Starting this week, Céline can be seen in a television ad airing on Québec television to raise awareness and funds for Montréal’s Sainte-Justine Hospital for sick children. Céline agreed to be the spokesperson for a new fundraising campaign along with her husband and manager René Angélil last year. They hope to raise 100 millions dollars over the next five years for research to help sick children.
Céline recently spoke with Maria Shriver for an interview in upcoming Today Show/Dateline features airing on NBC. The interview was filmed in her dressing room as she was getting ready to go on stage to perform in A New Day… at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. More details coming soon.
Last month, we asked TeamCeline members to complete a survey. We were very impressed with the number of members who responded and we will share some of the results on TeamCeline shortly. We want to congratulate the following ten members who were randomnly selected among all the participants. They each won an item autographed by Céline!
Sylvie from Durham, New Hampshire
Sylvianne from Châteauguay, Quebec
Christopher from Richmond, Michigan
Lisa from Little Pond, Nova Scotia
Sebastien from Coubert, France
Victoria from Aurora, Illinois
Claudine from Coventry, England
Sue from Volketswil, Switzerland
Paola from Clearwater, Florida
Carleen from Edmonton, Alberta
Céline was recently honoured at the 2003 Dragon Awards in Poland. She was named ‘International Female Artist of the Year.’ Céline’s album ‘A New Day Has Come’ and her hit singles topped the charts in Poland in 2002.
After the success of "I Drove All Night," two new singles from Céline’s new album 'One Heart' are set to impact radio. In the United States and Canada, the beautiful ballad "Have You Ever Been In Love" has been selected as the next single. In Europe, the upbeat and catchy title-track "One Heart" will make its radio debut soon.
Céline’s new line of fragrance ‘Celine Dion Parfums’ is now available to TeamCeline members in the Celinedion.com Boutique. Products include three sizes of the ‘Celine Dion Parfums’ eau de toilette as well as a body lotion and shower gel. The fragrance is also being sold in select stores across North America and will be available in Europe by the fall of 2003.
A new version of the song “S’il suffisait d’aimer” with vocals by Céline and Lââm will be included on the French compilation CD ‘Les Enfants de la Terre.’ Proceeds from the sale of the album will be donated to the Enfants de la Terre charity organization benefiting children. The CD will be released in France on April 28. Other artists who contributed to this project include Yannick Noah, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Patrick Bruel and Pascal Obisco, among others.
Victor Young's and Edward Heyman's, "When I Fall In Love", was first heard in the 1952 film 'One Minute To Zero' (starring Robert Mitchum) and 1957's 'Istanbul' (starring Errol Flynn). This timeless piece has been recorded by many artists including Doris Day, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, The Lettermen, and Rick Astley among many others. In 1993, Céline's and Clive Griffin's version became the theme song for the romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle" (starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks).
Céline’s song “Prayer” is among the tracks featured on the upcoming ‘Peace Songs’ album. Proceeds from the sale of the CD will help war-affected children through international humanitarian efforts led by War Child Canada. The album, released Tuesday, April 17 in Canada, also includes songs from Bryan Adams, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Garou, Chantal Kreviazuk, Avril Lavigne, Paul McCartney and Our Lady Peace, among others.