As the first Italian female artist to win a Grammy Award, pop singer-songwriter Laura Pausini has transcended Italy's boot-shaped border and arrived at international success. With over 45 million records sold worldwide, Pausini's powerful soprano voice and emotional stage presence have captivated ticket buyers since her 1993 debut, garnering her comparisons to Mariah Carey, Barbra Streisand, and Celine Dion. Following ten studio albums, Pausini released 20 – The Greatest Hits in 2013, featuring the No. 1 hit "Limpido," a duet with Australian superstar Kylie Minogue. After first rising to fame in Italy with her self-titled 1993 debut album, Pausini would go on to release a series of award-winning albums recorded in both Italian and Spanish. She has also performed in English alongside artists including Josh Groban and Michael Buble. Pausini’s 2006 album, Io Canto (I Sing), won Best Female Pop Vocal Album at the Latin Grammys, sparking an international tour with Marc Anthony. In 2013, Pausini marked the 20th anniversary of her career by kicking off The Greatest Hits World Tour, which extends through 2014 and has tickets flying out of box offices around the globe.