Celine Dion’s “The Power of Love”–Laura’s Feel Good Song of the Day [VIDEO]
She was “America’s Favorite Canadian” long before Justin Bieber or Avril Lavigne. Not really. I just made that up. The story behind the album this single was on is something that would make for a great Romantic Comedy movie.
In 1993, Celine announced her feelings for her manager (future husband René Angélil) by declaring him “the color of her love” in the dedication section of her third English-language album The Colour of My Love. However, instead of criticizing their relationship as Dion had feared, fans embraced the couple. Eventually, Angélil and Dion married in an extravagant wedding ceremony in December 1994, which was broadcast live on Canadian television.
That album became her most successful record up to that point, selling more than six million copies in the U.S., two million in Canada, and peaking at number-one in many countries. The album also helped along her first U.S., Canadian, and Australian number-one single “The Power of Love” which is a remake of Jennifer Rush’s 1985 hit. This song would become her signature hit until she reached new career heights in the late 1990s.