Because You Loved Me

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"Because You Loved Me"
Single by Céline Dion
from the album Falling into You
B-side
  • "If You Asked Me To"
  • "I Don't Know"
  • "The Power of the Dream"
Released February 1996
Genre
Length 4:33
Label
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer David Foster
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Céline Dion singles chronology
"It's All Coming Back to Me Now"
(1996)
"Because You Loved Me"
(1996)
"River Deep, Mountain High"
(1996)

"Because You Loved Me" is a 1996 pop-R&B ballad by Canadian singer Celine Dion. Its lyrics are about the protagonist thanking a loyal loved one for guiding, encouraging and protecting her and for making her who she is. It was originally written for the movie Up Close and Personal. Diane Warren, who wrote the song (and others for artists like Cher, Aerosmith, Monica, and Lady Gaga), said the song was a tribute to her father. "Because You Loved Me" won Warren a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media.

"Because You Loved Me" is the second track on Dion's album Falling into You.[1] The song topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks and finished as the third-best performing song of 1996 there. It also reached number one in Canada and Australia and reached number five in the UK.[2] It was certified Platinum in the US for sales and shipments of over one million copies.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Falling into You - Céline Dion | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  2. "Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion Songfacts". www.songfacts.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  3. "Gold & Platinum - RIAA" (in en-US). RIAA. https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&ar=Celine&ti=Because#search_section. Retrieved 2017-03-11.

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