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Tarja Turunen

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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  1.   Song
  2.   New World Symphony featuring Mike Terrana
  3.   Diva by Tarja
  4.   O Mio Babbino Caro featuring Mike Terrana
  5.   Witch-Hunt featuring Mike Terrana
  6.   William Tell Overture featuring Mike Terrana
  7.   I Feel Pretty featuring Mike Terrana
  8.   No Bitter End by Tarja
  9.   Ave Maria
  10.   Calling From the Wild by Tarja
  11.   Undertaker by Tarja
  12.   The Living End by Tarja
  13.   Supremacy by Tarja
  14.   Innocence by Tarja
  15.   Fly Me To The Moon featuring Mike Terrana
  16.   Eine Kleine Nachtmusik featuring Mike Terrana
  17.   Mein Herr Marquis featuring Mike Terrana
  18.   Barber Of Seville featuring Mike Terrana
  19.   Blute Nur featuring Mike Terrana
  20.   Until Silence
  21.   Deliverance
  22.   Mystique Voyage
  23.   Lucid Dreamer
  24.   500 Letters
  25.   Never Enough
  26.   I Walk Alone by Tarja
  27.   Song To the Moon featuring Mike Terrana
  28.   Led Zeppelin Medley featuring Mike Terrana
  29.   Medusa
  30.   Demon's in You featuring Alissa White-Gluz
  31.   Vilja Lied featuring Mike Terrana
  32.   The Reign featuring Mike Terrana
  33.   Eagle Eye by Tarja
  34.   Too Many by Tarja
  35.   Maa On Niin Kaunis by Tarja
  36.   Heinillä Härkien by Tarja
  37.   Concert For Violin & Oboe featuring Mike Terrana
  38.   You Take My Breath Away featuring Mike Terrana
  39.   Swanheart featuring Mike Terrana
  40.   Can-Can featuring Mike Terrana
  41.   Love to Hate by Tarja

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