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Andrea Bocelli
“Bésame Mucho” (“Kiss Me a Lot”) was written in 1941 by Consuelo Velázquez, who was about 15 years old at the time, in bolero style. Inspired by the Nightingale Aria from the opera “Goyescas” by Enrique Granados, she said that she had never been kissed when she wrote the song. It is one of the most popular songs of the 20th century and one of the most important songs in the history of Latin music. It was recognized in 1999 as the most recorded and covered song in Spanish of all time. The artist singing the song here is Andrea Bocelli. The song "Bésame Mucho" is a romantic ballad about a fear of losing a loved one. The lyrics urge the listener to kiss their partner as if it were the last time, expressing a sense of urgency and desperation in the face of potential separation. The repetition of the phrase "Bésame mucho" emphasizes the importance of physical affection and intimacy in the relationship. Overall, the song conveys a sense of longing, passion, and vulnerability.
Andrea Bocelli, born 22 September 1958, is an Italian tenor and multi-instrumentalist. He was born visually impaired, with congenital glaucoma, and at the age of 12, Bocelli became completely blind, following a brain hemorrhage resulting from a football accident. Andrea performed evenings in piano bars and competed in local singing contests. He rose to fame in 1994, winning the newcomer’s section of the 44th Sanremo Music Festival performing "Il mare calmo della sera". Since 1994, Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 75 million records worldwide. He has had success as a crossover performer, bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts. His album Romanza is one of the best-selling albums of all time, while Sacred Arias is the biggest selling classical album by any solo artist in history.