Falling into You is the fourth English-language studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released on 11 March 1996 by Columbia/Epic Records. The follow-up to her commercially successful album The Colour of My Love (1993) and French-language D’eux (1995), Falling into You showed a further progression of Dion’s music. Throughout the project, she collaborated with Jim Steinman, who wrote and produced “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”, among others. Several songs were produced by David Foster, including Diane Warren’s “Because You Loved Me”. Generally, Dion worked with fourteen producers on Falling into You and a variety of songwriters and musicians.
Falling into You won many awards around the world, including Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Best Pop Albumat the 39th annual ceremony, during which Dion performed live. In April 1997, she also won three World Music Awards for World’s Best Selling Artist of the Year, World’s Best Selling Pop Artist of the Year and World’s Best Selling Canadian Artist of the Year. The album is on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Definitive 200 list.
Falling into You became one of the best-selling albums in history, with sales of over 32 million copies worldwide. It topped the charts around the world, including number one in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia and many more. It became one of the best-selling albums of 1996 and 1997 in various countries and also one of the top-selling albums of the decade. It was certified Diamond, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold around the world. The album has sold eleven million copies in the US, over two million in the United Kingdom, and over one million in Germany, France, Canada and Australia. In Europe, it has sold over nine million units.
Five singles were released from the album in Europe, four in Australia, and three in North America. The major success came with the release of “Because You Loved Me”, theme from Up Close & Personal (number one in the United States, Canada and Australia), “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” (number one in Canada, Belgium and number two in the US), and Eric Carmen’s “All by Myself” (top ten in various countries, including number four in the US).