Mélanie (album)

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Mélanie
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Studio album by Celine Dion
Released 22 August 1984 (1984-08-22)
Recorded 1984
Genre Pop
Length 37:23
Label TBS
Producer
Celine Dion chronology
Chants et contes de Noël
(1983)
Mélanie
(1984)
Les plus grands succès de Céline Dion
(1984)
Singles from Mélanie
  1. "Une colombe"
    Released: June 1984
  2. "Mon rêve de toujours"
    Released: September 1984
  3. "Un amour pour moi"
    Released: 1984

Mélanie is a studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released in Quebec, Canada on 22 August 1984.[1] It is her sixth French language album.

Content, commercial performance and awards[edit]

The title track was dedicated to Dion's little niece Karine, diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

The album became another commercial success, reaching Gold in Canada.[2] "Une colombe", performed by Dion for Pope John Paul II in front of 65,000 people at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal (1984) was also certified Gold.[3] Mélanie produced two top ten Quebec singles in "Une colombe" and "Mon rêve de toujours", which peaked at number two and four, respectively. There was also a third single released - "Un amour pour moi".

The next year, Dion won five Felix Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Selling Album of the Year for Mélanie, Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year ("Une colombe") and Best Selling Single of the Year ("Une colombe"). She was also nominated for the Felix Award for Pop Album of the Year (Mélanie), Artist of the Year Achieving the Most Success Outside Quebec and Show of the Year (Céline Dion en concert). Additionally, Harvey Robitaille won Felix Award for Sound Engineer of the Year thanks to Céline Dion en concert and Paul Baillargeon was nominated for Arranger of the Year thanks to "Une colombe".

In 1984, Dion released her second album in France, called Les oiseaux du bonheur, which contained five songs from Mélanie.

In 2016, "Trois heures vingt" was played as the opening processional during the funeral services of her husband and manager, René Angélil. It was also included on Dion's 2016 album, Encore un soir.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Mélanie"
René Angélil 3:43
2. "Chante-moi"
  • Marnay
  • Alain Noreau
Angélil 3:21
3. "Un amour pour moi"
  • Marnay
  • Thierry Geoffroy
  • Christian Loigerot
  • Marnay
  • Rudi Pascal
3:20
4. "Trop jeune à dix-sept ans"
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
4:40
5. "Mon rêve de toujours"
  • Marnay
  • Jean-Pierre Goussaud
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
4:17
6. "Va où s'en va l'amour"
  • Marnay
  • Noreau
Angélil 3:20
7. "Comme on disait avant"
  • Marnay
  • Noreau
Angélil 3:30
8. "Benjamin"
  • Marnay
  • Pierre Papadiamandis
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
4:30
9. "Trois heures vingt"
  • Marnay
  • Patrick Lemaitre
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
3:34
10. "Une colombe"
  • Baillargeon
  • Lefebvre
  • Angélil
3:08

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[2] Gold 50,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Canada 22 August 1984 TBS Record TBS 501
Cassette TBS 4501

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mélanie". BubbleUp, LLC. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Canadian album certifications – Celine Dion – Melanie". Music Canada. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5.