Il Divo (Italian pronunciation: [il ˈdiːvo]) is a multinational classical crossover vocal group. The male quartet originated in the United Kingdom in December 2003, bringing together singers Urs Bühler (Switzerland), Carlos Marín (Spain), David Miller (USA), and Sébastien Izambard (France).
Since its inception, Il Divo has enjoyed success worldwide, selling well over 30 million copies of its albums worldwide. With 160 certified gold and platinum hits in 35 different countries, it pioneered the genre of operatic pop, or "popera", in classical crossover music.
Il Divo was named "Artist of the Decade" at the 2011 Classic Brit Awards. In 2015, another award came their way, the Silver Clef Award from the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity.
Il Divo became an international musical sensation after they became the first classical crossover group in history to reach the top of the Billboard 200 (USA) list in 2005. At the same time, the group positioned itself at the top of the Adult Contemporary list.
In 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records listed Il Divo as the most commercially successful, classical-crossover group in international music history.
Il Divo's live concerts have succeeded in selling over 2 million concert tickets worldwide just from their first four albums.
In their first world tour, concerts in 69 cities in 18 countries were sold out.
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