Tarja Turunen

  • Singer-Songwriter

    17 August 1977


    Kitee, Finland


    46 Years Old



    Other Information

    Occupation Singer, Songwriter
    Full Name Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen
    Other Name Tarja
    Years Active 1996–present
    Record Label Universal, NEMS Enterprises, earMUSIC
    Height 5′ 5″
    Children Naomi Eerika Alexia Cabuli Turunen
    Genres Symphonic metal, gothic metal. power metal
    Spouses Marcelo Cabuli (m. 2002)


    Tarja Turunen was born on 17 August 1977, in Kitee, Finland. She is Finnis Singer, Songwriter best known as the former lead vocalist of Nightwish.


    The brightest star of the symphonic rock scene, Tarja Turunen is certainly the most internationally well-known Finnish voice in the world of music. Soprano, composer and songwriter, she reached international fame co-founding and being for nine years the voice and image of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, collecting with them Gold and Platinum Record Awards in several countries.

    Since 2005 she dedicates every December in bringing to Finland and also abroad the magic of her Christmas shows. The Christmas album Henkäys Ikuisuudesta achieved the double Platinum Record Award in Finland and was selected as the “Christmas album of the year” from all the local radio stations in the country.

    Former NIGHTWISH front-woman Tarja Turunen has opened up about the stroke she suffered in late 2018 following the completion of her U.S. tour.

    The 45-year-old Finnish-born singer, who currently lives in Spain (after previously residing in both Finland and Argentina),told Chaoszine in a new interview that she decided to address her experience in order to raise awareness of the third leading cause of death for women.


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