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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Italian Biz Plans Tsunami Benefit

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

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...