September 22, 1958 in Lajatico
Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM (Italian pronunciation: anËˆdrÉ›Ëa boËˆtÊƒÉ›lli; born 22 September 1958) is an Italian tenor and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became blind at the age of twelve following a football accident. Bocelli has recorded fourteen solo studio albums, of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has had success as a crossover performer bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts.