Hymn (Celine Dion song)

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"L'hymne"
L'hymne single by Celine Dion.jpg
Single by Celine Dion and Fred Pellerin
from the album La guerre des tuques 3D
Released 19 August 2015 (2015-08-19)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2015
Genre Pop
Length 3:03
Label Sony Music Entertainment
Songwriter(s)
  • Jorane Painchaud
  • Éloi Painchaud
Producer(s) Éloi Painchaud
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Celle qui m'a tout appris"
(2014)
"L'hymne"
(2015)
"The Show Must Go On"
(2016)

"Celle qui m'a tout appris"
(2014)
"L'hymne"
(2015)
"The Show Must Go On"
(2016)
Music video
"L'hymne" on YouTube

"L'hymne" (English: "Hymn") is a French-language song recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion and Fred Pellerin, released on 19 August 2015 as the lead single from the Quebec animated film, La guerre des tuques 3D (2015).[1][2] The English-language solo version by Dion, "Hymn", was released as the lead single from the English-language version of the film, Snowtime!, on 5 February 2016.[3]

Background and release[edit]

In August 2015, it was revealed that Dion and Pellerin had recorded "L'hymne" for the soundtrack to the animated film Snowtime! (La guerre des tuques 3D), a re-imagination of the 1984 film The Dog Who Stopped the War (La Guerre des tuques).[4] The full soundtrack featuring French and English songs and the film score, arrived in stores in Canada on 30 October 2015.[5] The soundtrack also includes Dion's solo English-language version titled "Hymn."[5]

Chart performance[edit]

In late October 2015, "L'hymne" debuted on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.[6] It peaked at number forty-two in late November and left the chart in December 2015, after six weeks on it.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "L'hymne," directed by Scott Lochmus and Robert Yates, premiered on 14 September 2015 and features scenes from the film and also Dion and Pellerin recording the song.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital single[1]
  1. "L'hymne" (Celine Dion and Fred Pellerin) – 3:03

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Canada AC (Billboard)[6] 42

English-language version[edit]

The French-language La guerre des tuques 3D film was released in Quebec on 13 November 2015, and the English-language version, titled Snowtime!, was released in the rest of Canada and the United States in February 2016.[9] The English-language version of "L'hymne" (French-language duet between Dion and Pellerin), titled "Hymn," features Dion vocals only.[3] The soundtrack to Snowtime! was released digitally on 12 February 2016 and on CD on 19 February 2016.[3] "Hymn" was chosen as the first single and the music video to this version premiered on 5 February 2016.[3][10] In the United Kingdom, the film was titled Cleo.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hymn" (Celine Dion) – 3:02

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Canada 19 August 2015 Digital download – "L'hymne" (Celine Dion with Fred Pellerin) Sony [1]
United Kingdom 5 February 2016 Digital download – "Hymn" (Celine Dion) [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mélissa Pelletier (14 September 2015). "«La Guerre des Tuques 3D»: Céline Dion et Fred Pellerin dévoilent un vidéoclip pour «L'hymne» (VIDÉO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "3 millions de dollars de recettes pour La guerre des tuques 3D". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Sony Music Releases Soundtrack To Animated Feature SNOWTIME! Featuring Celine Dion". PR Newswire. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Céline & Fred Pellerin debut duet from original soundtrack". celinedion.com. 19 August 2015. Archived from the original on 28 August 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "The soundtrack La Guerre des Tuques 3D is available now!". celinedion.com. 30 October 2015. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Celine Dion Chart History (Canada AC)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Brand new video for "L'hymne"". celinedion.com. 14 September 2015. Archived from the original on 16 September 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Céline Dion, Fred Pellerin - L'hymne". YouTube. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: See Celine Dion's Poignant New Music Video". Entertainment Tonight. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Céline Dion - Hymn". YouTube. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "Hymn: Celine Dion". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 

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