On this day in 1998, Céline was a big winner at the Billboard Music Awards. She received awards in the following categories: ‘Female Album of the Year’ for ‘Let’s Talk About Love’; ‘Artist of the Year – Adult Contemporary’; ‘Soundtrack Single of the Year’ for “My Heart Will Go On” and ‘Artist of the Year.’ The Titanic Soundtrack was named ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year - Soundtrack.’
Céline will be featured on the program "Driven," broadcast on MuchMoreMusic. This special retrospective show will retrace Céline’s rise to international superstardom. It will air on Sunday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. ET, and on Monday, December 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Celinedion.com is celebrating its one-year anniversary today! A year ago, we launched Céline Dion’s revamped official website, complete with an online Boutique and the online fanclub TeamCeline. To celebrate, we have a surprise for all Céline Dion fans from around the world. Look for details in the next few days on how to enter the Celinedion.com Anniversary Giveaway for cool autographed items!
Céline is nominated for ‘Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year’ and ‘Adult Contemporary Single of the Year’ for her hit "A New Day Has Come" at this year’s Billboard Awards. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Monday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET on the Fox network.
Céline will be among the 100 celebrities contributing a favorite recipe for a new French-language book entitled “100 personnalités, 100 recettes”, for which all proceeds will be donated to the Cardiology Institute of Montreal. Céline’s featured recipe is for “Stuffed Vine Leaves with Fried Cauliflower”. The book is published by the Fondation des Ailes de la Mode, and is available in Québec in all large Ailes de la Mode stores and in some supermarkets.
Céline’s hit “A New Day Has Come” is among the tracks featured on the compilation CD ‘Ultimate Women’ now in stores across Canada. It also includes songs from Sade, Toni Braxton, Amanda Marshall and Lara Fabian. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this CD will go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
There has been a new addition to Céline’s Las Vegas show cast: Jean-Sébastien Carré, nicknamed "Jean-Seb", has recently joined the music band. The 25-year old native of Granby, Québec, is a singer, guitarist, and violinist. He’s been playing for over a decade. He’ll be the youngest member of the band, which is comprised of about 10 musicians and led by Claude “Mégo” Lemay.
The Christmas Daddies, a non-profit organization benefiting children, will be auctioning off a CD and a photo autographed by Céline during their annual telethon on December 1, 2002. The Christmas Daddies provide comfort and joy to underprivileged children during the holiday season. The event is broadcast live from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. AT in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island on ATV and ASN. For more information or to make a donation, go to www.christmasdaddies.org.
Today is Céline’s brother Daniel’s birthday. The eight child in the Dion family, he is known as a big admirer of Céline’s cooking!