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The Colour of My Love is Celine Dion's third English-language album and her eighteenth overall album.

The album was released on November 9, 1993 in the United States & Canada. In Japan, the album was released on December 2, 1993.

In the United Kingdom, the album was released on February 21, 1994. In Australia, it was released on March 7, 1994.

In France, the album was released on June 10, 1994.

Album BackgroundEdit

Celine worked with people such as David Foster, Walter Afanasieff & Diane Warren (who worked with her on the albums "Unison" and "Celine Dion."

The album was noteworthy in the dedication section because it was the first public acknowledgement that Celine had fallen in love with her manager Rene Angelil.

In the dedication on the album, Celine named Rene as "the colour of [her] love."

TracklistingEdit

  1. The Power of Love (5:42) (written by Gunther Mende, Candy DeRouge, Jennifer Rush & Mary Susan Applegate; produced by David Foster)
  2. Misled (3:30) (written by Peter Zizzo & Jimmy Bralower; produced by Ric Wake)
  3. Think Twice (4:48) (written by Andy Hill & Peter Sinfield; produced by Christopher Neil & Aldo Nova)
  4. Only One Road (4:48) (written by Peter Zizzo; produced by Ric Wake)
  5. Everybody's Talkin' My Baby Down (4:01) (written by Arnie Roman & Russ DeSalvo; produced by Ric Wake)
  6. Next Plane Out (4:57) (written by Diane Warren; produced by Guy Roche)
  7. Real Emotion (4:25) (written by Diane Warren; produced by Ric Wake)
  8. When I Fall in Love (feat. Clive Griffin) (4:20) (written by Edward Heyman & Victor Young; produced by David Foster)
  9. Love Doesn't Ask Why (4:08) (written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil & Phil Galdston; produced by Walter Afanasieff)
  10. Refuse to Dance (4:21) (written by Charlie Dore & Danny Schogger; produced by Christopher Neil)
  11. I Remember L.A. (4:12) (written by Tony Colton & Richard Wold; produced by Christopher Neil)
  12. No Living Without Loving You (4:22) (written by Diane Warren; produced by Guy Roche)
  13. Lovin' Proof (4:11) (written by Diane Warren; produced by Ric Wake)
  14. Just Walk Away (4:58) (written by Marti Sharron & Albert Hammond; produced by Steve Lindsay & Humberto Gatica) (Non-United States track)
  15. The Colour of My Love (3:27) (written by David Foster & Arthur Ganov; produced by David Foster)

Chart PerformanceEdit

"The Colour of My Love" has shipped six million copies and was certified 6x platinum (selling 4,558,000 copies according to the Nielsen SoundScan).

After selling four million copies in Europe, it was certified 4x platinum by the IFPI.

It was awarded with multi-platinum certifications in many European countries, including the United Kingdom where it has sold 1,816,915 and achieved 5x platinum status (and is eligible for 6x platinum after selling over 1,800,000 copies).

Celine garnered tremendous success with the album, particularly in the United Kingdom where it stood for five weeks at the top of the British albums chart while "Think Twice" reigned simultaneously atop the British singles chart.

This accomplishment was last achieved by The Beatles.

Both the album and the single spent seven weeks in total at the top of the UK charts.

In Canada, the album has sold 1.4 million copies and was certified diamond.

In Japan, it has topped the one million units sales point and was certified with a million award.

The album was also successful in Australia and New Zealand, where it was certified 8x platinum and 6x platinum respectively.

It became the second best-selling album of 1995 in Australia and spent the longest run at number one for that year.

The album went to number one in the following countries:

  • Norway (for ten weeks at the top)
  • Australia (for eight weeks)
  • United Kingdom (for seven weeks)
  • Canada (for six weeks)
  • Ireland (for four weeks)
  • Belgium in Flanders (for four weeks)
  • Greece

In other countries, the album reached the top ten including:

  • Number two in the Netherlands, New Zealand & Portugal
  • Number four in the United States, Sweden & the European Top 100 Albums chart
  • Number seven in France, Finland, Japan & Spain
  • Number nine in Switzerland

Critical ReceptionEdit

Allmusic wrote that "The Colour of My Love" is "successful, thanks to the careful production, professional songwriting (highlighted by "When I Fall in Love," "The Power of Love" and "Think Twice") and Dion's powerhouse performances."

The Chicago Tribune (which awarded the album 2 out of 4 stars) noted Celine's talent comes from "sickly sweet, by-the-books standards, forcefully resonant and multiflavored vocals. With her attempt at soul, you can categorize Dion as fairly shallow, sort of a female Michael Bolton."

AccoladesEdit

Celine won many awards during "The Colour of My Love" era which included:

Year Award show Award
1994 Grammy Awards Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) (given to David Foster and Jeremy Lubbock) – "When I Fall in Love"
1994 Juno Awards Female Vocalist of the Year
1994 Félix Awards Female Artist of the Year
1994 Félix Awards Quebec Artist Achieving the Most Success in a Language Other Than French
1994 Félix Awards Quebec Artist Achieving the Most Success Outside the Province Of Quebec
1995 World Music Awards World's Best Selling Canadian Female Recording Artist of the Year
1995 Ivor Novello Awards Song of the Year – "Think Twice"
1995 Juno Awards Album of the Year – The Colour of My Love
1995 Juno Awards Best Selling Album (Foreign or Domestic) – The Colour of My Love
1996 MIDEM Awards Award For Combined European Sales of Over 10 Million Units in 1995
1996 Japan Gold Disc Awards International Song of the Year – "To Love You More"
1996 IRMA Awards Best International Female Artist Album – The Colour of My Love
1996 Malta Music Awards Best Selling International Artist