I didn't mean she was a legend on that night - I was talking about looking back retrospectively, and that night Europe was introduced to a legend (even if they didn't know it at that point).jochen wrote:She wasnt known at this time in europe wayn
She became a Legend with the Titanic song
Do your homework, jochen.jochen wrote:She wasnt known at this time in europe wayn
She became a Legend with the Titanic song
I Think she was known in french speaking countries i think.
yes, incredible song. And this is my most favorite live performance. She sounds amazing and look fabulous!)Benjamin wrote:Randomly heard ‘Think Twice’ the other day. What an amazing song. Might be my Céline fave. Such a powerful song.
30 Days of Céline Dion: Singing for the pope at the age of 16
One of the highlights of Céline Dion's early career was a performance in front of Pope John Paul II and 65,000 at the Olympic Stadium in September 1984.
Quebec singer, businesswoman and all-around icon Céline Dion is turning 50 on March 30, 2018. Every day for the month leading up to this milestone, the Montreal Gazette is revisiting a memorable moment from her career. Today is Day 6 of 30 Days of Céline. Check back in tomorrow for another update.
It was one of the first signs that Céline Dion was going to be more than just another Québécois pop vedette. She had already had quite a bit of local chart success by the age of 16, but the Dion story started showing its first sign of epic over-the-topness when she performed for Pope John Paul II and 65,000 of his closest friends at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on Sept. 10, 1984.She had already performed at the Big O, singing the national anthems at an Expos game, but this was obviously a much more prestigious event. She sang Une colombe, from her album Mélanie, released earlier that year, and it turned out to be one of the biggest hits in Canada. It also went on to win two Félix Awards at the ADISQ Gala that fall, as bestselling single and pop song of the year.
http://montrealgazette.com/entertainmen ... r-the-pope
30 Days of Céline Dion: South Africa show fulfilled promise to Nelson Mandela
Céline Dion said that meeting South African anti-apartheid activist and former president Nelson Mandela changed her life.
Quebec singer, businesswoman and all-around icon Céline Dion is turning 50 on March 30, 2018. Each day for the month leading up to this milestone, the Montreal Gazette is revisiting a memorable moment from her career. Today is Day 7 of 30 Days of Céline. Check back in tomorrow for another update.
Some pop stars — a certain Irish frontman with a funny haircut comes to mind — love to do politics, but Céline Dion has almost always avoided making any overt political statements throughout her lengthy career. That’s why her close connection to Nelson Mandela seems so unusual.
She met the man who led the South African anti-apartheid movement after her first-ever concert in Johannesburg at the kick-off of the Taking Chances world tour in February 2008 and when she was there, she told journalists she was doing the show to make good on a promise that she had made to the former South African president two years earlier. Apparently, Mandela had called Dion in Las Vegas to ask if she would come to play in South Africa.
When Mandela died in December 2013, Dion told ET that the meeting with Mandela changed her life.
“Having the opportunity of meeting him was truly a profound experience,” she said.
She even went as far as naming one of her sons Nelson in honour of the South African leader. Nelson is one of a pair of twins born in October 2010. (The other twin is named Eddy in honour of French songwriter Eddy Marnay, who worked with Dion early in her career.)
“He changed our lives,” Dion said. “He became, and will always remain, such a beautiful emotional balance of positivity and strength. I can’t think of any other name that could reflect so much.”
Who would’ve thunk it? Céline Dion, freedom fighter.
http://montrealgazette.com/entertainmen ... on-mandela
Artists shout out the women that inspire them the most for International Women’s Day
Pixie Lott: “Celine Dion, because I saw her perform recently when she came to the O2. She was just amazing, she’s been performing and singing for years and years and her voice is still the best voice ever. She sings every high note, she’s just an amazing vocalist night after night. After like 14 years in Vegas, night after night, all the stuff that she’s been through and getting out there and performing, I think she’s very inspiring.”
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30 Days of Céline Dion: Beauty and the Beast takes home a Grammy
There was no looking back after this big international breakthrough
Quebec singer, businesswoman and all-around icon Céline Dion is turning 50 on March 30, 2018. Every day for the month leading up to this milestone, the Montreal Gazette is revisiting a memorable moment from her career. Today is Day 8 of 30 Days of Céline. Check back in tomorrow for another update.
"Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely sung English
Then she wins
That, basically, is the opening to Céline Dion’s duet with Peabo Bryson, Beauty and the Beast, and the story of her first Grammy. If you prefer your news in a less lyrical format, do read on.
Flash back to 1992. It was a weird time. Neon colours were considered stylish. At one point that year, I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred topped the charts.
At the time, Céline Dion’s English-language career was just getting started and had yet to produce a major international hit.
Enter Beauty and the Beast from Disney’s film of the same name. It had all the bells and whistles one expects from an early-’90s period, which is to say it had lots of bells. Musically, it’s most likely one of the top-100 songs of Céline Dion’s career.
But the Recording Academy loved it. Dion received her first three Grammy nominations in 1992: two for the duet and a further one for her eponymous album, which deployed Beauty and the Beast as the lead single.
Beauty and the Beast won in the category of Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Since 1992, Dion has taken her Grammy tally to five wins and 16 nominations.
Billboard wrote:As She Continues Her Fight With Lyme Disease, Singer-Songwriter Marina Morgan Is Ready to Complicate Her Survivor Narrative
With a voice that is undeniably full-bodied, Morgan enunciates her words clearly and emphatically in a way that draws her somewhere between pop and Broadway. And while the theatrical touch may not be intentional, it makes sense -- as she cites Celine Dion as one of her idols, and Bruno Mars as a dream collaboration.
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30 Days of Céline Dion: Joking around with Hugh Grant
This is when the world started learning about Céline Dion's sense of humour.
Quebec singer, businesswoman and all-around icon Céline Dion is turning 50 on March 30, 2018. Every day for the month leading up to this milestone, the Montreal Gazette is revisiting a memorable moment from her career. Today is Day 9 of 30 Days of Céline. Check back in tomorrow for another update.
Hard as it may now be to believe, there was once a time when Céline Dion was not known for her sense of humour.
That dark period in human history is most commonly known as the late 20th century, and Dion was known for little more than her music.
Then came a new millennium, and the world learned that Céline Dion is wonderfully goofy. One might say a new day had come.
Case in point: Her 2002 appearance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show.
Hugh Grant was the other guest that night, and Dion basically wrested control of the show away from Leno to ask Grant some questions. Highlights include her making Grant recite a line from Mickey Blue Eyes and volunteering the services of her husband, René Angélil, to play the part of a mafia member in a movie because he “talks exactly like that.”
A few minutes later, when Leno managed to reclaim control of his show, Dion also tried to do some heavy metal singing.
Céline-ologists have spent the last couple years rightly noting that she is “coming out of her shell.” The process has definitely accelerated of late, but the 2002 clip from The Tonight Show is a reminder that Céline Dion has slowly been revealing herself to be delightful and silly for decades now.
We are all better off because of it.
http://montrealgazette.com/entertainmen ... eline-dion
International legendary queen.Sevana Siren Wants You to Shut Up and Make the Planet Better in "Justice"
The Jamaican reggae singer is making soulful jams inspired by Céline Dion and the fight to protect the environment from climate change.
She cites Beres Hammond as a source of inspiration and in the past has cited the likes of Amy Winehouse, Coldplay, Bob Marley, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Ray Charles, Otis Redding and Prince, however, the artist whose had the biggest impact on her was Celine Dion.
“She definitely left an impression on me. Me hearing her sing as a little girl, I was mind blown every single time. I was inspired to be like I need to sing like that. I feel like I can sing like that. I’m Céline Dion. I’m her niece. I can do what she does. I learned all of her songs and I was just always singing around the house”, she mentions between laughs.
Remember that breakfast where Sevana’s family discovered her talent? She happened to be singing Dion’s ‘A New Day Has Come’. And just as Dion laments about perseverance and fearlessly running towards fate, so the artist knew her destiny involved using her voice as an instrument of awareness. Since Rising Stars, she’s been able to do just that through her collections of singles that she’s released and features that she’s been on, as well as through her 2016 self-titled EP, Sevana.
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30 Days of Céline Dion: Immortalized in wax
Quebec singer, businesswoman and all-around icon Céline Dion is turning 50 on March 30, 2018. Every day for the month leading up to this milestone, the Montreal Gazette is revisiting a memorable moment from her career. Today is Day 10 of 30 Days of Céline. Check back tomorrow for another update.
A waxwork museum is just a hall of fame with more interesting displays.
It therefore stands to reason that any waxwork museum or hall of fame in Quebec would feature Céline Dion.
To wit: Dion and her husband, René Angélil, were obviously part of the Grévin Montréal collection when the museum opened in 2013.
In a pre-recorded video statement for the occasion, Dion said, “We are now part of the large Grévin family that has decided to export its expertise and know-how to Quebec.”
Her waxwork figured front and centre during the museum’s opening ceremony.
This was not Dion’s first foray into the world of waxwork. She had previously visited Paris to unveil her and Angélil’s likenesses at Grévin’s mother ship.
Posing next to the sculptures, Dion told the Parisian crowd, “I thank you for taking the time to celebrate the most precious thing that we have: our love.”
http://montrealgazette.com/entertainmen ... ine-dion-2
30 Days of Céline Dion: An epochal Met Gala debut
This is Céline Dion at her most iconic, and that's saying something
Quebec singer, businesswoman and all-around icon Céline Dion is turning 50 on March 30, 2018. Every day for the month leading up to this milestone, the Montreal Gazette is revisiting a memorable moment from her career. Today is Day 11 of 30 Days of Céline. Check back in tomorrow for another update.
Human history, as we all know, is divided into two main periods: The years before Céline Dion first attended the Met Gala and those that came afterward.
While Dion exists in the public imagination as the kind of celebrity who would logically be a Met Gala staple, she only made her debut at the annual event in 2017.
She proved to be a natural.
In point of fact, Dion approached the 2017 Met Gala like she was unleashing decades of pent-up energy. She sang a version of Queen’s Under Pressure while getting made up (it’s better than the original, don’t @ me). She serenaded security guards while wandering through the Met, thereby producing the best instalment in the Night at the Museum franchise. Like a true Met Gala veteran, she struck all manner of poses on the red carpet while barely paying lip service to the event’s theme for the year.
For good measure, Dion stopped at a food cart for a hot dog after the gala while still all dressed up. What an icon!
All thanks to a hotdog!Wayne wrote:
What a night - one of her biggest pop culture moments of 2017, she upstaged every single other person that was present that night.
30 Days of Céline Dion: A lifetime of cystic fibrosis advocacy
Raising awareness and funds for medical research concerning cystic fibrosis has been one of the few constants in Céline Dion's decades in the spotlight
Quebec singer, businesswoman and all-around icon Céline Dion is turning 50 on March 30, 2018. Every day for the month leading up to this milestone, the Montreal Gazette is revisiting a memorable moment from her career. Today is Day 12 of 30 Days of Céline. Check back in tomorrow for another update.
In 1985, Céline Dion led a cystic fibrosis walkathon with her eight-year-old niece Karine Ménard, who had the genetic disorder.
Ménard died of cystic fibrosis at the age of 16.
Dion remained involved in the fight against cystic fibrosis, and has served as Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Celebrity Patron.
Indeed, raising funds and awareness to combat cystic fibrosis has been one of the few constants across a life in the spotlight that has spanned decades and crossed linguistic and national borders.
In 2013, the “Adding Tomorrows with Celine Dion” gala reported that it had raised more than $1 million for medical research.
http://montrealgazette.com/entertainmen ... s-advocacy