Celine Dion's 'Loved Me Back To Life' Tops Charts Across The Globe
Loved Me Back To Life, thecritically acclaimednew album from multi-platinum-sellingand five-time Grammy Award-winning musical legendCeline Dion,has made an impressive debut across the globe.Highlighted by the pulsating, upbeat lead single "LovedMe Back To Life"as well asduets with music superstars Ne-Yo("Incredible") and Stevie Wonder ("Overjoyed"), the albumCeline'sfirst English-language album in six yearsranks #1 on Nielsen's SoundScan in Canada and#2on this week'sBillboard 200 in the U.S.
This fantastic North American debutcomesalongside much international success.Loved Me BackToLifesoared to #1 on iTunes in 44 countries including Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, Luxembourg, Poland, and South Africa, and reached Top 5 in an additional 42 countries including Canada, France, Germany, U.K., Sweden, Brazil, The Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Czech Republic, and Denmark. The albumenters the chartsin the Top 5 throughout several international territories, including France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium,the Middle East, and Holland, where the album's#1rankingis Celine's first chart-toppingdebut in more than a decade.
Celine is currently in Europe, wherethis past weekthe singer performed"Loved Me BackToLife"onX Factorin the U.K. andWetten,Dass?inGermany.In France, Celine will perform on five nationally televised specials airing through the holidays.Celine will also perform onStrictly Come Dancingin the U.K.onDecember 14.
Praised for her incredible, one-of-a-kind vocal ability, criticsare raving about Celine andLoved Me BackToLife. "She is the iceberg, destroying allTitanics,"exclaimsThe New York Times. Billboard suggests that the album "features some of her most vocally challenging and artistically rewarding performances yet," whileUSA Todaysays the singer is "still at her best."TheNew York Postdeclares that "Dion has returned with a record that's easily her edgiest," whilePEOPLEsimplyshouts, "She's back!"
Just yesterday, Celineannounced the addition of 35 summer 2014 performances of her critically-acclaimed residencyatThe Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The summer performances scheduled fromJune 10 to August 31go on sale beginningFriday, November 15 at 10 a.m. PST.and may be purchased by calling 877.4CELINEor 888.9.AXS.TIX, online at www.axs.com www.thecolosseum.com or www.celineinvegas.com or in person at TheColosseumat Caesars Palace Box Office open dailyfrom10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Having sold more than 220 million albums around the world, Celine Dion is one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history. In addition to numerous U.S.and internationAl Gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications, Celine Dion has seen two of her albumsFalling Into YouandLet's Talk About Loveeach achieve RIAA Diamond status in recognition of sales of more than 10 million copies in the U.S.alone (each selling more than 30million worldwide). She has been awarded five Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "My Heart Will Go On" in 1998, Album of the Year and Best Pop Album forFalling Into Youin 1996, andBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Beauty and the Beast" in 1992. Both "My Heart Will Go On" and "Beauty and the Beast" received Best Song Academy Awards for their respective years of release.
In December of 2007, Celineconcluded an unprecedented concert engagement in LasVegasfive consecutive years of sold-out shows at TheColosseumat Caesars Palace, a $100 million venue built exclusivelyfor her performances. This historic, original show, entitled "A New Day...",was one of the highest grossing concerts in music history, selling more than 3 million tickets in its run and helping make Celine the highest-grossing touring artist in the world from 2000 to 2010. In 2011, Celine returned to TheColosseumwith a brand-new critically-acclaimedshow, simply entitled "Celine,"playingto sold-out audiences since opening night. This spectacular show, which will continue for several years to come, features Celine's greatest hits, some surprising covers, and a few songs featured onLoved Me BackToLife,including the title track.
Loved Me BackToLife track list:
- Loved Me Back To Life
- Somebody Loves Somebody
- Incredible (duet with Ne-Yo)
- WaterAndA Flame
- Save Your Soul
- Didn't Know Love
- Thank You
- Overjoyed (duet with Stevie Wonder)
- Always Be Your Girl
- Unfinished Songs
SOURCE Columbia Records