Beautiful Life (Lydia Canaan song)

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"Beautiful Life"
Beautiful Life single cover art.jpg
Single by Lydia Canaan
from the album The Sound of Love
ReleasedJuly 3, 1995
Recorded1994 at Matrix Studios (London)
Songwriter(s)Marco Sabiu, Barry Blue
Producer(s)The Rapino Brothers,
Barry Blue
Lydia Canaan singles chronology
"Beautiful Life"
Music video
"Beautiful Life" on YouTube

"Beautiful Life"[1][2] is a Lydia Canaan song. It was released in July 1995 as the first single from her debut studio album, The Sound of Love.[3]

The song was presented to radio and media at the Midem in Cannes, France in February 1995.[4] That Spring Canaan's international release of "Beautiful Life"'[1][2] by London-based Pulse-8 Records[2] gained her international critical acclaim, eliciting comparisons to Celine Dion, Cher, and Tina Turner (Billboard,[5] Music Week,[6]), radio promo tour in the UK, radio airplay in the UK, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East. In 1998 it was exhibited on Billboard magazine's TalentNet and topped the charts for months at No. 1.,[7] endorsed by iconic radio personality Casey Kasem.[8]

MTV Europe[edit]

Canaan performed "Beautiful Life"[1][2] at the launch of MTV Europe held in Beirut, with the participation of Pato Banton, Urban Cookie Collective, and Rozalla on May 12, 1995. President of MTV Europe Peter Einstein stated during a press conference: "MTV is proud and privileged to play Lydia's videos on Music-Non-Stop Show... All at MTV have fallen in love with Lydia, her songs, and her performance".[9][10]

Humanitarian anthem[edit]

South African President Nelson Mandela chose "Beautiful Life"'[1][2] as the theme song for a charity event in South Africa under his auspices.[11][12][13][14]

Music video[edit]

Lydia Canaan filmed the music video for her song "Beautiful Life"[15] at Canalot Studios and Syon House, the castle of the Duke of Northumberland, in London, England.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Beautiful Life"
  2. ^ a b c d e Discogs – "Beautiful Life" release
  3. ^ Lydia Canaan discography – The Sound of Love release
  4. ^ "Cannes Bye Bye Day", Midem Daily News, No. 5, Cannes, February 3, 1995.
  5. ^ Sinclair, David. "Global Music Pulse", Billboard, New York, May 10, 1997.
  6. ^ Robinson, Nick. "Lydia Canaan: Beautiful Life", Music Week, London, May 13, 1995.
  7. ^ Billboard TalentNet RadioBTN Top 50, p. 30, New York, December 25, 1998.
  8. ^ "Dogbrain Music". Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  9. ^ Daniel, Judith. MTV Europe press release, Beirut, May 12, 1995.
  10. ^ Blitz Press Release, Beirut, June 26, 1995.
  11. ^ Ali, Avishka. "Lydia in Love With Bahrain", Bahrain This Month, No. 51, Bahrain, November 2001.
  12. ^ "ACS Speaker of the Month Program Welcomes Singer Lydia Canaan", ACS Newsletter, Vol. III, No. 5, Beirut, February 2001.
  13. ^ Jubayli, Jinan. "'Angel' Canaan Brings Back Home", The Daily Star, No. 10,735, Beirut, March 18, 2002.
  14. ^ "Pop Star Brings 'Beautiful Life' to Baabda Palace", The Daily Star, No. 10,711, Beirut, February 15, 2002.
  15. ^ "Beautiful Life" Video

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