Andrea Bocelli’s buzzy Easter Sunday (April 12) livestream event Music for Hope: Live from Duomo di Milano not only turned heads on social media and drew a major audience, but drove millions to listen to Bocelli’s catalog of songs on streaming services.
According to initial reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Bocelli’s combined songs were streamed 6.7 million times on April 12 in the U.S. — a gain of 424% compared to the total of 1.3 million on April 11. (Totals are for on-demand audio and video streams combined.)
In the days leading up to Easter Sunday, Bocelli’s songs pulled in between 700,000 and 1 million streams per day. So, for him to surge to nearly 7 million in one single day is quite the stunning achievement.
Bocelli’s most streamed song on Easter Sunday was “Fall On Me,” a duet with his son Matteo Bocelli. The track tallied 753,000 streams – up 687% versus the 96,000 streams it earned on April 11. “Fall On Me” was featured on Bocelli’s most recent studio album, “Si,” which became his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart when it debuted atop the tally dated Nov. 10, 2018.
Bocelli’s second-biggest song on Sunday was “Time to Say Goodbye,” with Sarah Brightman. It net 671,000 streams – up 160% compared to the 258,000 earned on Saturday.