The result of a two-year worldwide search by impresario Simon Cowell, Il Divo were formed with the intention of applying 'operatic technique and virtuosity to the interpretation of romantic songs'. Il Divo have taken opera into the mainstream on a global scale and wowed a generation of fans with heart-stopping vocal performances.
The band captivated audiences the world over with their debut single in 2004, a classical arrangement of Toni Braxton's number one hit, 'Unbreak My Heart'.
Their self-titled debut album from 2004 sold over five million copies, hitting the number one slot in thirteen countries and a top five placing in twenty-five.
Their second album Ancora, from 2005, featured modern classics such as Mariah Carey's 'Hero' and The Righteous Brother's 'Unchained Melody'.
The four-piece completed a hugely successful North American tour with Barbra Streisand in 2006.
In 2011 the band were named Artists of the Decade at the Classic BRIT Awards, where they also performed.
Il Divo are no strangers to UK TV screens, having regularly appeared on The X Factor.
After six huge-selling albums, Il Divo announced their first Greatest Hits collection in 2012. It featured new versions of songs like 'My Heart Will Go On' and 'I Will Always Love You'.
Il Divo have been described by Simon Cowell as being "for people who are too intimidated by opera to go to ENO, but who love the romance of the music".