World Music Exploration 2010/11 Week 12 - David Foster & Celine Dion

This is a golden partnership: David Foster (AKA, "The Hit Man") and our Canadian songbird, Celine Dion. I'm just glad there are several clips to choose from that feature them together. David Foster is a songwriter and producer who hails from Victoria, British Columbia. He completed his ARCT Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music at the age of 14. Over his 40 year career, he has won 15 Grammy Awards, 7 Juno Awards and an Emmy Award.Foster is also a 3-time Oscar nominee. He has worked with some of the greatest pop stars, including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Katherine McPhee, Blake Shelton, Brian McKnight, Kenny G, Peter Cetera and Charice. He first heard Celine Dion perform in Quebec, in a tent and they have collaborated together on numerous songs (which Celine outlines in the clip).

Celine Dion was born in Charlemagne, Quebec. She is the youngest of 14 children. Her parents (both musicians), ran a small club. On weekends, the entire family performed there. At 12, Celine, with with her mother and one of her brothers, composed a French song which caught the attention of manager (and now husband) René Angélil. Celine has won Grammy Awards, Junos, Felix Awards and World Music Awards.

Here is Celine Dion performing in Las Vegas with David Foster:

Check out Celine's music by clicking on the image below:

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