(Updated on Dec 31st) (click on it for a larger size) It's a picture of Celine reheasing yesterday for tonight's concert. Rumour says that both CBS and NBC will air part of the Celine's tonight concert. For NBC, it says it'll be around 10:00pm~11:00pm. Please check your local listing. I would like to wish all of you a HAPPY MILLENNIUM! Have a happy, fun, and safe year! Live the fullest of your life, and most important, healthy! And we all know, Celine's music will go on for the next millennium, so are our support toward her! (Updated on Dec 30th) Julie Snyder and Gregory Charles will be hosting tomorrow Celine's farewell concert in Montreal. As some of you may know, the concert won't entirely perform by Celine. I think the first two hours maily perform by the cast of "Notre Dame de Paris", and the last two hours will be for Celine. Bryan Adams will also be one of the guests. The show will start at 9:00pm(ET), and ends at 1:00am(ET). TVA will boardcast the show live from Molson Centre. And it looks like that they will also air the show online, so you may want to check at www.tva.ca tomorrow. Rumours saying that the video of the concert will be available in the Spring of 2000. And if you want a copy of the concert, you may try the "Celine tape tree project" http://welcome.to/tapetree (Updated on Dec 29th) I'm back! Okay, let's first start with ATW's chart positions around the world in this week. In the US, despite the fact that it sold more than 640,000 copies, it's #2 behind a rapper album. Usually, rap album debuts big, and goes down quickly, hope ATW will be back at #1 next week! Here's the chart position around the world: #1:Australia, Finland, Norway, Austria, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Euro Chart. #2:Belgium, US #3:Sweden, Denmark, Spain, NewZealand, Canada #5:Japan, UK, Brazil #6:Italy Barnes&Noble.com has announced its customers' Top 100 "Picks of the Century," an online vote of their favorite books and music over the last 100 years. Although ATW is only around 2 months old, it ranks #6 on the Century's Music chart! =) Indeed, ATW is an very excellent. 1. Abbey Road - The Beatles 2. Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin 3. The White Album - The Beatles 4. With The Beatles - The Beatles 5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles 6. All the Way: A Decade of Song - Celine Dion 7. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac 8. Rubber Soul - The Beatles 9. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen 10. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel As mentioned before, Celine is the favourite female singer among Espanic American. Here's the details. ALL-TIME FAVORITE SONG IN ENGLISH: 1. My Way 2. Yesterday 3. Lady in Red 4. My Heart Will Go On 5. Unchained Melody ALL-TIME FAVORITE FEMALE SINGER: 1. Celine Dion 2. Lucero 3. Ana Gabriel 4. Shakira 5. Gloria Estefan 6. Jennifer Lopez 7. Whitney Houston 8. Olga Tanon 9. Thalia 10. Madonna ALL-TIME FAVORITE FEMALE SINGER:(Hispanic Men) 1. Jennifer Lopez 2. Lucero 3. Celine Dion (Hispanic Women) 1. Celine Dion 2. Whitney Houston 3. Lucero (Under 35) 1. Celine Dion 2. Ana Gabriel 3. Madonna (Over 35) 1. Olga Tanon 2. Lucero 3. Celine Dion (West Coast) 1. Celine Dion 2. Lucero 3. Gloria Estefan (Updated on Dec 26th) Wish everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Well, I'll be out of town today, and I'll be back on the 29th. Therefore, I won't be able to update the site for 3~4 days. Sorry for the inconveinience! =) (Updated on Dec 24th) What a big joke?! A person who said himself is a concert promoter for Celine, and called to ask about using the performing Arts Center at Grosse Pointe Woods school. People thought it's true, and they even had the school choir rehearse to prepare for a performance with Celine. It turns out that it's not true. And spokesperson for Celine says she knows nothing about it. Police say that they won't press any charge on the person who called the school. Due to overwhelming demand, 500 extra seats have been added to Celine's farewell concert, after details of the stage placement were finalized with the production manager. This setup has a capacity of 18,500 seats. If you still wanna buy the remaining tickets, you can try calling this number, 1-800-361-4595. I read this from an article, and I think it's quite funny. It says "Santa Claus is coming to town, and it looks like he's bringing a bag full of CDs, particularly Celine Dion's compilation album All The Way - A Decade of Songs.." haha~ Looking at the global sales of ATW this few weeks, it's really true that many Celine's albums will be in the stocking, and under the Christmas tree! I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas! =) (Updated on Dec 23rd) Jessica Simpson, who is currently having a #3 single on Billboard Hot 100, is a huge Celine fan. Unfortunately, she is sick recently, and she has just released from Hospital on the 20th. And this is what she has written in the diary on her own official website: "Okay i must tell you the best thing about being in the hospital.... I got a "get well" phone call from the one and only Celine Dion...she is my all-time favorite and I was almost speechless when she said, "Hello, Jessica...this is Celine." I cannot believe she took time out of her busy schedule to call me....she is so sweet and sincere...I only hope I can be half as awesome as she is!!!" As mentioned yesterday, ATW is #1 on Billboard Top 200, with sales of 537,000 copies last week. And it is #2 on the internet sales chart. On the Pop Catelog Chart, TAST is still #1. TTWII rises from #30 to #17 this week on Hot 100! =) (Updated on Dec 22nd) ATW regains the #1 spot on Billboard Top 200, by selling more than a half a million copies last week! We'll have more information on other Billboard charts tomorrow. An follow-up for the auction of Celine's boots. It sold at somewhere at $7,000!!! And the last time I checked, the auction for Celine's autographed album along with Rosie's autographed Christmas album, the highest bid was more than $2,000! (Updated on Dec 21st) Well, this does not have so much thing related to Celine. Few weeks ago "Saturday Night Live" aired a skit called "And so this is Hanukkah" featured impersonators of Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. After the show being aired, the skit drew complaints of racist. After some dicussion, SNL decided in the future re-run of the show, they will still leave the skit there, without any edition. If you wanna know more, you may click here For Australian fans: Celine will be on Oprah on Tuesday Dec 21st. Channel 10 at 2:30 pm. Celine will also be on the "And So This Is Christmas" on Wednesday Dec 22nd Channel 7 at 7:30pm. For UK fans: Dec 22nd 11:10pm-12:00am BBC1 - "All the Way" Dec 25th 9:40-10:20pm BBC1 - "Before They Were Famous" Dec 27th 6:30-7:30pm ITV - "Des O'Connor Tonight" Jan 2nd 1:30-3:30am Sky1 - "1999 Billboard Music Awards" Jan 3rd 1:15-2:15pm ITV - "This is Celine Dion" (Updated on Dec 20th) Although in Canada this week, ATW's #1 in many big cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, it's still #3 overall on the National chart, behind the two compilation albums released from the National music video station. Hope ATW will regain #1 in Canada very soon! Here's this week ATW chart position around the world! It's still going strong! =) #1:Australia, Finland, Norway, Austria, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Euro chart. #2:Belgium #3:Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Canada. #4:UK #5:Italy #6:New Zealand (Updated on Dec 19th) Celine and Rene celebrated their anniversary in New York. A Celine fan said that she met Celine and Rene outside her hotel. They were holding hands, and they said they celebrated themselves this year. The fan congrajulated them, and Celine said something like "It's great so far, and it'll get better tonight". Kinda meaning...you know, Celine like to share her sex live experience with us... =) (Updated on Dec 17th) 5 years ago today, there was a big event happened in Quebec, Canada. There was a "royal wedding" happening, and tens of thousands of people across the country witnessed this memorable moment. Celine Dion and Rene Angelil were announced as "husband and wife" for the first time! Happy 5th Anniversary to Celine and Rene! And we know there will be many more 5 years for your marriage! These are the pics from yesterday's special event in New York, organized by Sony Music, to present Celine the commemorative award, honouring her incredible album sales around the world. She has sold more than 100 million copies of albums around the world. And she's named "the best selling singer of the decade". Well deserve, Celine! Thank you Karla for sending me these great pics! =) You can click on those pics for full size. One more pic from Celine's performance on the Billboard Awards. (Updated on Dec 16th) These are the pics from both honouring events for Celine yesterday. Celine not only received the hornour for UN Artist of Peace yesterday, she also received the key to the city from the Mayor of Montreal. And they'll even erect a plant sculpture in the park across the city hall to honour her. If you wanna know more both events, you can click here. And rumour says that Sony will also honour Celine in New York today. As mentioned, ATW is #2 this week on Billboard, but ATW is still #1 on the Internet sales chart. And TAST is still #1 on Pop Catelog, and #5 on Christmas album chart. TTWII is #30 on Hot 100. (Updated on Dec 15th) Celine received "UNESCO Artist for Peace" honour today in Qubec, Canada. She wore a similar(or maybe the same) outfit that she wore on Jay Leno. Celine's parents were also there. ATW will appear on #2 on this week's Billboard albums chart, although it sold more than 414,000 copies last week. The biggest one week sales for Celine in the US. Maybe the fabulous Billboard performance boosted up the sales. "All The Way..." TV special will be on Australia's Channel 7 this Saturday night at 7:30pm. Please check your local listing. Celine will be featured on this year's edition of "Before They Were Famous" on BBC1. The programme will be broadcast on Christmas Day, 9:40~10:20pm GMT. Celine will be on MTV's TRL tomorrow. You can vote for TTWII now, by going to http://trl.mtv.com On an Autralia online cd store, they are giving 2 Celine ATW album. The contest is open to everyone in the world. So if you want to enter the contest, go to here and then click on "CD Giveaway". (Updated on Dec 14th) Do you know the highest bid for Celine's boots on Ebay right now? It's $4175 already! Unbelievable!!! Btw, talking about Ebay, I was surfing around and saw various Celine's items being auction on Ebay. And I would like to warn everyone that don't always believe what the seller says. Especially on those "Celine autographed items". Most of them aren't really autographed by Celine, instead, the seller autographed him/herself, and try their best to make it look like a Celine autograph. Be careful! In Malaysia, ATW rises to #5 from #10. (Updated on Dec 13th) Celine was on Rosie today. She performed TTWII, and she chatted with Rosie afterward. At the end of the performance, Celine broke the heel of her boots. You know how she stomp her feet when she sings "When you want it the most....When you ready to go...", that's how she broke the heel. And Rosie suggested to put the boots on ebay for auction. And they'll donate the money. Right now, you can bid for the Celine autographed broken boots at ebay. And a Rosie autographed "A Rosie Christmas" cd is also included in this auction. And guess what? Right now, the highest bid is $1925 already!!!!! If you want to bid for it, you may go to www.ebay.com and search for "Celine Dion's boots". On the show, Celine's voice sounds a bit raspy. Maybe she has a cold. She also told Rosie about her remarry again with Rene. She'll be wearing a gold, metal like dress,with a scarf covering half of her face(like an Arabic style). Rosie also told Celine that she really thinks that Celine and Rene are a very truely lovely couple. This week, ATW is #1 in many countries! #1:Japan, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Austria, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Holland, and Europe. #2:Australia, Belgium, Spain. #3:Canada #4:UK #5:Portugal, Malaysia #6:New Zealand #7:Italy (Updated on Dec 11th) I would like to share my happiness with you guys! I have just won a framed autographed Celine picture!!! As you know, Sony is currently running a contest for all Celine Dion fans who have a Celine site. And they randomly pick a winner each week til the mid of Januarary. This week, my name was randomly picked!!! Bravo!!! =) "Then you look at me" is the theme song for the movie "Bicentennial Man". Throughout the movie, you can hear the melody from time to time, and you can hear Celine singing the song at the end of the movie, while the credits roll up. Kind of similar to what they did with MHWGO in Titanic. Celine and Rene are still in Las Vegas today. They'll present Andre- Philippe Gagnon at C2K, the showroom inside The Venetian Resort-Hotel- Casino in Las Vegas. This very special evening, which includes a cocktail reception at 7 p.m., followed by Andre-Philippe's performance, will serve as the official Grand Opening of C2K and the kick-off of Andre-Philippe's 40-week schedule at The Venetian showroom. Reminder:Celine will be on Rosie on Monday! Celine will be on MTV's Total Request Live(TRL) on Thursday! (Updated on Dec 10th) As we know, ATW is #1 on Billboard Top 200(albums), and TTWII is #1 on Hot Adult Contemporary. Besides that, ATW is also #1 on Internet sales chart, and TAST is also #1 on Pop Catelog chart. On the Christmas album chart, TAST is #6. And on Hot 100(singles), TTWII jumps 10 spots to #34. On Jay Leno, Celine performed "All The Way" live, and she talked a bit with Jay afterward. She said that at the wedding ceremony on Jan 5th, since Rene's origin is Arabic, all of them(all family members and friends) will wear same colour and type of clothes, and they'll be sitting on the floor and eat some Arabic food at the party. Sounds cool! A follow-up for the Nickels investigation: The following is taken from a Quebec's newspaper "Journal de Montreal", and translated into English by Altavista translator. ----------------------------------------------------- Mr. Angelil revealed, yesterday, that him and the famous singer had yielded their shares in Nickels for approximately two years. "We gave our shares to my cousin", said the husband and manager of Celine Dion. It is the first time that the Angelil-Dion couple makes state publicly its withdrawal of the Nickels chain of which they were shareholders since his creation, nine years ago. It affirms that celebrates it couple was only shareholder of the company of restoration. We never had role of administrator, says it. We were never mixed with the daily operations. We did nothing wrong.. Celine and I, add it, we are a little bit like everyone in Quebec, we are anxious to find out what had happened in all this business.The fame of Celine Dion was used to foam the businesses of the chain of restaurants misant on the nostalgia of the Fifties. ---------------------------------------------------------- (Updated on Dec 9th) This week in the US, Celine remains #1 by selling 327,600 units. In 3 weeks, it has already sold 1.06 million copies. Btw, it also archieved 4xPlatinum(4 million copies shipped to record stores) in the US. Not only that, TTWII has also reached #1 on the Hot AC chart. On the Billboard Awards, Celine performed TTWII. Although she lip-sync it, it was a fabulous performance. Celine looked amazing, young and pretty. She had a black top with spaghetti strap, and a plastic pants with brown colour at the top, and gradually changing into light-green at the bottom. It's one of the best Celine look we've ever seen. And what made the performance more incredible, was there were around 20+ dancers dancing on the stage. Of course, Celine didn't do much dancing herself, but the performance was upbeat, with all those dancers. Celine wasn't nominated this year, therefore, she didn't receive any award. Nickels, the chained franchized restaurants founded by Celine, Rene and few other people, is suspected by Revenu Quebec of having obtained royalties on amounts of money reaching $13,000,000 hidden with the tax department by seventeen of the restaurants of the chain in Quebec. 150 inspectors of the tax department québécois, assisted police officers, carried out yesterday, a series of 26 searchings mainly in the area of Montreal in various restaurants and to the residence of certain administrators of the chain and of franchized. The persons in charge of these Nickels restaurants are suspected of having dissimulated in Revenu Quebec more than $2,000,000 in various taxes perceived on their not declared sales. According to the Newspaper from Montreal, neither Celine nor Rene were directly aimed by the searchings of yesterday. However, in an official statement diffused yesterday, Revenu Quebec indicates that the administrators of the companies concerned are liable to sorrow a two years to prison and fines being able to reach the double of the defrauded money sums. Non of the the spokeperson of the restaurants have comment on this. Reminder: Celine will appear on Jay Leno tonight(Thursday). (Updated on Dec 8th) Celine will appear on today's Billboard Awards. Celine will perform on UK Top Of The Pops on this Friday(pre-recorded). Celine's ATW video is going to release around the world on Dec 13th. In Canada, rumour says that its release date is Dec 7th, which was yesterday. (Updated on Dec 7th) On CBS's "And so this is Christmas" special, Celine was the first guest to perform. At first, she was sitting on a couch in a living room. She talked about how her family celebrate Christmas, and how happy about the "I met an angel(on Christmas day)". Then she was in a studio with decoration with the 60s theme. She was dressing in a sparking short black dress. One of the shortest dress we've even seen, which shows Celine's beautiful legs. Celine was singing(lip-sync) and dancing around. The funny thing was that the 3 back-up singers at the back were also Celine. One in a long blond wig, another one with a red wig, and one with black wig. It was hilarious! For Canadian, if you missed it, don't worry, cuz they'll re-air it on Dec 24th(9:00pm) on CTV. In Finland, Celine's ATW album has gone GOLD, selling more than 20,000 copies already. In some other countries, 20,000 copies isn't a big number. But in Finland, it's a big success, cuz they only have 5 million population. In a poll in Canada for newsmaker of the century, Celine ranks #19. (Updated on Dec 6th) This week's ATW chart position around the world: #1:Austria, France, Switzerland, Eurochart. #2:Canada, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Belgium. #3:Australia, Japan, UK, Finland, Spain. #6:New Zealand(debuted), Italy. #10:Malaysia(debuted). This week, the album isn't on the #1 spot in as many countries as last week, but in many other countries, the album is rising. For UK Celine fans, the ATW special will be shown on BBC1 on Wednesday Dec 22nd at 11:10pm~12 midnight GMT. And Celine will appear on Des O'Connor show on ITV on Monday Dec 27th at 6:30~7:30pm. Please check your local listing. (Updated on Dec 5th) On Rosie's special today, Rosie opened the show with Celine singing the song "The magic of Christmas day". Celine was in a jean-jacket, and a light brown pant. When they sang the 2nd chorus, some kids came out to sing with them. Then after a few seconds, some more younger kids came out too. Btw, the performance was live. Reminder:Celine will be on the CBS special tomorrow at 10:00pm(CBS/CTV) She will also appear on the Billboard Awards this Wednesday. And she will appear on Jay Leno this Thursday. A new Hong Kong singer called Joey Yung, covered Celine's "S'il suffisait d'aimer". If you want to listen to the cantonese version, you may click here (Updated on Dec 4th) Celine will be on "A Rosie's Christmas special" tomorrow (ABC/CTV). And Celine will also be on "And so this is Christmas" on Monday(CBS/CTV). Please check your local listing. In Japan, on the daily ranking Oricon Chart(compile from sales figures), ATW finally reaches #1! Celine is nominated for Favourite female singer for People's Choice Award, againsting Shania Twain, and Britney Spear. Celine received this award last year. In a poll complied recently, Celine is also the favourite female artist among hispanic American. There's an quite interesting/informative article on Celine on Nationalpost. You can read the article clicking here. You can find out more about the hispanic American poll there.
(Updated on Dec 3rd) In Europe, ATW remains #1, and TTWII debut at #8! Looks like that the webcast for Celine's millenium concert has been cancelled due to inconfident to garantee having a perfect quality video and audio. But video for the concert will probably come out around Feb 2000. There's an article of Celine on French ParisMatch magazine. You can read the article by clicking here (Updated on Dec 2nd) Celine goes all the way to the top of Billboard Top 200 album chart (w/ATW), and Top Pop Catelog album chart(w/These are special times). On the Christmas album chart, These are special times is #6, selling more than 80,000copies last week. Lask week, including the sales of ATW, Celine sold nearly half a million copies of album in one single week in the US! TTWII moves up to #44 from #49 on Hot 100 singles. It's not a bad position for a song which hasn't been released in cd singles. Vh1 is going to have a "Behind the music" special with Celine. No date set yet. (Updated on Dec 1st) Celine did it! US Celine fans did it! ATW is #1 this week in the US!! 394,000 copies were sold last week! It's the third #1 album for Celine in the US. Rumors saying that Celine is up for an hornour for "Artist of the decade" on the Billboard Awards with some other artists. Celine is listed on the 2000 Guiness book, as the highest earning music stars in 1998(55.5million). And MHWGO is also the most requested video on The Box(a mtv channel which can be view world wide). Since the release on the video, to July 1999, it had 60,474 requests. Celine is one of the candidates on Dotmusic for MissPopWorld, representing Canada. Please go and vote for her! Click here to vote! (Updated on Nov 30th) Found these pics from the Celineonline conversation. Whoever own these pics, if you don't want them to be here, just email me. Thanks! =) ATW has archieved platinum in Autralia, and 2xplatinum in the UK. I'm sure that it has some other platinum archievements around the world, but these are the only two I know. There's an article about Celine on National Enquirer(US tabloid). It's about Celine's plan of having a baby and adoption. Click here to read it. For those are who interested in ATW's TV special rating, it ranks #3 for Wednesday night, behind "Who wants to be a millionair", and "Laws and order", which is not bad at all! (updated on Nov 29th) This week's ATW chart position around the world: This week, ATW debuted #1 in Canada, Norway, Germany, Austria, France, and Switzerland. It also debuted #1 on Eurochart(chart for the entire Europe.) It's #2 in Japan this week. It's #3 in UK, Sweden(debut),and Ireland(#3 from #7). It moves up to #4 from #13 in Finland. In Belgium, it jumps to #5 from #41 and debuted #5 in Australia. In Italy, it debuted at #7. In Denmark, it moves up to #11 from #26. And in Portugal, it debuted on #14. Way to go! Hope ATW will reach #1 in all countries and stay there as long as possible! On Dec 6th, CBS is going to have a Christmas special called "And so this is Christmas" which will include guests like Ricky Martin, Gloria, and of course Celine. On the commercial, it says you'll see Celine like you've never seen her before. It also shows clips of her dancing around and as a backup singer. Looks interesting! =) (Updated on Nov 25th) On Billboard's Pop Catelog chart, "These are special times" is #1! This chart is for albums that are 2-year-old titles that have fallen below No. 100 on The Billboard 200 or reissues of older albums. And in Top 200 albums chart, as said before, ATW is #3. TTWII is #49 on ACTop40, it's not that bad because Sony hasn't release cd singles for this song. Celine and Rene will make a appearance at two Nickels restaurant in Florida. On Monday November 29, at 5:00 p.m., Celine and Rene will visit the Nickels restaurant in Fort Lauderdale at 1800 North Federal Highway. At 7:00 p.m. they will stop by at the Nickels restaurant in Pompano at 2341 North Federal Highway. On Celine's "All The Way" special, Celine sang "Love can move mountains", "To love you more", "That's the way it is"(w/Nsync), "All the way", "The first time ever I saw your face", a song of Gloria, and "Conga". In addition, Gloria sang "Because you loved me" and her duet with Nsync "Music of my heart". Celine was in 4 different outfits, and she looked happy and great. At the end, she said she would love to leave us with some lyrics of the song "All the way". She said "Who knows where the road will lead us, only a fool would say. But if you'll let me love you, it's for sure, I'm gonna love you all the way. Thank you very much! Good night" And Celine's voice broke there. I think it must've been quite emotional for her. (Updated on Nov 24th) ATW will debut on #3 on the Billboard! #1 is Korn(574,000 units sold), #2 is Dr Dre(516,000 units sold). ATW sold 303,000 copies, the 2nd highest first week sales in the US in Celine's career. LTAL sold 334,000 units in its first week. So far, ATW is #1 in the UK, and Germany, #2 in Japan, and #3 in the US. Let's hope it will be #1 around the world soon! =) (Updated on Nov 23rd) Celine was on Larry King Live yesterday. She talked about Rene's illness, how they found out, what was their reaction...etc. Celine said when she first heard Rene's really having cancer at the hotel, her whole body was shaking, but she didn't cry. And she didn't know why, but she felt strong, and she put on her clothes as fast as she could and she couldn't wait to get to the hospital to comfort Rene, because she knows he needs her. Celine said, in the past, she needs Rene. And now, Rene needs her, and she's going to make a different in his life, and it feels great. Larry asked Celine is she still planning to have a baby, and Celine said yes, of course, after all her projects are done(after dec 31), and Larry asked, "why not now?" Celine replied in a funny way "...(looked at Rene) okay, let's go!(meaning do it NOW in the studio)". She explained she's a very stressful person, and she doesn't want to have a baby when she's busy working. When she's at work, she wants to give 100%, the same case when she's a mother, she also wants to give her 100% to the child. So she wait till the break is here. And she also said that Rene had frozen his sperm before he had the chemotherapy. So that babies are there waiting for her, and she can't wait to put them in her body. They also received calls from Celine's fans, asking Celine questions. Celine looked great, and she did a good job in answering questions. She also mentioned that her sister Pauline, called her few weeks ago, asking Celine and Rene whether they want to be the godmother and godfather for her new born baby. Reminder:"All The Way" special is going to be on CTV TONIGHT! (Updated on Nov 22nd) Celine's TV special will be on CTV TOMORROW at 8pm, and Wednesday on CBS. Don't forget to watch it! =) (Updated on Nov 21st) ATW~ADOS debuted #1 on the UK chart!! In Japan, on Oricon daily album chart, it's #2. The Oricon's weekly chart will come out these few days. Reminder, Celine will be on "The today show" and "Larry King Live" tomorrow. (Updated on Nov 20th) Celine performed TTWII on Top Of The Pop in Germany(recorded last week), and you can watch it here! And I'm sure you know why! Because Frank made the performance into realaudio! Here you go! Top of the pop(TTWII) Enjoy! (Updated on Nov 19th) If you missed Celine's TTWII performance on the Germany's Bambi Award, you can watch it here in RealAudioG2. Frank did this for us once again!! Click here to watch it:Bambi Awards(TTWII) If you haven't download the realaudio file of Celine's performance on Watten Dess singing "The first time ever I saw you face", click here to download it, cuz I'll delete this file in the weekend! Celine was on the cover of a Montreal's newspaper. The article was about Celine's announcement of remarrying Rene again on Jan 5 2000 in Las Vegas. The picture was taken in Paris. According to Billboard, Celine will appear on the Billboard Music Award on Dec 8th. But I don't know whether she'll perform or not. I don't even know whether it'll be live appearance, or a pre-recorded one. We'll just have to wait and see. Btw, I was searching around the online music stores, and I found out that on amazon.com ATW is currently #1 for top sellers, and on cdplus.com it's #3. (Updated on Nov 18th) Here are some of the quotes from the Oprah show: Oprah:Are you really leaving showbizz? Celine:She's outta here!! Crowd:No No No Celine:I don't want people to get bored of hearing me, seeing me! Crowd:Never Never Never Celine:But I would love leave right now with a gold medal, instead of leaving when my career is going downward and then I cry myself I should've left before. Celine:During the European concert when Rene couldn't be with me because he had to stay at home resting, I had earplugs on my ear at the concert, and Rene could actually talk to me through those earplugs. And our signal is that, when I receive his message(hear him), I would touch my nose.(And you can see that on ACDS video.) And at the end of the show, I had no foundation left on my nose. Celine:During the two months we spent in our home everyday, one time Rene hold my head with his hands and said "Celine, I need you." It's the first time I felt really needed. If felt great!(her voice trembled here) Peabo Byson:I'm very fortunate to have worked with many incredible female vocalist, and in ability and range, Celine is by far the best....and it(the world) will be there for her when she comes back. And if she's not coming back, then I'll write a song which is so good, so good that she'll have to come back and sing it with me. Nsync:Celine, you'll be my all time favourite female singer...and you'll be missed. And we're glad that you're going, cuz...we really want to have number one! As long as you're around....SIGH... Oprah:We've all come away with a deeper respect for you Celine, not just as a singer, but as a woman, for having the courage to truely living the life of your dream, what I think it's really all about. ...living the life that you choose to live, it's all worth it! (Updated on Nov 17th) Celine was on Oprah today, and it was a fabulous show!! It started with Celine came out on a staircase in the middle of the stage, singing a medley of "I'm Your Angel", "The first time ever I saw your face", and "My heart will go on". Thank god Celine only sang the last chorus of MHWGO. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the song, but if she sings the entire song again.... Anyway, then both Celine and Rene were sitting on a sofa, and Oprah interviewed them. Asking Celine whether she's really retiring, cuz when someone's retiring, it means the person is gone, and won't come back. Celine explained that she is going to take a break, and she doesn't know how long it will takes, but at least 2 years. But it may be 3 or 5...etc. And Celine said how much she loves to really meet the life, and meet Rene as the husband. Oprah also asked Rene how he deal with cancer. And how they went through together. Throughout the show, they also showed clips of various artists saying how much they love Celine, and they'll miss her so much. Those artists included Peabo Bryson, R.Kelly, and Nsync. They also showed come clips of Celine's concert at Stade de France, her last concert in the US(Florida), the CBS special...etc. During the show, they also told a little story about a person who had cancer and how much Celine's songs had help him. That person and his wife were also in the audience, and they were apparently big Celine fans. They had tears in their eyes, and Celine hugged them, so did Rene and Oprah. Oprah also gave them a suprise by telling them they are going to Celine's Montreal concert. Celine also sang "That's the way it is". Btw, all her performances were live today, and she sounded great. Well, the show was just excellent and very emotional! After the show, I kept hearing my mind telling myself that I didn't choose a wrong idol. She's just the greatest!!! And Oprah also looked very impressed with Celine, and she said that right now she respects Celine even more for her bright attitude towards life. (Updated on Nov 16th) A picture of Celine receiving the Bambi award in Germany "All the way~A decade of songs" hits stores around the world today, and 10 million copies of the album have already been shipped to record stores around the world!!! The FIRST time ever an album has this large demand in history! Bravo! Today, Celine's promoting in Paris. My tip for "ATW", listen few more times for the new songs before you judge them, they'll grow on you!! =) You better love them, cuz they'll be the last songs from Celine for a long long time! =) Celine has just said this on a Paris radio! She's going to have another wedding!!! With Rene of course! They'll do that on Jan 5th 2000 in Las Vegas, for their 5th wedding anniversary. But...why would she want to have another wedding?? Anyway, Celine...YOU GO GIRL! ;) (Updated on Nov 15th) Celine's on the cover of this week's TVGuide(US). They have a great 5 pages article on Celine. Click here to read the entire article. At Germany's Bambi award, Celine won an media award for MHWGO for being the biggest single in the past 50 years in Germany. Tomorrow is the big day we all have been waiting for! ATW will release tomorrow. If you wanna help to Celine to debut #1 on album charts around the world, remember to buy the album at big record stores where Soundscan counts their sales figures! And in Australia, the TTWII single is released today, and the album will come out next week. Let's hope the album will do great!! =) (Updated on Nov 14th) Watch out, Italian Celine fans!! Celine willl perform on the Italian Lottery TV show "Carramba che fortuna" on RAIUNO starting at 20.45 CET She'll probably perform TTWII!!! Incase you are a Mariah fan too, it'll be a double treat, cuz she'll probably perform on the show too, although it's not confirmed yet. Celine was spoofed on SNL yesterday night again! It was the skit of a long commercial for an epic movie "Smurf". Nearly at the end, the announcer said something like "And the academy winning singer Celine Dion performing the sensational theme song for this magnificent movie...", and Anna Gastyer once again imitated Celine, with the straight long blonde hair, dressed in a classy gown, singing the theme song of the "Smurf". It was actually funny, and kinda beautiful. It wasn't something very stupid or offensive. (Updated on Nov 13th) Celine performed "The first time ever I saw your face" on the Germany game show called "Watten Dass" today. You missed it? No problem, cuz Frank did it ONCE AGAIN!! Frank sent me another realmovie file for me to upload it here! Thank you Frank one more time! =) Here you go, the realvideo of Celine's performance on the show! "The first time..."video (Updated on Nov 12th) Celine is currently working on a book which will be named "S'il Suffisait D'aimer", which will come out in September 2000. This book is in a diary style, which Celine writes herself, talking about her life, her career ...etc. And she's working this project with George-Hebert Germain, who wrote her official biography. Celine said that he's the only person she wants to work with because she doesn't want to start from scratch with somebody else. And Rene told George that she's either working with him, or they won't go on with this project. George and Celine became good friends, when George followed Celine touring around the world, as the preparation for Celine's biography. George said that Celine is transparant, which means one can ask her any question, and she'll answer it. The book will be translated into 6 different languages and distributed around the world. The English title for the book will be "All The Way". The proceeds from this book will donate to some cancer-related societies. It's confirmed that Celine will be on Oprah on the 17th(Wed), not 16th (Tues). You can read more info about the show here Celine will be on Mama Dion's cooking on Nov 18th(10:00am). Please check your local listing. According to a Toronto newspaper, Celine refuted the case, filed by her ex-drummer last month, in court this week. She claimed that the ex-drummer was revaluated while her career started to kick off internationally. And Peter Bardeau couldn't read music, which's one of the problem. And his talent was below to accompany with the rest of the band, especially when Celine's career is getting more busy, and her music is getting more complexity. Few days ago, we were talking about the finals of AccessHollywoood millenium polls for favourite female singer, and favourite song. So far, Celine's leading by a big margin! She's leading in the female singer category with 59.7% of the votes. Modonna is second with 14.5%, while Mariah is 10.2% at the third.(10129 people voted so far.) In the favourite song, Celine(MHWGO) is also leading with 38.8%, infront of "American Pie"(22.5%), and Hey Jude(14.4%).(6888 people voted so far). You go, Celine! If you haven't voted yet, you can still go and vote for Celine at AccessHollywood.com (Updated on Nov 11th) In Ireland, HMV has already put the new album on shelves!! And heard that in SOntario, some future shops have also already put the album on shelves! Jessica Simpson, a new singer, was on Rosie's show yesterday. When Rosie asked her is she influenced by any other singer, Jessica immediately said "Celine Dion!" She said she loves her, and "She's....she is..(sigh) the best!" She also told Rosie that she loves Celine as Rosie loves Barbra! And she's jealous of Rosie because Rosie did a duet with Celine. TTWII moves to #8 from #10 on Billboard AC chart, which is compiled by airplay. (Updated on Nov 10th) I'm very happy to present you.........THE VIDEO OF TTWII REAL VIDEO! Frank, a fellow Celine fan, sent me a file for me to upload it here. So everyone, let's say THANK YOU together to Frank! Thank you! =) So, here you go, watch the video yourself! TTWII VIDEO You need Real Player G2(which is free) to view the file! =) The Colour Of My Love has been certified 6 times platinum and These are special times for 4 times platinum in the US! Congratulations! German Celine fans and whoever receive VIVA channel, if you want to watch the video on TV, check it out at these following times! Good luck! Nov 11 19.00~20.00 CET Nov 12 9.00~10.00 & 17.00~18.00 CET (got this from the newsgroup) (Updated on Nov 9th) Good news for the German and Canadian fans!!! In Germany, a channel called Viva premiered the new video in Interaktiv yesterday already!! And in Canada, MuchMoreMusic also premiered the video yesterday night!!! I also happened to catch it today. And I think MuchMusic will play it soon too! In addition, my description of the video below, isn't totally the same as the video. But not a big difference. The new Celineonline is launched today. You can see some new Celine pics there. And rumors saying that the new booklet of the new album will have 16 pages, lyrics of course, and with Celine's opinion on each of the new songs, and a letter from Celine. Also, a letter from Celine to Rene, and some thank you notes. And a couple of new pics. Actually, I think you can already find the letter, and those pics on Celineonline. Hope there'll be more new pics besides the ones there! =) And also, please vote for Celine at www.accesshollywood.com for favourite female singer, and favourite song!!!! One last thing, just wanna remind you to remember to email Rosie asking her to have Celine stay for the whole show!!! Email Rosie (Updated on Nov 8th) Since I'm living in Canada, I couldn't watch the premier of the TTWII video. This is what I gathered from the net about the video. First of all, many Celine fans love this video a lot!! Some of them say that it's their favourite. And they think Celine looks great, and very happy in the video. Well, I don't want to say too much about the video since I don't want to spoil everything. But I also know that some Celine fans may not be able to watch this video ever due to the place they are living in. So now, I think I better to write all I know(from what I get from the net). And if you don't want to be spoiled, and want to wait til you watch it yourself, you better stop right here. Okay, here we go. Celine's wearing a black top(down to the peak of her belly), and a white pant(flare). So it shows some of Celine's belly. Celine also has a black wrist band. She looks healthy, not too thin, just right. Young, happy, and fresh too! And of course beautiful. It starts off by lights off, and showing some fishes. Then lights start to turn bright, and Celine is dancing around in a big white room with a black furniture, and black floor. She starts singing, and the next scene showing Celine spining and singing on a chair. And there's also some scenes showing different people doing different things while watching or listening to the song. They all become very happy, and some of them dancing around. Here are some examples of what those people are doing. Two people sitting closer and closer to each other. And a girl in a car bouncing her head with the song, and a cute guy saw her bouncing so hard, and the girl starts cracking up. There's also one shot of Celine turning the camera to those other people. And everyone was very happy and dancing with the song and getting the message of the song.Overall, it's a very cool, excellent, and freshing video. According to Celineonline, MTV will probably starts playing this video on Nov 15th. I think that will also be about the same time for Muchmusic and MuchMoreMusic to play the video. Well, that's all I know. Can't wait to watch it myself!! =) According to Billboard online, the debut track from Celine's new album is being previewed for free on America Online. "All The Way," the virtual duet with the late Frank Sinatra, will be streamed to AOL members beginning today. The song will be available to all AOL.com visitors from Wednesday until Nov. 16. The track can be heard by using Spinner.com's SpinnerLite player. An UK TV station channel 4 along with HMV record shops and Classic FM had a poll in the UK to find out who are public's favourite musical performers and composers of the millennium. The results were listed in yesterday's "Independent on Sunday" newspaper. Celine is #3! Bravo! BEST FEMALE SINGER 1 Madonna 2 Aretha Franklin 3 Celine Dion 4 Ella Fitzgerald 5 Mariah Carey 6 Whitney Houston 7 Alanis Morrisette 8 Annie Lennox 9 Kate Bush 10 Bjork Reminder:Video of TTWII premiers tonight at 8:00pm(ET), 5:00pm(PT)on VH1 Celineonline will have a new fresh look on Nov 9th! (Updated on Nov 7th) Want to make a correction. The premier of TTWII will be on Nov 8(Mon) on VH1 at 8:00pm(ET), NOT 8:00am. (Updated on Nov 6th) LTAL is certified 10 times platinum(10 million copies=diamond) in the US! It's the second Celine album after FIY to be certified diamond in the US. More about the poll of top 20 beautiful woman as mentioned yesterday. They will put the pictures of the top 20 beautiful women in a time capsule, as one of the things telling the people in the future that these are the things from this millenium. (Updated on Nov 5th) Celineonline will have a fresh new look on Nov 9th(Tuesday) for Celine's last album of the millenium. On the National Enquirer TV show, it says that Barbra Streisand wants to hook up Celine using satellite during Barbra's Millenium concert, for them to sing "Tell him" together. However, Celine is upset about this, because Barbra only wants the performance to be viewed by her audiences at her concert only, not including Celine's audiences at Molson Center.(Remember National Enquirer is a tabloid!) (taken from Destin) The British beauty company Beautiko has polled 3,000 UK men and women aged between 20 and 40 to find out who is considered to be the world's most beautiful women. Here's the Top 20 with Celine just coming inside at no.19: 1. Sophia Loren 2. Elizabeth Hurley 3. Cindy Crawford 4. Julia Roberts 5. Joanna Lumley 6. Michelle Pfeiffer 7. Caprice 8. Raquel Welch 9. Catherine Zeta Jones 10. Gwyneth Paltrow 11. Ulrika Jonsson 12. Pamela Anderson 13. Claudia Schiffer 14. Naomi Campbell 15. Dolly Parton 16. Madonna 17. Carol Vorderman 18. Tracy Shaw 19. Celine Dion 20. Queen Noor of Jordan (Updated on Nov 4th) Video of TTWII will make its premier on VH1 on "New Music Monday" at 8:00am, November 8. And TTWII is already #10 on the Billboard AC chart! (Updated on Nov 3rd) It's interesting to see what other artists has to say about Celine. Here's what Dan Hill has written for Celine, and the song "Seduces me", and the song "Wishful Thinking(duet with Celine)" in the booklet in his greatest hits album which has been released in Canada. Seduces me:I wrote the first draft of this song on piano. A few months later John Sheard and I were demoing the song. Halfway through the song we realized the melody needed to build. John did a wonderful job helping me re-adjust the melody so now it soars in all the right places. A couple of years later, Céline Dion recorded the song for her 'Falling into you' CD. Listening to her singing the song at the Hit Factory in N.Y.C. was one of the musical highlights of my life... Wishful Thinking:I sang a lot with Celine Dion in the summer of '87. She was wonderful to work with. Although she wasn't yet known around the world or in english Canada, she'd been a star in Quebec since childhood. None-theless, I found her completely unpretentious and I had never met anyone who could pick up a melody so quickly and make it her own. Singing with Céline is kind of like playing hockey on a line with Wayne Gretzky. Her greatness just kind of sweeps you along until you find yourself singing at a higher level. Thank you notes:My life changed when Céline recorded 'Seduces me' in 1996. Singers suddenly wanted to record my songs. Without Dave Platell's belief in "Seduces me" and without Céline and René agreeing to let me ( along with Rick Hahn and John Jones ) produce the song, my career as a songwriter might have never take off.
(Updated on Nov 2nd) We love to see Celine on Rosie right? And we all know that Celine always very funny on Rosie right? You know, there's a possibility that we can help make Celine to stay on the Rosie show for the entire hour!! We've already known that Celine will appear on Rosie in Dec. And what we can do is to email Rosie, and tell her about this. Because Rosie recently has said that they are going to make an entire show for the Nsync since she receives lots of emails and calls from the people saying that they want to see more Nsync on Rosie. So, why can't we do the same thing for Celine? Especially since Celine is a good friend of Rosie, and Celine will be leaving us at the end of the year!! Let's email Rosie now! You can find the Billboard's article on the Billboard site! Click here. (Updated on Nov 1st) Celine won another felix award(Quebec's Grammy). She won for "The most successful singer singing in a language other than French". Celine didn't attend the ceremony. Celine and Rene opened another restaurant called "Firegrill". It's a steak house. And they say they'll just open one first, and see how it goes. If it's successful, then they may open more. Celine will be inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame today in Quebec, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters announced Monday. Celine's induction takes place during the CAB Gold Ribbon Awards Gala at Broadcasting '99 in Montréal, but she is not scheduled to attend. Celine is the 3rd member in the category honouring Canadian music stars after Anne Murray, and Bryan Adams. The issue of Billboard magazine with a long Celine article will probably hits stores this Wednesday. (Updated on Oct 30th) On Rosie's official site, you can find sound clips of her dueting with her friends in her Christmas album. And of course, that includes her duet with Celine on "The Magic Of Christmas Day". A Rosie Christmas SRC will air the Maurice Richard special on Nov 14th, and 21st. Celine will be narrating a part in the special. Celine will be promoting her up-coming album in the mid of November in Europe, and then in Japan. Celine will be performing at the Bambi Awards in Berlin, Germany on Nov 13th(The show will be broadcast on Nov 19th). On the same day(13th), she's also scheduled to appear on WEtten Dass. (Updated on Oct 28th) Rumors saying that Sony will release a Celine video in Dec. It may includes Celine's greatest hits videos. Rumors also saying that Sony will release a DVD in early 2000 for "All The Way~A decade of songs". It may includes some new videos from of the new songs in the greatest hits album. Rumors also saying that Sony is planning to make 4 new videos for Celine. And they are "That's the way it is"(already completed shooting), "If walls could talk", "I want you to need me", and "Live". It sounds strange that if Sony won't make a video for "Then you look at me". Anyway, these are all rumors. As soon as I get some confirmed info, I'll post them here! (Updated on Oct 26th) I was wrong yesterday. Actually, Celine and Rene did went on stage to present a special puck to the hockey player Richard. (Thank you Karla for the info) As some of you may find out that those real audio links below aren't working. It's already expired. I think Andre only wanted to put it for one day. I mentioned that Sony UK pushed back the release date for "TTWII", the reason may because they want to single to the #1 during the week of Christmas. It's been a tradition in the UK that it's kinda special and important for an album or single to be #1 during the week of Christmas. (Updated on Oct 25th) The are two versions of the TTWII single: Version 1: That's The Way It Is I Met An Angel(On Christmas Day) Version 2: That's The Way It Is I Met An Angel(On Christmas Day) My Heart Will Go On(Live) Tonight, Celine and Rene attended a special ceremony dedicated to an old Montreal hockey team player at Molson Center. I believe Celine didn't perform. I doubt that she even went on stage too. She and Rene were just audiences this time.(I don't know much about this event cuz I don't know French. If anyone knows more about this, feel free to email me! =]) Sony UK is going to push back the release of "That's the way it is" until the end of November. Sounds weird, but Sony probably has their reason. In Dan Hill's latest greatest hits album(+new songs), it includes "Wishful Thinking", a duet with Celine, and a Dan Hill's version of "Seduces Me". Dan Hill originally wanted to release "Seduces me" himself on his last album in 96, but the song got picked by Celine for her FIY album, so he waits till now to put his version on his greatest hits album. (Updated on Oct 24th) Reports saying that Celine will be working on a book in French. The book will be about the story of Rene's cancer and how they went through the whole matter. All the proceeds from the book will be donated to help cancer research. Rumours saying that Oprah Winfrey will write the preface for the book. Therefore, probably the book will also be translated into English. (Updated on Oct 23rd) Heard that in Netherland, there will be a big promotion for "All The Way". The biggest promotion ever for a Sony's album in Netherland. In North America, of course there are many plans for the album. I got these following info from Tony, a member of destin. The video of TTWII was shot on Oct 12-14. The video will premiere on CBS and VH1, but no date set yet. Sony has made some posters, some stand-up product holders, and window clings to send to record stores for the promotion of the album. Of course, there will also be promotion on TV. As mentioned before, Celine will appear on the Today Show, CBS This morning, The Tonight show, Oprah(to be taped on Nov 10th, airing on Nov 16th), and Rosie, and Celine's own CBS special. In addition, Celine will also be appearing on Rosie's Christmas special in December. For online fans, Celine will have an internet/satellite press conference online, through celineonline, as what she did for LTAL in 97. One last thing, a video news reel will be created for press/internet purposes featuring historical footage.(I'm not sure what this last thing mean, but I'm sure it's interesting.) (Updated on Oct 22nd) Celine will be on the cover of the coming issue of Billboard magazine. It will go on sale next Saturday. Hopefully, we'll get a lots more info on the new album. According to celine-dion.net, "That's the way it is" will be released in single around the world except US. Sony's doing this probably because they want to help the selling for the new album, and don't want the public to be overloaded with Celine before the movie theme song "Then you look at me" being released. Today I was searching through the ADISQ site(Quebec's Grammy), and I believe Celine has been nominated for "The most successful artist outside Quebec". It's quite suprising that it's the only nomination for Celine. The awards will be handed out next week on Oct 30th. (Updated on Oct 21st) Found this pic from http://listen.to/celine-dion , and it looks like that this will be the cover for "All The Way~A decade of songs". hmm... I think it will look better if it has more colours. And do you notice that Celine's cheek in this pic looks fuller. It's kinda cute! =) (Updated on Oct 20th) Found this pic on the net. This may end up being the cover pic for the TTWII single. This pic is for the cd promo ad for the music business people(not for sale). And I also heard that the cover for the Celine's "All The Way~A decade of song" album, maybe a red background with a white Celine's logo in the middle. Quite simple aye? Hope it's not the real cover for the album. And also, Muchmusic and MuchMoreMusic replied me saying that they haven't received the video for "That's the way it is" yet. So, if you've been trying to catch the video on these 2 channels, you can have a rest right now. I am not even sure whether they have shoot the video yet. Rosie O'Donell is going to release a Christmas album called "A Rosie Christmas" on Nov 2nd, which will donate the proceeds to charity. It's an album of duet of Rosie and other singers. Since Celine and Rosie are buddy, of because Celine is on the list. They are singing "The Magic of Christmas Day(God Bless Us Everyone)" on the album! (Updated on Oct 18th) Here's are the tracklistings that probably will turn out for the Aisan and European edition of "All The Way". European Edition(not official yet): Asian Edition(not official yet): 1- The Power Of Love 1-The Power Of Love 2- Think Twice. 2-Beauty And The Beast 3- Because You Loved Me. 3-Because You Loved Me 4- It's All Coming Back To Me Now. 4-It's All Coming Back To Me Now 5- Immortality. 5-Love Can Move Mountains 6- To Love You More. 6-To Love You More 7- My Heart Will Go On. 7-My Heart Will Go On 8- I'm Your Angel. 8-Be The Man 9- That's The Way It Is. 9-I'm Your Angel 10- If Walls Could Talk. 10-That's The Way It Is 11- The First Time. 11-If Walls Could Talk 12- All The Way. 12-The First Time... 13- Then You Look At Me. 13-All The Way 14- I Want You To Need Me. 14-Then You Look At Me 15- Live 15-I Want You To Need Me 16-Live For UK, the single of "That's the way it is" is going to release on Nov 2nd. And in Nov, Celine is going to make an appearance on her mother's cooking show on TVA. (Updated on Oct 17th) Celine recorded a new Christmas song? A new Christmas CD from Target Store called "And so this is Christmas" includes a track from Celine, called "I Met An Angel(On Christmas Day)." So, it looks like that we've one more Christmas song to listen to this Christmas. (Updated on Oct 14th) Found this interesting pic of Celine and Rene on the net. I believe it's from the September issue of Gala magazine. Btw, Celine also has a unique pic in Nov issue of Marie Clarie. (Updated on Oct 13th Afternoon) Here's the real audio of That's The Way It Is And you can find the lyrics here. Thank you Tony for all your help! =) Hope all of you enjoy this great up-tempo song!! And hope it'll become another huge hit for Celine! (Updated on Oct 13th)(early morning) Just heard the premier of "That's the way it is"! It's a cool and happy song. It's the kind of song that will get into your mind after hearing it once. And it's the first mid or fast-tempo song from Celine in North America and some other places in the world for a long time. If you didn't catch the premier, hope you'll be able to catch it at a later time! Celine will fight back the lawsuit of Peter Barbeau. Celine said in a statement "The way it was said makes it sound like I'm not singing live at my shows, which is not true," adding "In the past, we've used instrumentation and voice samples on the up-tempo numbers. This just gives the dance tracks a bit more punch to enhance the live performance, but I think that's normal." She also denied being involved in handling the publishing rights of the song, but said that "the people who take care of my business have assured me that Peter has 100 percent control of his interest in the song." (Updated on Oct 12th) Some radio stations are already playing "That's the way it is". I am sure many fans are dying to hear the new song. Well, you can actually listen to the song online. I found this out from a person called Andre, from destin list. A radio station in France, which you can listen online, is going to play the song today or tomorrow(depends on where you live). And here are the times, when you may hear the song being play on the radio through real-player. And the radio station is Cherie France France time for Wed Oct 13 1999 - 08:30 - 13:00 - 17:00 London time Wednesday Oct 13: - 07:30 - 12:00 - 16:00 Sydney, Australia time - 16:30 (4:30 pm) Wednesday Oct 13 - 21:00 (9:00 pm) Wednesday Oct 13 - 01:00 (1:00 am) Thursday Oct 14 Los Angeles & westcoast time: - 23:30 (11:30 pm) Tuesday Oct 12 - 04:00 (4:00 am) Wednesday Oct 13 - 08:00 (8:00 am) Wednesday Oct 13 New York, Montreal, Toronto & eastern time Wednesday Oct 13: - 02:30 (2:30 am) - 07:00 (7:00 am) - 11:00 (11:00 am) Chicago & central time Wednesday Oct 13 - 01:30 (1:30 am) - 06:00 (6:00 am) - 10:00 (10:00 am) Denver & mountain time Wednesday Oct 13 - 00:30 (12:30 am) - 05:00 (5:00 am) - 09:00 (9:00 am) (Updated on Oct 9th) Celine is being sued again! This time by her former drummer Peter Barbeau, for wrongful dismissal and infringement of copyright. And alleges that Celine lip-synchs some of her songs during concert which gave him extra pressure. He joined Celine's touring band in 1989 and was fired about five years later. He is seeking up to $5-million in damages. The copyright allegation centres on the song, Dreaming of You, from FIY. He said he composed the song with a partner, and retains 40-per-cent of the rights, title and interest to it through his company, Bow River Music Inc. He also added that he accepted "lower wages than would normally be expected for providing similar services to any other artist of Dion's stature in the entertainment industry." He said in the summer of 1995, he was dumped by band leader Claude Lemay "without reason, cause, explanation or settlement." My personal idea on this is, why didn't he file this earlier? Why wait so long? And he said that "he accepted lower wages than would normally be expected for providing similar services to any other artist of Dion's stature..", but by 1995, Celine didn't have a very high stature in the international music industry yet. And no one forced him to work for Celine, if he wasn't satisfy with the pay. He should've quit. And just assume that what he said about the lip-sync(Celine pre-recorded her voice on a hard disk, and they mix it with the instructments later in the concert) thing is true, again, no one forced him to tour with Celine. If he thought the working environment was too stressful for him, he couldn've quit too. Actually, we can divided this case into two things, one is "Wrongful dismissal", and the other is "Copy Right". But what are the things about stressful, and lip-sync have to do with these two things. Why did he bring up all these unrelated info into the case? And again, what took him so long to file the case? And about the copyright thing, I have no comment, since we can't really know who's telling the truth by now. Once again, these are only my personal opinion!=)Let's hope the justice will do the fair. (Updated on Oct 8th) Here's a pic of Celine's Bryan Adams' book called "Made In Canada". You can click on the pic for a larger view. Celine recorded her CBS special yesterday at Radio City Music Hall. Celine started the show with "Love can move mountains" on the balcony outside the Music Hall with some kids, and back-up singers behind her(which was recorded the night before), and Celine continued the song on stage in the music hall. Celine had a few outfit changes throughout the night. Rene was also there. And as mentioned before, N-Sync, and Gloria Estefan were also there. Here are some of the songs that Celine performed: Love Can Move Mountains, To Love You More, That's the way it is(w/Nsync), I'm Your Angel, All the way, The first time ever I saw your face, a Gloria's song(and Gloria sang Celine's Because you love me), Conga(w/Gloria and Miami sound). People who went there said that the show was amazing. So remember to catch the special on Nov 24th(CBS)! Celine was on ET last night. They showed an interview of her which was pre-recorded. The interviewer first asked Celine how did it(Rene's illness) happen? Did Rene or did the doctor told her about the cancer, or did she discover a lump or something. Celine said "It happened so quick", and started to cry and she apologized and took a kleanex to wipe her tears. Then she continued, and said that she was shocked and then she also felt strong right away, because she knows Rene needs her now. And it may be the first time ever that Rene needs her, and for all the things that Rene did for her, it's time Celine to do something back to her. The interviewer also asked her whether the radiation does affect their desire of wanting a baby. Celine said yes, but fortunately there are many new technologies, and people will take a look at them closely to find a way for them to realize their dream. Celine added that they will start making a baby on the first day of her break. (Updated on Oct 7th) Gotta keep your VCR in top shape, cuz it will be very busy starting from today! Celine will be on ET tonight, talking about Rene! Don't miss it. Also more TV appearance to catch! Oct 9~Motown live(MuchMoreMusic Canada) Nov 16(All The Way release)~Oprah Winfrey Show Nov 21~Today Show(NBC) Nov 24~Celine CBS special Dec 9~Tonight show with Jay Leno Dec 13~Rosie O'Donnell Dec 31~Celine's farewell concert(TVA Canada) Nsync and Gloria Estefen were on MTV yesterday night, and they said it's very exciting for them to be in the taping of Celine's special. The crowd also applaused when they said that. By the way, Celine actually started the taping of the special yesterday evening, and they will continue tonight. Celine's brand new single "That's the way it is" will hit radio stations next Wednesday. So don't forget to listen to your radio on that day!! Video of the song will probably come the day after.(Thank you Peter!) TVA is receiving high bids for commercials times for Celine's farewell concert. And just to make clear, Celine will NOT perform at the NetAid concert. (Updated on Oct 6th) MuchMoreMusic will air Motownlive this Saturday with Celine performing. It's a pre-recorded show. I am sure that it has been aired in the US. But I am not sure whether it's the firt time to air in Canada. Please check your local listing. (Updated on Oct 4th) Bravo!! In the poll at www.accesshollywood.com, Celine's the winner for favourite female artist of the 90s. Among 13831 respondents, Celine got 28% of the votes, leading Mariah Carey with 22.6% at the second, and Shania Twain with 15.9% at the third. (Updated on Oct 3rd) Celine is such as nice singer. As some of you may know, Celine had a special performance for the atheletes of Ryder Cup(golf) last week. And Celine even donated all her earning from that performance to the Ryder Cup for the atheletes. Not only that, Celine has also donated all her earning from her Denver concert on last Friday, to the Columbine suvivors.(school shooting) And Celine also paid a tribute to them during her concert. Celine told them "Your pain and suffering was felt around the world. Everyone grieved with you, everyone prayed for you, everyone wanted to comfort you and everyone cared, and they still do." VCD for "Au Coeur Du Stade" has already been released in Hong Kong. And they will also hit stores in Taiwan soon. As some of you may know, a book called "Made In Canada" by Bryan Adams, features beautiful pictures of some beautiful female Canadian. And Celine was one of them. Some of these pictures(including Celine's) are featured in the October issue of Flare magazine. If you want to order Bryan's book, you may go to www.flare.com (Updated on Oct 1st) It's now confirmed that Celine's Millennium farewell concert will boarcast by TVA across Canada from 9:00pm-1:00am(ET) And TVA will use a new technology for the first time in Canada in order to have a clearer and better quality for TV. (Updated on Sept 30th) This is a picture of Celine's latest MHWGO gown in her concert. The pic was taken by a Celine fan in Destin list. Right now Access Hollywood is having a millennium poll for favourite musician. Please go and vote for Celine to be the favourite female singer of the 90s. (Updated on Sept 27th) Celine's "Au Coeur Du Stade" is entering the Canadian chart at #15, which is quite unusual, despite the fact that it is #1 in Quebec City, and #3 in Montreal. Celine's last few albums all reached, or debuted at #1. If ACDS doesn't reach top 10, it will be the first Celine's album to not crack the top 10. And there are few reasons why this album isn't selling that many. First, lack of promotion.(Maybe Sony doesn't want to have a big promotion on this album, since "All The Way" is releasing soon.) And it's a limited edition. Sony hasn't manufactured many copies for this album in Canada. They just want to release this album for Celine's fans, not for record breaking. (Updated on Sept 24th) It's confirmed that Celine's upcoming album is titled "All The Way~A Decade Of Songs". And the first single in North America will be "That's the way it is"(complete with a video), a fast tempo song written by Max Martin. And here's the tracklisting for the North America version of the album. Power Of Love If You Asked Me To Beauty And The Beast Because You Loved Me It's All Coming Back To Me Now Love Can Move Mountains To Love You More My Heart Will Go On I'm Your Angel That's The Way It Is If Walls Could Talk The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face All The Way Then You Look At Me I Want You To Need Me Live As you can see, they've omitted "Would I know", and "Run like a river" which were written by Diane Warren. We have no idea why Sony decided to omitt those songs. But I am sure that Sony has their reason. Maybe those songs aren't as good as other Celine previous songs. No one knows. Hope Sony made the right decision. And probably "Then you look at me" is the theme song for the movie "Bicentennial Man". (Updated on Sept 22nd) Do you know that Celine almost sing the Millennium song for Canada? The heritage minister of Canada wanted to have an official song to mark the new millennium. However, the federal Millennium Bureau, rejected the idea. However, the heritage minister was still going on for the project, and tried to change the federal Millennium Bureau's mind with the song. Sony Music Canada was behind the project and had agreed to ensure Celine Dion and David Foster would also be involved. The song is called "Give", was written by Francisco Lobato, an unknown young Montreal songwriter, and embellished in the studio by Aldo Nova. Later on, Michel Lafond, vice-president of special projects for BCP, says the demo has been made but Celine won't be involved because of her much-publicized hiatus beginning at the end of this year. The search is on for a replacement. Lafond said "The song is talking to adults about the importance of children and about how the future belongs to our children." (info taken from National Post) (Updated on Sept 21st) Incase you didn't know. Celine did something so embarassing during the Walk of fame ceremony. During the ceremony, the chairman of walk of fame gave a speech after the master of ceremony. And when the chairman finished talking, Celine jumped up from her seat and walked to the microphone, and set the microphone to her height. When she was just about to open her mouth, she found out that it was not yet her turn to talk. So, Celine embarassingly walked back to her seat, and burried her head in Rene's shoulder. The crowd laughed at Celine's mistake. And when it was really Celine's turn to speak, Celine went up to the mic, and said "Can I talk now?" Celine really loves to talk! (Updated on Sept 20th) Celine Dion, James Horner, and Will Jennings brought "My heart will go on" to the top of the charts around the world. Are they going to do it again this year? It's confirmed that they have already recorded another romantic ballad for the movie "Bicentennial Man," which stars Robin Williams and due in theaters on Christmas Day. The track will be the only song on an otherwise instrumental, Horner-composed score and album (to be released by Sony Classics.). The song will also be included on Celine's upcoming Greatest hits album. "Bicentennial Man" is a story as Williams--playing a robot who yearns to become human. The movie is based on a story by Isaac Asimov, produced by Disney, the budget was $120 million. At first, it was planned to release the movie in the summer of 2000, but now it's moved up to Dec 17th. Sounds like Celine has enough new songs to release a new album, instead of Great-hits. "Au Coeur Du Stade" is #1 in France, Belgium, and Switzerland this week. Bravo!! (Updated on Sept 18th) (you can click on the pic for a larger view) Celine's star was unveiled yesterday. For a full report, you may go to Walk Of Fame For a concert review of Celine's last night performance in Toronto,you may go to Jam Music On Celine's CBS special, it's pretty sure that Celine will have a duet with Nsync, and Gloria Estefan may also be one of the special guests. It's so interesting to see Celine dueting with a young boy group Nsync. Jean-Jacques Goldman is in court! Goldman is being sued by Danielle Benhaim for stealing the melody of her song "Fond d'horizon" in the song "S'il suffisait d'aimer". She claimed that she wrote the song in 1988 and sent to Goldman in 1994. (Updated on Sept 17th) Celine is in this issue of "Hello" magazine(UK), and National Enquirer(US). Celine's star on walk of fame has been revealed today. "All the way" will have 4 different versions due to Celine's hits varies around the world. Such as "Think Twice" was a huge hit in England, but not in North America. Rumors saying that the versions are North America, South America, Europe, and Japan(Asia).
(Updated on Sept 17th) Celine is in this issue of "Hello" magazine(UK), and National Enquirer(US). Celine's star on walk of fame has been revealed today. "All the way" will have 4 different versions due to Celine's hits varies around the world. Such as "Think Twice" was a huge hit in England, but not in North America. Rumors saying that the versions are North America, South America, Europe, and Japan(Asia). (Updated on Sept 16th) Two more song titles that may appear on "All the way". They are "Love is Alive" and "If walls can talk". Rumors saying that "The first time I ever saw your face" may also appear on the album. (Updated on Sept 14th) "Au Coeur Du Stade" hits stores in Canada today. And it's already #1 in France, #2 in Sweden, and #3 in Belgium. Celineonline has also put the album online already. Right now, song clips and lyrics are available there. (Updated on Sept 13th) Real audio of "All the way" available on this site Celine site Click on the link, then scroll down a little bit, then you'll find a link for "All the way" real audio (1 minute). No idea how that webmaster got the song. On Saturday in Quebec City Coliseum, Celine was named UNESCO's artist for peace, by Canadian representative of the UN Educational, Scentific, Cultural organization. (Updated on Sept 12th) Thank you Karla! Some people said that they went to a screening party for "All th way" to choose which song to be the first single. They heard Max Martin's (who wrote songs for Backstreet Boys, Nsync, Britney Spear) song "That's the way it is", which is a dance song, and they love it so very much, and they believe that it'll be a huge hit. And there was also a suprise, a song written by Shania Twain's husband Mutt Lang. In the press conference, a reporter asked Celine whether it'll be a duet with Shania, and Celine said "Anything is possible!" The people who went to the screening party said that Shania also did some part in the song. They also got to hear songs such as "All the way", and "The first time", which were also good, but they love "That's the way it is", and Mutt Lang's song more. Four days after the sales for the tickets of Celine's farewell concert, 90% of the tickets has already gone. Congrajulations to all those who are lucky enough to get themselves a ticket. And to all those who can't get a ticket like me, hope that more countries will be able to boardcast the show. (Updated on Sept 10th) Right now, it's pretty sure that the greatest hit album is going to be called "All the way", and there will be 8 new songs. So, right now let's guess what are the 8 new songs. 1)All the way (duet with Frank Sinatra) 2)I want you to need me (written by Diane Warren) 3)Live (English theme for "Notre Dame De Paris") 4)That's the way it is (written by Max Martin) 5)The first time (produced by David Foster) 6)Would I know (produced by David Foster) 7)Run like a river (produced by David Foster) 8)??????(a song written by the songwriter who wrote Cher's "Believe") Remember these are not official, so don't blame me if it turns out none of them right! ;) (Updated on Sept 9th) Rene is winning the battling of cancer! Yeah! Thank God! And Celine confirms that she will take at least two year break. "All the way", a new duet of Celine and Frank Sinatra, will be the theme of the new album. Celine and Rene love this song very much, and it describes will how they do things, "we do it all the way!" They asked Frank Sinatra's wife for permission doing the song, and his wife was very pleased with the new version of the song. All the way, maybe the new title of the greatest hit album. For more articles, you can go to