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

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