Andrea Bocelli is proof that persistence is key.
The five-time Grammy nominee has officially earned his first-ever number one album on the Billboard 200 chart with the release of Si, the Italian tenor’s 16th studio album.
Fans said yes to Si and moved 126,000 equivalent album sales with 123,000 by way of traditional album sales following its Oct. 26 release. Bocelli, 60, has been performing professionally since 1992 and made his first appearance on the charts with 1997’s Romanza.
Si is Bocelli’s biggest earnings week since he released My Christmas in 2009, one of the 15 best-selling holiday albums in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan tracking data. Furthermore, it has been 10 years since a classical album has reigned supreme on the Billboard 200 chart.
Check out the top 10 charting albums this week below.
1. Andrea Bocelli, Si
2. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
3. Joji, Ballads 1
4. Tory Lanez, Love Me Now?
5. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter V
6. Lil Baby and Gunna, Drip Harder
7. Drake, Scorpion
8. Future and Juice WRLD, WRLD ON DRUGS
9. Travis Scott, Astroworld
10. Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys