Loved Me Back to Life
Celine Dion became the bestselling Canadian artist in history with emotional, lushly orchestrated pop ballads, but Loved Me Back to Life is delivered with surprisingly edgy tenacity. The album’s first single, the bombastic title track written by Sia (who has penned supernova pop hits for Rihanna, Katy Perry, and David Guetta, among many others), makes a commanding opening statement. From there, Dion offers an arresting performance of songs alongside a carefully selected roster of collaborators, including Ne-Yo (who sings with her on the powerful duet “Incredible”), Babyface, and Eg White (who cowrote and produced the album's seductive highlight, “Water and a Flame”). Other highlights include "Overjoyed"—a Stevie Wonder song performed in a duet with Wonder himself—and the sensitively executed "Unfinished Songs."