Today is Celine's husband, René Angélil's birthday. Over the years, Celine has always publically acknowledged René for helping her reach the top, but more importantly for being there for her, supporting her both on and off stage. Without René, none of it would have been possible! To express their gratitude, fans from all around the world joined forces last Fall to create a touching video honouring René. Watch the video below, and send your wishes to René here. Happy birthday, René!
The 19th annual Ron White Foundation Shoe Drive kicked off earlier this month. Several celebrities, including Celine, have previously donated autographed shoes to the foundation. If you live in or around the Greater Toronto Area, you can also help those in need by donating your gently-worn shoes and boots for men, women and children at any of the Ron White stores until January 31. As a thank you, Ron White offers $25 towards a future purchase to all those who donate.
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Celine collaborated with singer, songwriter and producer Linda Perry for the first time during the recording of her 2007 album ‘Taking Chances’. Linda wrote and produced two songs for Celine: “My Love” and “New Dawn”. A live version of “My Love”, recorded during Celine’s Taking Chances World Tour, was later included on Celine’s greatest hits album ‘My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection’ and was released as its lead single. Watch Celine perform the song below.
The Golden Globes Awards ceremony is taking place tonight in Los Angeles. Did you know that three of Celine’s songs have earned their composers a ‘Best Original Song for a Motion Picture’ Golden Globe Award? The first song to have won this prestigious award was the ‘Beauty and Beast’ in 1992. The song, which is included on the animated feature’s soundtrack, was a massive success. In addition to a Golden Globe, it also won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award. Celine also won the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Grammy award in 1993 for her duet performance of this song with Peabo Bryson. Can you name the two other Golden Globes Award winning songs?
“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!