New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
After 14 years, Andrea Bocelli
releases his first album of new material: Si via Decca/Universal Music. It features a host of major duet partners including Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa
and Josh Groban
as well as his son Matteo
Bocelli - their song "Fall on Me" has proved a viral hit with the music video clocking up 20 million views in 4 weeks.
The new single "If Only
" (also out today) sees Andrea Bocelli
team up with international pop sensation Dua Lipa. The song was co-written by Francesco Sartori and the late Lucio Quarantotto - who helped pen one of Bocelli's biggest hits, "Con Te Partirò" (Time To Say Goodbye), which was released over 20 years ago and has become one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Also joining Bocelli on the album is his friend Ed Sheeran
- reuniting after their chart-topping "Perfect Symphony
" on a brand-new song called "Amo Soltanto Te" (written by Ed with lyrics by Tiziano Ferro). Crossover superstar Josh Groban
performs on the track "We Will Meet Once Again" and classical soprano Aida Garifullina lends her stunning vocals to "Ave Maria
At the centre of the album is a spine-tingling duet between father and son, as 21-year-old Matteo
Bocelli steps into the limelight to duet with Andrea on "Fall On Me
". The video has already racked up a staggering 20 million views across digital platforms.
"Fall on Me" will appear in the end credits of the hotly-anticipated new Disney film, The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, starring Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren and Morgan
Freeman, to be released on 2nd November. The soundtrack is also released today on Decca/Walt Disney Records/Universal Music
Bocelli's humble manner belies his international status as one of the world's biggest classical stars. He's sung for Popes, Presidents and royalty - most recently performing at the Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle. He has performed in all the greatest concert halls and opera houses around the world and sold 90 million records. He has a Golden Globe, 7 Classical BRITs and 7 World Music
Awards under his belt, plus a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Bocelli continues to tour the world with major shows in the US, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Canada, Ireland and the UK where fans will have the opportunity to hear his new music.
In his 60th birthday year, Andrea Bocelli
proves he's still at the height of his vocal powers with Sì - an uplifting new album about heart, soul, positivity. It showcases the extraordinary talent that has made Bocelli an international best-selling artist and global icon.
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