Happy Birthday to Sarah Brightman. (August 14, 1960) She is a #classicalcrossoversoprano , #actress , #musician , #songwriter , and #dancer . She has sung in many languages, including #English , #Spanish , #French , #Latin , #German , #Turkish #Italian , #Russian , #MandarinChinese , Japanese , and #Catalan . Brightman's 1996 #duet with the Italian tenor #andreabocelli , #timetosaygoodbye , topped charts all over Europe and became the highest and fastest selling single of all time in Germany, where it stayed at the top for 14 consecutive weeks and sold over 3 million copies. Subsequently it became an international success selling 12 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. She has now collected over 180 gold and platinum sales awards in 38 different countries. In 2010 she was named by Billboad the 5th most influential and best-selling classical artist of the 2000s decade in the US and according to Nielsen SoundScan, she has sold 6.5 million albums in that country. Brightman is the first artist to have been invited twice to perform the theme song at the Olympic Games. In 2012, Brightman was appointed as the #unescoartistforpeace for the period 2012–2014, for her "commitment to humanitarian and charitable causes, her contribution, throughout her artistic career, to the promotion of cultural dialogue and the exchanges among cultures, and her dedication to the ideals and aims of the Organization". Apart from music, Brightman has begun a #filmcareer . Brightman is the world's richest female classical performer with a fortune of £36 million. Happy Birthday @sarahbrightmanmusic ! Rock On 🤘!