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Il Divo
Il Divo
(Italian pronunciation: [il ˈdiːvo]) is a multi-national classical crossover vocal group. The male quartet originated in the United Kingdom in December 2003,[1] bringing together singers Urs Bühler
Urs Bühler
(Switzerland), Carlos Marín
Carlos Marín
(Spain), David Miller (USA), and Sébastien Izambard
Sébastien Izambard
(France). As of 2015, the group has released nine albums: Il Divo
Il Divo
(2004), Ancora (2005), Siempre (2006), The Promise (2008), Wicked Game (2011), A Musical Affair (2013) and Amor & Pasión (2015); a compilation album The Greatest Hits (2012); special Christmas songs album The Christmas Collection (2005). Two other albums – An Evening with Il Divo: Live in Barcelona (2009) and Live in Japan (2014) – presented recordings of live concerts. Additionally, they have collaborated with other artists. Since its inception, Il Divo
Il Divo
has enjoyed success worldwide, selling well over 30 million copies of its albums worldwide.[2] With 160 certified gold and platinum hits in 35 different countries, it pioneered the genre of operatic pop, or "popera", in classical crossover music. Il Divo
Il Divo
was named "Artist of the Decade"[3] at the 2011 Classic Brit Awards. In 2015, another award came their way, the Silver Clef Award from the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity.[4] Il Divo
Il Divo
became an international musical sensation after they became the first classical crossover group in history to reach the top of the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
(USA) list in 2005. At the same time, the group positioned itself at the top of the Adult Contemporary list. With The Promise in 2008, they again broke the album sales records. With their first four albums, Il Divo
Il Divo
reached the "top 50" positions in the album charts in America, Europe, Canada and [South?] America.[5] In 2006, the Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records
listed Il Divo
Il Divo
as the most commercially successful, classical-crossover group in international music history.[6] With the release of Siempre in 2006, the quartet charted one of the best-selling music albums of all time, with five million copies in just one year.[7] Il Divo's live concerts have succeeded in selling over two million concert tickets worldwide just from their first four albums. In their first world tour, concerts in 69 cities in 18 countries were sold out.[5] The group was created and promoted by music producer Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell
for the label Syco Music
Syco Music
(a subsidiary of Sony
Sony
Music). Although it is unclear how the group's name came about, "Il Divo" is translated from Italian as "divine performer." The quartet's strength is its remarkable ability to blend operatically-trained vocals and classical music with themes from pop, bolero, folk, tango, sacred and Latin
Latin
music. Their musical mastery found its footing in emblematic songs rewritten specifically for Il Divo. Their debut, "Regresa a Mi," is just one example.

Contents

1 Members 2 Musical career

2.1 Conception and name 2.2 Career

2.2.1 First decade: 2004–2014

2.2.1.1 Release 2.2.1.2 The massive success and consecration 2.2.1.3 Artist of the Decade 2.2.1.4 Il Divo
Il Divo
in Broadway

2.2.2 Today: 2015 – Present

2.2.2.1 Reinventing Il Divo

2.3 Notable performances 2.4 Collaborations 2.5 Tours

3 Artistic

3.1 Registration Voices 3.2 Styling 3.3 Musical style 3.4 Multilingual

4 Other activities

4.1 Philanthropy

5 Discography

5.1 Studio albums

6 Videography 7 See also 8 References 9 Bibliography 10 External links

Members[edit] Il Divo
Il Divo
is composed of four singers, three of whom are classically trained, from four different countries:[8] German-born Spanish baritone Carlos Marín
Carlos Marín
(b. 1968), two trained classic tenors Swiss Urs Bühler (b. 1971) and American David Miller, (b. 1973), and French pop singer-songwriter Sébastien Izambard
Sébastien Izambard
(b. 1973). Musical career[edit] Conception and name[edit] The idea behind Il Divo
Il Divo
came when Simon Cowell, inspired after listening to the Three Tenors, decided to form a multinational quartet of talented young singers to recreate the quality of Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras
Jose Carreras
and Placido Domingo. Cowell conducted a worldwide search for young singers who were willing to embark on the project, a search that lasted nearly three years, from 21 January 2001, until 16 December 2003, when the fourth member, American tenor David Miller, was signed.[9] Prior to Il Divo, Miller and his European counterparts Spanish baritone, Carlos Marín, Swiss tenor Urs Bühler and French pop singer, Sébastien Izambard
Sébastien Izambard
were each enjoying moderate success in their own right.[10] The group's name is Italian for "divine performer", a name that represents the unity of their voices.

Regresa a mí (Il Divo)
Regresa a mí (Il Divo)
(2004)

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Career[edit] First decade: 2004–2014[edit] Release[edit] The first album "Il Divo", was recorded in February 2004 in Sweden, with the Quiz and Larossi, Per Magnusson and David Kreuger producers, and in Rockstone Studios in the UK with producer Steve Mac, with record Syco
Syco
Music.[11] The album was released on 1 November 2004 in just three countries; UK, Norway and Ireland. In the first weeks they had already achieved double platinum in Norway and Ireland and the UK reached a historical fact as "Regresa a mí" was the first song sung in Spanish which reached No.1 on the British country [source?]. On 19 April 2005 it was released in the United States, Spain and elsewhere.[12] In December 2004, as their debut to society and to promote their first studio material, they offered their first concert at Gotham Hall in New York, representing five songs from the album live. It quoted concert was released as the first DVD
DVD
of the group, entitled "Live at Gotham Hall". Il Divo
Il Divo
was launched in fall 2004 with the single "Regresa a mí", debuting with the first album of the same name. They filmed the music video of the song in Slovenia. The video, which is fictionalised, show the members leaving their various occupations and previous lives to become one group. Il Divo
Il Divo
debuted with "Regresa a mí", which thus became a worldwide success in 2004. Singing primarily in Spanish, English, Italian, and French,[13][14] On 23 May 2005, they released the DVD
DVD
"Mama", which contains the second official video of the song "Mama" recorded in the city of Tropea, Italy, with exclusive footage of the making of the video, a live recording of Mama, live in New York, along with a photo gallery.[15] 24 January 2006, Sony
Sony
BMG released the DVD
DVD
"Encore"; a concert at the Roman Theatre in Mérida, Spain, recorded on 7 October 2005, a documentary containing interviews with the artists and images of casting made to form the group.;[16] 25 October 2005 goes on sale in just seven countries, United States, Canada, Austria, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Sweden
Sweden
and Finland, studio album entitled "The Christmas Collection".[17] On 7 November 2005 Il Divo
Il Divo
launches in Europe its second studio album entitled "Ancora". In the United States and Latin
Latin
America it was released on 24 January 2006. It debuted at number one on Billboard 200 in its first week of release in the United States.[18] On 9 June 2006, Il Divo
Il Divo
performed the 2006 FIFA World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup
official song, "The Time of Our Lives", with R&B singer Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton
live, at half-time, during the opening match between Germany and Costa Rica and again a month later at 9 July closing ceremony.[19][20] The song is available exclusively on the Voices from the FIFA World Cup compilation album and on the European reissue of Braxton's album Libra but not on any Il Divo
Il Divo
album. Late in 2006, they released yet another DVD
DVD
Live at the Greek theatre, a recording of their concert in Griffith park, Los Angeles directed by Lawrence Johnson </http://www.amazon.com/Il-Divo-Live-at-Greek/dp/B000JCEU50/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1464753642&sr=1-1&keywords=il+divo+live+at+the+greek> Il Divo
Il Divo
have been on several world tours and have received 50 gold and platinum awards. Their last tour in 2014 covered five continents and over 33 countries. Having just completed a six-month tour of America, Australia, and Europe, Il Divo
Il Divo
then participated in all 20 concerts by Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
in her North American tour as her special guests. Streisand: The Tour with Il Divo
Il Divo
was ranked second for all tours during 2006, generating $92.5 million in gross sales. They also accompanied her in her Europe concerts.

Il Divo
Il Divo
in Kallang, concert in Singapore Indoor Stadium
Singapore Indoor Stadium
18 January 2007.

Since it went on sale "Ancora", the group has been almost half of their time at the top of the best sellers within the borders of Europe getting ratify the success already achieved with their first self-titled album. No one can achieve the quartet at No.1 place.[21] Throughout the Christmas period in 2006, Il Divo
Il Divo
held the top spot in the list of best-selling albums.[22] Il Divo
Il Divo
was named the Most Multinational UK No.1 Album Group in the 2006 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.[23] The massive success and consecration[edit]

Il Divo
Il Divo
in Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2 July 2007

27 November 2006 published his third studio album, recorded during the previous world tour, which titled "Siempre" with Steve Mac, Per Magnusson and David Kreuger in production. 16 January 2007 Il Divo
Il Divo
started the tour to promote his fourth album Siempre in Asia, Australia and then passing first by touring Latin America Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Venezuela in seven concerts that were a resounding success.[24] On 7 November 2006 the public was first compilation Il Divo
Il Divo
Collezione. A box with three CDs and a DVD
DVD
that includes three studio albums: Il Divo, Ancora
Ancora
to which is added the song "The Time of Our Lives" and The Christmas Collection DVD
DVD
and Encore along with a 20-page booklet with rare photos and a poster of each member of the quartet signed and dedicated to their fanes.[25][26] 21 November 2006 "Live at the Greek Theater" DVD
DVD
containing the live concert held on 22 June 2006 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, as part of his world tour 2006. This recording captures all the songs that have established the group's popularity and an unedited version of the iconic song "Somewhere".[27] Il Divo
Il Divo
became the most successful international group in recent years in the history of classical crossover music, selling over 20 million records in just the first five years of the group. Conquering fanes and lists of all countries of the world. The quartet won over 150 gold and platinum discs in 33 countries in their first four albums and achieved 50 positions # 1 on the album charts worldwide, including the No. 1 US debut of "Ancora", the only classical crossover album has entered history at number No. 1 on the Billboard 200. In his first album, the debut album by a British group, entered the top lists of the United States and with the album "'The Promise" broke the American record sales in the first week. Il Divo
Il Divo
also began performing on stages around the world with great success; They sold more than two million tickets in the concerts of their first four albums. In his first world tour they sold out, reaching 69 cities in 18 countries and this was followed by a more extensive tour in 2007 in which the group received standing ovations continuously in 30 countries. On 11 November 2008 was released the group's fourth album under the label of "The Promise" produced by Steve Mac. The presentation of the album was held at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
on 30 October, where Il Divo
Il Divo
performed at the end of dinner five songs from the new album accompanied by an orchestra of 50 musicians.[28] On 8 November 2008 was published the DVD
DVD
At the Coliseum. Il Divo concert at the Roman Colosseum in Pula, Croatia, which includes a 30-minute interview in depth titled "The Promise, Il Divo
Il Divo
in conversation".[29] On 12 December 2008, Il Divo
Il Divo
performed at the final of Idol 2008
Idol 2008
in the Stockholm Globe Arena.[30] 20 January 2009 they performed at Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Inauguration Ball in Washington DC for President of the United States Barack Obama.[31] His tour "An Evening with Il Divo" spanned the world's largest tour in 2009, visiting six continents, with more than 130 dates, covering 81 cities and 31 countries. This earned them the Billboard Breakthrough Award for being the highest grossing tour of the year.[32] On 1 December 2009 the first live album of Il Divo
Il Divo
is public, a set of CD + DVD
DVD
recorded at the Palau Sant Jordi
Palau Sant Jordi
concert An Evening with Il Divo: Live in Barcelona.[33] The DVD
DVD
+ CD includes two new songs in the repertoire of Il Divo
Il Divo
"Bridge Over Trouble Water", the classic Simon & Garfunkel, and "The Impossible Dream" from the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha. The live album is a journey through the songs of their first five studio albums that debuted at No.1 in nine countries, including Spain,[34] and sold over three million copies in just two months, 500,000 of them in UK establishing be a concert tour and reference for the group. They closed 2009 with his first Christmas special intimate show entitled Celebrate Christmas with Il Divo, which included a traditional repertoire of favourite songs of the holiday season with an orchestra and special guests in the United Kingdom, USA and Canada. They started with two concerts at the Hammersmith Apollo
Hammersmith Apollo
in London on 7 and 8 December with guest artists; violinist Vanessa-Mae
Vanessa-Mae
and Camilla Kerslake, ending in the United States offering six more concerts.[35] 19 October 2010, Sony Music
Sony Music
released the DVD
DVD
The Yule Log: The Christmas Collection containing a choice of three moving nativity scenes with Il Divo, after Celebrate Christmas with Il Divo
Il Divo
tour.[36] Artist of the Decade[edit]

Il Divo
Il Divo
live in Sydney 2012

11 May 2011, were invited to the Classic Brit Awards
Classic Brit Awards
at the Royal Albert Hall in London to receive the award for "Artist of the Decade". The award recognises the massive impact the operatic group has had in the classical genre, selling over 25 million albums, from 2004 to 2011, worldwide. 8 November 2011, published the fifth album Wicked Game, three years after the release of their previous album. The album was produced by Per Magnusson and David Kreuger with the additional collaboration of Richard "Biff" Stannard. The tour to promote the album Wicked Game throughout the entire 2012, led them to visit more than 130 cities in countries like Britain, Spain, South Africa, Australia, United States, Japan, Mexico and London. The creative director of the concerts the tour was Biran Burke, head of the most important shows of the city of Las Vegas. During the concerts, Il Divo
Il Divo
was accompanied by the orchestra in each city in which he acted. During the direct of the tour, the song "Senza Parole" was interpreted with a new different from that published in the studio album version as Sébastien sang the chorus, adding extra song's original lyrics: "(..) senza one lacrima, vedrai vedrai (fa male ma che vedrai passerà) capirai (one giorno che anche your t'innamorerai) (..)". 20 December 2011, in Paraguay, the quartet performed the concert with more capacity of people who had never been in the Defensores del Chaco stadium for 33,900 people, closing the Bicentennial of the Independence of Paraguay.[37] On 13 May 2012 Il Divo
Il Divo
performed the song "Caruso" during the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
at Windsor for the entire royal family and Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
of the United Kingdom.[38] On 27 July 2012, Il Divo
Il Divo
performed at the Olympic torch handover party and official closing ceremony in the 2012 Summer Olympicsin London.[39][40] The DVD
DVD
"Live in London", published in mid-2011. A 90-minute DVD
DVD
Il Divo concert at the London Coliseum
London Coliseum
with extras in a documentary recording "Wicked Game" in their promotional tours in rehearsals for the concert and evening of the show, recorded in the Coliseum Theatre in London on 2 August 2011.[41]

Il Divo
Il Divo
live in Sydney on 14 February 2012

Il Divo
Il Divo
& Orchestra in Concert Tour Mundial 14 February 2012 at the Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
in Sydney.

" Il Divo
Il Divo
& Orchestra in Concert World Tour" was a worldwide tour of the six continents between May and September 2012. In each concert on the tour was featured selections of songs from the album "Wicked Game", and other topics of his previous albums chosen by his followers/as. The show was designed by creative director Brian Burke, who says that " Il Divo
Il Divo
is the perfect modern fusion of opera, theater and concert. It is a privilege as a director to create a visual landscape inviting the audience on a theatrical journey of their music", along with producer AEG Live. On 6 September 2012, it was announced that Il Divo
Il Divo
would release a "The Greatest Hits" album. The album was produced by Alberto Quintero and featured songs spanning Il Divo's successful eight-year career to date, as well as four new songs including My Heart Will Go On, I Will Always Love You, Can't Help Falling in Love and Alone.[42] Il Divo
Il Divo
in Broadway[edit] 5 November 2013 goes on sale the sixthsixth album A Musical Affair that shows the distinctive and romantic and emotional interpretation of classical music Il Divo. Songs with new arrangements tailored to their distinguished voices. To present the album, they made a series of six unique concerts at the Marquis Theatre
Marquis Theatre
on Broadway from 7 to 13 November 2013, called Il Divo
Il Divo
– A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway.[43]

Il Divo
Il Divo
during a concert tour of the Il Divo
Il Divo
– A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway.

The world tour began in Japan in February 2014 and travelled around the world, culminating on 1 November 2014 at The O2 Arena
The O2 Arena
in Greenwich, London.[44] As part of his tour, 19 July 2014, Il Divo
Il Divo
hung the sign sold out in the iconic Edinburgh Castle, in the event that moved the audience after playing the hymn "Amazing Grace".[45] 24 November 2014 a special edition of the sixth album A Musical Affair. French version with new songs with French singers, partially or fully interpreted in French. 1 December 2014, second album is public quartet live, a set of CD + DVD
DVD
of the concert Live in Japan, which contains a show tour "A Musical Affair" filmed at the Nippon Budokan Theater in Tokyo 11 March 2014. The Japanese version includes the songs "Will Flowers Bloom" and "Furusato". Today: 2015 – Present[edit] In 2014, on the 10th anniversary of the publication of his first album they had sold over 28 million albums worldwide, achieving more than 50 number one sales and receiving 160 gold records and platinum in over 33 countries different.[46] On 23 March 2015, it was announced that Il Divo
Il Divo
was the winner of the 2015 Silver Clef Award, giving them the coveted Classic PPL Nordoff Robbins Classical Award. The gala award ceremony took place on 3 July at the Grosvenor House, a five-star hotel in London.[47] Reinventing Il Divo[edit] During the first decade of the group, in its first six studio albums published until 2014 ("Il Divo", "Ancora", "Siempre", "The Promise", "Wicked Game" and "A Musical Affair") Il Divo
Il Divo
had interpreted lyrical and classical music genre fused with pop, ballads, church music, folk music or the musical genre songs. But the genre of bolero has never been done by them. Therefore their seventh studio album will consist of mainly this genre.[48] Through Syco
Syco
Music, the 6 November 2015 in Europa, 27 November in America and 25 October in Japan, is released seventh studio album "Amor & Pasión" (love and passion), entirely produced by Colombian Julio Reyes Copello, of work spanning a century of traditional tangos, smouldering boleros and classic mambos. The flavours and sultry rhythms of Spain and Cuba, Argentina and Mexico give a nod to the quartet's beginnings.[49] Previously, in July 2015, they initiated the photographic campaign for his eighth album and recording a new video on the streets of the town of Tepoztlan
Tepoztlan
in Mexico, under the production of CTT Exp & Rentals.[50] To promote the album, a month before its release, the song "Por una cabeza" is heard on the radio around the world, as in the BBC Radio 2 English.[51] On 21 October, Il Divo
Il Divo
performed the first public appearance to promote the sixth album in the program Despierta America, the US network Univision, from Miami, playing his first single "Si Voy A Perderte (Don't Wanna Lose You)".[52] Then, they continue their advocacy for land in Japan, performing the song "Bésame mucho".[53] They started the month of November in London, where the 2nd acted Music Industry Trusts Award.[54] With its publication, the album Love & passion debuts in the first week at No. 1 on the Latin
Latin
Albums Chart list, with 5 thousand copies sold in America in the first week, according to the magazine Billboard.[55] In Spain, debuted in first week of release, in the tenth position Spanish sales of Top 100 Álbumes.[56] Notable performances[edit]

On 12 December 2008, Il Divo
Il Divo
performed their new song at the Swedish Idol 2008
Idol 2008
finale in the Globen Arena
Globen Arena
in Stockholm.[57] 20 January 2009 they performed at The Purple Inauguration Ball in Washington DC for President of the United States Barack Obama.[58] The Paraguay
Paraguay
show was Il Divo's biggest capacity performance to date and took place on 20 December 2011, at the Defensores del Chaco Stadium in Asuncion, for 33,900 people.[59][60] 13 May 2012 Il Divo
Il Divo
performed the song Caruso with a staging of riding the rhythm of the song during the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
at Windsor for the entire royal family and Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
of the United Kingdom.[61] 27 July 2012, Il Divo
Il Divo
performed at the official closing ceremony of the route of the Olympic torch in 2012 on his arrival at the Olympic Stadium in London in the 2012 Summer Olympics.[39][40] On 19 July 2014, Il Divo
Il Divo
performed before a capacity crowd at Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
esplanade where a pop festival took place ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The group performed Amazing Grace.[62] On 5 July 2015, while recording its eighth album Latin
Latin
boleros, Il Divo sang in the Astana
Astana
Concert Hall to give a concert in Astana, Kazakhstan, in honour of the 17th anniversary of the Day of Capital.[63] After the concert, they initiated the photographic campaign for his eighth album and recording a new video on the streets of the town of Tepoztlan
Tepoztlan
in Mexico.[64]

Collaborations[edit]

In 2005, they performed a duet English-French with Canadian Céline Dion titled "I Believe in You (Je crois en toi)". In 2009, they performed the song "Sortilegio de amor" for soundtrack of the telenovela entitled Sortilegio written by Brazilian singer Denisse de Kalafe, theme for which they were nominated and subsequently winners of Mexico TvyNovelas Awards for Best Musical Theme for the song "Sortilegio".[65] In 2013 they recorded a duet with British singer Engelbert Humperdick entitled "Spanish Eyes",[66] produced by Alberto Quintero, included in the Engelbert Calling album released 30 September 2014.[67] The song was written by the German composer Bert Kaempfert
Bert Kaempfert
originally as "Moon Over Naples". In 2015 Il Divo
Il Divo
recorded a duet with Mexican singer Juan Gabriel entitled "Amor Eterno" (Eternal Love),[68] one of the songs of the singer emblem. The recording material is included on the disk Los Dúos.[69] The disc deluxe edition is accompanied by a DVD
DVD
with images of Il Divo
Il Divo
during recording.[70] In December 2015, the version of the "Himno de la alegría (Ode to Joy)", played by Il Divo, is chosen to be the main theme of the soundtrack of the 2016 Japanese film Everest.[71]

Tours[edit]

2004: Il Divo
Il Divo
Tour[72] 2006: Streisand
Streisand
The Tour[73][74] 2006: Il Divo
Il Divo
2006 World Tour, Ancora
Ancora
[75] 2007: Il Divo
Il Divo
World Tour[76] 2008: Il Divo
Il Divo
Global Tour [77] 2009: An Evening with Il Divo
An Evening with Il Divo
– World Tour[78] 2009: Celebrate Christmas with Il Divo[79] 2011: Il Divo
Il Divo
Tour, Wicked Game[80] 2012: Il Divo
Il Divo
& Orchestra in Concert – World Tour[81] 2013: A Musical Affair en el Teatro Marquis de Broadway[82] 2014: A Musical Affair Tour[83] 2014: The Best of Il Divo
Il Divo
– World Tour[84] 2016: Amor & Pasión Tour 2017: A Night with the Best of Il Divo

Artistic[edit] Registration Voices[edit] The vocal tone and voice tessitura of each component of Il Divo
Il Divo
is different and is subordinated to the independent paths in the world of opera, the classical crossover musical training, the voice formed and physiology of each. David and Urs are tenors, along with the baritone Carlos, they have long careers in the world of opera and classical music start from early vocal training. In contrast, Sébastien has not had any prior professional musical training (was self-taught), and is a tenor voice which the group classes as vox populi due to his pop tone.

Piano keyboard indicating the typical tenor.

Piano keyboard indicating the typical baritone.

Urs, Tenor, most likely a Heldentenor. As its name implies, the heldentenor vocal fach features in the German romantic operatic repertoire. The heldentenor is the German equivalent of the tenore drammatico, however with a more baritonal quality. Therefore, the heldentenor voice might or might not have facility up to high B or C. The repertoire, however, rarely calls for such high notes.[85][better source needed] This seems to be evident in Il Divo's repertoire: the extent of his range evident in Il Divo's recordings shows he can sing from G2 up to C5. However, Buhler himself once revealed from a video chat with fans that he could sing from C2 up to G5. Sébastien, popular melody or voix populi to a loud, so it has a tenor tessitura phonic. The tessitura of this voice type will be typical of a common tenor, albeit with a lighter tone sans operatic training. Sébastien's voice is distinguished by its clear and bright timbre, the pectoral resonance and firmness in voice projection.[86] The extent of his range evident in Il Divo's recordings shows he can sing from G2 up to B4. Carlos, Verdi
Verdi
baritone. Incorporating the deep tones that a bass has, while having an upper range approaching that of a tenor, Carlos' voice type is high even for a usual baritone. A Verdi
Verdi
baritone refers to a voice capable of singing consistently and with ease in the highest part of the baritone range, up to A4, sometimes even up to the B♭4.[87][better source needed] The extent of his range evident in Il Divo's recordings shows he can sing from G♭2 up to B♭4. The *unofficial* sheet music for their first album claims he sings down to a D2, however this is atypical of a baritone. Most basses would not even be required to sing such notes. During the Live at The Greek Theatre concert, he hit B4 singing I Believe in You. David, lyric tenor. The lyric tenor is a warm graceful voice with a bright, full timbre that is strong but not heavy and can be heard over an orchestra. Lyric tenors have a range from approximately the C one octave below middle C (C3) to the D one octave above middle C (D5).[88][better source needed] The extent of his range evident in Il Divo's recordings shows he can sing from C3 up to E5. A very quick, falsettoed E5 can be heard on their first album in the song Hoy Que Ya No Estas Aqui.

Styling[edit] Besides music, the members of Il Divo
Il Divo
are also known for their flawless, refined and elegant appearance, wearing almost exclusively suits by Giorgio Armani;[89]Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani and Armani Collezioni,[90] and costumes and accessories: William Hunt, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford
Tom Ford
and Gucci.

Il Divo
Il Divo
is a powerful and fascinating presence, in these years have been a great inspiration for me. I remember the first time I saw them performing live: I was impressed by their elegance and their fascinating way to communicate emotions through his music orig.[91] — Giorgio Armani

Il Divo's style is so elegant, it describes our music. It's a dress in the style of the Rat Pack which was composed by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin y Sammy Davis Jr.[92] — Carlos Marín

Musical style[edit] Creating Il Divo
Il Divo
created a revolution within the pure genre of opera because their musical combination of opera singing and classical music (opera), with themes of different genres, including Latin, folk, ballads, church music, bolero and pop.[93] But his lyrical voices kept playing emblematic songs, it is not synonymous with opera, nor pop.[94] There is talk of an intermediate term, but not of a merger between the two, since such lines that can not be merged, as David describes himself:

Pop is here, the opera is there and we (Il Divo) are in the middle.[95] — David Miller

We do not intend to opera, but a pop operatic overtones.[96] — Sébastien Izambard

Ours is romantic music.[96] — Carlos Marín

So we talk about a new invention of musical style, hand own quartet, called Opera-Pop o Pópera, classified in the genre of contemporary music- Multilingual[edit] The quartet records their songs in several different languages Spanish ("Regresa A Mi", "Hasta Mi Final", "La Vida Sin Amor"), English ("Mama", "Amazing Grace", "Don't Cry For Me Argentina"), Italian ("Senza Parole", "Passera", "Notte Di Luce"), French ("Pour Que Tu M'Aimes Encore," "Le Temps des Cathedrales"), one in Latin
Latin
("Panis Angelicus") and a few in Portuguese("Volta Pra Mim") and Japanese ("Furusato").[97][98] Some songs incorporate more than one language in the same song: "The Man You Love" (Spanish & English), "Ave Maria" (Italian & Latin), "I Believe In You" (English & French) are recorded this way; whereas others are recorded in a single language, but sung live in two languages: "She" (Italian & English) and "Bring Him Home" (English & Spanish). Most of the songs that they cover are reinterpreted from English and translated into the Spanish language, as they themselves say that "Spanish is the language of Romanticism".[99] Other activities[edit] Philanthropy[edit] On 25 April 2007, Il Divo
Il Divo
performed on American Idol
American Idol
in one of the "Idol Gives Back" episodes, which raised money for children in the US and Africa. For every vote cast during that show, Idol sponsors Coca-Cola, AT&T, and others donated money to Charity Projects Entertainment Fund (CPEF) and other groups such as Save the Children and America's Second Harvest.[100] In 2011, they recorded the carol "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" to raise money for the organisation Save the Children.[101] Il Divo
Il Divo
is related indirectly in terms of sponsorship and help with the French NGO SMTA Assistance Médicale Toit du Monde since 2005, of which Sébastien is the international official sponsor, and with Sanfilippo Children's Foundation in which Sébastien's global ambassador.[102][103] 20–30 September 2015, David Miller and Urs Bühler
Urs Bühler
rode on motorbikes all in the name of charity. We are planning to ride across America on a 2800-mile journey from Miami to LA to raise funds for the brilliant Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity.[104] Discography[edit] Main article: Il Divo
Il Divo
discography Studio albums[edit]

Il Divo
Il Divo
(2004) Ancora
Ancora
(2005) Siempre (2006) The Promise (2008) Wicked Game (2011) A Musical Affair (2013) Amor & Pasión (2015) Timeless (2018)

Videography[edit] Main article: Il Divo
Il Divo
Videography See also[edit]

Il Divo
Il Divo
Videography Il Divo
Il Divo
Discography

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Il Divo
Sings 'Hallelujah'". People. Retrieved 10 December 2013.  ^ " Il Divo
Il Divo
Takes "IL DIVO – A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE" On The Road". MarketWatch. PR Newswire. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.  ^ " Il Divo
Il Divo
nombrado -Artista de la Década-". classicfm.com. 2011.  ^ " Il Divo
Il Divo
crowned Silver Clef winners". 23 March 2015.  ^ a b www.ildivo.com (ed.). "Para cuatro jóvenes ha sido un viaje increíble".  ^ " Il Divo
Il Divo
en el Libro Guinness de los récords". 2006. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015.  ^ "Discos más vendidos de 2006".  ^ hola.com (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
se integra con el barítono español Carlos; el tenor americano David; el cantautor francés Sébastien; y el ex rockero suizo Urs".  ^ Mansey, Kate (6 May 2005). "Auditioned for opera-style band Il Divo but was not selected". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 10 December 2013.  ^ música.com, ed. (2015). "Desde Reino Unido llega un nuevo grupo musical. Que mezcla la música lírica con el pop" (in Spanish).  ^ www.larazon.es (ed.). "Il Divo: Divinos y humanos".  ^ www.lasnoticiasmexico.com (ed.). "El grupo internacional Il Divo anunció hoy en Ciudad de México su primera gira de conciertos 2006, en la que visitará Estados Unidos, Europa, Latinoamérica y parte de Asia".  ^ todomusica.org (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
también canta en Japonés, se atreve a versionar la famosa canción japonesa "Furusato"".  ^ todomusica.org (ed.). "Biografía de Il Divo".  ^ artistdirect.com (ed.). "Videoclip – Mamá".  ^ www.ildivo.com (ed.). "IL Divo – Encore. Teatro Romano de Mérida in Spain". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015.  ^ www.ildivo.com (ed.). "The Christmas Collection of Il Divo".  ^ everythingzoomer.com (ed.). "Top of the Pops: Il Divo".  ^ [1] Archived 20 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "News: latest stories, exclusives, opinion & analysis – Mirror Online". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 1 June 2017.  ^ los40.com (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
no se inmuta y continúa en el nº1 de superventas".  ^ los40.com (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
recupera esta semana el primer puesto de la lista de álbumes que ostentó durante todo el periodo navideño".  ^ filmtvzone.com, ed. (2006). "Il Divo. Cuatro estrellas registradas en el Libro Guinness de los Récords". Archived from the original on 2014-11-25.  ^ conciertos10.com (ed.). "Precioso repertorio de Canciones interpretadas por Il Divo
Il Divo
en Vivo, todo un concierto 5 estrellas".  ^ los40.com (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
iniciará la gira europea de 'Siempre' el 28 de abril en Valencia".  ^ hola.com (ed.). "Sébastien Izambard, el más atractivo de 'Il Divo' según los internautas de hola.com".  ^ www.ildivo.com (ed.). "Live at the Greek Theater". Archived from the original on 26 September 2015.  ^ todomusicales.com, ed. (11 November 2008). " Il Divo
Il Divo
seduce en el estreno mundial de The promise en Barcelona".  ^ www.ildivo.com, ed. (8 November 2008). " Il Divo
Il Divo
at the Coliseum". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015.  ^ expressen.se (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
gästar idolfinalen".  ^ www.ildivo.com (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
actúa en la 'Purple Inauguration Ball' para el presidente de los Estados Unidos".  ^ sony.com (ed.). "Il DIvo Announce North American Leg of the Classical Crossover Quartet's 2012 World Tour".  ^ www.ildivo.com (ed.). "An Evening with Il Divo: Live in Barcelona".  ^ todomusicales.com (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
pública ' Il Divo
Il Divo
en Barcelona' nuevo Cd + Dvd grabado en el Palau Sant Jordi".  ^ todomusicales.com, ed. (2009). "Celebrate Christmas With Il Divo".  ^ www.ildivo.com, ed. (2006). "Christmas Collection. The Yule Log". Archived from the original on 7 December 2014.  ^ abc.com.py (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
celebró en concierto el Bicentenario del Paraguay".  ^ ubileoreinaisabel.hola.com (ed.). "Windsor celebra el Jubileo de Diamante de forma espectacular co Il Divo". Archived from the original on 18 May 2012.  ^ a b mirror.co.uk (ed.). "London Olympics 2012: Gordon Brown promises greatest rock concert ever".  ^ a b dailymail.co.uk (ed.). "Il Divo: 'We're so big, we tell Simon Cowell what to do'".  ^ myplaydirect.com (ed.). "Live at the London Coliseum". Archived from the original on 25 September 2015.  ^ "The Greatest Hits – Deluxe Limited Edition The Official Il Divo Site". Ildivo.com. Archived from the original on 1 June 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.  ^ www.ildivo.com (ed.). "Il Divo: traer un espectáculo a un teatro de Broadway en Nueva York será una experiencia única".  ^ primacia.org (ed.). "Il Divo, nuevo disco y gira 'A Musical Affair'". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015.  ^ apmusicales.com (ed.). "Festivales de verano: Il Divo
Il Divo
en Edinburgh Castle".  ^ elmundo.esl (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
acerca Broadway a Madrid".  ^ .music-news.co, ed. (23 March 2015). " Il Divo
Il Divo
crowned Silver Clef winners".  ^ wordpress.com (ed.). "IL Divo possible new álbum theme for 2015".  ^ http://www.ildivo.com/, ed. (24 September 2015). "Over the past few months, Carlos, Urs, David and Seb have been in the studio working on their latest album Amor & Pasión". Archived from the original on 25 September 2015.  ^ cttrentals.com (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
acaba de filmar un videoclip en México, y lo ha hecho de la mejor manera: en un paraje inigualable como la ciudad de Tepoztlan
Tepoztlan
y con equipo de CTT Exp & Rentals".  ^ ildivo4ever.net, ed. (21 October 2015). "Listen here to 'Por Una Cabeza' from Il Divo's new album Amor y Pasion from BBC Radio 2!". Archived from the original on 9 January 2016.  ^ ildivo4ever.net, ed. (21 October 2015). " Il Divo
Il Divo
where as guests at Despierta America
Despierta America
to talk about their new album Amor y Passion and to sing one of their new songs from that album. The song is called Si Voy A Perderte". Archived from the original on 27 October 2015.  ^ sonymusic.co.jp, ed. (30 October 2015). "IL DIVOが「アモール&パシオン」(10/28発売)のプロモーションのため来日します!" (in Japanese).  ^ bbc.com, ed. (2 November 2015). " Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell
presented with music industry award".  ^ billboard.com, ed. (10 December 2015). "Il Divo's 'Amor & Pasion' Debuts at No. 1 on Latin
Latin
Albums Chart" (in Spanish).  ^ elportaldemusica.es, ed. (10 December 2015). "En España Il Divo debuta en la primera semana del lanzamiento del álbum Amor & Pasión en el décimo puesto de ventas de la lista española Top 100 Álbumes" (in Spanish).  ^ Parkström, Sara (9 December 2008). " Il Divo
Il Divo
gästar idolfinalen". Expressen
Expressen
(in Swedish). Retrieved 10 December 2013.  ^ www.ildivo.com, ed. (2009). " Il Divo
Il Divo
actúa en la 'Purple Inauguration Ball' para el presidente de los Estados Unidos".  ^ Branco, Marlene Aponte (21 December 2011). "Polca, guarania y ópera en una cálida noche de festejo patrio". Diario ABC Color (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 December 2013.  ^ Coronel, Jorge (21 December 2011). " Il Divo
Il Divo
celebró en concierto el Bicentenario del Paraguay". Diario ABC Color (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 December 2013.  ^ hola.com (ed.). "Windsor celebra el Jubileo de Diamante de forma espectacula". Archived from the original on 18 May 2012.  ^ " Il Divo
Il Divo
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
live at Edinburgh Castle, Live at Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
– BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 1 June 2017.  ^ "Reseña concierto de IL DIVO en Kazajistan".  ^ " Il Divo
Il Divo
acaba de filmar un videoclip en México, y lo ha hecho de la mejor manera: en un paraje inigualable como la ciudad de Tepoztlan y con equipo de CTT Exp & Rentals".  ^ vyespectaculos.com, ed. (2011). " Il Divo
Il Divo
nominados a los Premios TvYNovelas 2010".  ^ noise11.com (ed.). "The Engelbert Humperdinck 2014 duets album has a new star act. Il Divo
Il Divo
have re-recorded Engelbert's classic 'Spanish Eyes' with the legendary singer".  ^ amazon.com (ed.). "Engelbert Calling (Deluxe Edition)".  ^ "Los 18 duetos en la nueva producción de Juan Gabriel. Su material discográfico número 40 es uno de los más ambiciosos de su carrera". 11 January 2015.  ^ "Los dúo le ha significado muchas felicidades al cantante no sólo por haber vuelto a grabar sus éxitos con nuevos arreglos, sino por haberlos cantado acompañado de grandes figuras de la música contemporánea". 20 July 2015.  ^ " Il Divo
Il Divo
sang in the Astana
Astana
Concert Hall to give a concert in Astana, Kazakhstan, in honor of the 17th anniversary of the Day of Capital". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015.  ^ everest-movie.jp, ed. (December 2015). "Konichiwa Japan, some great news! Il Divo
Il Divo
are thrilled to announce that the track 'Ode to Joy' will be the theme song for the upcoming movie 'Everest'!" (in Japanese).  ^ www.ildivo.com (ed.). "For four young men it has been an incredible journey". Archived from the original on 21 July 2015.  ^ billboard.com (ed.). " Streisand
Streisand
Taking Il Divo
Il Divo
on Fall Tour".  ^ hola.com (ed.). "Il Divo: 'Ha habido sus más y sus menos, pero ahora somos como hermanos'".  ^ eventfinda.co.nz (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
were initially brought together by pop impresario Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell
in 2004, following an extensive worldwide audition process. The virtuoso blending of operatic technique with romantic and popular song took the world by storm, with sales of over 22 million. Their first three albums, 'Il Divo', 'Ancora' and 'Siempre' scored 36 number 1 chart positions across 26 countries. But success was hard earned".  ^ metroradioarena.co.uk (ed.). "Fresh from the staggering global success of two number 1 albums and a sell-out world tour, Il Divo today announce that they are coming back to the UK, where it all began for them, for their eagerly anticipated second UK tour as part of their World Tour 2007. The operatic supergroup, whose third album, Siempre, hits the shelves on 27 November, will perform at major UK arenas in May 2007, including the Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 19th May 2007".  ^ todayszaman.com (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
back with 'The Promise'". Archived from the original on 9 January 2016.  ^ allmusic.com s (ed.). "A live performance available as either a BluRay or a DVD/CD set, Live in Barcelona captures Il Divo's 3 April 2009, performance at Palau Sant Jordi. The video portions contain the complete 24-track performance; the CD is a truncated ten-cut sampler, designed as a bonus rather than the main attraction. That main attraction is the extravaganza captured on video, where the operatic quartet runs through all manners of pop standards – "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Unbreak My Heart," "Nights in White Satin," "The Winner Takes It All," "My Way," "The Impossible Dream" – sometimes translating the lyrics out of English so they feel more like opera. Naturally, this live set won't convince doubters, but those who have loved any of the group's five studio albums will find this a satisfying spectacle".  ^ www.ildivo.com (ed.). "Celebrate Christmas with Il Divo".  ^ sony.comtitle (ed.). "The world's foremost classical crossover quartet IL DIVO announce the initial United States and Canadian concert dates on the group's massive 2012 world tour, slated to cross six continents in the upcoming year. The IL DIVO 2012 world tour, the group's fourth, follows the release of the quartet's latest album, Wicked Game (on Syco/Columbia Records) and provides a new mark of achievement for the signature vocal blend and unique operatic arrangements which have captivated millions and launched a classical-crossover sensation".  ^ www.ildivo.comtitle (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
& Orchestra in Concert Tour Mundial". Archived from the original on 13 December 2014.  ^ primacia.orgtitle (ed.). "Il Divo, el grupo de crossover clásico que ha roto records de ventas con más de 26 millones de discos vendidos en todo el mundo, ha lanzado su 6 º álbum de estudio "A Musical Affair" por Syco
Syco
/ Columbia Records
Columbia Records
en 5 de noviembre. El lanzamiento del álbum han elevado las cortinas en una temporada limitada de espectáculos en Broadway en el teatro Marquis, con Heather Headley como invitada especial". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015.  ^ www.ildivo.com (ed.). "Il Divo's finale show of the Japan tour at the Budokan tomorrow will be broadcast nationally live at 7 pm (Japan Time) on WOWOW TV. March 11th marks the 3rd year since the Great Eastern Earthquake and the ongoing recovery efforts. WOWOW have hence arranged free viewing events at the 4 theatres in the Tohoku/NorthEast area (aired live from Budokan)". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015.  ^ onmilwaukee.com (ed.). "Ten minutes with Il Divo
Il Divo
singer Sebastien Izambard".  ^ Tenor#Heldentenor ^ aopinion.com, ed. (18 July 2012). "Il Divo: magia de la ópera pop". Archived from the original on 5 December 2014.  ^ Baritone#Verdi ^ Tenor#Lyric ^ " Il Divo
Il Divo
simplemente no puede ir informal".  ^ " Il Divo
Il Divo
viste de Gucci".  ^ " Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani
y Il Divo
Il Divo
colaboran para 'The Promise'".  ^ "Soy un toro español". Costa Rica. 18 September 2012.  ^ ""Il Divo" no es ópera". Infobae. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2015.  ^ "Il Divo: magia de la ópera pop". La Opinión. 18 July 2012. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2015.  ^ ""Il Divo" no es ópera".  ^ a b " Il Divo
Il Divo
"Cantamos bien y además somos guapos"".  ^ todomusica.org, ed. (2012). " Il Divo
Il Divo
arrived in Japan over the weekend, to embark on their biggest tour of the country to date".  ^ todomusica.org, ed. (2006). "Biografía de Il Divo" (in Spanish).  ^ abc.es, ed. (21 October 2008). "El español es el idioma del romanticismo para el cuarteto de ópera pop Il Divo" (in Spanish).  ^ "EBSCO Publishing Service Selection Page". web.ebscohost.com. Retrieved 1 June 2017.  ^ savethechildren.org.uk (ed.). "The world's foremost classical crossover group Il Divo
Il Divo
have recorded their own online version of the classic Christmas song We Wish You a Merry Christmas in order to help Halifax raise £100K for Save the Children. And the singing stars are encouraging other internet users to record their own versions of the song on a new Halifax online application".  ^ http://radiotoday.com.au/ (ed.). "Hope for Isla and Jude, initated and produced by Sébastien Izambard
Sébastien Izambard
from Il Divo, will see the Kate Bush classic This Woman's Work released to radio Tuesday. The track includes vocals from Darren Hayes, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Pete Murray, Ella Hooper, Diesel, David Campbell, Alex Lloyd, Christine Anu, Luke Steele, Katy Steele, Casey Donovan, Damien Leith, Marlisa, Nathaniel, The Australian Children's Choir & special guest performance from (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Flea (playing Bass)".  ^ dailytelegraph.com.au (ed.). " Il Divo
Il Divo
singer Sebastian Izambard's fight to save Sanfilippo kids through Hope for Isla and Jude charity song".  ^ everydayhero.com, ed. (19 September 2015). "Fundraise for Nordoff Robbins". 

Bibliography[edit]

Allegra Rossi, Romancing The World, Hardback 128 pages, 10 November 2005, Orion publishers (ISBN 978-0-7528-7519-4) Il Divo, Our Music, Our Journey, Our Words, Paperback 192 pages, 6 September 2007, Headline Book Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7553-1657-1)

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Sony
Sony
Mix Sony
Sony
Rox

Other channels

Sony
Sony
BBC Earth (50%; Joint venture with BBC Studios) Sony
Sony
Yay

Other businesses

Sony
Sony
LIV (Online VOD platform)

Japan

Animax

Animax PlusO

AXN

AXN
AXN
Mystery AXN
AXN
PlusO

Star Channel (25% joint venture with News Corporation, Tohokushinsha Film, and Itochu)

South Korea

Animax (50% joint venture with KT SkyLife)

Animax PlusO

AXN
AXN
(50% joint venture with IHQ)

Taiwan

AXN Animax

Animax HD

south-east Asia

Animax AXN Gem

south-east Asia (50% joint venture with Nippon Television Network Corporation) Vietnam

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
One Defunct AXN
AXN
Beyond BeTV

Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

Germany

AnimaxO AXN Sony
Sony
Channel Defunct Animax (linear television)

Italy

Cine Sony Pop Defunct AXN AXN
AXN
Sci Fi

The Netherlands

Film1

Film1
Film1
Action Film1
Film1
Drama Film1
Film1
Family Film1
Film1
Premiere

Defunct Film1
Film1
Festival Film1
Film1
Sundance

Portugal

AXN

AXN
AXN
Black AXN
AXN
White

Defunct Animax

Russia

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
Turbo Sony
Sony
Sci-Fi

Spain

AXN

AXN
AXN
SyncO AXN
AXN
White

Defunct Animax

Turkey

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
Çocuk Planet Mutfak Planet Türk

UK & Ireland

v t e

Television channels in the United Kingdom and Ireland operated by Sony Pictures Television

Including CSC Media Group television channels

Entertainment channels

Movies4Men Sony
Sony
Crime Channel Sony
Sony
Crime Channel 2 Sony
Sony
Movie Channel truTV

CSC True Entertainment True Movies

Music channels

CSC Chart Show TV Chart Show Hits Scuzz Starz TV The Vault

Children's channels

CSC Pop Pop Max Tiny Pop

Former channels

More Than Movies Movies4Men
Movies4Men
2 Sony
Sony
Channel

CSC The Amp AnimeCentral Bliss BuzMuzik Chart Shop TV Flaunt Flava MinX NME TV Pop Girl Pop Plus Showcase TV True Crime True Drama True Movies
True Movies
2

Miscellaneous

Sony
Sony
Pictures Television animaxtv.co.uk (VOD)

Baltics

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
Turbo

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

AXN

Adria Hungary

AXN
AXN
NowO

AXN
AXN
Black AXN
AXN
Spin AXN
AXN
White

Sony
Sony
Max Sony
Sony
Movie Channel Viasat
Viasat
Hungary

Viasat
Viasat
3 Viasat
Viasat
6

Defunct Animax AXN
AXN
Crime

Middle East

AXN
AXN
Middle East

Arabic English

Defunct AXN
AXN
Israel

Africa

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
MAX True Movies Defunct Animax

Other

Sony
Sony
Pictures Digital

Sony
Sony
Pictures Mobile

Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment Japan Sony
Sony
Pictures Family Entertainment Group Sony
Sony
Pictures Studios Madison Gate Records

Defunct

Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Television Columbia TriStar Television Merv Griffin Enterprises ELP Communications

Online distribution platforms

PlayStation
PlayStation
Network ( PlayStation
PlayStation
Music PlayStation
PlayStation
Now PlayStation
PlayStation
Store PlayStation
PlayStation
Video PlayStation
PlayStation
Plus PlayStation
PlayStation
Vue) The Minisode Network Sony
Sony
Crackle Sony
Sony
Liv

Other businesses

Sony
Sony
DADC Sony
Sony
Network Communications Sony
Sony
Professional Solutions M3 (39.4%) Sony/ATV Music Publishing EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing
(19%) Vaio
Vaio
(4.9%)

Other assets

Sony
Sony
Corporation of America (umbrella company in the US) Other subsidiaries List of acquisitions

Nonprofit organizations

Sony
Sony
Institute of Higher Education Shohoku College

Other

History of Sony Sony
Sony
Toshiba IBM Center of Competence for the Cell Processor

Authority control

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