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Celine Dion is Celine Dion's self-titled album.

The album was released on March 31, 1992. It's her second English-language album and her seventeenth album in total.

Album BackgroundEdit

Celine worked with a new team of writers and producers on her self-titled album. Five songs from the album were written by Diane Warren.

The song "With This Tear" was a gift from Prince who wrote the song especially for her and offered it to her.

The tracks were produced mainly by Walter Afanasieff, Ric Wake and Guy Roche.

The song "Send Me a Lover" was a "leftover" from the recording sessions of the Celine Dion album.

It was released in 1994 on the charity compilation album "Kumbaya Album 1994."

Album PromotionEdit

Celine did the Celine Dion Tour to support the album.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Intro (1:15) (written & produced by Walter Afanasieff)
  2. Love Can Move Mountains (4:53) (written by Diane Warren; produced by Ric Wake)
  3. Show Some Emotion (4:29) (written by Andrew Gold, Gregory Prestopino & Brock Walsh; produced by Walter Afanasieff)
  4. If You Asked Me To (3:54) (written by Diane Warren; produced by Guy Roche)
  5. If You Could See Me Now (5:06) (written by Walter Afanasieff & John Bettis; produced by Walter Afanasieff)
  6. Halfway to Heaven (5:04) (written by Franne Gold, Nicky Holland & Hal Davis; produced by Walter Afanasieff)
  7. Did You Give Enough Love (4:20) (written by Seth Swirsky & Arnie Roman; produced by Arnie Roman)
  8. If I Were You (5:07) (written by Shelly Peiken & Arnie Roman; produced by Ric Wake)
  9. Beauty and the Beast (feat. Peabo Bryson) (4:09) (written by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman; produced by Walter Afanasieff)
  10. I Love You, Goodbye (3:33) (written by Diane Warren; produced by Guy Roche)
  11. Little Bit of Love (4:26) (written by Claude Gaudette & Andy Scott; produced by Humberto Gatica)
  12. Water From the Moon (4:39) (written by Diane Warren; produced by Guy Roche & Walter Afanasieff)
  13. With This Tear (4:12) (written by Prince; produced by Walter Afanasieff)
  14. Nothing Broken But My Heart (5:55) (written by Diane Warren; produced by Walter Afanasieff)

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Celine Dion" has sold over 6 million copies worldwide.

In the United States alone, the album has sold 2,373,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan and was certified 2x Platinum.

It reached number thirty-four on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

Her popularity was also showing in Canada where the album peaked at number three and was certified Diamond for one million copies sold.

In other regions of the world, the album peaked at number fifteen in Australia, number thirty-one in New Zealand, number fifty-nine in Japan and number seventy in the United Kingdom.

It was also certified gold in the UK, Japan and Australia.

Celine received her first World Music Award for "Best Selling Canadian Female Recording Artist of the Year."

Critical ReceptionEdit

The album has received generally mixed 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."

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."

Music critic Robert Christgau called it the "worst album of the year—that I can remember."

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."

AccoladesEdit

Year Award show Award
1992 Academy Awards Academy Award for Best Original Song (to Alan Menken and Howard Ashman) – "Beauty and the Beast"
1992 Golden Globe Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (to Alan Menken and Howard Ashman) – "Beauty and the Beast"
1992 World Music Awards World’s Best Selling Canadian Female Recording Artist of the Year
1992 Governor General's Awards Honoured with a Medal of Recognition on Canada's 125th Birthday from the Governor General for Her Contribution to Canadian Culture
1993 Grammy Awards Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal|Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal – "Beauty and the Beast" (with Peabo Bryson)
1993 Grammy Awards Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (to Alan Menken and Howard Ashman) – "Beauty and the Beast"
1993 Billboard Awards Billboard International Creative Achievement Award
1993 Juno Awards Single of the Year – "Beauty and the Beast"
1993 Juno Awards Best Dance Recording – "Love Can Move Mountains" (club mix)
1993 Juno Awards Female Vocalist of the Year
1993 Félix Awards Quebec Artist Achieving the Most Success in a Language Other Than French
1993 Félix Awards Quebec Artist Achieving the Most Success Outside the Province of Quebec