In 2004, a collective of distinct voices and dynamic personalities initially united and left an indelible imprint upon music and culture. Il Divo have ascended to unprecedented and unparalleled heights as multiplatinum classical crossover progenitors whose influence resounds in every corner of the globe.
Beyond enrapturing millions of fans in packed arenas and stadiums, their audience has consisted of historical figures and thought leaders, ranging from U.S. presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama to Queen Elizabeth II. Their presence has underscored momentous events, including the Summer Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Diamond Jubilee at Windsor, and the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, to name a few. With songs recorded in Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Latin, English, and Japanese, their catalog has impressively yielded global sales of 30 million-plus units with 50 number-1 hits and 160 gold and platinum records throughout 35 countries. They joined Barbra Streisand as special guests on Streisand: The Tour, ranking as “the second highest-grossing tour of 2006.” In 2011, the Classic BRIT Awards christened them “Artist of the Decade,” and they delivered a rapturous performance in Paraguay at Defensores del Chaco Stadium for nearly 34,000. They made multiple popular appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and collaborated with everyone from Englebert Humperdinck to Juan Gabriel. 2018’s Timeless served up a popular Spanish-language rendition of Adele’s “Hello” entitled “Hola.”
Giving back, they have also supported organizations such as Save the Children, Nordoff Robbins music therapy, and more. Over two decades, the original quartet—Urs Bühler (tenor) of Switzerland, Sébastien Izambard (tenor) of France, David Miller (tenor) of America, and the late Carlos Marín (baritone) of Spain—effectively changed the popular perception of classical and opera forever. In the middle of the Global Pandemic, the world tragically lost Carlos to COVID-19. Following careful consideration, thought, and time, they chose to honor his memory on their Greatest Hits Tour in 2022 accompanied by Steven LaBrie as a special guest baritone. Now, Il Divo continue to forge ahead in 2023.