A worldwide sensation when she was only ten years old, Jackie Evancho is moving past the exuberant promise of a child prodigy vocalist, toward maturity as a singer, as a creative artist and as a young woman. Fresh from her spotlight performance of the National Anthem at the Presidential inauguration in January, she seizes the moment with the release of Two Hearts, her long-awaited new album from Portrait/Sony Masterworks. The album not only features popular hits both old and new, and classical crossover Italian songs, but also Jackie’s emerging gifts as a collaborative songwriter.
A career that began with a little girl’s fascination with the film soundtrack of The Phantom of the Opera has become an evolving and enduring musical phenomenon. Since she first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 – gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent – Jackie Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums, with sales of over 2.5 million in the US. Along the way, she has also made history – the youngest solo platinum artist … the youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the U.K. … the youngest person to give solo concert at Lincoln Center … the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. All six of Jackie’s albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. The magnitude of her success led Billboard twice (in 2010 and 2012) to include Jackie on its list of “music movers-and- shakers under the age of 21.”
With the release of Two Hearts, the amazing journey of Jackie Evancho reaches an exciting new place, both creatively and personally. The album’s title says a lot about growth: Jackie’s heart is always in the classical crossover singing her fans love, but she is discovering another facet of her work, her range and, thus, her heart – a love of songwriting and a new, expressive pop sound. Two Hearts features a wide variety of classic and popular songs including Lucio Dalla’s immortal “Caruso”; the beautiful “Attessa,” based on the Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana; Enya’s “May It Be” from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Celine Dion’s “Have You Ever Been in Love” and Taylor Swift’s “Safe and Sound,” all reimagined in Jackie’s angelic style. Also included are her 2016 single “Apocalypse” and four songs she co-wrote – “The Haunting,” “Wonderland,” “Sane” and “Pedestal.”