2Cellos Album is by 2Cellos, the Croatian cellist duo. The self-titled debut studio album was released worldwide on the 10th of June 2011 through Sony Masterworks, the classical music division of Sony Music Entertainment.
The album is made up of covers from songs across different music genres. The album features their interpretations of songs by U2, Kings of Leon, Michael Jackson, Sting, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Guns N’Roses, Coldplay and Nirvana.
The 2Cellos album received mixed reviews from critics with some praising the innovative arrangements and musical talent. Stjepan Hauser commented on the tracks featured ” Both Luka and I love classical music and have studied it for years, but we are really excited to put our own take on classics by some of our favourite pop and rock artists. ”
One of the tracks featured is ” Human Nature “, a cover of the Michael Jackson single. Originally released on the 13th of July 1983, it was taken as the fifth single from his sixth solo album, Thriller. The single reached a peak of number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
The 2Cellos album was a commercial success for the duo. In the United States, it topped the Billboard Classical Albums Chart. Other Billboard Chart positions were twenty-four on the Digital Albums and eighty-five on the Billboard 200.
Outside of the United States, the album reached number thirty on the Belgium Albums Top 50, forty-six on the Mexico Albums Top 100. In their native Croatia, 2Cellos took their debut album to the top of the Croatian Albums Chart.
In 2013, the 2Cellos album reached number thirteen on the Japanese Albums Chart and ninety-nine on the Swiss Albums Top 100.
2Cellos is a Croatian cellist duo, consisting of Luka Šulic and Stjepan Hauser. The classically trained musicians met in Pula ( also known as Pola ), the eighth largest city in Croatia.
They are best known for covering well-known songs from a variety of recording artists. In 2011, they performed with Elton John on his summer tour and on the 4th of June 2012 2Cellos joined him again to play at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace in London.
Their latest album, Score, released in 2017, is in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra.
To date, 2Cellos’ Album releases are four studio, one extended play ( EP ) and one video. As a multi-award-winning recording artist’s, 2Cellos have won three porin Awards, two Japan Gold Disc and one Vecernjak’s Rose.
In 2015 they reviewed a nomination for Best Adria Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
2Cellos Track Listing:
1. Where the Streets Have No Name
2. Misirlou (theme from Pulp Fiction)
3. Use Somebody
4. Smooth Criminal
6. The Resistance
8. Welcome to the Jungle
9. Human Nature
10. Viva La Vida
11. Smells Like Teen Spirit
12. With or Without You