Timeless Album is by Il Divo, the classical music crossover group. Their ninth studio album was released on the 10th of August 2018 under the record label Decca Gold. It is Il Divo’s first release under the Universal Music umbrella.
The Timeless album was produced by Alberto Quintero, the Spanish record producer, composer and conductor. In addition to his work with recording artists, Alberto Quintero has composed music for television and commercials and directed shows for theatre.
The album has received positive reviews in the music press. In Lucy Mapstone’s review for irishnews.com she awarded Il Divo 8/10 and wrote ” It’s not particularly trailblazing, but their faultless vocals and the epic production on each classic hit bring this album to life. ”
The Timeless album has been released in celebration of the group’s fifteen years in the music business. The record is made up of ballads and features a mixture of their favourite pop songs and traditional standards, sung in four languages.
The lead single, ” Hola “, released on the 11th of May 2018, is a Spanish version of Adele’s worldwide chart-topping single ” Hello “. The Timeless album has become a commercial success for Il Divo.
In the United Kingdom, it entered the UK Albums Chart on the 23rd of August 2018 and peaked at number thirteen. To date, it has spent one week in the Top Twenty and three weeks on the Top 100.
Outside of the United Kingdom, The Timeless album has performed well on other charts. In Belgium, it reached number five on the Ultratop Flanders Chart, but only achieved number fifty-nine on Ultratop Wallonia.
The highest position is in Spain, where the album reached number three on the Promusicae Albums Chart, to date it has spent ten weeks on the chart there.
The Timeless album has also reached seven in Switzerland, seventy-six in Germany, fifty in Austria, twenty-five in Portugal, seventeen in the Netherlands and thirty-seven in Australia. It hasn’t charted in the United States at the time of writing.
About Il Divo
Il Divo is a classical music crossover quartet, consisting of Swiss Urs Bühler, Spaniard Carlos Marín, American David Miller and Frenchman Sébastien Izambard.
Simon Cowell, The X Factor judge and music executive. He came up with the idea for Il Divo after he listened to Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo, better known as the Three Tenors.
He set out to compile a multinational quartet of singers with the talent to match the well-known threesome. He began a worldwide search which lasted almost three years.
Their self-titled debut studio album, Il Divo, was released in the United Kingdom on the 1st of November 2004 and in the United States on the 19th of April 2005. The album topped the UK Albums Chart, dislodging Robbie Williams. It spent one week at the top and fifty-seven weeks in the Top 100.
In the United States, it peaked at number four on the 7th of May 2005 and spent eighty-four weeks on the Billboard 200. As of December 2013, their debut album had UK sales of 1.5 million copies and worldwide sales of over five million.
Il Divo is known to have been one of the pioneers of ” popera “, a genre of operatic pop. They have achieved worldwide album sales of over 30 million.
To date, Il Divo’s Album releases are nine studio, one compilation, nine video and two live albums. They have also released thirteen singles and nine music videos.
At the 2011 Classic Brit Awards held on Thursday, the 12th of May 2011 at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England, Il Divo was named ” Artist of the Decade “. In 2015, they became the first classical crossover group in music history to make it into the top of the Billboard 200 Chart in the United States, at the same time claiming the top spot on the Adult Contemporary Chart there.
Timeless Album Track Listing:
2. All Of Me
4. Aquí Esperándote
5. Toi Et Moi
6. Grazie Amore Mio
7. Que Bonito Es Vivir
8. Love Me Tender