Did you know that Celine was the first female artist to have two singles sell over a million units each in the UK? Celine’s first number one single “Think Twice” and then “My Heart Will Go On” were both certified Platinum. Because of fans like you, 18 of Celine’s albums were certified multi-platinum including 'Falling Into You' (7 x Platinum); 'The Colour of My Love' (5 x Platinum) and most recently 'Loved Me Back to Life' also reached Platinum. Thanks to so many devoted fans, Celine is one of the biggest selling female artists of all time in the UK!
On this day in 2007, Celine gave the final performance of her first Las Vegas show ‘A New Day…’. After a 5 year residency, the curtains dropped at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. During this last show, Celine performed what was then her newest hit, “Taking Chances”, from the album of the same name, in addition to the show’s usual set list. Celine was overcome with emotion at the end of the show when René and René-Charles went on stage to offer her a rose. Click here to revisit this wonderful moment in photographs! And for those of you who didn’t make it to Las Vegas, the entire 'A New Day...' show is captured on the spectacular 'Live in Las Vegas DVD'.
Celine and René exchanged wedding vows at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal on December 17th, 1994 (almost 20 years ago today!). The ceremony was followed by an elegant reception at Le Westin Mont-Royal. Below is a peek at their wedding program with details of the reception, including the dinner menu. You can see the entire wedding program along with other very personal souvenirs in ‘For Keeps’, an intimate biography that includes removable mementos from Celine's personal archives. Don't forget to share your drawings, poems, art or other creations in celebration of Celine and Rene's 20th Wedding Anniversary!
“The Prayer” a wonderful duet with classical tenor Andrea Bocelli was the second single from Celine’s holiday album ‘These Are Special Times’ and was also included on Bocelli’s album ‘Sogno’. The song was featured in the animated film, ‘Quest for Camelot’ and earned a Golden Globe in 1999 for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture. Did you know that in an interview last year, Andrea Bocelli said that among the many artists he has performed with, Celine was one of his favourites? Will this song be a part of your holiday playlist?
Whether you’re travelling to a sunny destination or spending the holidays at home, you can protect your eyes from harmful rays in style with a fabulous pair of Celine Dion sunglasses! All models are now 15% OFF at The Boutique! Hurry, quantities are limited. Don't forget to check The Boutique for more amazing discounts and get a FREE gift with ANY purchase!
The ‘Sapins des Stars’ fundraiser returns for its sixth consecutive year giving you the opportunity to purchase some great items donated by celebrities from the fields of sports and entertainment. This year you’ll find a beautiful Titanic-themed painting signed by Celine herself, donated by her mother Thérèse, her sister Liette’s bridesmaid dress worn during Celine’s wedding and her sister Claudette’s dress worn during the 2008 Quebec City show ‘Céline sur les Plaines’. You have until December 14 to pick-up one of these fantastic items or simply make a donation. Proceeds go to charities benefit underprivileged children, including Celine’s mother’s charity, the ‘Fondation Maman Dion’.
There’s no denying that Celine’s wedding gown was nothing short of spectacular! It is said that it took over 1,000 hours to create the iconic dress. Celine was donned in a Mirella and Steve Gentile creation silk gown complete with a 20 foot train. To top off the glamourous look, Celine wore a twenty-two pound tiara. On December 17, it will be 20 years ago that Celine and René said I do in an opulent ceremony at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Make sure to share photos of the unique art you created to celebrate this milestone on the Forum!
Today is Celine's sister and godmother, Claudette's birthday. Claudette shares Celine's love for singing and performs all over Quebec with the Dion family. Happy Birthday Claudette!