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Andrea Bocelli Biography

Birth Place:
Lajatico, Italy

Fast Facts

  • Lost his sight at age 12 as the result of a head injury suffered during a soccer game
  • After graduating from law school, he was a defense attorney for a brief period
  • Got his big break in 1992 when Pavarotti heard a demo for "Miserere," which led to a tour with the Italian rock star Zucchero
  • Sang for Pope John Paul II on four occasions
  • In 2006, was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
  • His 2009 My Christmas CD, which featured such standards as "White Christmas" and "Jingle Bells," hit No
  • 2 on the Billboard chart
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010


  • Alberto Bocelli -- Brother
  • Virginia Bocelli -- Daughter
  • Enrica Cenzatti -- Ex-wife
  • Alessandro Bocelli -- Father
  • Edi Bocelli -- Mother
  • Amos Bocelli -- Son
  • Matteo Bocelli -- Son