Release date 22 October 1996
Genre Pop music
|Artist Céline Dion|
Label Columbia Records
|Released 22 October 1996 (1996-10-22)|
Recorded October 1995 at Le Zénith in Paris, France
Producer David Foster Claude Lemay
Live à Paris (1996) C'est pour vivre (1997)
Awards Juno Award for Francophone Album of the Year, Félix Awards for Album of the Year
Similar Céline Dion albums, Pop music albums
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Live à Paris (meaning Live in Paris) is a live album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released on 22 October 1996. It's her 3rd live album, 18th French album and 22nd in total.
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- Critical reception
- Chart performance
After having the best-selling Francophone album of all time - D'eux, Dion released Live à Paris, which contains ten out of twelve songs from D'eux. The concert was recorded at Le Zénith in Paris in October 1995, during the D'eux Tour. The CD contains also few English songs, including studio recording of "To Love You More", which became a smash hit in Japan.
The disc does not contain the full show. All songs can be found on the Live à Paris home video, released also in 1996.
AllMusic said that the album "has more of a rock feel than any of Dion's other live or studio albums" and "Dion raises the roof and proves just as adept with harder material as she is with adult contemporary ballads." According to them "this good live album from one of the biggest stars of our time serves to showcase her not only as a balladeer, but as a first-rate rock star."
Following the successful D'eux, Live à Paris has sold 2 million copies in Europe alone, where it was certified 2x Platinum by the IFPI.
After selling 810,000 copies in France and 280,000 copies in Canada, it was certified 2x Platinum in both countries. The album was also certified Platinum in Belgium and Switzerland. In non-Francophone countries, like the Netherlands and Poland, Live à Paris achieved Gold status.
The album topped the charts for eight weeks in France, for four weeks in Belgium Wallonia and one week in Switzerland. In Belgium Flanders, it peaked at number 6, and in Canada at number 7. Live à Paris also charted in many non-Francophone countries, reaching number 9 in the Netherlands, number 24 in Austria, number 25 in New Zealand, number 46 in Italy, number 53 in the United Kingdom and number 63 in Germany. On the European Top 100 Albums, Live à Paris peaked at number 6.
On 1 November 1996, Dion wrote a new page in the record book of French music industry, becoming the very first artist to have three of her albums in the French top 20. That week, Live à Paris entered the chart on top position (her 3rd number 1 album in France this year), while Falling into You (seven months after it entered the chart) was still at the 6th position and D'eux was still at number 16 (a year and a half after its release).
Live à Paris won a Juno Award for Best Selling Francophone Album and two Félix Awards for Best Selling Album and Best Pop Rock Album.
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