Celine Dion puts her trademark power ballads on the back burner for her newly released album, 'Loved Me Back to Life.' It features hushed acoustic guitars and a restrained rhythm section. And several cuts even feature the singer's R&B sensual side.
Celine Dion was on a Studio City, Calif., soundstage last week, rehearsing for her performance on a holiday TV special. Ne-Yo had joined the French Canadian singer to run through "Incredible," a duet from Dion's new album, but almost as soon as she'd tilted her head back to unleash a flurry of octave-scaling notes, an abashed expression flashed across her face.
"I was too early," she told Ne-Yo. Then she laughed, aware perhaps that no one else in the room had noticed. "Hey, even when we're bad, we're good," she said.
Few Dion fans could've imagined such an easygoing attitude back when the singer ...