She was quick to return to work following the deaths of her husband René Angélil and brother Daniel in January, and Céline Dion is continuing with her business as usual attitude. The Canadian singer has confirmed her new album is coming – and fans won't have to wait too long.
A tweet posted to her official Twitter account revealed 48-year-old Céline's 26th studio album – and her 12th in French – will be released next month.
Céline Dion has revealed details of her new album
It said: "Mark your calendars! The new album, #EncoreUnSoir, will be available on August 26th." Céline shared the album artwork on her website and revealed the title track will be the first single.
And it seems Céline is keeping René's memory alive through her music. Discussing the album's debut single, the statement read: "It was composed by Jean-Jacques Goldman, marking a long-awaited reunion, 12 years in the making! Céline and René's vision of a new collaboration with this legendary artist, came to fruition with Encore un soir, and this tailor-made song is an instant-grat track for those who pre-order the album."
Céline recently teased details of her next English-language album, revealing she is teaming up with another fierce female performer.
Pink wrote a song for Céline earlier this year
Speaking to EW, she explained: "Pink wrote me a song that I'm freaking out about. You cannot be more excited than me, I'll tell you. I am thrilled not only because I am a fan, but because I know her personally and have met her a few times."
Pink, 36, wrote the song following the deaths of René and Daniel, leaving Céline touched by her kindness.
Céline continued: "She's a genuine person, and [it was] so generous of her to take the time to write a song for me during the most difficult time of mine. People have a tendency to send me really sad songs, and we do want to sing the touching songs, but life is beautiful, and I really want to believe that René has a life after his life, that he doesn't suffer anymore."