Fans in Canada still have time to take part in the Sing for Sainte-Justine With Céline Dion contest by submitting a video of your choir group performing an excerpt of one of Celine’s songs by March 13. Your friends and family can then vote for your video by donating $5 to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation. Two choirs will be selected to sing with Celine during a private function. Get more details on the contest at www.healingmorebetter.org. Good luck!
This is a soulful track from ‘Loved Me Back To Life’ co-written by Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren and Audra Mae. “Breakaway” became the second single released in the UK and was chosen as the ‘Record Of The Week’ on BBC Radio 2 prior to its release. With “Breakaway” Celine explores the sounds of R&B and pop and proves once again the power her voice carries.
The 29th ‘Victoires de la Musique’ (French music awards) were held yesterday in France. Did you know that Celine received her first ‘Victoires’ in 1996? She won the Best Song of the Year award for “Pour que tu m’aimes encore” from ‘D’eux’ and Best Francophone Artist. You can find Celine’s French-language albums at The Boutique.
There is indeed power in love: tell your loved ones how you feel today!
In support of Celine’s amazing duet with Ne-Yo, several countries will release a Bonus Edition digital bundle this week. The songs included are "Incredible” (duet with Ne-Yo), "Open Arms" (a crowd favourite from Celine's Las Vegas show) and a previously unreleased club remix of "Loved Me Back To Life" courtesy of David Morales. While the album version of "Incredible" is available globally, the bonus edition will not be released in US, Canada, UK, France, Japan or Latin America, at this time.
Have you used a Celine song to express your love to someone? Be it a romantic partner, a friend or a family member. If so, which song did you use and what did you do?
After watching a documentary on Celine, husband and wife songwriters Dana Parish and Andrew Hollander were inspired to write “Always Be Your Girl”, celebrating the mother in Celine. In this touching track, from ‘Loved Me Back To Life’, Celine sings “it’s a better world since you’re my boy. I’ll always be your girl”. Although this song is from a mother’s perspective, it’s the perfect track to let your children or the love of your life know that you will always be theirs.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on American television. Can you name songs by The Beatles that Celine has covered?