Columbia Records Announces the Release of 'Taking Chances,' the Long-Awaited New Studio Album from Multi-Platinum Grammy-Winning Musical Artist Celine Dion
International Superstar's First Full-Length Studio Album In Four Years Showcases New Song & Production Collaborations With Linda Perry, Dave Stewart, Kara DioGuardi, Ne-Yo, Ben Moody, John Shanks, Anders Bagge, Kristian Lundin, Aldo Nova, 'Tricky' Stewart
Celine Dion's 'Taking Chances' Available Tuesday, November 13
Columbia Records will release Taking Chances, the avidly-awaited new studio album from the multi-platinum-selling Grammy-winning musical artist Celine Dion, on Tuesday, November 13.
Taking Chances is the artist's debut album on Columbia Records and first full-length new studio work since 2003's multi-platinum One Heart. The album also marks Celine's first new recordings since 2004 when she released A New Day: Live In Vegas, a document of her long-running record-breaking Las Vegas extravaganza, and Miracle, the CD "soundtrack" for a book of photographs by Anne Geddes celebrating babies and motherhood.
As she completes an astounding sold-out five-year run -- during which she's sold more than three million tickets -- of her Las Vegas show, "A New Day," in December 2007, Celine Dion sets out in bold new creative directions with Taking Chances, perhaps the most personal and revelatory collection of songs and performances in her fabled career.
Recorded mainly over a three-week period in July 2007 at Palm Studios in Las Vegas, Taking Chances finds Celine collaborating with a group of today's top songwriters and producers including Linda Perry (Pink, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera), the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, ex-Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody, chart-topping R&B/pop songwriter Ne-Yo, John Shanks (Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Clarkson), Kara DioGuardi (Pink, Kelly Clarkson, "One Heart"), Kristian Lundin (Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC), Anders Bagge and Peer Astrom (Bagge & Astrom: Take That, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Santana, Madonna), Aldo Nova, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Rihanna, Usher) and Chris Neil (Mike & the Mechanics).
Though she'd fallen in love with one particular song, "That's Just The Woman In Me " -- written by guitarist Kimberley Rew (best-known for penning "Walking On Sunshine" for his then-band Katrina & the Waves) -- some 15 years ago, it wasn't until she began work on her new album that she knew the song perfectly suited this new phase of her artistic development.
"I think this album represents a positive evolution in my career," said Celine Dion. "As time goes by, and we have more experiences in life, it's easier to get in touch with our innermost feelings....to know more about what we really want, how we really feel. These days, I'm feeling strong....maybe a little gutsier than in the past...and just as passionate about music and life as I ever was."
From her tour-de-force performances of "Taking Chances" (written by Kara DioGuardi and Dave Stewart; produced by John Shanks) and Heart's "Alone" to the driving rhythms of "Eyes On Me," Celine's new album showcases her deep and powerful connection to the emotional core of her songs and her art.
Having sold more than 180 million albums around the world since her American debut in 1990, Celine Dion is one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history. In addition to numerous US 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 US alone (each selling 30 million worldwide). She has been awarded five Grammy Awards including 1992's Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (for "Beauty and the Beast"), 1996's Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (for Falling Into You) and 1998's Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (for "My Heart Will Go On" [Love Theme from 'Titanic']). Both "Beauty and the Beast" and "My Heart Will Go On" received Best Song Academy Awards for their respective years of release.
In 2004, after achieving then-total global sales of more than 175 million albums, Celine Dion was presented with the World Music Award for the Best- selling Female Pop Artist of All Time.
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