Il Divo – The Power Of Love

Il Divo – The Power Of Love

Il Divo – The Power Of Love

Il Divo is a multinational classical crossover group. Recognized as commercially successful and critically acclaimed, which has developed the successful combination of virtuosity and popularity. The group originated in UK in December 2003, and is a vocal quartet comprised of four male singers; Swiss Urs Buhler, Spanish Carlos Marin, American David Miller, and French Sébastien Izambard.

As of 2015, the group has released nine albums: Il Divo (2004), Ancora (2005), Siempre (2006), The Promise (2008), Wicked Game (2011), A Musical Affair (2013) and Amor & Pasión (2015); a compilation album The Greatest Hits (2012); special Christmas songs album The Christmas Collection (2005). Two other albums An Evening with Il Divo: Live in Barcelona (2009) and Live in Japan (2014) are live recordings of concerts. Additionally, they have collaborated with other artistes as guest performers.

Since its inception Il Divo has enjoyed success worldwide, selling to date of 2015, over 30 million copies worldwide discs. With 160 certified gold and platinum hits in 35 different countries, it pioneered the genre of operatic pop, or “popera”, in classical crossover music.

In recognition of its success, Il Divo was named “Artist of the Decade” at the 2011 Classic Brit Awards and among others, the Silver Clef Award from the hand of Nordoff Robbins in 2015.

Il Divo, turned into an international reference group, after reaching being the first classical crossover group in history to reach the summit of the Billboard 200 US list in 2005, in addition to position itself in the top spot of the Adult Contemporary list. With the album The Promise in 2008, they broke the American record sales in the first week of publication. With the first four discs, they achieved 50 top positions in the album charts in America, Europe, Canada and America. It is also one of the biggest selling artists who have sung in Spanish. In 2006, they were entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the most commercially successful classical-crossover group in music history and this year they entered the list of best-selling music albums of all time, with 5 million copies in just 2006 with the album Siempre. On stages around the world also they gathered great success selling over 2 million concert tickets only from their first four albums, in his first world tour they sold out in 69 cities of 18 countries. In musical tours, they have performed in venues world-renowned as the old Wembley Stadium, in Hyde Park in London Coliseum, Madison Square Garden, at the Nippon Budokan in the Roman amphitheater of Mérida or the Roman Coliseum Pula.

The group is designed and associated by music producer Simon Cowell for the label Syco Music, a member of the chain Sony Music. Cowell, he named the group as Il Divo, an Italian word in the singular meaning “divine artist”.

The quartet is remarkable for its musical mix of opera (opera singing and classical music) with themes of different genres like music, pop, boleros, themes, folk, tangos, sacred music, Latina, and interpreting versions of legendary and emblematic songs rewritten for Il Divo: come Regresa a mí as the group’s first single, Senza Catene rewritten and versioned for Il Divo in Italian original Unchained Melody, Solo otra vez (All by myself), La fuerza mayor (The power of love), Albinoni’s Adagio, Wicked game (Melanconia), Desde el día que te fuiste (Without you), Con te partirò (Time to say goodbye), My way (A mi manera), Notte di luce (Nights in white satin), I will always love you; or the Oscar-winning soundtracks Over the rainbow, If you love me (Si tu me amas), Falling Slowly (Te prometo), Can you feel the love tonight? or Il mio cuore va rewritten in Italian for the group the original My heart will go on; or the original themes as Il Divo: Come primavera, Ti Amerò, Isabel, Everytime I look at you, La vida sin amor, Hasta mi final, La Promessa or Mama.

Il Divo comprises of four singers, three of whom are classically trained, from four different countries: German-born Spanish baritone Carlos Marín (b. 1968), two trained classic tenors Swiss Urs Bühler (b. 1971) and American David Miller, (b. 1973), and French pop singer-songwriter Sébastien Izambard (b. 1973)).

Musical career
Conception and name
The idea behind Il Divo came when Simon Cowell, inspired after listening to the Three Tenors, decided to form a multinational quartet of talented young singers to recreate the quality of Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo. Cowell conducted a worldwide search for young singers who were willing to embark on the project, a search that lasted two years, from January 21st, 2001 until December 16th, 2003, when the fourth member, American tenor David Miller, was signed. Prior to Il Divo, Miller and his European counterparts Spanish baritone, Carlos Marín, Swiss tenor Urs Bühler and French pop singer, Sébastien Izambard were each enjoying moderate success in their own right.

The group’s name is Italian for “The Divine” Il Divo chose this name to represent the unity of their voices.

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