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Il Divo Named Classical Artist Of The Decade

4/4/2011 12:42pm EDT
Il Divo
Simon Cowell's operatic group Il Divo has been named Artist of the Decade ahead of next month's Classic Brit Awards.

The four-piece has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide since being formed by the music mogul in 2003, and in recognition of their success they'll be the first recipients of the newly-created honor.

Singer David Miller says, "When we joined Il Divo none of us had done anything like this before. We were excited to break from our traditional roots and create something new."

"The immediate and overwhelmingly positive response from the public gave us even more encoura...

Barbra Streisand 3-Disc DVD Set Out April 28

4/18/2009 10:00am EDT
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand is world renowned for thrilling audiences with her magical performances, her supreme vocal talent and setting box office records. Now fans can get front row seats to the best of Barbra Streisand captured in Streisand The Concerts, a new 3-disc DVD showcasing some of her most memorable concerts, special exclusives including 17 songs never-before released on DVD and behind-the-scenes moments with one of the most beloved artists of all time. This highly anticipated triple-DVD set will be released in the U.S. on April 28 through Hip-O/Universal Music Enterprises arriving just i...

Interview With Il Divo's Urs Buhler

12/25/2008 12:00pm EST
Il Divo
The male pop opera group, Il Divo has shook up the opera world and helped rid it of it's stale reputation. With a busy schedule promoting their newest album The Promise and preparing for their next world tour, charismatic tenor Urs Buhler took some time to chat with Starpulse about what was currently going on with the talented quartet.

Congrats on the new album by the way, The Promise which came out on November 18th. Now you all agree that this album happens to be the most diverse. To you personally, how do you feel about the work you've all put into the new CD?

Urs -I'm very pro...

Il Divo Returns With 'The Promise' Nov. 18

9/24/2008 8:30pm EDT
Il Divo
One of the most successful groups in the world, with over 22 million albums sold, Il Divo is ready to re-emerge with a brand new album and massive touring plans. On November 18th (November 10th globally), Il Divo will release The Promise, the group's fifth album (Syco/Columbia). And today, Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, announced that it has signed a global touring agreement with Il Divo who will be launching their worldwide tour in February 2009.

Il Divo will announce their massive 2009 touring plans later this fall. Two prior sold out world tours have seen the...

Pop Stars & Other Celebrities To Appear On 'Idol Gives Back' April 24 & 25 On Fox

4/6/2007 9:41am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
The original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, along with Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Forest Whitaker, Helena Bonham Carter, Daniel Radcliffe, Teri Hatcher and Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson), are scheduled to appear on Idol Gives Back, a two-night special airing Tuesday, April 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Wednesday, April 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Idol Gives Back will raise awareness and funds for organizations that provide relief programs to help children and young people in extreme poverty in America and Africa.

These celebrities join previously announced talen...

Barbra Streisand's 'Live In Concert 2006' Drops May 8

3/29/2007 10:31am EDT
Barbra Streisand
Columbia Records is proud to announce the release of the new Barbra Streisand album, Live In Concert 2006, a two-CD collection capturing the finest performances from her record-breaking 2006 tour, on Tuesday, May 8.

Produced by Barbra Streisand and Jay Landers, Live In Concert 2006 is a breathtaking audio celebration of the artist's historic 2006 concert tour, sequenced according to the concert set list with individual tracks culled from performances recorded at New York's Madison Square Garden (October 9 and 11); Washington DC's Verizon Center (October 13); and Fort Lauderdale, Florid...

CD Reviews, Nov. 21, 2006 (Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Beatles, Il Divo, U2, Tom Waits, many more)

11/20/2006 5:47pm EST
Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
This week in new music: Jay-Z comes out of "retirement"; Snoop Dogg, Il Divo, Killswitch Engage and others drop new albums; while Tom Waits, U2, The Doors, Johnny Cash and more release new compilations and boxed sets. Keep reading for reviews and info on this week's new CDs...

The Beatles - LOVE

Neither an embarrassment or a revelation, LOVE is at first mildly odd but its novelty soon recedes, revealing that these are the same songs that know you by heart, only with louder drums and occasionally with a few parts in different places. Read review...

Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet T...

Renowned Psychic, Judge Hatchett & Il Divo To Guest Star On 'Young And The Restless'

11/17/2006 11:57am EST
Il Divo
The Young And The Restless celebrates the month of December with an assortment of guest stars guaranteed to bring holiday joy to Genoa City. Renowned psychic and best-selling author Sylvia Browne appears on Thursday, Dec. 7; Friday, Dec. 15 and Monday, Dec. 18. Browne plays herself and helps Genoa City grande dame Katherine Chancellor investigate a mystery from her past.

Judge Glenda Hatchett appears on Thursday, Dec. 14. Hatchett, star of the syndicated "Judge Hatchett," will be reprising the role of Judge Glenda Warren she previously played in September 2002. Judge Warren oversees...

Internationally Celebrated Group Il Divo Set To Release New Album Siempre On November 21

11/13/2006 4:38pm EST
Il Divo
Il Divo has become the most successful international musical break-out story of the past few years, selling more than 13 million albums. Conquering the hearts of fans and the charts of nations all around the world, the group has garnered some 104 gold and platinum awards in 33 countries. Their first two albums, Il Divo and Ancora, achieved 26 #1 chart positions internationally, including at #1 debut in the United States - the only classical crossover album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Their first album was even the highest charting debut album for a UK signed act ever in ...

Top Selling International Superstar Katie Melua Will Join Il Divo On North American Leg Of World Tour

5/15/2006 2:30pm EDT
Katie Melua
Riding high on the success of her multi-platinum debut album "Call off the Search," Katie Melua's latest album "Piece By Piece," has sold over 2.5 million copies and holds steady at the top of the charts throughout Europe. She is currently Britain's biggest-selling female artist for two consecutive years (2004 and 2005). Katie's soulful, acoustic sound has captured audiences around the world and this summer she will be a special guest on the North American leg of Il Divo's 2006 World Tour.

At 21 years of age, this international singing sensation has performed for Nelson Mandela, rock...

Barbra Streisand Will do Another Farewell Tour

3/22/2006 10:29am EST
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand is to do another farewell tour. The singer-turned-actress - who last said 'goodbye' to fans in 2000 - will kick the 20 date run off in the autumn. An insider told New York Post newspaper "Barbra will perform 'in the round' from the middle of arenas. She'll be paid $2 million per show, with the best tickets retailing for $1,500 a pop."

They added: "Organizers are trying to find a suitable opening act. "They've tried unsuccessfully for Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond and Andrea Bocelli as opening acts. Now they're trying to get Il Divo."

Although this latest tour has yet ...

Sheryl Crow, Rod Stewart, Il Divo & More At Rockefeller Tree Lighting

11/21/2005 11:57am EST
Sheyl Crow
NBC lights up the night with an array of musical performances and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree during the 8th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" spectacular, telecast live on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Hosted by Al Roker ("Today") and Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace"), the 73rd tree-lighting extravaganza will feature Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood ("American Idol"), Regis Philbin, Brian Wilson ("The Beach Boys"), the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Earth, Wind & Fire performing current hits and holiday favorites sure to warm the coldest hol...

Hayley Westenra To Tour US With Il Divo

11/11/2005 6:39am EST
Hay;ey Westenra
18-year-old International singing sensation Hayley Westenra has received the coveted opening slot on Il Divo's US tour. Set to begin January 31st in Wallingford, CT, the songstress will tour with the band across the United States until the end of February -- approximately 14 dates.

The young singer is familiar with the US having toured many cities last year with her chart-topping debut CD, Pure, which sold over 2 million copies worldwide. On October 18th, Hayley, whom the New York Times called "the voice of an angel," released her follow up CD, Odyssey, in the United States on Decca. T...

New CDs This Week (Oct. 25)

10/25/2005 3:00pm EDT
A number of notable new releases this week including greatest hits collections from Destiny's Child and Angie Stone, a live one from Aerosmith, Christmas songs from Faith Evans and Il Divo, and new albums from Jin, Children of Bodom, They Might Be Giants, Joe Nichols, Bette Midler and many more. Check out this list of noteworthy albums in stores today...

A Day in Black and White - Notes

Aberdeen City - The Freezing Atlantic

Aerosmith - Rockin' the Joint - Live at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

Angie Stone - Angie Stone's Stone Hits: The Very Best of Angie Stone

Bette Midler -...