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Dion chante Plamondon

Dion chante Plamondon (which means "Dion sings Plamondon") is Celine Dion's tenth studio & her ninth French-language album.

The album was first released on November 4, 1991 by Sony Music and Columbia Records.

It was released in France in April of 1992 under the name "Des mots qui sonnent."

In 1994, the album was released throughout the rest of the world which became Celine's first French-language album released worldwide.

Album BackgroundEdit

The album was recorded from September 8 to October 6, 1991. Celine interprets the words of pop lyricist Luc Plamondon (from French-speaking Canada).

TracklistingEdit

  1. Des mots qui sonnent ("Words That Sound") (3:55) (written by Luc Plamondon, Aldo Nova & Marty Simon; produced by Jannick Top & Serge Perathoner)
  2. Le monde est stone ("The World is Stone") (3:39) (written by Luc Plamondon & Michel Berger; produced by Jannick Top & Serge Perathoner)
  3. J'ai besion d'un chum (4:03) ("I Need a Boyfriend") (4:03) (written by Luc Plamondon & Francois Cousineau; produced by Jannick Top & Serge Perathoner)
  4. Le fils de Superman ("The Son of Superman") (4:32) (written by Luc Plamondon & Germain Gauthier; produced by Jannick Top & Serge Perathoner)
  5. Je danse dans ma tete ("I Dance in My Head") (4:13) (written by Luc Plamondon & Romano Musumarra; produced by Romano Musumarra)
  6. Les blues du businessman ("Le Blues du Businessman") (4:29) (written by Luc Plamondon & Michel Berger; produced by Jannick Top & Serge Perathoner)
  7. Piaf chanterait du rock (3:22) ("Piaf Sing Rock") (3:22) (written by Luc Plamondon & Germain Gauthier; produced by Jannick Top & Serge Perathoner)
  8. Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy) ("Ziggy (A Boy Like No Other)") (2:57)(written by Luc Plamondon & Michel Berger; produced by Jannick Top & Serge Perathoner)
  9. Quelqu'un que j'aime, quelqu'un qui m'aime ("Someone I Love, Someone Who Loves Me") (3:40) (written by Luc Plamondon & Erown; produced by Jannick Top & Serge Perathoner)
  10. Les uns contre les autres ("Against Each Other") (3:09) (written by Luc Plamondon & Michel Berger; produced by Jannick Top & Serge Perathoner)
  11. Oxygène ("Oxygen") (5:59) (written by Luc Plamondon & Germain Gauthier; produced by Jannick Top & Serge Perathoner)
  12. L'amour existe encore ("Love Still Exists") (3:50) (written by Luc Plamondon & Riccardo Cocciante; produced by Jannick Top & Serge Perathoner)

1994 U.S. Album Edition

  1. Des mots qui sonnent
  2. Le monde est stone
  3. Le fils de Superman
  4. Je danse dans ma tête
  5. Le blues du businessman
  6. Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)
  7. Quelqu'un que j'aime, quelqu'un qui m'aime
  8. Les uns contre les autres
  9. Oxygène
  10. L'amour existe encore

Chart PerformanceEdit

In Canada, "Dion chante Plamondon" peaked at number 76 on the Canadian RPM Albums chart, number 57 on the Canadian Records Albums chart & was certified 2x platinum.

In France, the album peaked at number 4 on the French Albums chart and was certified 2x platinum.

In Belgium, the album peaked at number 17 on the Belgian Albums chart in Wallonia.

Critical ReceptionEdit

According to Allmusic:

"on this relatively early album, Dion sounds as self-assured and mature as on her latter-day recordings as a world-class superstar. Her voice exudes a passion beyond her young years, especially on the album's rocking opener, "Des mots qui sonnent."

They also said that:

"this album spans a wide musical spectrum, including the dramatic "Le fils de Superman," the funk-tinged "Je danse dans ma tête," the bluesy "Les uns contre les autres," and the mega-power ballad "Le blues du businessman."

AccoladesEdit

"Dion chante Plamondon" has won the following awards:

1992

  • Juno Awards: Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Félix Awards: Best Selling Album of the Year for "Dion chante Plamondon" & "Quebec Artist Achieving the Most Success in a Language Other Than French"
  • MuchMusic Video Awards: "Best Adult Contemporary Video" for "Je danse dans ma tête"

1993

  • Juno Awards: Best Selling Francophone Album for "Dion chante Plamondon"