NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records -- Celine Dion has announced a very special New York City engagement later this month with Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading personalized radio service. Pandora will present an intimate evening with the multi-platinum-selling and five-time Grammy Award-winning musical icon as the latest performer for Pandora Presents, the company's series of live, personalized concerts. The performance will be brought to passionate fans that have added a Celine Dion station on Pandora, are located in the New York Tri-State Area and are age 21 and over. The special event will be free of charge and will take place on October 29 at the Edison Ballroom.
Pandora Head of Music Partnerships, Tommy Page, said, "Connecting artists with their fans is a central part of our mission at Pandora and with more than 70 million people listening to more than a billion hours of music every month, we offer unique capabilities through our immense pool of data and listener insights. We are thrilled to host this special evening with Celine Dion in anticipation of her Loved Me Back To Life album, where we will bring together a group of her biggest fans for an intimate first listen."
Pandora Presents is a free concert series designed to connect fans with artists they love in a live, intimate setting. To date, the series has taken place in a variety of cities across the country. Pandora has the unique ability to determine the artist for each city by analyzing the musical preferences of local listeners, such as stations they have created and songs they have thumbed-up. Invitations to the events are then extended to a group of Pandora listeners who have demonstrated an affinity for the identified artist and in some cases, similar artists as well, for an added element of music discovery.
U.S. fans of Celine Dion who do not receive an invitation from Pandora can also visit CelineDion.com to enter for a chance to attend the special performance. Five winners of this sweepstakes will be chosen to receive a two-night trip to New York City and a pair of tickets to the concert.
Loved Me Back To Life, Dion's first English-language album in six years, will be released in the U.S. Tuesday, November 5 on Columbia Records. The album's pulsating, upbeat first single, also titled "Loved Me Back To Life," is available digitally here. Pre-order the album through CelineDion.com, iTunes, and Amazon.
ABOUT CELINE DION Having sold more than 220 million albums around the world, Celine Dion is one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history. In addition to numerous U.S. and international gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications, Celine Dion has seen two of her albums—Falling Into You and Let's Talk About Love—each achieve RIAA Diamond status in recognition of sales of more than 10 million copies in the U.S. alone (each selling more than 30 million worldwide). She has been awarded five Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "My Heart Will Go On" in 1998, Album of the Year and Best Pop Album for Falling Into You in 1996, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Beauty and the Beast" in 1992. Both "My Heart Will Go On" and "Beauty and the Beast" received Best Song Academy Awards for their respective years of release.
ABOUT PANDORA Pandora (NYSE: P) gives people music and comedy they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" - a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people turn on Pandora every month to hear music they love.
SOURCE Columbia Records