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Celine Dion Recovering.jpg
Single by Celine Dion
Released 9 September 2016 (2016-09-09)
Format Digital download
Recorded 15 August 2016
Genre Chamber pop
Length 3:24
Label Columbia
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Encore un soir"

"Encore un soir"
Music video
"Recovering" on YouTube

"Recovering" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion and released as a single on 9 September 2016. It was written by Pink after Dion's husband, René Angélil died in January 2016. The song will be featured on Dion's forthcoming English-language album. Entertainment Tonight Canada chose it as one of the best songs of 2016.[1]

Background and release[edit]

On 6 July 2016, Dion revealed that Pink wrote a song for her, in honor of her husband René Angélil, who died of cancer in January 2016.[2][3][4][5][6][7] She also revealed the title of the song, "Recovering".[2][3][4][5][6][7] Dion added that she's already starting to work on an English album.[2][3][4][5][6][7] The song was released as a single on 9 September 2016, and will be included on Dion's upcoming English-language album, her first since 2013's Loved Me Back to Life.[8][9]

Live performances[edit]

Dion performed "Recovering" during the Stand Up to Cancer Live Event on 9 September 2016.[8][10] The telecast aired on more than forty television networks and selected online outlets.[10] It was broadcast live from the Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.[10] She also performed it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on 8 September 2016. The episode aired on 12 September 2016.[8][11] In September 2016, Dion added "Recovering" to the set list of her Las Vegas residency show, Celine. The song was also performed in Dion's 2017 European tour and her 2018 tour.

Commercial performance[edit]

In Canada, "Recovering" entered the Hot Digital Songs chart at number sixteen.[12] It also topped the Québec Digital Singles Chart for three non-consecutive weeks.[13] In the United States, it debuted on the Pop Digital Songs chart at number twenty-eight.[14] In France, "Recovering" entered the Digital Singles Chart at number forty-nine and the Overall Singles Chart at number fifty.[15][16]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Recovering" – 3:24

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Discogs.[18]


Chart (2016) Peak
Canada (Hot Canadian Digital Songs)[12] 16
France (SNEP)[15] 50
Quebec (ADISQ)[13] 1
US Pop Digital Songs (Billboard)[14] 28

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide 9 September 2016 Digital download Columbia [17]


  1. ^ Graeme O'Neil (19 December 2016). "The 25 best Songs of 2016". Entertainment Tonight Canada. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Jennifer Drysdale (6 July 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: Celine Dion Reveals Pink Wrote a Song For Her After Rene Angelil Died". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Dave Quinn (7 July 2016). "Pink Wrote a Song for Céline Dion in Honor of Late Husband René Angélil". People. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Megan French (7 July 2016). "Celine Dion: Pink Wrote Me a Song After Rene Angelil's Death". Us Weekly. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Kate Feldman (7 July 2016). "Celine Dion's new album to feature song penned by Pink after the singer's husband's death". New York Daily News. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Joy D'Souza (8 July 2016). "Céline Dion Reveals Pink Wrote Her A Song To Remember René Angelil". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c "Celine Dion reveals: Pink wrote a song for my new album". Today. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c Mary J. DiMeglio (9 September 2016). "Celine Dion, With Pink's Help, 'Recovering' On New Song: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Patrick Crowley (17 August 2016). "7 Songs You Didn't Know P!nk Wrote". Billboard. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c "Stand Up to Cancer: Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Celine Dion to Perform". Rolling Stone. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  11. ^ Brian Cantor (8 September 2016). "Celine Dion, Usher, Chance, Carrie Underwood Listed As Upcoming "Ellen Degeneres Show" Performers". Headline Planet. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Hot Canadian Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "This week's top selling digital tracks based on the digital album sales in Quebec" (in French). ADISQ. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Charts: Pop Digital Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  15. ^ a b " – Céline Dion – Recovering" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  16. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés" (in French). SNEP. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Recovering - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "Céline Dion – Recovering". Discogs. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 

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