Friday, February 18, 2011

Celine Dion

  • Celine Dion is one of the best vocalists of all time, in my opinion. Although she is from Quebec and French is her first language, I am sure most of you have heard of Celine Dion because of her songs sung in English (the "Titanic" song, for example).

  • Youtube is a great place to start if you want to hear more. The song on this link leads to one of her most famous French songs and whether or not you speak French you know what she is singing about. This is called Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore.

  • I just love the way her voice gets to my emotions. Her songs evoke so much empathy in me so that even if I haven't experienced a certain situation, I feel the emotions of someone who has. Her songs are usually love songs and that is one of the most intense emotions and most complex. The songs never get old because you can reinterpret them over and over. Plus, I really love to sing along! It makes me feel so full of life!

  • However, I will give you some essential information that the wiki doesn't. She hired a manager when she was 12, who later became her husband, Rene Angelil. The age difference is 26 years. She dropped out of school when she was in 8th grade to pursue her career. She was hit by a car and almost killed when she was 4. Her father opened a pub and it became Celine's first stage. The pub burned down when she was twelve and she thought she lost her dream, but her mother got her an agent, saying that "maybe it's time for Celine's dream". That was really meaningful, seeing that she was one of 14 children in a very poor family and, since she was the youngest, her siblings often said she was a mistake and a burden to the family.

  • Last but not least, you can go to to see the more superficial layer of the artist. I get the feeling that her website is done by professionals; many, many professionals. However, there is bound to be a plethora of information on her site. Most of the pictures on the website homepage seem to be of her Las Vegas gig, which is her current venue.

  • Here is a list of some of my favorite Celine songs which I hope you will come to adore...
  1. Sous le Vent
  2. Because You Loved Me
  3. It's All Coming Back to Me Now
  4. Then You Look at Me
  5. Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore