Thursday, June 18, 2009

Andrea Bocelli To Get Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Andrea Bocelli is to get a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The pop-classical tenor will make his mark on the famed sidewalk next March along with Ringo Starr, Bryan Adams, Van Morrison, Russell Crowe, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and James Cameron, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced.

Bocelli's star will be unveiled on March 2 during the seventh edition of the 'Los Angeles-Italia' Film Festival, a week before the Oscars. Bocelli, 50, has sold 65 million albums worldwide and has performed at some of the world's top music venues with the likes of Sarah Brightman, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera and Laura Pausini. He won a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination with Dion in 1999 for the song The Prayer from the film Quest for Camelot, and has two Grammy nominations to his credit. Bocelli's last performance was at last month's Champions League Final in Rome where he sang Honour Him from the film Gladiator.

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Photo: founder Ronald W. Del Sesto presents Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli with a proclamation from city of Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

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