I’m Alive Celine Dion
Song Title: I’m Alive
Artist: Celine Dion
Date of release: 9th of August 2002
Description: ” I’m Alive ” is by Celine Dion ( Céline Marie Claudette Dion ), the Canadian singer-songwriter. Celine was born on the 30th of March 1968 in Charlemagne, an off-island suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. One of the main streets in the town is named after her.
During the 80s Celine released a series of French language Albums. However, it wasn’t until 1990 that she released her first English-language Album, Unison. The debut English-language Album, her ninth studio Album overall, was released on the 2nd of April.
A successful release and it reached number eight on the Norwegian Albums Chart. In the United States Unison peaked at number seventy-four on the Billboard 200 Chart, in the United Kingdom it reached number fifty-five on the UK Albums Chart.
With the positive critical reviews and chart success, Celine established herself in North America and other English-speaking countries of the world as an English-speaking recording artist. Although her recordings are mainly in the French and English languages, Celine also records in Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
She has won multiple awards including five Grammy Awards. As a recording artist, Celine was honoured in 2003 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ( IFPI ) for Albums sales in Europe of over fifty million. With record sales worldwide of over two hundred million, Celine Dion one of the best-selling artists of all time.
” I’m Alive ” was written by Kristian Lundin ( who produced this track ) and Andreas Carlsson. Kristian is a Grammy-nominated Swedish composer, music producer and songwriter. Born on the 7th of May 1973, he got his big break in the music industry when he co-produced, along with Max Martin, the Backstreet Boys song ” Quit Playing Games (with My Heart) “.
The song, released on the 14th of October 1996 in the United Kingdom and the 19th of May 1997 in the United States, reached number two on the charts in both countries. He has worked with both US and European artists like Dr Alban, Backstreet Boys, E-Type and Britney Spears.
Andreas Carlsson is a Swedish music producer, composer and songwriter. Born on the 3rd of April 1973, Andreas has co-written tracks for artists across the music spectrum including LeAnn Rimes, Britney Spears, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Westlife, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi. Andreas co-wrote, along with Desmond Child and Chris Braide, Clay Aiken’s ” Invisible “, which featured on Measure of a Man, his first solo Album. The Album entered the Billboard 200 at Number One in 2003.
” I’m Alive ” was released on the 9th of August 2002 by record label Columbia Records ( Sony Music Entertainment ) and taken as the second single from Celine’s seventh English-language studio Album, A New Day Has Come.
The Album, released 22nd of March 2002, was well received by music critics. A massive success worldwide with sales of over twelve million copies. In Celine’s native Canada, A New Day Has Come was certified six-times Platinum.
In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) certified it three-times Platinum. European sales of the Album reached three million units with the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ( IFPI ) certifying the Album three-times Platinum.
Lyrically the uplifting midtempo song is about Celine being glad she is alive, enjoying motherhood which makes her fulfilled and declaring she is ” in love “.
Many music critics liked the overall feel of the lyrics, with ABC’s RollerCoaster saying that ” this is the type of music you play in the background when you’re having a good laugh with friends or a nice tea with family. It’s the kind of song you sing along to and slowly get wrapped in it. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by David Meyers, the American music video, commercial and film director. David was born on the 19th of October 1972 in Berkeley, California. The city, named after George Berkeley an 18th-century Anglo-Irish bishop and philosopher, is located on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay.
David first became interested in film when at the age of 17, he started working his local cinema. Since then he has worked with many top recording artists including Def Leppard, Britney Spears, P!nk, Hanson, Kid Rock and NSYNC.
In addition to music videos, David has directed commercials for many top brand names like Citibank, Foot Locker, Reebok, ITV and a women’s fragrance called Curious by Britney Spears, which is marketed by Elizabeth Arden.
There were two versions of the video available, with and without film scenes from Stuart Little 2.
” I’m Alive ” was a commercial success for Celine. In the United States, the song reached number eleven on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart. It also reached a peak of number six on the Adult Contemporary Chart and thirty-five on the Dance Club Songs Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 13th of August 2002 and peaked at number seventeen. It spent one week in the Top Twenty and a total of six weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 17
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 30, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 5, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 2, Canada AC (Billboard) 1, Denmark (Tracklisten) 7, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 13, France (SNEP) 7, Germany (Official German Charts) 4, Greece (IFPI) 7, Hungary (Single Top 40) 14, Ireland (IRMA) 22, Italy (FIMI) 25, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 23, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 7, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 35, Norway (VG-lista) 22, Poland (National Airplay Chart) 1, Romania (Romanian Top 100) 1, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 9, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 20, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 5, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 7
Official Website: Celinedion.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/celinedion
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/CelineDion