Happy Birthday Celine! March 30th is Celine's birthday!
Join us in sending her our best wishes on this special day.
The Album Cover
Monic Richard, photographer: "...this photo was inspired by Celine's short hair and the boyish clothing chosen by her stylist, giving her an androgynous look."
(Monic Richard : ''La face cachée du portrait : astuces et secrets'', Flammarion, 2007, p. 60)
Original photograph by Monic Richard, Montréal, September 1994
Graphic Design by FKGB with Sony Music France, 1995
Celine : "The album was originally going to be entitled "Pour que tu m'aimes encore." The name was good, but it wasn't quite right..."
Valérie Michelin (Head Producer at Sony Music France at the time): "The idea for the title came from a brainstorming session with Virginie Auclair, Creative Director at Columbia."
Celine : "...it was refreshing to have a title that wasn’t one of the songs on the album but represented them nonetheless. The album reflects Jean-Jacques' incredible talent together with what I humbly contributed. He enjoyed writing the songs, and I enjoyed singing them."
(Marie-Christine Blais, La Presse, April 1st 1995. Céline Dion lance un premier disque écrit pour elle, ''D'eux")
Celine will return to the stage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at the end of this summer and tickets are now on sale. The dates have been announced and in a few hours, tickets for performances from August 27, 2015 to January 17, 2016 will be available to the general public! Tickets will go on sale today at 10am (PT).
Today, TeamCeline celebrates the 20th anniversary of 'D'eux', the best-selling French album of all-time with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide.
In February 1994, before developing the friendship they now have, Jean-Jacques Goldman, already a huge star in France, decided to write an entire album for Celine focusing on her love life (''Pour que tu m'aimes encore'', ''Je sais pas'', ''J'attendais'') and her professional life (''Destin''). The album allowed Celine to explore many new musical styles, including blues (''Le ballet''), rock ‘n roll (''J'irai où tu iras''), rhythm ‘n blues (''Regarde-moi''), gospel (''Prière païenne''), pop (''Les derniers seront les premiers'', ''Cherche encore'') and ballads (''La mémoire d'Abraham''). The album ends with the touching song ''Vole'' dedicated to Celine’s niece Karine, who passed away from Cystic Fibrosis two years earlier.
(photo: Claude Gassian)
Celine will return to the stage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at the end of this summer and tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 28, 2015.
TeamCeline members have an exceptional advantage! Members have the opportunity to purchase tickets for her big return on August 27th 2015 or for any of the 40 performances she will be giving until January 17th 2016 before the general public. Not a TeamCeline member? Don’t worry! Join now and get your tickets before anyone else! Membership is free!
Forty performances are scheduled from August 27, 2015 through January 17, 2016
Find all performance dates here and purchase your tickets today!
Thank you for your loyalty to Celine and we hope to see you in Vegas!
Good news on the horizon...more information in the coming days, stay tuned!
Celine hosts the Juno Awards for the 1st time
(Juno Awards, O’Keefe Center, Toronto - March 21, 1993)
“I was excited by the idea of hosting the ceremony, and everything was going very well… until I learned I had to do it in English!”
In 1993 and for the first time in her career, Celine hosted the Juno Awards in celebration of the Canadian music industry. In addition to picking up 7 nominations, Celine opened the ceremony with ''Love Can Move Mountains'' alongside the Toronto-based choir Kaleefah.
Despite a high fever throughout the weekend rehearsals, Celine collected 4 Junos that evening:
Female Vocalist of the Year for the 3rd consecutive year
Best Selling Francophone Album for 'Dion Chante Plamondon'
Single of the Year for ''Beauty and the Beast '' with Peabo Bryson
Best Dance Recording for ''Love Can Move Mountains''
Celine’s voice, sense of humour and personality won the hearts of many spectators that evening.
March 27, 1993, article from "The Financial Post". Celine poses proudly with the 4 trophies she won the previous evening. Throughout the years, Celine has been nominated for a record 70 Juno Awards and has taken home the prize 20 times.
Aldo Giampaolo, President and CEO of Feeling Productions, would like to confirm that musicians Claude "Mego" Lemay, Yves Frulla, André Coutu and Jean-Seb Carré will no longer be part of Celine's band after their contracts expire on March 15, 2015.
"It was a difficult decision to make that I felt was necessary to breathe fresh air into the show," commented Mr Giampaolo. "Celine and Rene join me in thanking them for sharing their immense talent with us over the years and we wish them continued success in their future endeavours."
Mr Giampaolo would like to reassure the public and fans alike that Celine will return to the stage but no dates have been confirmed at this time.