Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriterBorn with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 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 80 million records worldwide. He has had success as a crossover performer bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts.
Bocelli was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2006 and, on 2 March 2010, was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to Live Theater.
On 10 February 2015, Bocelli performed at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live, as part of an all-star line-up for “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute”.