Author: Andrea Bocelli
2013 album from the acclaimed Italian tenor. Produced by David Foster, the album includes duets with Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado. When Andrea Bocelli was a teenager, he spent six nights a week working as a piano player and singer in the piano bars of his hometown of Tuscany. “It often happened that a beautiful girl who could sing in tune would come up and ask to sing something with me,” Bocelli recalls. “It was a good time and perhaps it is to that time that I owe my peace of mind and serenity of today.”
It is Bocelli’s fondness for his pre-fame years that has partly inspired Passione, a lush selection of the musical moments that marked and accompanied his youth. Another lure in making Passione was recapturing the magic that Bocelli conjured up with 16-time Grammy Award-winner David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 collection of romantic songs Amore, which sold more than 2.5 million copies and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200.