With special guests: Il Volo, Biagio Antonacci, Miguel Bosé, Ivete Sangalo, & Gloria Estefan
Italian pop singer, Laura Pausini will perform at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 6 apart of her Greatest Hits World Tour! Special guests that evening will include Biagio Antonacci, Miguel Bosé, Ivete Sangalo, & Gloria Estefan!
Her eponymous debut album was released in Italy on 23 April 1993 and later became an international success, selling two million copies worldwide. Its follow-up, Laura, was released in 1994 and confirmed her international success, selling three million copies worldwide. During the same year, she released her first Spanish-language album, Laura Pausini, composed of ten adapted songs originally included in her previous works. The album was certified diamond by the Association of Phonographic and Videographic of Spain, making her the first non-Spanish artist to sell more than one million copies in Spain.
As of today, she has released eleven studio albums, an international greatest hits album and two compilation albums for the Hispanic and Anglophone market only, respectively. She mostly performs in Italian and Spanish, but she has also recorded songs in English, French and Portuguese. In 2006, her record Io canto was the best-selling album of the year in Italy. All of her albums earned the top-five on the Italian Albums Chart, and six of them reached the first position in Italy. Pausini has also released 14 top-ten singles in Italy, including five number-ones. In 2004, Allmusic's Jason Birchmeier considered Pausini's sales "an impressive feat for someone who'd never really broken into the lucrative English–language market". As of 2011, according to Warner Music Italy, Pausini had sold more than 45 million records worldwide.
During her career, she has won numerous music awards, including three Latin Grammy Awards, a Billboard Latin Music Award and four World Music Awards. In 2006 she also became the first Italian female artist to win a Grammy Award, receiving the accolade for Best Latin Pop Album for the record Escucha. She has been honored as a Commander Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.