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Tarja Turunen

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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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  2.   O Mio Babbino Caro featuring Mike Terrana
  3.   Led Zeppelin Medley featuring Mike Terrana
  4.   Never Enough
  5.   Vilja Lied featuring Mike Terrana
  6.   I Walk Alone by Tarja
  7.   Witch-Hunt featuring Mike Terrana
  8.   New World Symphony featuring Mike Terrana
  9.   Darkness
  10.   Until Silence
  11.   Deliverance
  12.   Ave Maria
  13.   I Feel Pretty featuring Mike Terrana
  14.   Concert For Violin & Oboe featuring Mike Terrana
  15.   Medusa
  16.   Mystique Voyage
  17.   Lucid Dreamer
  18.   Can-Can featuring Mike Terrana
  19.   Zueigmumg - OP. 10, NO. 1 featuring Mike Terrana
  20.   Barber Of Seville featuring Mike Terrana
  21.   You Take My Breath Away featuring Mike Terrana
  22.   Fly Me To The Moon featuring Mike Terrana
  23.   Blute Nur featuring Mike Terrana
  24.   Song To the Moon featuring Mike Terrana
  25.   The Reign featuring Mike Terrana
  26.   Eine Kleine Nachtmusik featuring Mike Terrana
  27.   William Tell Overture featuring Mike Terrana
  28.   Mein Herr Marquis featuring Mike Terrana
  29.   Swanheart featuring Mike Terrana
  30.   Kun Joulu On
  31.   En Etsi Valtaa, Loistoa
  32.   Heinillä Härkien by Tarja
  33.   Maa On Niin Kaunis by Tarja
  34.   Kuin Henkäys Ikuisuutta
  35.   Heinillä Härkien
  36.   Varpunen Jouluaamuna
  37.   Maa on Niin Kaunis
  38.   Mökit Nukkuu Lumiset
  39.   Jo Joutuu Ilta
  40.   Magnificat: Quia Respexit
  41.   Arkihuolesi Kaikki Heitä
  42.   Walking in the Air
  43.   Jouluyö, Juhlayö
  44.   No Name
  45.   Concert For Violin & Oboe by Tarja
  46.   Blute Nur by Tarja
  47.   Zueigmumg - OP. 10, NO. 1 by Tarja
  48.   Barber of Seville by Tarja
  49.   New World Symphony by Tarja
  50.   Song To the Moon by Tarja
  51.   Vilja Lied by Tarja
  52.   I Mio Babbino Caro by Tarja
  53.   Can-Can by Tarja
  54.   I Feel Pretty by Tarja
  55.   William Tell Overture by Tarja
  56.   Mein Herr Marquis by Tarja
  57.   Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Tarja
  58.   You Take My Breath Away by Tarja
  59.   The Reign by Tarja
  60.   Witch Hunt by Tarja
  61.   Led Zeppelin Medley by Tarja
  62.   Fly Me To The Moon by Tarja
  63.   Swanheart by Tarja

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