Cieli di Toscana

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Cieli di Toscana
Cieliditoscana.jpg
Studio album by
Released2001
16 October 2001 (United States)
Recorded2001
GenrePop, classical
LabelDecca, Sugar Records
Andrea Bocelli chronology
Verdi
(2000)
Cieli di Toscana
(2001)
Sentimento
(2002)

Cieli di Toscana (Tuscan Skies) is Andrea Bocelli's eighth studio album, released in 2001.

Released in October 2001, the album spent a total of two weeks at No. 3 on the official UK albums chart, the highest chart position ever for a foreign-language pop album,[1] and reached the top 5 in over 10 other countries.[1][2]

Tuscan Skies, a DVD of music videos of most of the songs of the album, was released the following year.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Melodramma" (4:09)
  2. "Mille Lune Mille Onde" (4:01)
  3. "E Sara' A Settembre (Someone Like You)" (5:06)
  4. "Chiara" (4:04)
  5. "Mascagni" (4:12)
  6. "Resta Qui" (4:10)
  7. "Il Mistero Dell'Amore" (4:30)
  8. "Se La Gente Usasse Il Cuore" (5:00)
  9. "Si Voltò" (4:07)
  10. "L'Abitudine" (4:21) (Feat. Helena Hellwig)
  11. "L'Incontro" (4:52) (Feat. Bono)
  12. "E Mi Manchi Tu" (5:03)
  13. "Il Diavolo E L'Angelo" (4:03)
  14. "L'Ultimo Re" (3:48)
  15. "Tornera la Neve" (4:05) (Bonus track)

Reception[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

Cieli di Toscana sold millions of copies in a few weeks after its release, and quickly become the biggest selling album in the world in 2001, No. 1 on the CNN Worldbeat Global Album Chart.[1]

In the United States, the album peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 85,000 units sold in its first week,[3] and blew through 177,000 copies over Christmas week of 2001, Bocelli's best sales week in America, at the time.[4][5] That record stood for the following 8 years, until My Christmas, Bocelli's first Holiday album, was released in late 2009 and achieved better sales weeks. The album performed better on six consecutive weeks during the Holiday season, with 185,000, 218,000, 428,000, 400,000, 390,000, and 284,000 copies sold on each, in the United States.

The album topped the charts in Sweden and the Netherlands,[2] and reached the top 3 in at least 8 other countries,[1][2] including the UK, where it spent two weeks at No. 3 on the albums chart, Bocelli's highest chart position in the country to date, and the highest chart position ever for a foreign-language pop album.[1]

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[36] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[37] Gold 20,000*
Belgium (BEA)[38] Gold 25,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[39] Gold 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[40] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[41] Gold 19,198[41]
France (SNEP)[42] Gold 100,000*
Greece (IFPI Greece)[43] Gold 25,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[44] 2× Platinum 160,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[45] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[46] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[47] Gold 50,000^
Sweden (GLF)[48] Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[49] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[50] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[51] Platinum 1,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[52] Platinum 1,000,000*
Worldwide 4,000,000[53]

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Music videos[edit]

Music videos of 10 songs of the album were filmed in Tuscany, in 2001. Tuscan Skies (Cieli di Toscana) a DVD containing those videos was released January 15, 2002.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c Cieli di Toscana chart performance
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  4. ^ Carrie Underwood Claims Second No. 1 On Billboard 200, Billboard.com Nov 11, 2009 article.
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