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

Cieli di Toscana
Cieliditoscana.jpg
Studio album by Andrea Bocelli
Released 2001
October 16, 2001 (United States)
Recorded 2001
Genre Classical
Label Decca, Sugar Records
Andrea Bocelli chronology
Verdi
(2000)Verdi2000
Cieli di Toscana
(2001)
Sentimento
(2002)Sentimento2002

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.

Contents

Track listingEdit

  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)

ReceptionEdit

Commercial performanceEdit

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]

ChartsEdit

Peak chart positions[1][2][6]
US CAN AUS NZ UK IRE ITA NOR FIN SWE NL FRA SWI AUT BEL GER POR HK
11 10 6 2 3 2 2 2 9 1 1 18 8 4 11 3 2 3

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[7] Gold  
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[8] Gold 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[9] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[10] Gold 19,198[10]
France (SNEP)[11] Gold 100,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[12] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[13] Platinum 50,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[14] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 1,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[17] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

Music videosEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Andrea Bocelli Biography Archived 2010-07-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c d Cieli di Toscana chart performance
  3. ^ 'America' Rules... The Billboard 200, Billboard.com
  4. ^ Carrie Underwood Claims Second No. 1 On Billboard 200, Billboard.com Nov 11, 2009 article.
  5. ^ "Chart Beat Thursday: Multi-Format Diva Domination". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  6. ^ Cieli di Toscana on Billboard charts
  7. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Cieli di Toscana" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Andrea Bocelli in the field Interpret. Enter Cieli di Toscana in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  8. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Cieli di Toscana" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. 
  9. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Cieli di Toscana". Music Canada. 
  10. ^ a b "Andrea Bocelli" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. 
  11. ^ "French album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Cieli di Toscana" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  12. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Cieli Di Tosane" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  13. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Cieli di Toscana" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. 
  14. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Andrea Bocelli; 'Cieli di Toscana')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Cieli di Toscana". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Cieli di Toscana in the search field and then press Enter.
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Cieli di Toscana". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  17. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2001". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 

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