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Greek-American pianist and composer Yanni has been entertaining audiences around the world for over 40 years. Having released over 19 albums, Yanni continues to demonstrate his longevity in world music and instrumentations. Yanni's most recent release for 2014's Inspirato showcases the inspirational vocals of Spanish tenor Placido Domingo while featuring the incredible work of famed Grammy Award-winning record producer Ric Wake. In 2014 and 2015, the album peaked at No. 1 on the Top New Age Albums.

Throughout his lifetime, Yanni has performed at several venues known around the world including London's Royal Albert Hall along with the historic Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece. During his reputable career, Yanni also had the distinct privilege of playing special concerts at the Taj Mahal in India and Forbidden City in China.

As a young child, Yanni developed a strong desire and passion to play the piano. After mastering and honing his skill, Yanni would eventually join Chameleon. During the short stint, the band would release four albums including the 1981 self-titled release for Chameleon which featured the hit "Stranded." The band received much radio and television airplay after being featured on MTV.

In 1986, Yanni would go on to release his first solo album called Optimystique. Released on Atlantic Records, the album featured eight tracks with a unique sound which Yanni was proud of for helping to remember his early beginnings. In 1988, Yanni would release his fourth studio album for Chameleon Days which would peak at No. 2 on Billboard's "Top New Age Albums" during the same year. Featuring nine tracks, the album showcased both high-energy tracks and slow instrumentations.

The 1990 release for Reflections of Passion launched Yanni into worldwide success as the album peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's "Top New Age Albums." The successful launch of the record helped Yanni reach new heights as he became widely known for being a world music instrumentalist. After this release, Yanni would go on to release several additional albums that would reach the same early success. In My Time, In The Mirror, Truth of Touch, and several additional releases all peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Yanni's music has been featured throughout many movies and special television and sporting events including Tour de France, The Wide World of Sports, and many others. Yanni continues to deliver impressionable records while maintaining a top spot in the music industry.