An inspirational life story of the voice.
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Celine teamed up with famed baby photographer Anne Geddes for one of the most incredible artistic collaborations of all time... the Miracle project. 'Miracle' was released in October 2004. Celine and Anne worked together for many months to produce a stunning collection of images and powerful songs celebrating the bond of love between mother and child. The body of work touched the hearts of people throughout the world. The Miracle CD includes the all-new title track plus 12 other new and time-honoured classics such as "Beautiful Boy" and "What A Wonderful World". The Miracle CD/DVD box set includes a 60-page version of the Miracle book and a "making-of-the-CD" DVD. The 180-page Miracle book, which includes the CD and "making-of-the-book" DVD reached the New York Times Best-Seller List.
Celine's first French language 'Best Of' album 'On ne change pas,' was released in October 2005. This beautiful 2-disc compilation features Celine's biggest French hits as well as three new songs including "Je ne vous oublie pas" "Tous les secrets" and "I Believe In You" (a duet with Il Divo). 'On ne change pas, the DVD' is a collection of Celine's greatest French video-clips and also includes one hour of bonus material.
October 2005 also marked the release of a truly unique book project encompassing Celine's life in words and pictures. 'Celine Dion: For Keeps' is an intimate look into Celine's personal and professional life from her childhood days though to her spectacular show in Vegas. Author Jenna Glatzer spoke with Celine, her family, close friends and associates during the course of a year to come up with a detailed and accurate story of her life. The result is a treasury for Celine's fans: a book which documents Celine's life and times, featuring rare photographs and removable mementos from Celine's personal collection.
Due to the unprecedented sold-out success of Celine's Las Vegas show, the original three-year engagement was extended an additional two years. On December 15th, 2006, Celine announced that she was entering the last year of performances with the final curtain set to rise and fall on December 15th, 2007.
Celine made her fifth Oscar ceremony appearance at the 79th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 25th, 2007, performing as part of an elegant tribute honoring famous Italian composer, Ennio Morricone. Celine also recorded the song, 'I Knew I Loved You,' for the tribute album, "We All Love Ennio Morricone," a CD saluting Mr. Morricone's career achievements as one of the premier composers of music in film. The album included such notable artists as Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Andrea Bocelli and Yo-Yo Ma.
In May 2007, Celine released 'D'elles', her first French-language studio album in 4 years. This collection of songs that centers around the theme of "Woman" features lyrics written by the most influential female book authors from France and Quebec. 'D'elles' was an instant success, being certified 2X platinum during the same month in which it was released and reaching #1 in Canada, France, Belgium and Switzerland. Celine's long-time friend and collaborator, Jean-Jacques Goldman acted as music supervisor on this project and Jacques Veneruso, David Gategno, Erick Benzi, Gildas Arzel, Marc Dupré and Jean-François Breau contributed to the musical score.
Shortly after the release of 'D'elles', Celine was back in the studio recording songs for her next English studio album, 'Taking Chances'. A month before 'Taking Chances' was released, Celine announced that after she finished her 5-year run in Las Vegas, she would embark on a brand new world tour starting on February 14, 2008!
The album that everyone was talking about was finally released in November 2007. 'Taking Chances,' pooled the talents of top songwriters and producers including Linda Perry, Dave Stewart, Ben Moody, Ne-Yo, John Shanks, Kara DioGuardi, Kristian Lundin, Anders Bagge and Peer Astrom, Aldo Nova, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Chris Neil. Celine set out in a bold new creative direction with 'Taking Chances', perhaps the most personal and revelatory collection of songs and performances in her fabled career. Fans around the world have embraced this new era in Celine's extraordinary career with sales around the world placing 'Taking Chances' in the Top 10 sales charts in well over a dozen countries, including #2 chart debuts in France, Japan, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden, and propelling the album to the number #1 position on Billboard's pan-European top 100 sales chart.
In December, Celine released a deluxe five hour double-DVD commemorating the historic five-year sold-out run of A New Day... The 'Celine Dion: Live in Las Vegas' DVD made history as the only music DVD to be certified Triple Diamond status in Canada. Celine was back at the top of the charts with her Triple Diamond DVD, her 4X platinum selling album, 'Taking Chances' and her #1 debut album, 'D'elles', which reaffirmed her status as one of the most successful international artists of all time.
Celine took the stage for her final performance of A New Day... on December 15, 2007. The spectacular Las Vegas show that had been seen by nearly 3 million fans at 717 performances since its premier in March 2003 had finally come to an end. But Celine was about to embark on a new adventure - her brand new Taking Chances World Tour! Celine promised fans another spectacular live concert event directed by famed director/choreographer Jamie King. Celine's performances of her biggest hits along with songs from her new albums, 'D'elles' and 'Taking Chances' are accompanied by a visual feast of colour, fashion, dance and surprise. The 'Taking Chances World Tour' would take Celine to countries that she's never been to before, beginning in South Africa and then making stops in Asia, Australia, Europe, USA and Canada.
With each new release, Celine has managed to top her previous successes and, along the way, has become one of the brightest stars in the world of popular music. Who would have imagined that Quebec's best-kept secret could have conquered the world the way she has?
Looking back now, we should have known it all along.
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