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.
Falling Into You (1996)
It's no surprise that fans find "Falling Into You" one of the best Celine Dion albums. A timeless classic, it's the album that cemented Dion's status as one of the most iconic singers of all time. On its release in March 1996, it topped the charts in countless countries, including the US, UK, Canada, France, and Australia. It’s since become one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 32 million copies worldwide. Even if she'dIt's never sung another note again, Falling Into You would have been enough to secure her legacy and legend.
Let's Talk About Love (1997)
"Let's Talk About Love," the much-awaited follow-up to the hugely successful "Falling Into You," didn't disappoint. It featured collaborations with Barbra Streisand, Luciano Pavarotti, Carole King, and The Bee Gees and was also home to Dion's seminal hit, "My Heart Will Go On." Released in November 1997, it topped the charts in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, and many other countries. It's now sold over 31 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling albums in history.
A New Day Has Come (2002)
After an extended hiatus from the recording studio, Dion returned in 2002 with "A New Day Has Come." Described by Billboard as "broader" and "more adventurous" than her earlier output, it's almost impossible to fault. Individually, the songs aren't particularly memorable, but as All Music says, oddly, that doesn't seem to hurt. It certainly didn't harm its chart success: the album topped the charts in more than 17 countries and has since been certified three times Platinum in the US, six times Platinum in Canada, and three times Platinum in Europe.