It’s been four years since the Canadian singer Celine Dion postponed all her scheduled career commitments – including her Asian tour – to focus on the health issues of her husband, the late René Angélil.
Today, her Filipino fans are all giddy to know that she is finally in Manila for concerts tonight and tomorrow at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Here we look at just some of her biggest achievements:
We bet people have had Last Song Syndrome (LSS) on her songs that topped charts worldwide. Among them are:
• “My Heart Will Go On” from the “Titanic” movie
• “Beauty And The Beast” with Peabo Bryson for the Disney animated film
• “Power Of Love”
• “Because You Loved Me”
• “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”
Celine received her first-ever Grammy award in 1992 for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal with Peabo Bryson.
She was awarded the Best-selling Canadian Female Artist of the Year at the World Music Awards, the Artist of the Year Golden Disc Awards and the World Music Award for Best-selling Female Pop Artist.
In 2004, she had her name carved on the “Star on the Walk of Fame” in Hollywood California.
According to reports, Celine has sold at least 250 million albums worldwide.
She is said to be the first Canadian artist who received Female Singer of the Year at the Felix Award for “D’Amour Ou D’Amite” which has sold more than 700,000 copies.
“Falling Into You” won as the Best Album and Best Pop Album of the year at the same time at the 39th Grammy Awards in 1996.
Celine earned the Record of the Year plum at the Grammy Awards in 1999 for her song “My Heart Will Go On.”
Her French album “D’eux” is considered one of the all-time best selling French albums.