Celine Dion - Celine Dion's Managers Brand Daniel Merriweather's Criticism Unfair

Subscribe Celine Dion

Celine Dion's managers have spoken out to defend the superstar against the "hurtful" criticism from singer/songwriter Daniel Merriweather, who accused her of failing to publicly credit him after covering one of his tracks.

Dion debuted the new song Water and a Flame, the title track of her next album, on U.S. Tv talk show Katie in April (13), but failed to acknowledge the track as a new rendition of the Australian star's 2009 duet with Grammy winner Adele.

Merriweather published an online rant accusing Dion of trying to "pass the lyrics off as her own" and criticising the singer for not giving him any recognition, but now Dion's management team has defended her actions.

A statement posted on Dion's official website insists she never claimed Merriweather's lyrics were her own during the Tv interview.

The message reads, "Celine certainly doesn't claim in any way whatsoever that she wrote the song... While we can understand Daniel's disappointment by not having his name mentioned during Katie Couric's interview, it's rather unfair to Celine to be on the receiving end of the many disparaging comments that have now become public.

"Throughout Celine's 32 year career she has always been very vocal about sharing the credit for her successes. She has been very vocal about the fact that she does not write her own songs... and that she is fortunate to have wonderful and talented writers to provide these gifts to her. For her to be accused of 'stealing' a song is not only grossly inaccurate, but also very hurtful...

"She loves Daniel Merriweather and (co-writer) Eg White's song so much, and would never want to do any harm to them... nor take away anything from them... in fact, the opposite would be true. We hope this clears up any misconceptions regarding Celine's intentions."


Tags: Celine Dion - Daniel Merriweather

Subscribe Celine Dion

More Celine Dion

Randy Jacksons Wife Reportedly Files For Divorce After 18 Years Of Marriage

Randy Jackson's wife has reportedly filed for divorce. Erika Jackson has filed the paperwork to end their 18 year relationship citing irreconcilable differences. Randy...

Celine Dion Is Remaining "Optimistic" As She Care For Cancer-Stricken Husband

Many of Celine Dion's fans were shocked to hear that she is taking a hiatus from show business for an indefinite amount of time. Last...

Celine Dion's Las Vegas Residency And Asia Tour Will Take A Back Seat To Her Personal Life

Celine Dion is temprorarily postponing her return to ger hugely successful Las Vegas residency to be with her husband, René Angélil and focus on her...

Celine Dion Takes Career Hiatus To Care For Cancer-Stricken Husband

Many of Celine Dion's fans may not see her for quite a long time, on Wednesday (Aug 13th) the Canadian star vowed to take a...


Celine Dion Muppets role scripted with her in mind

Celine Dion's role in the 'Muppets Most Wanted' was scripted with her in mind.The film which stars children's favourites Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal...

Muppets Most Wanted Movie Review

Where the 2011 reboot felt effortless in the way it recaptured that warmly anarchic Muppets humour, this sequel feels like it's working every step of...

Muppets Most Wanted Trailer

Kermit and friends are set to go international with the help of their unfortunately named new tour manager Dominic Badguy, with hopes of selling-out major...

Celine Dion Plans To Bounce Back From Album Disappointment With New Single And 'The Voice' Appearance

Celine Dion came back with a bang with her powerful single 'Loved Me Back to Life' and album of the same name, but whilst the...



Celine Dion Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Celine Dion

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All