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Celine Dion Recovering.jpg
Single by Celine Dion
Released9 September 2016 (2016-09-09)
Recorded15 August 2016
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Encore un soir"

"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. 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.[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 during Dion's 2017 and 2018 tours.

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]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Discogs.[17]


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.
Various 9 September 2016 Digital download Columbia [18]


  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 "Pop Digital Song Sales". 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. ^ "Céline Dion – Recovering". Discogs. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Recovering - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 8 September 2016.

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