A. Andrea Bocelli born 22 September 1958) is an Italian singer, songwriter, and record producer. David Foster, a record producer, often describes Bocelli’s voice as the most beautiful in the world.
Following a soccer accident, Bocelli was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma, becoming completely blind at age 12. Since 1982, Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 90 million records worldwide. He has had success as a crossover performer, bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts.
In 1992, Italian rock star Zucchero held auditions for tenors to make a demo tape of his song “Miserere”, to send to Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. After hearing Bocelli on tape, Pavarotti urged Zucchero to use Bocelli instead of him. Zucchero eventually persuaded Pavarotti to record the song with Bocelli, and it became a hit throughout Europe.