After growing up on a farm in Tuscany, suffering from blindness at the age of 12, and earning a law degree, Andrea Bocelli rose to become an international star in both classical and pop music. He began learning how to play the piano at the age of six and acquainted himself to the flute and saxophone. Luciano Pavarotti and Zucchero Fornaciari helped launch Bocelli's career, adding him to their tour in 1993, segwaying the launch of his first album in 1994. After two opera-based albums, Bocelli transitioned to the pop-genre in his 1997 album Romanza, featuring his most popular song "Time to Say Goodbye". Will Ferrell pays tribute to Bocelli in his film Step Brothers.