utorok, 8. marca 2016

Celine Dion : 20 years of "Falling into You"

"Falling Into You" is certainly not the first English album of Celine Dion. But it's one that has catapulted to the status of megastar. Twenty years to the day after its release, take a look at this milestone album that is still part of the "big sellers" of all time.

The story
At the launch of Falling Into You, the name of Celine Dion was well known in the United States. With the Unison albums in (1990) Celine Dion (1992) and The Colour of My Love (1993), the diva of Charlemagne had managed to heat Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, the other two "singers voice" popular at the time. With "Falling Into You", Quebecer 27 years old was about to supplant its rivals. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the disc counted on several famous people, including David Foster, Humberto Gatica, Ric Wake and Diane Warren.

The extracts
"Falling Into You" contains a host of hits. In North America, promoting the drive began in a lion with "Because You Loved Me", which has risen to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, becoming the second No. 1 after "Celine Dion","The Power of Love" in 1994. This was followed by It's All Coming Back to me Now, a power ballad accompanied by an epic music video for a period of 7 minutes and 44 seconds, and "All By Myself", a vibrant reinterpretation of Eric Carmen . As for "River Deep, Mountain High", a cover of Tina Turner, though the piece was never officially been sent to radios, it has become a must for the Céline Dion's repertoire, especially in show. "Falling Into You" also includes the English version of three songs in French Celine Dion signed by Jean-Jacques Goldman: "If That's What It Takes (Pour que tu m’aimes encore)","I Don’t Know (Je sais pas)" 
and "Fly (Vole)".

The tour
The Falling Into You Around The World Tour was initiated in Perth, Australia, on 18 March 1996. The tour is stretched over 15 months. During this period, Celine Dion gave 148 concerts on four continents. In Quebec, she performed in Saguenay Sports Palace, at the Quebec Coliseum and - of course - at the Molson Centre in Montreal (10 times). A capture of concerts Memphis was launched in VHS format in 1998, but fans are still waiting for the release of a DVD, circulating petitions on the internet every year.

The numbers
On 17 December 1996, confirmed Celine in Montreal, Celine  selling 18 million copies of the album worldwide.

"Falling Into You" album is Celine Dion's most sold in the world. A total of 32 million copies were sold, one million more than "Let's Talk About Love", the album released a year later. "Falling Into You" has reached the top of the charts in several countries, including France, the UK and Australia. The disc has ended 1996 in second place of the best sellers in the US, behind Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette, but before The Score of the Fugees. Still with our southern neighbors, it is 21st among the best performers album of all time, according to a study published in Billboard magazine last December.

The prices
"Falling Into You" was named Album of the Year at the 39th Grammy Awards, beating out several notable album of the 1990s, which Odelay Beck, The Score of the Fugees and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Smashing Pumpkins. The disc also allowed Celine Dion to shine at the American Music Awards and the Juno Awards. Celine Dion also sang "Because You Loved Me", theme song of the film "Up Close & Personal", at the 1996 Oscars.

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