TARJA TURUNEN Presented With German Gold Album For ‘My Winter Storm’

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was presented with a gold
plaque at the Summer
Breeze
festival in Dinkelsb├╝hl, Germany for sales in excess of 120,000
copies in Germany alone of her debut solo album, “My Winter Storm”.

“My Winter Storm” was
released in the U.S. in February 2008. The CD was made available in two
exclusive U.S. versions via Fontana:
the standard and deluxe editions (the latter featuring extra tracks not released
elsewhere, as well visually stimulating bonus DVD content).

“My
Winter Storm”
was produced by Daniel
Presley
(FAITH NO MORE, JEWEL, THE BREEDERS), who has been joined in the studio by a
truly stellar line-up of musicians: Doug
Wimbish
on bass (LIVING COLOUR, ANNIE LENNOX, JOE SATRIANI, JEFF
BECK
, MADONNA, ROLLING STONES), Alex
Scholpp
on electric guitars (FARMER
BOYS
) and Earl Harvin on drums (SEAL, PET SHOP BOYS, AIR), a player
personally selected by Tarja after she
saw him stealing the show at a SEAL
concert. Keyboards and programming, meanwhile, were provided by Torsten Stenzel, whose previous credits
include NELLY FURTADO, MOBY, TINA TURNER, VANESSA
MAE
.

Tarja‘s sophomore solo album, “What Lies Beneath”, sold around 1,300 copies in the
United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 24 on
the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling
albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared
in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“What Lies Beneath” was released in North
America on September 14, 2010 via The End
Reco

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