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  • I really hope he's getting better ...
    If you have 5 minutes, please check out my song "So Fly" on YouTube.

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    • Originally posted by jochen
      I hope too. He he a nice man

      Does anyone know how much she was paid fir her 2003 first vegas deal?
      $250m was what she ended up earning from the first 4 years.

      She then signed on for a reduced date $100m contract for another 3 years + bonuses. Before then signing an extension that keeps her in Vegas until 2019 for what I can only imagine to be an eye-watering sum of money [hundreds of millions, surely].

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      • Thank you.

        This is lots. She was there first 2002 til 2007 right?

        And again 2011 to 2014?
        YOU cant blame nobody but YOU

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        • Vegas 1 - 2003-2007
          Taking Chances World Tour - 2008-2009
          Vegas 2 - 2011-2014
          Vegas 3 - 2014 onwards

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          • Thanks. :-)
            Time for some more questions Wayne?
            YOU cant blame nobody but YOU

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            • Such as?

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              • Did she ever work with rodney jerkins?

                Did she really record a duett with Whitney around 2006 to 2008?

                Did she talk about that her last album did sell not well? You think she cares for this?

                Thanks in advance :-)


                Bye the way..she is or was so big..so many albums sold and I truly adore her but I think her singles back catalog is not as good as others. In fact when I try to see her hits through the eyes of others...she only has 3-5 really known songs to general publuc?

                My heart will go on

                Twink twice and because you loved me

                The power of love and beaty and the beast ( though I thjnk they are mire connected to the film or j.rush )


                That's not so much. I never noticed this
                YOU cant blame nobody but YOU

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                • No, she's never properly worked with Darkchild [think he's unofficially mixed a couple of songs - not 100.0% sure].

                  She did not record a duet with Whitney. As with the Mariah rumours, these are just wishes/dreams.

                  Did she talk about that her last album did sell not well? You think she cares for this?

                  Her album performed as well as it could do - she did discuss a bit about sales, and saying she wasn't really concerned with them. Loved Me Back To Life was the #1 release by a female artist in the UK of 2013, the #1 selling album in Canada by any artist, the #1 release by an English soloist in France etc. With over 1.6m sales, there's only Madonna as far as the veterans go that can compete with Céline when it comes to album sales. And that album came off the back of Sans attendre which sold over 1.2m copies less than 12 months previous. Sure, she's past her commercial best, but she still posts great numbers.

                  You have to realise something with Céline - there's two Céline's: the French Canadian megastar - the biggest French speaking singer of all-time, worldwide - & the English music legend, renowned for ballads and top-class vocals. So actually, she has as many hits as anybody else, just catered to her two different markets. As far as English hits goes, I would argue she has her fair share of well known classics: My Heart Will Go On, Because You Loved Me, All By Myself, It's All Coming Back To Me Now, Beauty and the Beast, The Power of Love, Think Twice [everywhere outside the US] etc. She's sold in excess of 50m singles worldwide, and continues to outperform the likes of Mariah & Madonna worldwide on iTunes. In fact, of any veteran female artist of the last 25 years, Céline always posts the best performance on iTunes.

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                  • I still can't believe some people actually consider LMBTL a flop/disappointment in terms of sales. Selling 1M copies of an album, by any artist, in this day and age is already a success. Let alone 1.6M (and 1.2M for a non-English album), without much help from 2 of the biggest markets. That says A LOT about how global her appeal is. Something that I wish I can say about Mariah Carey, too. No hate. I'm a semi-fan, but that's the reality at this point in their careers.

                    Celine sells her albums basically in every corner of the planet. She's extremely huge in Asia and Europe. And it shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.
                    "Dion's voice glides effortlessly from deep whispers to dead-on high notes, a sweet siren that combines force with grace."
                    - Time

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                    • Thank you Wayne
                      Your are the spécialiste.


                      I read it twice. Interesting stuff.
                      That the album sold well is truly a surprise to me.

                      I need to check the darkchild rumored mixes.


                      Cool infos
                      YOU cant blame nobody but YOU

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                      • Originally posted by dhenapie
                        I still can't believe some people actually consider LMBTL a flop/disappointment in terms of sales. Selling 1M copies of an album, by any artist, in this day and age is already a success. Let alone 1.6M (and 1.2M for a non-English album), without much help from 2 of the biggest markets. That says A LOT about how global her appeal is. Something that I wish I can say about Mariah Carey, too. No hate. I'm a semi-fan, but that's the reality at this point in their careers.

                        Celine sells her albums basically in every corner of the planet. She's extremely huge in Asia and Europe. And it shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.
                        I think that had her Asian tour proceeded as planned, she'd probably be receiving a tonne of good press right now and would probably have reignited some of that lost commercial spark.

                        She's not that relevant commercially speaking in Japan anymore - Asia's biggest market .

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                        • I ordered today three albums :-)
                          Very cheap.

                          Can't wait. I neveer skipped her albums Like I did with mariah or Madonna
                          YOU cant blame nobody but YOU

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                          • This is such an underrated song IMO. I found the recording session of TC today and damn her vocals are amazing here IMO:

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RqHlf8xYkc

                            Disappointed that the LMBTL recording session are with the CD's playback. I would die to hear these live vocals from the recording sessions.

                            BTW maybe Wayne can you recommend me other recording sessions of previous albums where you can hear her live voice?

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                            • I hope her husband is getting better.
                              The winds might blow through me
                              But I don't care

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                              • Originally posted by Isurrender
                                This is such an underrated song IMO. I found the recording session of TC today and damn her vocals are amazing here IMO:

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RqHlf8xYkc

                                Disappointed that the LMBTL recording session are with the CD's playback. I would die to hear these live vocals from the recording sessions.

                                BTW maybe Wayne can you recommend me other recording sessions of previous albums where you can hear her live voice?
                                The Reason [sessions]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq7Xsxz8DmA - be prepared to be blown away [I particularly love 04:05, 05:20 onwards].

                                Her Lets Talk About Love sessions are all on YouTube - full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K7MoKJCoXw

                                If you type in something like "Céline Dion - sessions" into YouTube, you'll get so much.

                                Her sessions videos are just...I have no words. Greatest singer of all-time.

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                                • And two of my favourite videos from her LMBTL era...

                                  Toilet 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO8jyW26PLM

                                  Bathroom Studio 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KpHEFCu_DI

                                  Amazing.

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                                  • Originally posted by Wayne
                                    Originally posted by dhenapie
                                    I still can't believe some people actually consider LMBTL a flop/disappointment in terms of sales. Selling 1M copies of an album, by any artist, in this day and age is already a success. Let alone 1.6M (and 1.2M for a non-English album), without much help from 2 of the biggest markets. That says A LOT about how global her appeal is. Something that I wish I can say about Mariah Carey, too. No hate. I'm a semi-fan, but that's the reality at this point in their careers.

                                    Celine sells her albums basically in every corner of the planet. She's extremely huge in Asia and Europe. And it shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.
                                    I think that had her Asian tour proceeded as planned, she'd probably be receiving a tonne of good press right now and would probably have reignited some of that lost commercial spark.

                                    She's not that relevant commercially speaking in Japan anymore - Asia's biggest market .
                                    But I think her albums prior to LMBTL were decent sellers. TC, AFAIK, did pretty well in Japan. I wonder why My Love: Essential Collection wasn't released over there. Was it because she already released a Japan exclusive compilation album called Complete Best?
                                    "Dion's voice glides effortlessly from deep whispers to dead-on high notes, a sweet siren that combines force with grace."
                                    - Time

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                                    • Yeah, Complete Best was like the Japanese equivalent of My Love.

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                                      • Thanks Wayne, just watched the Reason, I was indeed blown away! Although it's one of the few songs I actually hate...

                                        Will watch the other ones later tonight

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                                        • I used to dislike The Reason too, but then I ended up finding the sessions video - she comes alive in her sessions, and much of what we get to enjoy in her music is due to her input.

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                                          • The Reason is one of my favorite songs, I fell in love with it after her performance with Carole King at Divas Live. Amazing song.
                                            MARIAH

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                                            • I wonder what she will do next
                                              YOU cant blame nobody but YOU

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                                              • ^ I think she'll extend her hiatus - Caesars didn't mention her name in their recent press release.

                                                When you think of all she's accomplished in Vegas - she's literally THE pioneer of modern day Vegas residencies - why does she keep coming back? There'll never be anybody that matches what she's done here, and they know that.

                                                Deep down, I wonder what drives her to keep performing in Vegas [not including the money - though $500k+ per show is obviously very attractive]; she has nothing to prove anymore and she knows that [hence the lack of new music over the last 10 years].

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                                                • When I bought the cassette tape of Let's Talk About Love back in 1997, I thought "The Reason" was the next single, it's one of her best songs!

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                                                  • Originally posted by GetBack
                                                    When I bought the cassette tape of Let's Talk About Love back in 1997, I thought "The Reason" was the next single, it's one of her best songs!
                                                    The Reason was originally the name of the album, and the "first single" [behind My Heart Will Go On] - however Carole KIng wouldn't surrender her publishing rights to the song to Céline and thus, they changed the name of the album to Let's Talk About Love.

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