When tenor Noah Stewart was growing up in Harlem, N.Y., his friends called him "opera boy." They were onto something.
Earlier this year, he became the first black singer to hit No. 1 on the classical music charts in the U.K.
But Stewart's musical tastes aren't confined to Puccini, Bizet and Strauss, and his new, self-titled album gives him a chance to put his mark on everything from American spirituals to Top 40 hits.
Stewart says he doesn't mind being called an opera singer, but that he would rather just be called a singer.