In 2016, legendary songstress Céline Dion was given the Billboard ICON Award for her unmatched success story. Since her beginnings as a young child in Charlemagne, Québec, she's gone on to sell well over 200 million records worldwide in both English and French. In the U.S., she's had 17 albums chart on the Billboard Top 200 Albums, 12 of those being in the top 10 and four reaching the No. 1 spot. In 2017, Dion will perform at the Billboard Music Awards but this time, she will be honoring the 20 year anniversary of "Titanic" with her signature song "My Heart Will Go On." Prior to and after the hit film and song, Dion's catalog has been filled with acclaimed albums with videos to accompany tracks that have made her successful. AXS is taking a look at the top 5 Céline Dion videos.
"The Power of Love"
In 1993, Céline Dion released the song "The Power of Love" which became one of Dion's staples to all of her concerts. The track taken from "The Colour of My Love" was the first song of Dion's to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart where it would spend four weeks at the top.
In 2007, it had been over four years since Dion released an English language album. She returned with an edgier guitar sound as heard on lead single and title track, "Taking Chances." While the song only reached No. 54 on the Hot 100, it did however hit No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart and also was a top 10 hit around the globe including France and her native Canada.
"A New Day Has Come"
Also a title track, Dion's 2002 hit "A New Day Has Come saw the return on the powerhouse after a short break to start a family. On New Year's Eve 1999, Dion performed in Montréal before taking a two year hiatus having son René-Charles. When she released her seventh English album, "A New Day Has Come" set the record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with 21 frames. That feat was then later tied by Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" and Adele's "Hello."
"Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore" ("So You'll Still Love Me")
In 1995, Dion released what would become the best-selling album in France of all time. D'Eux, also known as The French Album in the United States, is seen as her most significant French album not only in the francophone world but to all those who follow and know her career. The track "Pour Que Tu M'Aimes Encore" ("So You'll Still Love Me" or "So That You Still Love Me") is also recognized as one of Dion's signature songs as she performs the song on all tours, English and French, since it's release. The video depicts Dion using voodoo to bind her love to herself, admitting she would do anything to keep him.
"It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (long version)
In 1996, Céline Dion would release Falling Into You which would go on to win the Grammy Award for Best Pop Album and the prestigious Album of the Year. It is now one of the best-selling albums in history with sales in excess of 32 million copies worldwide. From that album is the cinematic "It's All Coming Back to Me Now." While there was some controversy around the song between writer Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf, "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" went on to become a power ballad for the singer with a dramatic video that carried the album's success. It topped the Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, both radio airplay, while peaking at No. 2 on the Hot 100.
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