France: Amaury Vassili targets Japan

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Recently, we reported about the young tenor Amaury Vassili, the 2011 French Eurovision representative, and his will to conquer the world with his music (see previous article here). It seems that the pop-lyric singer has decided to try and seduce a new public in Japan where his album Canterò will be released under a special edition on 15 May.

Canterò is the second album of Amaury Vassili, released in 2010. Several editions of this record have been released following the singer’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest held in Düsseldorf. His entry Sognu was indeed included to the playlist in 2011, and a special collector edition containing four more tracks including a cover of Céline Dion‘s My heart will go on was released on the occasion of Christmas the same year.

The album contains tracks sung mainly in Italian, with the only exceptions of Sognu sung in Corsican language, its English version I would dream about her and a popular song in French, Les moulins de mon cœur. A choice the young tenor totally takes on his responsabilities since he believes this is the language his public and classical music lovers expect him to sing in. For the Japan edition, Amaury Vassili teamed up on a bonus track with Japanese superstar Taro Hakase, best known internationally for playing the violin on Céline Dion’s song To love you more.

Since its release, the album Canterò has sold more than 150,000 copies in France only and was certified Platinum, while it reached Gold status in many other countries such as in South Korea. The Asian public seems rather receptive to his songs and this is probably the reason why Amaury Vassili is now targeting the Japanese music market.

Besides his new adventures abroad, the tenor will also be busy promoting his latest album Una parte di me which is still standing amongst the best record sales in France as well as the project Génération Goldman in which Amaury took part and which is one of the most successful albums of the year so far with over 600,000 copies sold since its release a few weeks ago.