Tag: Celine Dion

Monday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Celine Dion

Céline Marie Claudette Dion CC OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, she emerged as a teen star in her homeland with a series of French-language albums during the 1980s. She first gained international recognition by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland. After learning to speak English, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States. In 1990, Dion released her debut English-language album, Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.

During the 1990s, she achieved worldwide fame after releasing several best-selling English albums, such as Falling into You (1996) and Let’s Talk About Love (1997), which were both certified diamond in the US. She also scored a series of international number-one hits, including “The Power of Love”, “Think Twice”, “Because You Loved Me”, “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”, “My Heart Will Go On”, and “I’m Your Angel”. Dion continued releasing French albums between each English record; D’eux (1995) became the best-selling French-language album of all time, while S’il suffisait d’aimer (1998), Sans attendre (2012), and Encore un soir (2016), were all certified diamond in France. During the 2000s, she built her reputation as a highly successful live performer with A New Day… in Las Vegas Strip (2003–07), which remains the highest-grossing concert residency of all time, as well as the Taking Chances World Tour (2008–09), one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time.

Dion’s music has been influenced by genres ranging from rock and R&B to gospel and classical. Her recordings are mainly in French and English, although she also sings in Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese. While her releases have often received mixed critical reception, she is regarded as one of pop music’s most influential voices. She has won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Billboard named her the “Queen of Adult Contemporary” for having the most number ones on the radio format for a female artist. She is the second best-selling female artist in the US during the Nielsen SoundScan era. In 2003, she was honoured by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for selling over 50 million albums in Europe. She remains the best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time with record sales of 200 million copies worldwide.

Tuesday 9pm ET: Feature LP: Celine Dion – Courage (2019)

Courage is the twelfth English-language studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released by Columbia Records on November 15, 2019. It is her first English album in six years after Loved Me Back to Life (2013). Dion worked on Courage with various writers and producers, including Sia, David Guetta, Greg Kurstin, Sam Smith, StarGate, Jimmy Napes, Lauv, LP, Jörgen Elofsson, Stephan Moccio, Eg White, Liz Rodrigues of The New Royales, and many more.

In June 2019, Dion ended her Las Vegas residency, Celine and released “Flying on My Own” as a gift to her fans. In September 2019, she embarked on the Courage World Tour and premiered three more new songs: “Imperfections”, “Lying Down” and “Courage”. The album, which includes sixteen songs and four additional tracks on the deluxe edition, received generally favorable reviews from music critics.

1. “Flying on My Own” 3:32
2. “Lovers Never Die” 2:51
3. “Falling in Love Again” 3:51
4. “Lying Down” 3:58
5. “Courage” 4:14
6. “Imperfections” 3:59
7. “Change My Mind” 3:01
8. “Say Yes” 3:32
9. “Nobody’s Watching” 3:12
10. “The Chase” 3:49
11. “For the Lover That I Lost” 2:54
12. “Baby” 3:34
13. “I Will Be Stronger” 3:27
14. “How Did You Get Here” 4:21
15. “Look at Us Now” 3:18
16. “Perfect Goodbye” 3:28
17. “Best of All” 3:23
18. “Heart of Glass” 3:31
19. “Boundaries” 3:22
20. “The Hard Way” 3:24

Artist Countdown: Celine Dion Top 35 Hits 12p ET @celinedion

CelineDionCéline Marie Claudette Dion, CC OQ ChLD (born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. In 1990, she released the English-language album Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.

Dion first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland. Following a series of French albums in the early 1980s, she signed on to CBS Records Canada in 1986. During the 1990s, with the help of Angélil, she achieved worldwide fame after signing with Epic Records and releasing several English albums along with additional French albums, becoming one of the most successful artists in pop music history. However, in 1999 at the height of her success, Dion announced a hiatus from entertainment in order to start a family and spend time with her husband, who had been diagnosed with cancer. She returned to the top of pop music in 2002 and signed a three-year (later extended to almost five years) contract to perform nightly in a five-star theatrical show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada.  – Wikipedia

1 My Heart Will Go On
2 Because You Loved Me
3 That’s the Way It Is
4 A New Day Has Come
5 All by Myself
6 I Drove All Night
7 Tell Him (with Barbra Streisand)
8 The Power of Love
9 I’m Your Angel (with R.Kelly)
10 I’m Alive
11 It’s All Coming Back to Me Now
12 Taking Chances
13 Think Twice
14 Immortality (featuring The Bee Gees)
15 Where Does My Heart Beat Now
16 Beauty and the Beast (featuring Peabo Bryson)
17 Loved Me Back to Life
18 Only One Road
19 Misled
20 Love Can Move Mountains
21 If You Asked Me To
22 Falling into You
23 One Heart
24 Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word)
25 When I Fall in Love
26 I Want You to Need Me
27 Nothing Broken But My Heart
28 (If There Was) Any Other Way
29 Water from the Moon
30 The Last to Know
31 Incredible (with Ne-Yo)
32 Live (for the One I Love)
33 Have a Heart
34 Did You Give Enough Love
35 Treat Her Like a Lady

Feature LP: Celine Dion – Loved Me Back to Life (2013) 8pm ET

Loved_Me_Back_to_LifeLoved Me Back to Life is the eleventh English-language studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released by Sony Music Entertainment on 1 November 2013. It was preceded by the lead single and title track, “Loved Me Back to Life,” which was released on 3 September 2013. Loved Me Back to Life is Dion’s first English-language studio album since Taking Chances (2007). It was produced by Emanuel Kiriakou, Babyface, Tricky Stewart, Kuk Harrell, Eg White, Play Production, Ne-Yo and Walter Afanasieff among others. The album includes two duets: “Incredible” with Ne-Yo and “Overjoyed” with Stevie Wonder.    (Source: Wikipedia)

1. “Loved Me Back to Life” 3:50
2. “Somebody Loves Somebody” 3:44
3. “Incredible” (duet with Ne-Yo) 3:54
4. “Water and a Flame” 3:44
5. “Breakaway” 4:38
6. “Save Your Soul” 4:11
7. “Didn’t Know Love” 3:37
8. “Thank You” 4:02
9. “Overjoyed” (duet with Stevie Wonder)4:06
10. “Thankful” 3:54
11. “At Seventeen” 4:31
12. “Always Be Your Girl” 4:16
13. “Unfinished Songs” 3:49