Tarja Turunen

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Birthday
17, 1977
Birthplace
Kitee, Finland
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
17, 1977 (age 41)
Birthplace
Kitee, Finland

About

Former frontwoman of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish who was fired from her own band and went on to pursue a solo career.

Before Fame

She was bullied at school by girls envious of her voice; she sought refuge in singing and, supplemented by formal training, developed a strong vocal style.

Trivia

After personalities in the band clashed, she was forced out of Nightwish in a drama closely followed by the media. In 2005 started an award-winning solo career.

Family Life

She married Marcelo Cabuli, an Argentine businessman who became her manager. Together they have a daughter named Naomi Eerika Alexia.

Associated With

Nightwish fans have been bitterly divided over whether she or Anette Olzon, her replacement, was a better singer.