Andrea Bocelli is far and away one of the most talented musicians on the planet. The 57-year-old may have been around the block a few times, but he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. However, despite the fact that Bocelli has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Andrea Bocelli. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: He Formed a Connection to Music From a Very Young Age. Bocelli was just a baby when he became connected to what would go on to rule his life. He said that if he had any worries as a child, music would stop his thoughts and help him relax. It was the first thing that truly healed him.
Number Fourteen: He Always Knew He Would Sing. Bocelli always knew he would pursue singing as a career, he just wasn’t sure how successful he would be. Thankfully, things turned out pretty OK for him (to say the very least).
Number Thirteen: He Feels Naked on Stage. Bocelli has compared the act of singing on stage to being naked on stage. He considers the voice a very intimate instrument, and he still gets scared before every one of his performances.
Number Twelve: He Admired Immanuel Kant. Bocelli considers Kant to be the world’s most important thinker. He says that Kant taught him to “treat everyone as an end, not as a means.”
Number Eleven: He Is Naturally Competitive. Bocelli revealed that competition runs in his blood, which might explain why he was a practicing lawyer before he became a musician.
Number Ten: He Thinks People Are Oversaturated by Music. In fact, he thinks it’s dangerous for music to be playing everywhere all the time. Bocelli believes in the power of music as medicine, and if people become desensitized to it, it will no longer work.
Number Nine: He Believes in Love at First Sight. For Bocelli, love is always at first sight. He believes that love that isn’t at first sight isn’t real love. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Andrea Bocelli, coming soon!