On 14 September , celinedion. It became Dion's best debut to date on the chart and her second best peak on the list, only behind 's " Taking Chances ". Dion started promoting her album in the United States.
Oz Show. Loved Me Back to Life garnered positive reviews from music critics. Yet, that flirtation counts for something: it means the album is livelier, less self-conscious, less beholden to the expected, and quick-footed enough to not seem mired in show biz glitz". The review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted that "there's nothing here that screams big hit —- but it's something better: the work of a diva who is comfortable in her own skin". However, he then commended Dion's attempt to evolve, commenting "that she'd bother to innovate at all on the strong Loved Me Back to Life , her first English-language album in six years, is worthy in and of itself.
Compared with her usual motor-powered balladry, this album is positively peppy. There's also an implicit embrace of current dance-pop on the title track, which was written in part by Sia , the Australian singer and songwriter whose " Titanium " made with the producer David Guetta was one of last year's most vocally ambitious dance-diva hits". Caramanica also complimented Dion's improved delivery: "On this album she's singing with more rhythm, if not more clarity, than usual".
Music : "new Celine album is a damned fine, polished thing, exactly what you'd want to release when you're renowned as the highest-grossing touring artist in the world from to , and a solid listen through and through!
Elysa Gardner of USA Today gave the album three out of four stars, acknowledging Dion's use of "softer, grittier vocals and more nuanced drama than previous power ballads". Gardner also noted: "A subtler, more subdued Celine Dion may be interesting in theory, but bright shades still suit this diva best". The more contemporary approach is evident from the get-go on the Sia Fuller co-written title track, with its stuttering vocal hook and dubstep -style beats, which wouldn't sound out of place on, say, a Rihanna album".
Graff concluded: "It's not a wholesale reinvention, but Loved Me Back to Life will make fans look at Dion a little differently, and might even bring some new folks in from the sidelines".
Despite allowing the overall album a seemingly positive score of three out of five, critic Eric Henderson found the shift to more contemporary material unconvincing, noting that "If Chaka Khan was every woman, Dion is and ever shall be every awkward soccer mom.
Typical of mothers struggling to fit in with the next generation, the chief intention of Loved Me Back to Life is to pass for contemporary". On a positive note, Henderson opined that the album works when Dion sticks to her established signature style: "Dion's cover of Janis Ian 's rueful " At Seventeen " comes off less like a lament for childhood dreams that didn't come to pass and more like a lilting word of advice from someone old enough to know better, which is precisely the zone where the album excels: when Dion drops the act and embraces her manic, Hallmark card-brandishing guru of schmaltz".
Similar to Slant Magazine critic Eric Henderson's review, Morse maintained that Dion is at her best when she reverts to her old formula, stating: "She experiments at times with a more gravelly voice, suggesting a bid for more street appeal, but the overall effect is stiff and mechanical, minus the warmth for which she is known".
In the last week of , the album fell to number six with sales of 10, units, bringing the total sales to , copies. In the United States, Loved Me Back To Life debuted at number two with 77, copies sold in its first week and became Dion's highest charting album since One Heart also bowed at number two in The album proved similarly successful in other countries, peaking at number one in the Netherlands, number two in Belgium and Taiwan, number three in Switzerland, Ireland and South Africa, number four in Austria, Hungary and China, number seven in Norway, number eight in Czech Republic and South Korea, number nine in Germany, Australia and Croatia, and number ten in New Zealand.
Loved Me Back to Life was originally to be titled Water and a Flame , named after another track on the album, " Water and a Flame ", written by Australian singer-songwriter Daniel Merriweather along with British musician Eg White , and first performed by Merriweather and Adele. Dion replied, "It's the name of the song". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the album. For its title song, see Loved Me Back to Life song. Celine Dion. Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Celine Dion.
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The single was released on December 13, The digital single with two rare bonus tracks was released in most countries in Europe, in Australia and New Zealand on February 14, Celine and Ne-Yo first worked together in In September , her official website announced that Celine and Ne-Yo recorded a duet for her upcoming English-language album. Ne-Yo confirmed it in March Describing the experience as "surreal" to Digital Spy , he said "The first time I worked for her I wrote a song for her, which in itself was surreal.
I was trying to figure what I was even doing there - why would they need my voice when they have hers? He added, "She wanted to do the song as a duet and I was flattered, but it definitely made me question my vocal ability". In August , Billboard wrote that the song is titled "Incredible". Kiriakou also first worked with Celine in He co-produced "Surprise surprise" recorded for "Taking Chances" and produced "There comes a time" which was included on "My Love: Essential Collection" On October 29, , few days before the release of the album, the official audio of "Incredible" was released on Vevo as well.
On the same day, "Incredible" was officially sent to Contemporary hit radio in Italy. On January 2, , it was also sent to radio in Indonesia.
On February 14, "Incredible" was released as a digital single in most countries in Europe, in Australia and New Zealand. Andrew Hampp from Billboard wrote that the song sounds "so massive the Olympic Committee should start bookmarking it for the Winter Games". Gary Graff of The Oakland Press called this song a "winner". Caroline Sullivan from The Guardian wrote that this duet with Ne-Yo has Celine "reverting to type with a trite ballad that vows their love will go down in history but their voices do meld soulfully".
On November 13, , thanks to digital downloads, "Incredible" debuted on the Canadian Hot at number forty-four and number twenty-two on the Hot Canadian Digital Songs chart. In the second week, the single fell to number seventy-eight on the Canadian Hot and in the third week, it went down to number eighty-eight. On November 27, "Incredible" also debuted on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart at number thirty-seven, beating "Loved me back to life" which peaked there at number thirty-nine.
In the next week, it jumped to number thirty-three. Eventually, "Incredible" peaked on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart at number twenty-four on January 15, Ne-Yo ]; 2. A promo CD of "Always be your girl" was released in Canada in The track was written by husband-and-wife songwriting duo Dana Parish and Andrew Hollander.
Billboard published an article stating that the twelfth track on the album, "Always be your girl", was the first song recorded for the album. Dion to new levels of pizazz. Jim Farber of the Daily News stated, "The Winehouse-y number finds Dion fully convincing in her woozy, boozy phrasing".
This is a great sound for the diva and she should consider revisiting it on future endeavors". This was a live performance of the song taken from the concert Celine gave at the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on July 27, Many fans commented against this version of the performance filmed from far away in the audience, so Celine looked very small , and one day later, they removed the video.
Watch the right version below!. As always, we appreciate your feedback", and they published the correct live music video for the single from the concert at the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on July 27, It features nice footage not including Celine with, of course, the lyrics of the song. USA Deluxe Edition. CD edition including 2 exclusive bonus tracks: "How do you keep the music playing? Includes 2 exclusive bonus tracks: "How do you keep the music playing? Release Date November 5, Track Listing.
Loved Me Back to Life. Somebody Loves Somebody. Water and a Flame. Save Your Soul. Daniel Murcia. Didn't Know Love. Thank You. Shaffer Smith. Log In. Watch the song video Loved Me Back to Life. Somebody Loves Somebody. Water and a Flame. Didn't Know Love. Always Be Your Girl. What went wrong. Hidden Cities City's T…. David Gagne.In Celine´s native Canada, "Loved Me Back To Life" debuted at number one with , units sold. It became her thirteenth number-one album in the SoundScan era and eleventh to debut at the top of the chart. "Loved Me Back To Life" marked the best one week sales total for any release in Canada since , when AC/DC´s "Black Ice" sold , units.