Sogno

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Sogno
Sogno Bocelli.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 6, 1999
GenrePop, operatic pop
Length61:04
LabelPhilips
Andrea Bocelli chronology
Aria - the opera album
(1998)
Sogno
(1999)
Sacred Arias
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Sogno (English: Dream) is the fifth studio album by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

The album sold 2.5 million copies in the United States,[2] and over 10 million copies worldwide.[3] Bocelli was subsequently nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys, the first and so far only time a classical artist had been nominated in the category since 1961.

Release[edit]

Sogno was released internationally on April 6, 1999.

The album was released in Spanish under the name Sueño (English: Dream).[4]

In Japan it was released as Yume no Kaori (夢の香り, The Smell of Dreams).[5]

Accolades[edit]

In 1999, Bocelli was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys, which marked the first time a classical artist had been nominated in the category in 38 years.

The Prayer, his duet with Celine Dion from the album, won the Golden Globe for Best Song and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Commercial performance[edit]

Sogno entered the upper reaches of the pop album charts around the world, giving birth to the phenomenon of "Bocellimania".[6]

The album sold 2.5 million copies in America,[2] and over 10 million copies worldwide.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Canto della Terra" (Francesco Sartori, Lucio Quarantotto) – 4:02
  2. "The Prayer" (with Celine Dion) (David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager) – 4:30
  3. "Sogno" (Giuseppe Francesco Servillo) – 4:03
  4. "'O Mare E Tu" (with Dulce Pontes) (Enzo Gragnaniello) – 4:36
  5. "A Volte Il Cuore" (Piero Marras) – 4:44
  6. "Cantico" (Mauro Malavasi, Pierpaolo Guerrini, Andrea Bocelli) – 4:01
  7. "Mai Più Così Lontano" (Mauro Malavasi) – 4:20
  8. "Immenso" (Francesco Sartori, Lucio Quarantotto) – 4:51
  9. "Nel Cuore Lei" (with Eros Ramazzotti) (Bruno Zambrini, Dedo Cogliati) – 3:48
  10. "Tremo E T'Amo" (Tullio Ferro, Giuseppe Francesco Servillo) – 4:51
  11. "I Love Rossini" (Patrick Abrial, Giuseppe Francesco Servillo) – 3:56
  12. "Un Canto" (Ennio Morricone, Sergio Bardotti) – 4:35
  13. "Come Un Fiume Tu" (Ennio Morricone, Lucio Quarantotto) – 4:47
  14. "A Mio Padre (6 Maggio 1992)" (Mauro Malavasi, Andrea Bocelli) – 4:00

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[7] Gold 30,000^
Argentina (CAPIF)[8]
Spanish version
Gold 30,000^
Australia (ARIA)[9] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[10] Gold 25,000*
Belgium (BEA)[11] Gold 25,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[12] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[13] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Germany (BVMI)[14] Gold 250,000^
France (SNEP)[15] 2× Gold 200,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[4]
Spanish version
Gold 75,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[16] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[17] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[18] Gold 50,000*
Sweden (GLF)[19] Gold 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[20] 2× Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[22] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[23] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*
Worldwide 10,000,000[3]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sogno at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Boyle's 'Dream' Continues At No. 1 On Billboard 200, Billboard Magazine.com Dec 9, 2009 article.
  3. ^ a b c "Andrea Bocelli Biography". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  4. ^ a b "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Type Andrea Bocelli in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Sueño in the box under TÍTULO
  5. ^ "夢の香り - アンドレア・ボチェッリ / オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Ranking.oricon.co.jp. 1999-04-21. Retrieved 2011-03-18.
  6. ^ "See Andrea Bocelli Perform in Tuscany on July 18, 2009". charitybuzz.com. Archived from the original on December 17, 2012. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  7. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sogno". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.
  8. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sueno". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  10. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sogno" (in German). IFPI Austria. Enter Andrea Bocelli in the field Interpret. Enter Sogno in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  11. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 1999". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sogno" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sogno". Music Canada.
  14. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Andrea Bocelli; 'Sogno')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  15. ^ "French album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sogno" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  16. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sogno" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Sogno in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  17. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sogno" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
  18. ^ "Polish album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sogno" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry.
  19. ^ "Sweden's certifications for 1999" (PDF). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
  20. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Andrea Bocelli; 'Sogno')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  21. ^ "British album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sogno". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Sogno in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  22. ^ "American album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sogno". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  23. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2001". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.