Celine Dion Gives "Incredible" Performances On The Voice Season Finale
TUNE IN TONIGHT TO WATCH "A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" SPECIAL
NEW ALBUM "LOVED ME BACK TO LIFE" A WORLDWIDE SUCCESS
"Divas collided when Tessanne and Celine Dion sang 'Love Can Move Mountains'--they slayed it."-Entertainment Weekly
"A show-stopping duet."-Huffington Post
NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum-selling, five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar Celine Dion was joined by duet partner Ne-Yo last night on the season finale of NBC's "The Voice," where the pair performed her new single "Incredible," featured on Celine's sensational new album Loved Me Back To Life. In addition, Celine also performed her classic "Love Can Move Mountains" with newly-crowned winner Tessanne Chin. Watch both performances here: http://bit.ly/1dmtWep and http://bit.ly/1fmIOuQ.
Tonight, CBS will air the 15th annual entertainment special "A Home For The Holidays with Celine Dion" at 8pm ET/PT. Celine will perform songs from Loved Me Back To Life alongside Ne-Yo and Chris Young.
Loved Me Back To Life was released just last month to fantastic worldwide success. Already four times Platinum in Canada, two times Platinum in France, two times Gold in the U.K., and Gold in Belgium, Hungary, Poland and South Africa, the album has sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide. Upon its release, Loved Me Back To Life soared to #1 on iTunes in 44 countries.
In Canada, Loved Me Back To Life has remained a Top 10 hit since its release. The album made history by selling more than 105,000 copies in its first week, making it the highest sales chart debut in the country since 2008. In the U.K., the album has remained in the Top 10 since its release. And in France, Celine recently sold out seven nights at Bercy Arena in Paris.
Since the release of Loved Me Back To Life, Celine has made numerous television appearances across the globe including "TODAY," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The View" and "The Dr. Oz Show" in the U.S., "Strictly Come Dancing" and "The X Factor" in the U.K. and "Wetten, Dass…?" in Germany. Tonight in France, Celine will perform on "Les Disque D'or" on TMC, and next week, the singer's special concert special filmed in Quebec City airs Dec. 25 on D8. Celine will join ET Canada's all-star line-up of performers for their "New Year's Eve at Niagara Falls" with a special performance from her own stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Praised for her incredible, one-of-a-kind vocal ability, critics have raved about Dion and Loved Me Back To Life. "She is the iceberg, destroying all Titanics," exclaimed The New York Times. Billboard suggested that the album "features some of her most vocally challenging and artistically rewarding performances yet," while USA Today said the singer is "still at her best." The New York Post declared that "Dion has returned with a record that's easily her edgiest," while PEOPLE simply shouted, "She's back!"
Having sold more than 220 million albums around the world, Celine Dion is one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history. In addition to numerous U.S. and international gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications, Celine Dion has seen two of her albums—Falling Into You and Let's Talk About Love—each achieve RIAA Diamond status in recognition of sales of more than 10 million copies in the U.S. alone (each selling more than 30 million worldwide). She has been awarded five GRAMMY® Awards, including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "My Heart Will Go On" in 1998, Album of the Year and Best Pop Album for Falling Into You in 1996, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Beauty and the Beast" in 1992. Both "My Heart Will Go On" and "Beauty and the Beast" received Best Song Academy Awards for their respective years of release.
In December of 2007, Dion concluded an unprecedented concert engagement in Las Vegas—five consecutive years of sold-out shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, a $100 million venue built exclusively for her performances. This historic, original show, entitled "A New Day...", was one of the highest grossing concerts in music history, selling more than 3 million tickets in its run and helping make Dion the highest-grossing touring artist in the world from 2000 to 2010. In 2011, Celine returned to The Colosseum with a brand-new critically-acclaimed show, simply entitled "Celine," playing to sold-out audiences since opening night. This spectacular show, which will continue for several years to come, features Dion's greatest hits, some surprising covers, and a few songs featured on Loved Me Back To Life, including the title track.
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