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Best known as the female vocalist for Finnish gothic/symphonic metal act Nightwish, Tarja (full name Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen) was born on August 17, 1977, in Kitee, Finland. Her prowess as a soprano landed her a place studying classical voice at the Sibelius Academy in Kuopio, where fellow student Tuomas Holopainen took on Tarja as vocalist for his musical project, which was to be christened Nightwish in 1996. Tarja continued to pursue solo interests during her time recording and touring with Nightwish, including a solo in a 1999 rock ballet, a 2002 tour of South America, and a 2004 Christmas single entitled "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"). In 2005, Tarja was asked (via "open letter") to leave Nightwish, with the rest of the band citing financial and personal concerns. A public display of he-said/she-said followed, and Tarja became a solo artist full-time. After her forced departure, she made some live appearances, as well as an appearance on an album of her brother's work before beginning work on an album of her own. October 2007 saw the release of that first solo album, My Winter Storm, which was released on Spinefarm Records. In 2009, she began work on her second solo effort, taking time out to record a duet with Klaus Meine of the Scorpions, "The Good Die Young," which appeared on the veteran group's 2010 album Sting in the Tail. In the fall of 2010, Tarja's second solo album, What Lies Beneath, was released; an ambitious effort combining classical and metal elements, Tarja supported the release with extensive touring, including a series of German dates opening for Alice Cooper. In 2013, Tarja's third solo effort, Colours in the Dark, was released. The album was a commercial success, rising to the Top Ten of the album charts in the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia, and the U.K. and charted in 12 countries overall. Tarja also made a guest appearance on the EP Paradise (What About Us?) by the Dutch group Within Temptation. In 2015, Tarja issued her third live album, Luna Park Ride, which was recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In March 2016, she announced two new studio albums. The first, Brightest Void: The Prequel was issued in June and included guest appearances from Michael Monroe (a duet on the single "Your Heaven and Your Hell"), Chad Smith, and Within Temptation. She performed the set during a summer tour that also featured material from The Shadow Self, which was released in August. ~ Chris True
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Albums by
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Tarja

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    Popularity
  2.   The Good Die Young
  3.   I Walk Alone
  4.   Victim of Ritual
  5.   Little Lies
  6.   Falling Awake
  7.   Over the Hills and Far Away by Tarja Turunen
  8.   Die Alive (Summer Breeze Open Air 2014 / Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
  9.   Crimson Deep
  10.   Shameless
  11.   Improvisation: Variations Sur Un Noël
  12.   Die Alive by Tarja Turunen
  13.   Oasis
  14.   Paradise (What About Us)
  15.   Eagle Eye
  16.   Anteroom Of Death (Wacken Open Air 2014 / Wacken, Germany)
  17.   Crimson Deep (Masters of Rock 2010 / Vizovice, Czech Republic)
  18.   The Crying Moon
  19.   Boy and the Ghost by Tarja Turunen
  20.   Naiad by Tarja Turunen
  21.   Anteroom of Death by Tarja Turunen
  22.   Astral Bells
  23.   Varpunen Jouluaamuna
  24.   Arkihuolesi Kaikki Heitä
  25.   Jouluyo, Juhlayo by Tarja Turunen
  26.   Dark Star
  27.   Minor Heaven
  28.   Ciarán's Well
  29.   Damned and Divine
  30.   My Little Phoenix by Tarja Turunen
  31.   Until My Last Breath (Summer Breeze Open Air 2011 / Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
  32.   Underneath by Tarja Turunen
  33.   I Feel Immortal (Summer Breeze Open Air 2011 / Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
  34.   In For a Kill
  35.   Wishmaster
  36.   Never Enough
  37.   The Archive Of Lost Dreams (Masters of Rock 2010 / Vizovice, Czech Republic)
  38.   500 Letters (Tele-Club 2014 / Yekaterinburg, Russia)
  39.   An Empty Dream
  40.   Lost Northern Star
  41.   No Bitter End
  42.   Damned And Divine (Tele-Club 2014 / Yekaterinburg, Russia)