The one and only Il Divo will celebrate eight years of unprecedented global success with the release of The Greatest Hits, a definitive 18-song collection featuring four brand new tracks out today, November 20 on SYCO/Columbia Records.
The world's first classical crossover group – Urs Buhler, Carlos Marin, David Miller and Sebastien Izambard – have sold over 26 million albums, enjoyed over 50 number ones, chalked up 160 gold and platinum sales in over 33 countries and staged 4 world tours.
Il Divo have been on one sensational journey since their debut album exploded in November 2004 creating musical history and cementing their place as the first ever classical crossover artists. Their savvy mix of classical and pop have made them worldwide superstars. Last May the UK Classic Brits gave Il Divo the prestigious 'Artists of the Decade' Award to mark them spearheading a whole new genre of music.
Their second album, Ancora, released November 2006 in the UK, magnified their success. When it was released in the USA in January 2007, it went straight to number one in the Billboard charts, a feat that has not been repeated by any classical or crossover artist to this day.
Similarly they have become a global touring phenomenon, with their first world tour a sell out, playing 68 cities across 18 countries in 2006. Following the Billboard Breakthrough Award for one of the highest grossing tours in 2009, their current fourth world tour sees them perform an incredible 134 shows across 46 countries on 6 continents this year.
Their amazing career knows no bounds. Highlights include appearing at the opening and closing ceremony of the 2006 Fifa World Cup, touring as special guests to Barbra Streisand, a 2009 performance at President Obama's Purple Inauguration Ball and earlier this year at a special concert for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle.