Céline Dion has been in the news lately with her husband's health and their decision for her to continue her Las Vegas residency later this year. Her career has spanned all the way back to 1981 when she was just 14 years old. Now in her later 40s, one of her best albums turns 20 years old. Céline Dion's 1995 album D'eux (The French Album in the US) celebrates today being the best selling French album in history.
The album that has sold over 10 million copies worldwide was conceived in 1994 by Jean-Jacques Goldman before the pair formed a friendship that would last albums later. He wrote the entire album for Dion and explored many styles of music for Dion. It incorporated blues on "Le Ballet" and rock on "J'irai Où Tu Iras" with Goldman. "Destin" was a pop track about her career and has been a highlight to many of Dion's French concerts. It included love ballads such as the more somber "J'Attendais" and the dedication in "Je Sais Pas".
Most notably from D'eux is the staple to even English concerts, "Pour Que Tu M'Aimes Encore" whose video features Dion performing witchcraft and voodoo to keep her love and doing what it takes to keep him. "Pour Que Tu M'Aimes Encore" has also been a part of her Vegas performances.
The closing track "Vole" is a dedication to Céline Dion's neice who passed two years prior of cystic fibrosis.
Three of the tracks from D'eux were adapted for Dion's massive 1996 Grammy winning album Falling Into You. "Pour Que Tu M'Aimes Encore" was adapted to "If That's What It Takes" while "Je Sais Pas" was adapted to "I Don't Know," having the same meaning. "Vole" was included as the closing track as "Fly," also a translated title.
The pairing between Dion and Goldman lasted for several more albums including 1998's follow-up French album S'Il Suffisait D'Aimer and 2003's folk-pop 1 Fille & 4 Types which were both released in the United States. The latter was recorded in Paris and Las Vegas during her "A New Day..." residency. "Je T'Aime Encore" was adapted for 2003's English album with the same title. Goldman's track "Puisque Tu Pars" was adapted for Dion's blockbuster 1997 album Let's Talk About Love as the title track.