Tuesday, July 12, 2011
THAT'S THE WAY IT IS ~ CELINE DION
"That's the Way It Is" is a lead single from Céline Dion's greatest hits album All the Way... A Decade of Song, released on November 1, 1999. It was written and produced by Swedish producers Andreas Carlsson, Max Martin and Kristian Lundin, who have written a string of hit songs for artists such as 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears Céline Dion sang it live with 'N Sync, during her CBS TV special in 1999. She also performed "That's the Way It Is" at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards and at the end of Let's Talk About Love Tour. The song became a hit, going to number 1 on the adult contemporary charts in the United States and Canada, and reaching top 10 all over the world. It was Dion's first airplay-only single that charted on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 6 (number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay). The commercial single was released nine months later as a double A-side with "I Want You to Need Me," reaching number 62 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales. "That's the Way It Is" was very successful, being certified platinum in Sweden (20,000), gold in Australia (35,000), Belgium (25,000), Germany (250,000) and silver in France (160,000). According to Billboard, "That's the Way It Is" received the "BDS Certified Spin Award - 500,000 Spins" in August 2006. Since the song was released in November 1999, it has cycled 500,000 times on almost 1400 radio stations across Canada and the U.S.