A New Day Has Come is an album by Canadian singer Céline Dion, which marked her return after two-year hiatus to have a child. It was released on March 22 2002. A New Day Has Come is Dion's 9th English album and 28th in total. The limited edition, containing bonus DVD with two audio and two video tracks, was released in November 2002. Six years later, in early 2008 the album was re-released as a collector's edition, including the original CD and a bonus DVD with all videos and making of the album. At the same time A New Day Has Come was released in a new package as Let's Talk About Love / Falling into You / A New Day Has Come 3CD set.
Few French accents can be found here too, as Dion recorded "The Greatest Reward," an adaptation of "L'envie d'aimer" from the French musical The Ten Commandments, performed originally by Daniel Lévi. The song was co-written by Pascal Obispo, a popular French singer and composer. Another track called "Ten Days" is an adaptation of a French hit song, "Tomber" by Gérald De Palmas. Dion recorded also Spanish version of "L'amour existe encore" from her 1991 Dion chante Plamondon album, called "Aún Existe Amor."
The album included two successful singles: the title track and "I'm Alive," featured also in the Stuart Little 2 movie. On "Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)," released as last commercial single, Shania Twain did the background vocals. "At Last" was released as a radio single in the United States only.
"Super Love" was available as European/Australian/Asian bonus track only.
On April 7 2002, CBS aired one-hour TV special dedicated to A New Day Has Come. Beside songs from the album, Dion performed two duets: "Emotion/When the Wrong One Loves You Right" with Destiny's Child and "Beauty and the Beast" with Brian McKnight.
For further promotion, Céline Dion joined on May 23 2002 the VH1 Divas Las Vegas along with Cher, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Anastacia, Dixie Chicks, Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Nicks and Whitney Houston. She sang "A New Day Has Come," "I'm Alive," "Can't Help Falling in Love," and a duet with Anastacia on AC/DC song "You Shook Me All Night Long."
On November 18 2002 A New Day Has Come was released as a special limited edition with bonus DVD, featuring two unreleased audio tracks: "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" and "All Because of You," the music video for "I'm Alive" and a teaser for Dion's Las Vegas show A New Day.... In the U.S. the limited edition included longer version of "The Greatest Reward" lasting 4:04, instead of original 3:28. As a result, the album made a big jump on the charts around the world.
"All Because of You" was later released as "Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)" B-side. "Coulda Woulda Shoulda," "Have You Ever Been in Love" and a ballad version of "Sorry for Love" appeared also on Dion's next album One Heart. "Have You Ever Been in Love" was even released as a single in 2003 to promote it.
Céline Dion won an American Music Award for Favorite Artist in the Adult Contemporary category in February 2003.
The track "I Surrender," while not released as a single, has become a popular song choice for contestants on reality TV singing competitions around the world. It has been performed by Kelly Clarkson and Anthony Fedorov on American Idol, David Archuleta on Star Search, Craig Sharpe on Canadian Idol, and Lorena Gomez on the Spanish show Operación Triunfo to name a few. Polish singer Edyta Górniak recorded Polish-language version of this song, called "List." "I Surrender" was also performed by Dion for five years during A New Day..., becoming one of show's highlights.
On January 29 2008, Legacy Recordings released A New Day Has Come as a new collector's edition with bonus DVD. The CD contains 16 tracks from the North American version of the album (including extended version of "The Greatest Reward") and the DVD features four music videos, and behind the scenes footage from the making of the album and the "A New Day Has Come" video.
In the United States, A New Day Has Come debuted at number 1, selling 558,000 copies in its first week; it was Dion's first number 1 debut, and her fourth number 1 overall. In the following week, A New Day Has Come sold 263,000 copies and slipped to number 2. To date, the album has sold 3.3 million copies in the United States and is certified 3x platinum. In Canada, it sold 152,000 copies in the first week and stayed at number 1 for seven consecutive weeks. It has been certified 6x platinum for 600,000 copies sold.
A New Day Has Come went triple platinum in Europe, reaching the top in most European countries. In the United Kingdom, it debuted with 89,000 copies sold and stayed at number 1 for four weeks in a row. To date, it has sold 500,000 copies and was certified platinum. In France, the album topped the chart for four weeks and was certified 3x platinum for 900,000 copies sold.
In Australia, A New Day Has Come stayed five weeks at number 1 and was certified 2x platinum, selling over 160,000 copies sold.
2002 special limited edition bonus DVD
2008 collector's edition bonus DVD
|Argentinian Albums Chart||1||Platinum||40,000|
|Australian Albums Chart||1||2x platinum||160,000|
|Austrian Albums Chart||1||Platinum||40,000|
|Belgian Flanders Albums Chart||2||2x platinum||100,000|
|Belgian Wallonie Albums Chart||1|
|Brazilian Albums Chart||2||Gold||50,000|
|Canadian Albums Chart||1||6x platinum1||800,000|
|Czech Republic Albums Chart||12|
|Danish Albums Chart||1||2x platinum||100,000|
|Dutch Albums Chart||1||Platinum2||215,000|
|Estonian Albums Chart||1|
|European Albums Chart||1||3x platinum||3,000,000|
|Finnish Albums Chart||1||Gold3||35,000|
|French Albums Chart||1||3x platinum||900,000|
|German Albums Chart||2||3x gold (platinum)||450,000|
|Greek Albums Chart||1||Platinum||55,000|
|Hong Kong Albums Chart||Gold||10,000|
|Hungarian Albums Chart||2||Gold||10,000|
|Irish Albums Chart||1|
|Italian Albums Chart||1||2x platinum||270,000|
|Japanese Albums Chart||15||Gold||100,000|
|Mexican Albums Chart||1|
|New Zealand Albums Chart||1||2x platinum||30,000|
|Norwegian Albums Chart||1||Platinum||50,000|
|Polish Albums Chart||2||Gold||60,000|
|Portuguese Albums Chart||3||3x platinum||120,000|
|South African Albums Chart||1|
|South Korean Albums Chart||1||80,0004|
|Spanish Albums Chart||4||Platinum||100,000|
|Swedish Albums Chart||1||Platinum||60,000|
|Swiss Albums Chart||1||3x platinum||120,000|
|Taiwanese Albums Chart||1||4x platinum||120,000|
|UK Albums Chart||1||Platinum||500,000|
|U.S. Billboard 200||1||3x platinum||3,280,000|
|U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums||1|
1 should be certified 8x platinum (800 000)
2 should be certified 2x platinum (160,000)
3 should be certified platinum (30,000)
4 should be certified 2x platinum (60,000)
|2002||Félix Awards||Most Successful Québécois Artist in a Language Other Than French|
|2003||American Music Awards||Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary|
|2003||Dragon Awards||Female Artist of the Year – International|
|2003||Arion Music Awards||Best Sales, International Album for A New Day Has Come|
|Australia||March 22 2002||Epic||CD||5062262|
|Europe||March 25 2002||Columbia||CD||5062262|
|North America||March 26 2002||Epic||CD||86400|
|South Korea||March 26 2002||Epic||CD||CPK-2633|
|Japan||March 30 2002||Epic||CD||EICP-55|
|Europe||November 18 2002||Columbia||CD/DVD||5062265|
|North America||November 19 2002||Epic||CD/DVD||5062265|
|Australia||November 22 2002||Epic||CD/DVD||5062265|
|South Korea||December 6 2002||Columbia||CD/DVD||CPK-2837|
|North America||January 29 2008||Columbia||CD/DVD||88697226662|
|Japan||February 27 2008||Epic||CD/DVD||88697226662|
|Australia||April 19 2008||Epic||CD/DVD||88697226662|
|Europe||May 16 2008||Columbia||CD/DVD||88697226662|