Amore' from top spot. 'Meds' holds Bocelli's 'Amore' from top spot. News ...

  39. Sugar Finds New Italian Distributor

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie label signs with Warner Music. Italian indie label Sugar has signed a domestic distribution deal with Warner Music Italy. The three-year agreement becomes effective on January 1, 2006. Sugar has been distributed in Italy by Universal Music I ...

  40. CAA Signs Andrea Bocelli

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pursuing opportunities beyond live performances. Creative Artists Agency has signed a representation deal with Italian vocalist Andrea Bocelli to work with Bocelli’s manager, Michele Torpedine of management firm MT Opera & Blues, in pursuing o ...

  41. Italian Biz Plans Tsunami Benefit

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bill includes Bocelli, Zucchero. Bill includes Bocelli, Zucchero. News Zucchero ...

  42. Italian Biz Plans Tsunami Benefit

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Italian music industry will hold a concert March 21 to raise funds for tsunami victims. The lineup for "Music for Asia" -- to be held at the Filaforum auditorium in the Milan suburb of Assago -- w The Italian music industry will hold ...

  43. Italian Biz Plans Tsunami Benefit

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Italian music industry will hold a concert March 21 to raise funds for tsunami victims. The lineup for "Music for Asia" -- to be held at the Filaforum auditorium in the Milan suburb of Assago -- w The Italian music industry will hold ...

  44. Latin Notas

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Producer Humberto Gatica is working on projects for Andrea Bocelli and La Ley frontman Beto Cuevas. Read Leila Cobo's column. Producer Humberto Gatica is working on projects for Andrea Bocelli and La Ley frontman Beto Cuevas. Read Leila Cobo& ...

  45. Latin Notas

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Producer Humberto Gatica is working on projects for Andrea Bocelli and La Ley frontman Beto Cuevas. Read Leila Cobo's column. Producer Humberto Gatica is working on projects for Andrea Bocelli and La Ley frontman Beto Cuevas. Read Leila Cobo& ...

  46. Andrea Bocelli

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On a sunny morning in late August, Billboard met with Andrea Bocelli at his large villa on the Tuscan coast. It was toward the end of Italy's holiday season, and the tenor was looking relaxed in his s On a sunny morning in late August, Billbo ...

  47. Italian Biz Calls For Web Laws, Warns Of Child Porn Via P2P Sites

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 60 Italian artists -- including Andrea Bocelli, Eros Ramazzotti, Elisa and Tiziano Ferro -- have signed a petition calling on the government to step up its regulation of the online music mar MILAN -- More than 60 Italian artists -- inclu ...

  48. The Beat

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks is distributing "We Are The Future," a CD of live performances by Norah Jones, Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys and others. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is distributing "We Are The Future," a CD of live per ...

  49. The Beat

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks is distributing "We Are The Future," a CD of live performances by Norah Jones, Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys and others. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is distributing "We Are The Future," a CD of live per ...

  50. U.K. High Court Hears Contract Breach Case

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Works by Cher, Enrique Iglesias and Andrea Bocelli are at the center of a legal battle between an independent music group and its former in-house music producer, Mark Taylor. LONDON--Works by Cher, Enrique Iglesias and Andrea Bocelli are at the ce ...