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Tarja Turunen
Tarja Turunen

Background information
Birth name Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen
Born August 17, 1977
Origin Kitee, Finland
Genre(s) Symphonic Rock
Symphonic metal
Classical Crossover
Power Metal
Label(s) Universal
Roadrunner Records
Century Media Records
Spinefarm Records
NEMS Enterprises
Associated acts Nightwish
Beto Vázquez Infinity
Website Website

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Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈtɑrjɑ ˈturunen]) (born 17 August 1977) is a Finnish lyric soprano singer-songwriter and composer, whose work includes two solo albums, with the third coming in 2010. She is best known as an original member and the former lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish, founded by herself, Tuomas Holopainen and Erno Vuorinen in 1996, with the first studio album, Angels Fall First, released on November 1, 1997. She was dismissed from the band on October 22, 2005 after nine years, at the end of the Once Upon a Tour. In 2006, Turunen released a Christmas album, "Henkäys Ikuisuudesta", with a support classical tour between November 25 and December 26. In 2007, Turunen released "My Winter Storm", an album with various styles, including alternative rock and symphonic metal, that sold over 500,000 copies worldwide and with Nightwish sold 5.5 million copies worldwide. The support tour, Storm World Tour, started on November 25, 2007, and ended in London on October 19, 2009, selling out.

What Lies Beneath (2010) The Seer EP (2008) My Winter Storm (2007) Henkäys Ikuisuudesta (2006)

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