Il Volo Plot American Invasion

(Geffen) This week Il Volo made their American television debut with a performance of "O Sole Mio" on CBS' The Talk where they announced their debut album, Il Volo, will be released in the United States on Geffen Records April 12th.

In May 2009, three fresh-faced teenagers, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble, appeared on the popular Italian talent show "Ti Lascio Una Canzone" and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard "O Sole Mio." It was at this moment Il Volo was born! Il Volo's debut album was released in Italy in November 2010 and is already certified platinum.

Piero (17) , Ignazio (16), and Gianluca (16) recorded Il Volo in Los Angeles and Rome, as well as at London's famed Abbey Road Studios with renowned singer/producer Tony Renis, veteran producer Humberto Gatica (Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, and Celine Dion) and Geffen Chairman Ron Fair.

The album is a stellar showcase for these three young singers' astonishing vocal talent and interpretive gifts as they take on a range of both new and traditional, classically influenced pop songs. "O Sole Mio," "Smile" ( written by Charlie Chaplin for his movie Modern Times and popularized by Nat King Cole), a medley of Ennio Morricone songs from the soundtracks of his movies Once Upon a Time In America and Malena, "La Luna Hizo Esto" (written specially for Il Volo by multi-platinum songwriter Diane Warren), "Per Te" (written by multiple Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Walter Afanasieff), and "Un Amore Cosė Grande" (a classic from the late '70s Italian music tradition) and more.

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