Tarja Turunen Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Kitee, Finland
Birth NameTarja Soile Susanna Turunen
Nickname Taape
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

She started with piano lessons in age of 6 and later, with 15 years old, Tarja had the very first singing lesson. Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin weren't influences to Tarja but they were very important in her life when she started to sing more. The classical singing lessons only started when she was 17. With 18 years old, Tarja got in the Music Academy in Finland, and at the same time, Nightwish was born. With Tarja, Nightwish release the following albums: "Angel Fall First" - April 1997, "Oceanborn" - November 1998, "Wishmaster" - May 2000, DVD and VHS "From Wishes To Eternity" - April 2001, "Over The Hills And Far Away" - 2001, "Century Child" - May 2002, DVD "End Of Innocence" - October 2003, "Once" - 2004 and "Highest Hopes" - 2005. In 2002 she finished her educations in Germany. In may 2003 Tarja announced that she had secretly gotten married a few months earlier.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Imrahil

Spouse (1)

Marcelo Cabuli (31 December 2002 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (15)

Lead singer of the Finnish symphonic metal band, Nightwish. [1996-2005].
Her favorite director is Ridley Scott.
Her favorite actor is Russell Crowe.
Her favorite album is Gladiator (2000) soundtrack.
Her favorite author is Mika Waltari.
Her favorite movie is Gladiator (2000).
Her favorite song is "Von Ewiger Liebe" by Brahms.
Her album My Winter Storm, has also achieved gold in Hungary, Russia, Czech Republic and went platinum in Finland.
She is fluent in English, Finnish, German and Spanish.
Has two siblings, Timo and Toni.
Turunen sang solo in Waltari's rock-themed 1999 ballet Evankeliumi (also known as Evangelicum (2000)) in several sold-out performances at the Finnish National Opera.
In late 2007 Tarja was nominated for two awards, an "ECHO" as best newcomer and an "Emma" for best Finnish artist.
Her first independent album, My Winter Storm, was released on November 2007, and achieved gold status in Finland on the day of release.
Has a daughter, Naomi Eerika Alexia Cabuli Turunen (b. 2012), with her husband Marcelo Cabuli.
Claimed that she was not familiar with the heavy metal genre until she became a "heavy metal singer" for the Finnish band Nightwish back in 1996.

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