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Video: Celine Dion records Audra Mae's "Somebody Loves Somebody" for new album "Loved Me Back to Life"

by Brandy McDonnell Published: October 21, 2013

“Loved Me Back To Life,” Celine Dion’s first English-language album in six years, will feature “Somebody Loves Somebody,” a song penned by Oklahoma-born and bred singer-songwriter Audra Mae. Take a listen to the song below.

“Loved Me Back To Life” will be released in the United States on Nov. 5. “Loved Me Back To Life” offered Dion chance to work with a star-studded team of producers and songwriters including Ne-Yo, Diane Warren, Tricky Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Eg White, Daniel Merriweather, Babyface, Play Production, Eman, Janis Ian, Danny Mercer, Andrew Goldstein, Shaffer Smith, Jessi Alexander, Tommy Lee James, Corporal, Sauce, Kyle Townsend, Dana Parish, Andrew Hollander, Aaron Pearce, Kuk Harrell, and Walter Afanasieff. The album’s single and title track was written by Sham & Motesart and Sia. In addition, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder lend their talents as Dion’s duet partners.

Audra Mae (Photo by Samantha Lamb)
Audra Mae (Photo by Samantha Lamb)

Having sold more than 220 million albums around the world, the Canadian superstar is one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history. She has been awarded five Grammy Awards, including Record Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “My Heart Will Go On” and Album of the Year and Best Pop Album.

After five consecutive years of sold-out Las Vegas shows, Celine Dion returned to Caesars Palace for her all-new sold-out show “Celine Dion In Las Vegas.” Her historic, original show, “A New Day Has Come,” was one of the highest grossing concerts in music history, selling more than 3 million tickets in its run and helping make Celine the highest-grossing touring artist in the world from 2000 to 2010. Additional performances of “Celine Dion In Las Vegas” are scheduled later this year and into 2014. The powerful set features Dion’s greatest hits, surprising covers and new songs featured on “Loved Me Back To Life.”

Mae has been featured on some of this fall’s most highly anticipated albums. As previously reported, Mae wrote and contributed backup vocals on multiple tracks on Swedish EDM DJ-producer Avicii’s debut studio album, “True, released last month via Island / Virgin EMI.

On Facebook, Mae wrote that she is thrilled with Dion’s recording of “Somebody Loves Somebody”:

“Play Production and I are so honored to hear Celine Dion sing this song! She’s a Goddess and a true pro. She really knocked this one out of the park! I’ll never forget this moment. I’m overflowing with gratitude.”

Congratulations to this talented Okie on her much-deserved success. Hopefully, there’ll be much more where that came from.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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