New Celine Album Due In March
To coincide with the launch of her Las Vegas extravaganza, international superstar Celine Dion will release a new album this spring.To coincide with the launch of her Las Vegas extravaganza, international superstar Celine Dion will release a new album this spring. The diva's upcoming Epic set, "One Heart," will be released March 25, the same date as "A New Day..." opens at the lavish new Caesars Palace Colosseum.
The album will be led by the single "I Drove All Night." The song was originally recorded by Roy Orbison in 1988, and then a year later by Cyndi Lauper, who took the single to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Drove" is also the centerpiece of Chrysler's new "Drive & Love" ad campaign.
Dion has also strengthened her association with DaimlerChrysler, with which she signed a $10 million spokesperson contract in November. The automaker has come aboard as the presenting sponsor of Dion's three-year stand in Las Vegas. The deal will include a hefty Chrysler presence at the new venue, including signage, vehicle placement in the lobby, and video displays. The sponsorship deal was engineered by AEG Live, whose Concerts West division is the show's producer.
As previously reported, Dion was on hand last week to perform on Chrysler's behalf at the North American International Auto Show's annual charity preview event, as well as at the company's Auburn Hills facility.
Meanwhile, Dion's will perform a David Foster arrangement of "God Bless America" during the Jan. 26 pre-game celebrations at Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego, and broadcast on ABC.
"One Heart" will be the follow-up to last year's "A New Day Has Come." Released in March 2002, that set debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The title track topped Billboard's Top Adult Contemporary chart, and was followed by the singles "Goodbye (The Saddest Word)," "I'm Alive," and "At Last."