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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: CELINE DION

Our Artist Of The Month is French Canadian singer Celine Dion is known for her powerful and technically skilled vocals. Dion is the best-selling Canadian recording artist and the best-selling French-language artist of all time. Her music has incorporated pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and classical music. Dion is also among the best-selling music artists of all time, with record sales of more than 200 million worldwide.


Unison (1990)

in 1990, Dion made her commercial breakthrough in the US with "Unison." An upbeat blend of soft rock, dance, and ballads, it met with widespread critical acclaim, with Dion’s vocal talents and the album’s song choice receiving praise. Described by All Music as a “fine, sophisticated American debut,” it soared to No. 1 in Quebec, No. 74 on the Billboard 200, and No. 55 in the UK. Five of its singles were top 5 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s since been certified seven-times Platinum in Canada, Platinum in the United States, and sold over four million copies worldwide.


Celine Dion (1992)

After making her US debut with "Unison," Dion returned with her second English language album, "Celine Dion." It received a warm reception from the critics, with the Chicago Tribune calling it “even better (than Dion’s debut) because the young singer-only 24-has developed enough confidence in her second language to deliver the emotional nuances of a lyric, especially in the ballads that dominate this album.” It was equally successful commercially, reaching number one in Quebec, number three in Canada, and selling five million copies worldwide.


The Colour Of My Love (1993)

"The Colour of My Love," Dion’s third English-speaking album, cemented her status as a pop megastar. It was released on 9 November 1993. The songs were produced mainly by David Foster, Ric Wake, Guy Roche, Walter Afanasieff and Christopher Neil, and Diane Warren wrote four. The song range is impeccable, covering soaring ballads and upbeat dance numbers, while Dion’s vocals have rarely sounded so angelic. A commercial and critical success, it reached No. 4 in the US and topped the charts in Canada, Australia, the UK, and numerous European countries.