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Multi-platinum performer Yanni’s highest career chart debut!
Latin release VOCES also charts!
BURBANK, Calif., Apr 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE)
YANNI VOICES, the first studio release in 6 years from multi-platinum recording artist Yanni, debuted at #20 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on the New Age chart today, marking a career high for the acclaimed composer/pianist.
Featuring four extraordinary vocal talents – Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas and Leslie Mills – VOICES is the first release in Yanni’s career to prominently feature vocals and the first time lyrics have been put to his classic compositions.
Teaming with Grammy & Academy Award-winning producer Ric Wake (“Chicago” Celine Dion, Mariah Carey),
Yanni spent the past two years putting together the VOICES project that also included a highly-touted PBS Special YANNI VOICES: LIVE FROM THE FORUM AT ACAPULCO which kicked off March pledge, the YANNI VOICES CD and a Latin version YANNI VOCES which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s New Age chart, #5 on the Latin Pop chart and #13 on the Latin overall chart.
On April 10, 2009, Yanni makes his return to the performance stage after a 4-year hiatus. The YANNI VOICES tour will feature Yanni’s most popular fan favorites accompanied by dynamic visuals, dazzling choreography and show-stopping vocal performances by the four “Voices”.
The tour will also feature Yanni’s acclaimed orchestra comprised of musicians from around the globe.
A GRAMMY-nominated artist, Yanni’s music has been featured in major ad campaigns, films and sporting events including several Olympic Games since 1998. The Greek-born and self-taught musician has distinguished himself as one of the world’s top-selling adult contemporary artists, accumulating 35 platinum and gold records worldwide.
His concert DVD’s “Tribute” and “Live at the Acropolis” both attained multi-platinum status and “Live at the Acropolis” remains the second highest-selling music DVD to date.
YANNI VOICES is the inaugural release of the Disney Pearl Series.
SOURCE: Hollywood Records