An Il Divo Album
The Promise is the fifth studio album by the operatic pop group, Il Divo. The Promise was released globally on November 10th, except in the US and Canada, where it was released November 18, Ireland where it was released on November 7th, and Japan, on 26 November.  The album reached the No.1 spot in the UK on 16th November. The album was produced by Steve Mac. It was announced on 10 September, that it will be named The Promise, although the tracklisting was at this time not yet disclosed.. In early messages to people who are members of the band's official site's mailiing list, it revealed to them that 'Il Divo return with their richest and most diverse album to date.' It also revealed that the album would have twelve songs. Cover songs confirmed at this time were: Frankie Goes To Hollywood's The Power Of Love; 'a haunting and beautiful interpretation of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah'; the smouldering intensity of Adagio; and the fourth confirmed song then wasABBA's The Winner Takes It All.
The Promise contains seven covers of existing songs, along with four new songs written especially for the album. The new songs included are: La Promessa (Italian), Enamorado (Spanish), Angelina (Spanish) and La Luna (Italian). Also contained on the album is a cover of the chart topping song She made famous by French tenor Charles Aznavour. L'Alba Del Mondo is an Italian adaption of the song I Knew I Loved You, a famous song based on Deborah's Theme from Once Upon A Time In America and written by Ennio Morricone. The final track on the album is a cover of the traditional hymn, Amazing Grace.
On October 24, 2008, Il Divo flew across the ocean overnight specially for the Oprah Winfrey Show after they had been called by Oprah on the phone on their way in the airport for a post-album recording vacation, to give a special performance on the show, where they performed the song Amazing Grace. Following this the hymn made it into the MTV US top 20.
The Album peaked No. 1 on the top classical albums on Billboard charts, and up until Sept 12, 2009, It spent 43 straight weeks in the Top 10 list.