Fact: Ariana Grande's duet with blind opera star Andrea Bocelli has propelled her to the top of America's Classical Digital Songs chart. The odd couple's E Piu Ti Penso has shot to the top of the countdown, extending Bocelli's chart streak with pop diva collaborations - his songs featuring Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado have also topped the countdown.
Quote: "It is a great honour for me to be in Philadelphia, and have the possibility to sing, once again, in front of the Holy Father... Pope Francis is a blessing given to the world. I have for him a sincere, profound devotion." Opera star Andrea Bocelli can't wait to perform for the Pope at the World Meeting of Families in Pennsylvania on Saturday (26Sep15).
Quote: "I can't drink, because in Italy, they say, 'Drink makes you sing, but not very well'." Singer and winemaker Andrea Bocelli rarely samples his fine wines before hitting the stage.
Fact: Gloria Estefan is to join opera star Andrea Bocelli onstage in Florida next week (14Feb14) for a special Valentine's Day performance. The two singers will perform together at the Bb&T Center in Sunrise next Friday.
Fact: Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez has recorded an unlikely duet with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. The On the Floor hitmaker has covered classic Spanish ballad Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Maybe, Maybe, Maybe) with the blind opera singer for his new album Passione. Lopez isn't the only pop artist to work with Bocelli - he has also hit the studio to collaborate with Nelly Furtado.
Fact: Celine Dion and Tony Bennett were among the stars who joined opera star Andrea Bocelli onstage in New York's Central Park on Thursday night (15Sep11). The tenor entertained fans for two hours during the free concert, which was also attended by property mogul Donald Trump.
Fact: Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli will be honoured with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (02Mar10). The blind singer was announced as a member of the class of 2010 last year (09), alongside actors Russell Crowe, Colin Firth and John Cusack.
Fact: Opera star Katherine Jenkins will join tenor Andrea Bocelli for a duet on his upcoming TV special Andrea Bocelli And Friends Christmas Special, set to air in the U.S. in December (09). Other acts scheduled to perform are Natalie Cole, MARY J. BLIGE and The Muppets.
Fact: <p>Avril Lavigne, Lou Reed, Ricky Martin and opera star Andrea Bocelli are among the eclectic acts set to perform at the 2006 winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy next month (11-25FEB06). The shows will take place after each medal award ceremony at the Royal Palace in Piazza Castello. </p>