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International Superstar Paul Potts Set to Release 'Passione' on Columbia Records Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sony Columbia Records - 02/25/2009

After his debut album 'One Chance' stormed to the top of the charts in 13 countries and notched up an astounding 27 platinum and four gold awards, there is without a doubt, fevered excitement surrounding Paul Potts' second album 'Passione' which will be released on Columbia Records on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

Paul's meteoric rise to fame from a humble, self-deprecating phone salesman has touched the hearts of millions. The figures speak for themselves, 'One Chance' sold over three and a half million albums, rocketed to the number one spot in 13 countries and stormed to the top 10 in a further eight. In the UK, his album outsold the entire top 10 collectively. The electrifying world tour with over 100 sell out shows and performances in national stadiums to crowds of over 50,000 people cemented Paul's success and left an indelible mark on the music industry.

This momentous success led to him being presented in Germany with a plaque for selling one million albums and most recently winning prestigious Echo award for 'Best Male International Artist.' He became a YouTube Superstar and to date has had over 74 million hits watching his voyage from the first audition to winning Britain's Got Talent.

A journey that began with a simple flip of a coin has led to him becoming an international star, garnered an army of fans and opened the exclusive world of opera to millions.

Hot on the heels of that triumph and with his undeniable talent, unmistakable voice and zeal for music comes 'Passione'. Overflowing with his passionate, inimitable style combined with impeccable technique; Paul is set to touch more hearts with his enchanting, classical voice. The stunning new album has been almost a year in the making with Paul working with an array of world class producers, composers and European Orchestras; Paul returns with a new found confidence and vigour that leaves no doubt as to his incredible talent.

'Passione' includes a mixture of original recordings along with show stoppers including the haunting 'La Prima Volta (The first Time I saw your Face)' and 'Memory,' the ageless classic written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Paul enthused; "I am unbelievably excited and proud of this album which has a completely different flavor to 'One Chance,' it is more classical. I have worked with some amazing people in Europe to create a beautiful album full of the passion that I feel for my music. I love what I do and feel so incredibly fortunate to be able to continue and release a second album where I can share magnificent arias full of inspiration, energy and power."

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