Photo: Andrea Bocelli Pasion
International superstar Andrea Bocelli debuts #1 in sales in the United States and Puerto Rico with his long awaited Spanish language album.
Filled with romance and beauty, “Pasion” is a lush collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf. The album reunites Bocelli with 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release “Amor,” which sold more than 4.2 million copies.
“Pasion” is in essence the second volume of “Amor,” with a “fil rouge” which ideally connects the albums. As with “Amor,” which featured timeless masterworks, “Pasion” includes several beloved classics such as “Love Me Tender,” “La Chica de Ipanema,” and “September Morn”. Jennifer Lopez is featured on the soft and sensual track “Quizás Quizás Quizás” and Nelly Furtado joins Bocelli on “Corcovado.” The album also features a duet with the late French chanteuse Edith Piaf on the song “La Vie En Rose.”
On the album, Bocelli sings in six languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Neapolitan) with his unmistakable voice, as Foster accompanies him on piano, along with Peruvian guitarist Ramon Stagnaro. The sensual sound is rounded out by Cuban, Brazilian, and Portuguese rhythms and a 63-piece orchestra recorded in London.
Thursday February 7th, Andrea joined the President of the United States, Barack Obama and various political and spiritual leaders for the 61st edition of the “Breakfast Prayer” which since 1953, is held the first Sunday of every February. This “Prayer Breakfast” which traditionally welcomes the U.S president, the vice president, and the chief representatives of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the U.S., is a crucial but prestigious, as well as precious opportunity to discuss the current worldwide issues improving international cooperation on projects of solidarity, development and human promotion.