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Sarah Brightman Career Retrospective: The 2000s

Join Sarah on Thursdays to reminisce about beautiful memories from throughout her spectacular 4-decades-long career.

This week … it’s the 2000s! This magical decade began with the dreamy Gold-certified album ‘La Luna,’ which reached #1 on the US Billboard Top Internet Albums and featured a mix of pop, vintage jazz, and high opera songs. The album led to another world tour and in 2000, Sarah sold more records than Elton John and the Rolling Stones, becoming America’s highest-selling and top touring British artist. After releasing a critically-acclaimed anthology album, ‘Classics’ in 2001, Sarah went on to release her much-beloved Middle Eastern-themed dance music album ‘Harem’ and embarked on an accompanying world tour that sold 800,000 tickets worldwide. The remix of the title track of the album became a #1 dance/club single, and the album was a multi-million seller in its first year.

The next several years saw Sarah releasing a DVD collection of her music videos, ‘Diva: The Video Collection’ and an accompanying Greatest Hits CD, ‘Diva: The Singles Collection.’ During this time, she also performed as part of global television specials and events, including the 2007 Concert for Diana and the IAAF Championships in Osaka, Japan. She also appeared in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and at the opening of the new Wembley Stadium in London the same year. Sarah’s multi-platinum album ‘Symphony’ was released in 2008, selling 32,033 copies in its first week.

What is your favourite memory of Sarah from the beginning of this decade?