Mélanie is the sixth French-language studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released in Quebec, Canada on 22 August 1984.[1] It includes the hit song, "Une colombe". The album reached number one in Quebec, was certified Gold in Canada and won two Félix Awards for Album of the Year and Best Selling Album of the Year.

Mélanie
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Studio album by
Released22 August 1984 (1984-08-22)
Recorded1984
GenrePop
Length37:23
LabelTBS
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: 18 June 1984
  2. "Mon rêve de toujours"
    Released: 10 September 1984
  3. "Un amour pour moi"
    Released: 25 February 1985

ContentEdit

The album includes ten songs co-written mainly by Eddy Marnay and produced by Marnay and René Angélil. "Une colombe" was performed by Dion for Pope John Paul II in front of 65,000 people at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal in 1984. The title track was dedicated to Dion's little niece Karine, diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

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.

Commercial performanceEdit

The album became another commercial success, reaching Gold in Canada.[2] It topped the chart in Quebec for ten weeks.[3] "Une colombe" was also certified Gold.[4] 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".

AccoladesEdit

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".

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Mélanie"
René Angélil3:43
2."Chante-moi"
  • Marnay
  • Alain Noreau
Angélil3:21
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
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Va où s'en va l'amour"
  • Marnay
  • Noreau
Angélil3:20
2."Comme on disait avant"
  • Marnay
  • Noreau
Angélil3:30
3."Benjamin"
  • Marnay
  • Pierre Papadiamandis
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
4:30
4."Trois heures vingt"
  • Marnay
  • Patrick Lemaitre
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
3:34
5."Une colombe"
  • Baillargeon
  • Lefebvre
  • Angélil
3:08

ChartsEdit

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Quebec (ADISQ)[5] 1

Certifications and salesEdit

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

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mélanie". Epic Rights, Inc. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Canadian album certifications – Celine Dion – Melanie". Music Canada. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Compilation des ventes d'albums par ordre alphabétique d'interprètes" (PDF) (in French). BAnQ. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  4. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5.
  5. ^ "Palmarès des ventes d'albums au Québec" (in French). BAnQ. Retrieved 12 March 2019.

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