PUBLISHED: 15:06, Tue, Nov 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:07, Tue, Nov 17, 2020
Andrea Bocelli is one of the most accomplished tenors in the world, having sold more 90 million records worldwide. His compilation Romanza is one of the best-selling records of all time and thrust him into the limelight. As well as this was his song The Prayer, which became a well-known classic.
Andrea Bocelli did not write The Prayer - but it was written for him.
In fact, the song was written by David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis.
But the song was not written just for Andrea, but also for his duetting colleague, French-Canadian singer Celine Dion.
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Andrea Bocelli - did he write The Prayer? (Image: Getty)
Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli at the Grammys (Image: Getty)
The Prayer was recorded as two separate versions, with Celine’s in English and Andrea’s in Italian.
These were then used in the movie Quest for Camelot, which was released in May 1998.
A duet was also recorded and released by each artist on their albums, while Celine’s won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
It was also nominated for a Grammy and Oscar, at which point Celine sang it with Andrea at the ceremonies.
Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion performing