Tarja Turunen is a soprano and songwriter, best known as the former lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic–power metal quintet Nightwish. After a worldwide tour, she was dismissed from the band on 22 October 2005. Turunen is now devoting her time to her solo career under the stage name of Tarja. She released her first solo album,
My Winter Storm, in 2007; it debuted #1 in Finland, was certified gold in the first twenty-four hours of the release, and is currently certified platinum.

Albums

YearTitle
2006Henkäys Ikuisuudesta
2007My Winter Storm
2010What Lies Beneath
2013Colours In The Dark

Live Albums

YearTitle
2012Act I : Live in Rosario

Singles

YearSingleAlbum
2004“Yhden Enkelin Unelma”Promo Only
2006“You Would Have Loved This”Henkäys Ikuisuudesta
2007“I Walk Alone”My Winter Storm
2008“Die Alive”
2009“Enough”
2010“Falling Awake”What Lies Beneath
“I Feel Immortal”
“Until My Last Breath”
2011“Underneath”
2012“Into The Sun”Act I
2013“Victim of Ritual”Colours in the Dark
As a featured artist
2005“Leaving You For Me” (with Martin Kesici)So What…?!

EPs

YearEP details
2004Yhden Enkelin Unelma
2008The Seer EP

Music videos

YearEP details
2007“I Walk Alone”
2008“Die Alive”
2010“Falling Awake”
“I Feel Immortal”
“Until My Last Breath”
“Until My Last Breath II”
2012“Into The Sun”
2013“Never Enough”
“Victim of Ritual”

Participations

YearParticipationAlbum
1996“Savonlinnan Taidelukion Romeo ja Julia”Musical project by the Savonlinna Senior Secondary School of Arts and Music
2001“Until Dawn (Angels of Light)” (Beto Vázquez Infinity feat. Tarja Turunen)Beto Vazquez Infinity
“Wizard” (Beto Vázquez Infinity feat. Tarja Turunen and Sabine Edelsbacher)
“Sadness in the Night” (Beto Vázquez Infinity feat. Tarja Turunen)
“The Laws of the Future” (Beto Vázquez Infinity feat. Tarja Turunen and Sabine Edelsbacher)
“Promises Under the Rain” (Beto Vázquez Infinity feat. Tarja Turunen, Candice Night, Sabine Edelsbacher)
2005“Tired of Being Alone” (Schiller feat. Tarja Turunen)Tag und Nacht
“Leaving You For Me” (Martin Kesici feat. Tarja Turunen)So What… ?!
2007“In the Picture” (Nuclear Blast Allstars feat. Tarja Turunen)Nuclear Blast All-Stars: Into the Light
2009“Walking With the Angels” (Doro feat. Tarja Turunen)Fear No Evil
“Rompe el Hechizo” (Rata Blanca feat. Tarja Turunen)Live performance with Rata Blanca on Buenos Aires, June 5
“Guerrero del Arcoiris” (Rata Blanca feat. Tarja Turunen)
“Child in Time” (Rata Blanca feat. Tarja Turunen)

With Nightwish

Studio albums

  • Angels Fall First (1997)
  • Oceanborn (1998)
  • Wishmaster (2000)
  • Century Child (2002)
  • Once (2004)

Live albums

  • From Wishes to Eternity (2001)
  • End of an Era (2006)

Video albums

  • From Wishes to Eternity (2001)
  • End of Innocence (2003)
  • End of an Era (2006)

EPs

  • Over the Hills and Far Away (2001)

Demo tapes

  • Nightwish (1996)
  • Angels Fall First (1997)

Compilations

  • Wishmastour (2000)
  • Tales from the Elvenpath (2004)
  • Bestwishes (2005)
  • Highest Hopes (2005)
  • Lokikirja (2009)
Singles

  • The Carpenter (1997)
  • Sacrament of Wilderness (1998)
  • Passion and the Opera (1998)
  • Walking in the Air (1999)
  • Sleeping Sun (Four Ballads of the Eclipse) (1999)
  • The Kinslayer (2000)
  • Deep Silent Complete (2000)
  • Ever Dream (2002)
  • Bless the Child (song) (2002)
  • Nemo (2004)
  • Wish I Had an Angel (2004)
  • Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan (2004)
  • The Siren (song) (2005)
  • Sleeping Sun (2005)

Music videos

  • The Carpenter (1998)
  • Sacrament of Wilderness (1998)
  • Sleeping Sun (Four Ballads of the Eclipse) (1999)
  • The Kinslayer (2000)
  • Over the Hills and Far Away (2001)
  • Bless the Child (song) (2002)
  • End of all Hope (2002)
  • Nemo (2004)
  • Wish I Had an Angel (2004)
  • The Siren (song) (2005) (unreleased)
  • Sleeping Sun (2005)

References

  1. http://www.metalfromfinland.com/news/2007-11-14_18:48/tarja_turunen_my_winter_storm_reached_gold_in_finland
  2. http://www.tarjaturunen.com/news_en.php?IdRubro=36
  3. http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Tarja&titel=My+Winter+Storm&cat=a
  4. http://finnishcharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Tarja+Turunen
  5. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=349&cfgn=Singles&cfn=European+Hot+100+Singles&ci=3057282&cdi=8279351&cid=02%2F19%2F2005
  6. Finnish charts|http://finnishcharts.com/showitem.asp?key=6451&cat=s
  7. http://www.metalfromfinland.com/news/2009-06-07_15:47/tarja_turunen_covers_deep_purples_child_in_time