The discography of the Greek contemporary instrumental musician Yanni consists of 14 studio albums and seven live albums. In 1987 he put together a small band which included John Tesh and Charlie Adams, and began touring to promote his earliest instrumental albums, Keys to Imagination, Out of Silence, and Chameleon Days.

Dare to Dream was released in 1992. It was Yanni’s first Grammy-nominated album and featured "Aria", a song based on The Flower Duet and popularized by an award-winning British Airways commercial. A second Grammy-nominated album, In My Time, was released in 1993. His music has been used extensively in television and televised sporting events, including the Super Bowl, Wide World of Sports, U.S. Open, Tour de France, World Figure Skating Championships, The Olympics, and ABC News.[2]

Yanni's breakthrough commercial success came with the release of his album and video, Live at the Acropolis, filmed on September 25, 1993 at the 2,000-year-old Herod Atticus Theater in Athens, Greece, and released in 1994. This was Yanni’s first live album and utilized a full orchestra under the supervision of the Iranian conductor, Shahrdad Rohani, in addition to his core band. Subsequently, the concert was broadcast in the US on PBS and quickly became one of their most popular programs ever, having been seen in 65 countries by half a billion people. A composition from this album, "Acroyali/Standing in Motion", was determined to have the "Mozart Effect," by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine because it is similar to Mozart's K 448 in tempo, structure, melodic and harmonic consonance and predictability.[5] He has appeared on several major PBS Pledge TV Specials such as A Decade of Excellence, including segments from Live at the Acropolis, Tribute, and Live at Royal Albert Hall, London.

Albums

Studio albums

This list excludes compilation and retrospective albums.
YearAlbum TitleBillboard
New Age
(peak)[10][13]
Billboard
200
(peak)[10][15]
Further Notes
1984Optimystique
1986Keys to Imagination
1987Out of Silence
1988Chameleon Days2
1989Niki Nana2
1990Reflections of Passion129compilation + 3 new tracks
1991In Celebration of Life360
1992Dare to Dream232Grammy-nominated (New Age)[16]
1993In My Time124Grammy-nominated (New Age)[16]
2000If I Could Tell You120
2003Ethnicity127
2009Yanni Voices (English language)120No. 2 selling New Age Album (2009), No. 5 (2010).[26]
Peaked as Billboard No. 20 Top Internet Album[10]
Yanni Voces (Spanish language)2Peaked as No. 5 Billboard Top Latin Pop Album and
No. 13 Billboard Top Latin Album.[10]
2010Mexicanisimo2No. 7 selling New Age album of 2011[25]
My Passion for Mexico (2012) has same tracks
2011Truth of Touch1No. 1 top-selling New Age album of 2011[16][25]
No. 10 selling New Age album of 2012[26]
2012My Passion for Mexico (English title)7Mexicanisimo (2010) has same tracks
2014Inspirato1
2016Sensuous Chill1173

Live albums/tours/videography

Clicking on some tour names links to album that preceded that tour.
YearTour / Live Album / VideoBillboard
New Age
(peak)[10]
Billboard
200
(peak)[10]
Notes[70]
1990Reflections of Passion
1991Revolution in Sound
1992Dare to Dream
1993Yanni Live,The Symphony Concerts 1993
1994Live at the Acropolis15Released following the Sept. 1993 Acropolis concerts
Yanni Live,The Symphony Concerts 1994
1995Yanni Live,The Symphony Concerts 1995Royal Albert Hall
1996One on OneNon-musical video of Interlochen interview (ASIN B0002LGU74)
1997Tribute121Taj Mahal and Forbidden City
2003–4Ethnicity127Billboard rankings are for studio album
2006Yanni Live! The Concert Event1842004 concert;
No. 4 selling New Age album of both 2006 and 2007[26]
Peaked at No. 6 Billboard Top Independent Album (2006)[10]
2008–9Yanni Voices120Billboard rankings are for studio album
2010Yanni in ConcertSouth America (September) and Puerto Rico (November)
2011Mexico (January), Panama (February),
and U.S. (March–May)
Eastern Europe and Asia (October–November)
Live at El Morro,Puerto Rico1109December 2011; subject of 2012 CD and DVD;
No. 5 selling New Age album of 2012[26]
2012An Evening with YanniMexico, U.S., Canada (March–August), and
Chile, Argentina, Brazil (September–October)
2013World Without BordersMiddle East, China, Eastern Europe (March–July)
World TourMexico, Puerto Rico, Eastern U.S.
2014S. & N. America, Europe, Middle East, South Asia, N. Africa
2014Yanni: World Without BordersVideo composite from "World Without Borders" tour
2015One Man's DreamIndia,[56] China, Egypt,[4] United Arab Emirates
2016North American TourNorth America, Central America, Jordan,[63] United Arab Emirates[161]
2016The Dream Concert: Live from the Great Pyramids of Egypt1Two concerts, on October 30 and 31, 2015[29]
2017An Evening In Conversation With YanniU.S.,[175] Canada, Kuwait,[55] Saudi Arabia[57]

Soundtracks

Compilations

Yanni has released the following compilations and retrospectives:[30]