In May 1998, Céline and her mother, Thérèse, appeared in the CTV special ‘Magnificent Moms’ hosted by Sandie Rinaldo. The show discussed the profound influence that Thérèse has had on Céline’s life and career, and their close relationship to one another. Other public figures that were featured in the show include Chantal Kreviazuk, Rita MacNeil and Joyce Milgaard.
"A New Day Has Come," the first single from Céline's new album of the same name, has been enthusiastically welcomed by listeners around the world. Since its debut in early February, the song has reached the Top 10 on radio airplay charts in eleven countries. In Canada, the single broke five different airplay records, including #1 Most Added Overall Song. Look for the second single to be released in early June.
In December of 1999, Céline was named a special ambassador of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). She was the first Canadian to receive the honour. In a ceremony that was attended by Canada's Heritage Minister Sheila Copps, and Quebec Culture Minister Agnès Maltais, Céline was praised for remaining true to her roots while enjoying phenomenal success. The Ministers acknowledged Céline's tremendous support of Cystic Fibrosis and her efforts toward the promotion of peace.
Last night at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Céline was honoured with a
special award for “My Heart Will Go On,” which was the first English-language song
to top Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart. Céline thrilled the audience at the
Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami, FL by performing "Aun Existe Amor" in Spanish.
The show will be aired on Sunday, May 12 on Telemundo.
In November 1999, Céline was honoured with a BAMBI award, Germany's oldest media award. She received this in recognition of sales of over 10 million CD's in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
On this day in 1996, Céline was honoured with the award for World's Best-Selling Canadian Recording Artist of the Year at the World Music Awards.
Tune in to MuchMoreMusic at 9:00 p.m., ET (6:00 p.m. PT) on Thursday, May 9 for “The Story of... Céline Dion." The hour long special will highlight Céline’s exclusive MuchMoreMusic visit and rarely seen archival moments. Additional show times for Thursday are 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. ET (9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. PT). The program will also be broadcast on Friday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 am PT).
New merchandise items have just been added in The Boutique and in the Collector’s Corner section. Check it out now!
Attention TeamCeline members... You have until Friday, May 10 to enter an exciting new contest to win a pair of VIP tickets to see Céline perform at the Colosseum in Las Vegas beginning March 2003. Click here for more details.
Céline and René met writer-composer Jean-Jacques Goldman for the first time in Paris in 1994. The album that was created after that meeting was titled 'D'eux,' and went on to become the best-selling album in France in recording history. It has also been named the best-selling French-language album of all time.
Night-time talk show host Jay Leno will have Céline as guest-star on his hit program The Tonight Show on Tuesday, May 21. Céline will perform live. The show airs at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.