Andrea Bocelli holds many records, most of them having to do with his incredible album sales totals. Here are some of his most impressive records:

1. Bocelli has sold more than 80 million albums, which earns him the rank as the world's best-selling classical music solo artist.

2. His 1999 effort, "Sacred Arias," has sold some 20 million copies -- which makes it the best-selling solo album in classical music history.

3. He once simultaneously held the top 3 spots on the U.S. classical album charts, which earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

4. He was nominated for a Grammy in the best new artist field in 1999, marking the first (and, as of yet, still only) time a classical music artist has been nominated for that prestigious "general field" award since Leontyne Price in 1961.

5. Eight of his albums have topped the U.S. classical music charts — the most for any solo artist.

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