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Celine Dion (album)

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Celine Dion
Celine Dion album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 March 1992 (1992-03-30)
RecordedOctober 1991 – February 1992
Celine Dion chronology
Dion chante Plamondon
Celine Dion
The Colour of My Love
Singles from Celine Dion
  1. "Beauty and the Beast"
    Released: 25 November 1991
  2. "If You Asked Me To"
    Released: 13 April 1992
  3. "Nothing Broken but My Heart"
    Released: 3 August 1992
  4. "Love Can Move Mountains"
    Released: 19 October 1992
  5. "Water from the Moon"
    Released: 1 March 1993
  6. "Did You Give Enough Love"
    Released: 12 July 1993

Celine Dion is the eleventh studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, and her second English-language album. It was originally released by Columbia Records on 30 March 1992, and features the Grammy and Academy Award-winning song "Beauty and the Beast", and other hits like "If You Asked Me To" and "Love Can Move Mountains". The album reached number three in Canada and was certified Diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association, denoting shipments of over one million copies in this country. At the 35th Annual Grammy Awards, Celine Dion was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The album has sold over five million copies worldwide.

Background and content

Dion's real international breakthrough came when she paired up with Peabo Bryson to record the title track to Walt Disney Pictures animated film Beauty and the Beast (1991). The song captured a musical style that Dion would utilize in the future: sweeping, classical and soft rock influenced ballads with soft instrumentation. Both a critical and commercial smash, the song became her second United States top 10 hit, and also won many awards. That song was also the first single from Celine Dion album which had a soft rock influence that was combined with elements of soul and classical music. Due to the success of the lead-off single, the album was as well received. As with Dion's earlier releases, the album had an overtone of love.

Dion worked with a new team of writers and producers on her eponymous album. Five songs were written by Diane Warren. "With This Tear" was a gift from Prince who wrote the song especially for Dion and offered it to her. The tracks were produced mainly by Walter Afanasieff, Ric Wake and Guy Roche.

By 1992, Unison, Celine Dion and media appearances had propelled Dion to superstardom in the North America. She had achieved one of her main objectives: wedging her way into the anglophone market and establishing fame. Apart from her rising success, there were also changes in Dion's personal life, as René Angélil would make the transition from manager to lover. However, the relationship was kept a secret as both feared that the public would find the twenty-six-year difference between their ages incongruous.

The European version of Celine Dion included "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" as a bonus track. The album was re-released on 7 September 1992 in Australia with a bonus disc containing four songs which had been previously released as singles from Unison.

"Send Me a Lover" was a "leftover" from the recording sessions of the Celine Dion album and it was released in 1994 on the charity compilation Kumbaya Album 1994.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars [2]
Entertainment WeeklyB− [3]
Robert ChristgauD+ [4]
Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[5]

The album has received varied reviews. Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic wrote that "Celine Dion's self-titled follow-up to her successful American debut is even stronger and more accomplished."[1] Arion Berger from Entertainment Weekly commented, "She hits all the notes on Prince's graceful, desperate 'With This Tear,' but clearly she has more voice than heart."[3] Music critic Robert Christgau called it the "Worst album of the year—that I can remember."[4] Jan DeKnock of Chicago Tribune said that the album "is even better, because the young singer-only 24-has developed enough confidence in her second language to really deliver the emotional nuances of a lyric, especially in the ballads that dominate this album. [...] Dion has clearly joined Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston as one of the premier voices on the pop scene."[2]

Commercial performance

Celine Dion has sold over five million copies worldwide.[6] In the United States alone, the album has sold 2.4 million copies according to Nielsen SoundScan,[7][8] and was certified 2x Platinum.[9] It reached number 34 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Dion's popularity was also showing in Canada where the album peaked at number 3 and was certified Diamond for 1 million copies sold.[10]

In other regions of the world, Celine Dion peaked at number 15 in Australia, number 31 in New Zealand, number 59 in Japan, and number 70 in the United Kingdom. It was also certified Gold in the UK, Japan and Australia.[11] Dion received her first World Music Award for Best Selling Canadian Female Recording Artist of the Year.

The most successful single from the album was "Beauty and the Beast," which peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Gold in the United States.[9] Other singles, which reached the US top 40 included: "If You Asked Me To" (number 4), "Nothing Broken but My Heart" (number 29) and "Love Can Move Mountains" (number 36).


Celine Dion was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female and Juno Award for Album of the Year. She also won the Female Vocalist of the Year and was nominated for the Canadian Entertainer of the Year. Dion also won the Billboard International Creative Achievement Award and was nominated for the Billboard Music Award for Hot Adult Contemporary Artist. She won the Félix Award for the Artist of the Year Achieving the Most Success in a Language Other Than French and Artist of the Year Achieving the Most Success Outside Quebec. Dion won the World Music Award for World's Best Selling Canadian Female Artist of the Year and Governor General's Award (Medal of Recognition for the Contribution to Canadian Culture).

"Beauty and the Beast " won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It also won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Juno Award for Single of the Year, ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Most Performed Song from Motion Picture and ASCAP Pop Award for Most Performed Song.

"If You Asked Me To" won the ASCAP Pop Award for Most Performed Song and was nominated for the Juno Award for Single of the Year and Billboard Music Award for Hot Adult Contemporary Single of the Year. ""Nothing Broken but My Heart" won the ASCAP Pop Award for Most Performed Song. "Love Can Move Mountains" won the Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year and was nominated for the Single of the Year. The performance of "Love Can Move Mountains" at the Juno Awards of 1993 was nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Variety Program or Series.

Track listing

1."Introduction"Walter AfanasieffAfanasieff1:15
2."Love Can Move Mountains"Diane WarrenRic Wake4:53
3."Show Some Emotion"
4."If You Asked Me To"WarrenGuy Roche3:54
5."If You Could See Me Now"
6."Halfway to Heaven" (featuring Kenny G)
7."Did You Give Enough Love"
8."If I Were You"Wake5:07
9."Beauty and the Beast" (duet with Peabo Bryson)Afanasieff4:09
10."I Love You, Goodbye"WarrenRoche3:33
11."Little Bit of Love"
  • Claude Gaudette
  • Andy Scott
Humberto Gatica4:26
12."Water from the Moon"Warren
  • Roche
  • Afanasieff
13."With This Tear"PrinceAfanasieff4:12
14."Nothing Broken but My Heart"WarrenAfanasieff5:55


Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[11] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[10] Diamond 1,000,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[21] Gold 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[22] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[23] 2× Platinum 2,400,000[7]
Worldwide 5,000,000[6]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog Edition
Canada[24] 30 March 1992 Columbia 52473 Standard with 14 tracks
United States[25] 31 March 1992 Epic
Japan[26] 21 May 1992 SMEJ CD ESCA-5587
United Kingdom[27] June 1992 Epic
  • CD
  • LP
  • cassette
Australia[27][28] 22 June 1992
  • CD
  • cassette
7 September 1992 Includes bonus CD/cassette with 4 tracks
United Kingdom[29] 1992
  • CD
  • LP
  • cassette
Includes bonus track
Japan[30] 30 May 2018 SMEJ Blu-spec CD2 SICP-31165 Standard with 14 tracks

See also


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  2. ^ a b DeKnock, Jan (21 May 1992). "Celine Dion Celine Dion (Epic)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b Berger, Arion (17 April 1992). "Celine Dion (1992) Celine Dion". Entertainment Weekly.
  4. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG céline dion". Retrieved 18 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Céline Dion". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. 28 November 2004. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  6. ^ a b David Ball. "This Week in History: December 12 to 18". Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  7. ^ a b Gary Trust (22 May 2016). "Ask Billboard: Celine Dion's Career Sales & Biggest Hot 100 Hits". Billboard. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  8. ^ Gary Trust (10 December 2010). "Ask Billboard: Celine Dion Celebrates Chart Anniversary". Billboard. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  9. ^ a b "Gold & platinum searchable database". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
  10. ^ a b "Canadian album  certifications – Celine Dion – Celine Dion". Music Canada. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  11. ^ a b Gavin Ryan (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  12. ^ " – Céline Dion – Celine Dion". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 2136". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  14. ^ "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. 30 May 1992. p. 42. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  15. ^ セリーヌ・ディオンのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  16. ^ " – Céline Dion – Celine Dion". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  17. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  18. ^ "Celine Dion Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  19. ^ "1992: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  20. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Albums of 1993". RPM. 18 December 1993. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  21. ^ ゴールドディスク認定作品 (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  22. ^ "British album  certifications – Celine Dion – Celine Dion". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 28 July 2014. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Celine Dion in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  23. ^ "American album  certifications – Celine Dion – Celine Dion". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 28 July 2014. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  24. ^ "Celine Dion: Music - Celine Dion". Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  25. ^ "Album Releases" (PDF). Billboard. 4 April 1992. p. 3. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  26. ^ "セリーヌ・ディオン" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  27. ^ a b Larry LeBlanc and Susan Nunziata (16 May 1992). "Dion's Language Is Universal" (PDF). Billboard. p. 40. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
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  29. ^ "Celine Dion (Album)". Discogs. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  30. ^ "セリーヌ・ディオン" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved 19 September 2018.

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