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Miracle was a multimedia project conceived by Dion and Australian photographer Anne Geddes and had a theme centring on babies and motherhood. The album was filled with lullabies and other songs of maternal love and inspiration, including covers of Louis Armstrong 's " What a Wonderful World " and John Lennon 's " Beautiful Boy ".

The reviews for Miracle were mixed. Labeled "the album of pleasure" by Dion herself, the album cover showed her in a simple and relaxed manner, contrary to the choreographed poses usually found on her album covers.

The album achieved widespread commercial success in France, Canada, and Belgium where it reached No. In France, the album debuted at No. Critic Stephen Erlewine of AllMusic wrote that Dion's vocals were "back at top of their game" and that she was "getting back to pop basics and performing at a level unheard in a while". Though her albums were commercially successful, they did not achieve the sales or the reception of her previous works. According to the official World Music Awards website, the award is rare; it is "not presented every year" and an artist can be presented with the award only for selling "over million albums during their career".

In earlyDion announced a three-year, show contract to appear five nights a week in an entertainment extravaganza, A New Day It included Dion performing her biggest hits against an array of dancers and special effects.

Reviewer Mike Weatherford felt that, at first, Dion was not as relaxed as she should be, and at times, it was hard to find the singer among the excessive stage ornamentation and dancers. However, he noted that the show had become more enjoyable over the course of its run, because of her improved stage-presence and simplified costumes. The show was well-received by audiences, despite the complaints of expensive tickets [ citation needed ] ; it routinely sold out until its end in late On 5 Januaryit was announced that the show would end on 15 Decemberwith tickets for the period after October having gone on sale from 1 March.

On 21 MayDion released the French-language album D'elles About Themwhich debuted at the top of the Canadian album charts, selling 72, copies in its first week. It marked her tenth No. I'm feeling strong, maybe a little gutsier than in the past, and just as passionate about music and life as I ever was. In addition, she appeared on Idol Gives Back for a second year in a row. Dion was nominated for six Juno Awards inadding to her 53 previous nominations an all-time record. In MayDion was named the 20th best-selling artist of the decade and the second-best-selling female artist of the decade in the United States, selling an estimated In DecemberPollstar announced that she was the best-selling solo touring act of the decade and the second-best-selling touring act of the decade, behind only the Dave Matthews Band.

The distributor is the Sony Pictures subsidiary, Hot Ticket. Furthermore, in a May Harris PollDion was named the most popular musician in the United States, ahead of U2Elvis Presleyand The Beatles while factoring in gender, political affiliations, geographic region of residence, and income.

The song was later included on Sardou's album. In an interview with People magazine published in FebruaryDion announced that she would be returning to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for Celinea three-year residency for seventy shows a year, beginning 15 March For a record sixth time, she performed at the 83rd Academy Awardswhere she sang the song "Smile", as part of the ceremony's "In Memoriam" segment. In October, FlightNetwork. Dion was the top favourite, with On 13 AugustDion announced the indefinite postponement of all her show business activities, including her concert residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and the cancellation of her Asia Tourbecause of the worsening of her husband's health after he underwent the removal of a cancerous tumor in December In OctoberDion announced on social media that she had begun working on a new French album, posting a photo by the side of Algerian singer Zaho.

The singer's new French album, Encore un soirwas released on 26 August It features fifteen tracks performed in French and, according to the singer, has a personal choice of the songs — more uplifting lyrics were chosen. On 3 Mayshe released the single " Ashes " from the film Deadpool 2. Isaak joined Dion and sang vocals on the track. Dion has faced considerable criticism from critics, who state that her music often retreats behind pop and soul conventions, and is marked by excessive sentimentality.

Far from being an aberration, Dion actually stands as a symbol of a certain kind of pop sensibility—bigger is better, too much is never enough, and the riper the emotion the more true. Critics have stated that Dion's involvement in the production aspect of her music is fundamentally lacking, which results in her work being overproduced [] and impersonal. Occasionally, Dion has contributed to the writing of a handful of her English and French songs, as well as writing a few songs for other artists such as Marc Dupre.

Additionally, as her career progressed, she found herself taking charge in the production of her albums. On her first English album, which she recorded before she had a firm command of the English language, she expressed disapproval, which could have been avoided if she had assumed more creative input. However, she has stated that she is unaffected by the comments, and is flattered that people take the time to impersonate her.

While she is rarely politically outspoken, in following the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Dion appeared on Larry King Live and tearfully criticized the US government 's slow response in aiding the victims of the hurricane: "There's people still there waiting to be rescued.

To me that is not acceptable How can it be so easy to send planes in another country to kill everybody in a second and destroy lives. We need to serve our country. I do have an opinion, but I'm a singer. I'm not a politician. Dion once claimed to be a mezzo-soprano. According to Linda Lister in Divafication: The Deification of Modern Female Pop Starsshe has been described as a reigning " Queen of Pop " for her influence over the recording industry during the s, alongside other female artists, including Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

She is often praised for her technical virtuosity. She hits notes in full voice, Now It Can Be Told - Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (CD) a controlled vibrato and an incredible conception of pitch, like she's shucking an ear of corn.

She can deliver tricky melismas, produce expressive vocal catches and sustain long notes without the tiniest wavering of pitch. And as her duets In her French repertoire, Dion adorns her vocals with more nuances and expressiveness, with the emotional intensity being "more tender and intimate". Dion is regarded as one of pop music's most influential vocalists.

She has been referred to as the " Queen of Power Ballads " by the media. Billboard called Dion the " Queen of Pop ". These three artists have been widely credited with reviving the power balladand in doing so reshaping the adult contemporary radio format, making it one of the most popular formats of the s and early s.

According to producer, musician, and former American Idol judge Randy JacksonDion, Houston, and Carey are the voices of the modern era. Timbaland stated "Celine has such a beautiful, mesmerizing voice. She is so talented. I think we could create something that is a classic like she is already.

In this day and age, when more and more studio-produced, tiny-tiny voices are being rewarded I'm in the middle of picking out dresses at the moment. Celine is definitely one of my heroes. She is amazing. Pop singer Kelly Clarkson also praised Dion's vocal ability saying: "she has two sets of lungs when she sings.

InDion sold more than 60 million albums, and was estimated to sell a record once every 1. The demand caused them to add two additional shows eventually. On a cultural level, Dion is credited for introducing francophone music to many non-francophone countries around the globe. Her albums D'eux and S'il suffisait d'aimer remain the best selling francophone albums in history, gaining unprecedented success in non-Francophone markets such as the United Kingdom, Poland, Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Japan, and New Zealand.

According to RFI Musiqueshe "has done her bit for French music over the years, assuring the success of French songs which would probably never have got beyond Francophone borders without her Without Celine, French record sales would be dramatically lower! She is also credited for both revitalizing and revolutionizing the entertainment scene in Las Vegas with the gargantuan successes of her residencies there. Twenty years ago, we couldn't have got someone the stature of Britney Spears to appear in Vegas.

Stars likes her would never have considered it if Celine hadn't paved the way. She changed the face of modern Vegas. Celine Dion has received various acclaims from fashion critics for reinventing her fashion style over the years. Vogue also listed her iconic reverse tuxedo as one of the most controversial looks of all time saying it was undeniably the Highlight of the Year. The Canadian comedy music group, the Arrogant Wormsreleased an album called Dirt in which contained a song called "Celine Dion", about the singers' stalker -like affection for her.

In Mayshe placed at No. On 26 Julyshe was awarded the highest rank of the Order of Canada, the Companion of the Order of Canadaby the Governor General of Canada and the investiture ceremony was held at Citadelle of Quebec[] in which they said: "An incomparable artist, she is equally known for her compassion, generosity and commitment to a number of social and humanitarian causes.

In addition, through her foundation, she also helps children in need and their families here in Canada and abroad. Les Productions Feeling Inc. She is also founder of Nickels Restaurant food chain. Dion became an entrepreneur with the establishment of her franchise restaurant Nickels in She has since divested her interests in the chain and is no longer affiliated with Nickelsas of Dion has actively supported many charity organizations, worldwide.

Inshe joined a number of other celebrities, athletes, and politicians, including Josh Groban and Yolanda Adams to support "World Children's Day", a Now It Can Be Told - Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (CD) fundraising effort sponsored by McDonald's.

The effort raised money from more than nations and benefited orphanages and children's health organizations. In addition, she has been a major supporter of the T. As the youngest of 14 children, Dion grew up wearing hand-me-downs and sharing a bed with several sisters. I learned everything I needed to know from them. As far as I was concerned, real life existed around them.

Upon his return, "he avoided being alone with me for too long a time", [] she said in her autobiography My Story, My Dream. This is a free country. No one has the right to prevent me from loving whoever I want to. Their professional relationship eventually turned romantic after Dion's win at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in ; she was In MayDion had two small operations at a fertility clinic in New York to improve her chances of conceiving, after deciding to use in vitro fertilization because of years of failed attempts to conceive.

Dion suffered a miscarriage in On Saturday, 23 Octoberat and am respectively, Dion gave birth to fraternal twins by Caesarean section at St. On 22 MarchDion's management team announced that she had been dealing with hearing irregularities for the previous 12—18 months due to patulous Eustachian tube and would undergo a minimally invasive surgical procedure to correct the problem after ear-drop medications appeared to be no longer working.

Owing to her slight frame, Dion has for decades been subject of eating disorder rumors, which she has consistently denied: [] [] "I don't have an eating problem, and there's nothing more I can say about it". I wouldn't have been able to live up to a hundred shows a year and travel ceaselessly from one end of the world to the other if I had eaten too much or not enough, or if, as certain magazines have claimed, I made myself throw up after each meal.

I was not pretty, I had teeth problems, and I was very skinny. I didn't fit the mold". Dion resides in Henderson, Nevadain a house she bought with her husband in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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