Celine DION  5-million lawsuit against Celine Dion

Celine Dion has released a statement saying she does sing live at concerts. A recently filed $5 million copyright-infringement lawsuit hinted that she faked it. She is denying allegations made by an...

Celine Dion has released a statement saying she does sing live at concerts. A recently filed $5 million copyright-infringement lawsuit hinted that she faked it. She is denying allegations made by an ex-drummer that she is lip-synchs during live concerts.

"The way it was said makes it sound like I'm not singing live at my shows, which is not true," Dion explained in a statement. "In the past, we've used instrumentation and voice samples on the up-tempo numbers. This just gives the dance tracks a bit more punch to enhance the live performance, but I think that's normal."

She adds that she is hurt by the accusations made by her former percussionist, Peter Barbeau, who makes the lip-synching allegation in a $5 million (Canadian) wrongful termination lawsuit filed last week in Toronto. "The practice of the principal vocal performer not singing during live performances is highly unusual in the music industry," the suit says, adding that her lack of singing compromised his drumming.

The suit also asserts that Barbeau composed the song "Dreaming of You" with a partner and retains 40 percent of royalty rights. The song was featured on Dion's 1996 multiplatinum album, Falling Into You.

Dion denied being involved in handling the publishing rights of the song, but said that "the people who take care of my business have assured me that Peter has 100 percent control of his interest in the song".

"We're asking for what is due to him fairly and reasonably," said Barbeau's lawyer, Howard Wolch.

17.10.1999, Ксения РОЖДЕСТВЕНСКАЯ (ЗВУКИ РУ)

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Celine DION

Селин Дион (Celine Dion) - главная канадская поп-звезда XX и XXI века.

Дата рождения:

30 марта 1968

Подробности из жизни:

Селин Дион (Celine Dion) - канадская певица, актриса, композитор.
Жанр: поп.

Свою первую песню маленькая Селин записала в 12 лет, а уже в 13 лет известный продюсер Рене Анжелиль (Rene Angelil) взял ее под свое крыло. Знал бы Рене, куда заведет его этот творческий союз! Но изначально ставка на юную звезду была сделана удивительно верно и точно: Дион позиционировали как певицу-универсала, способную петь все - от джаза до рока.
Не удивительно, что популярность ей снискали песни Люка Пламондона (Luc Plamondon), автора заменитой рок-оперы "Starmania". Партия Стеллы Спотлайт в этой опере, казалось, была написана специально для Дион. Именно в песнях Пламондона, составивших золотой фонд мирового мюзикла, вокальный талант Дион раскрылся наиболее многогранно.
Два англоязычных альбома Селин - "Falling Into You" и "Let’s Talk About Love" стали международными хитами, а легендарный трек "My Heart Will Go On", вошедший в саундтрек фильма "Титаник", был удостоен "Оскара".
Рене и Селин…

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