“Singing in French for me is first of all a return to my roots, the happiness of going back to my first language and ‘my countries’, Quebec and France, which have given me so much. Singing in French is also about this team, the songwriters, the musicians with whom I have such pleasure in sharing! And, it’s the idea of experiencing the energy and warmth that’s so particular of the francophone public”.*
*Translation of quote taken from the ‘1 fille & 4 types’ CD booklet.
Celine has traveled the world to perform for her fans. Her latest world tour, the 2008/2009 Taking Chances World Tour brought Celine to 23 countries, and 93 cities, on all five continents. Has Celine ever performed in your city? Or have you ever traveled to another country to see Celine perform? Tell us where you saw Celine on stage around the world!
Did you guess the song yesterday? The lyrics are from “Quelqu’un que j’aime, quelqu’un qui m’aime” (Someone I Love, Someone Who Loves Me) from Celine’s 1991 album ‘Dion chante Plamondon’. All of the tracks on this album were written or co-written by famous Quebec lyricist Luc Plamondon and four of the songs were brand new, written specifically for the album. The music for “Quelqu’un que j’aime, quelqu’un qui m’aime” was composed by Erown. Released as a radio single in Canada in August 1992, and although there was no accompanying video, the song became a big hit in Quebec staying at the #1 position for 7 straight weeks and remaining on the charts for 23 weeks!
Can you guess which Celine song the following lyrics are from?
Au fond de mon regard (As I look into my eyes)
Je ne suis plus (I am no longer)
La petite fille (The little girl)
Que j'ai été (That I used to be)
Get the answer tomorrow!
Did you know that Celine’s song “On ne change pas” is included on the soundtrack of the film ‘Mommy’? The movie won a Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The song is featured in a scene where the characters are singing and dancing to Celine’s voice. In an interview, the young director, Quebecer Xavier Dolan, admitted that he had written a letter to Celine when he was younger. He also said that his mother listened to Celine’s albums. Have you seen this movie? What did you think of the scene with “On ne change pas”?
Celine and René, who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last month, renewed their vows fifteen years ago today, in a traditional Melkite Byzantine ceremony. The special event, which took place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, reflected René's Lebanese and Syrian origins by incorporating many Middle Eastern cultural symbols such as dance and costumes.
Last year, in an interview with Katie Couric, Celine said that her family, her husband René and the people he has chosen through the years to work with them have helped her stay grounded and not lose herself in fame and show business. They reminded her that “whatever you see out there, whatever you hear, this is not reality. Show business is wonderful. We have a good time. And when it’s over, the adrenaline is so high, it’s like a drug. You have to be able to surround yourself with the right people (…)”
During a 2013 interview with television channel France 2, Celine admitted that she would like to act in a movie someday. “Why not?”, she said to the host. Did you know that Celine has already acted in a miniseries titled ‘Des fleurs sur la neige’? In this miniseries, broadcast in Quebec in 1991, Celine played the challenging role of Elisa Trudel, a young woman abused by her mother. What type of movie would you like to see Celine act in? How about a comedy or musical or maybe a drama?
We hope you had a wonderful time welcoming in the New Year. Did you make any resolutions for 2015? Share them with us! What Celine song do you think will help keep you motivated to stay on track?
On behalf of everyone here at CelineDion.com, we wish you a very happy New Year! May 2015 bring you peace, health and joy!