Because You Loved Me (4:33)

Cover of Falling Into You

From Falling Into You and 81 other releases

“Because You Loved Me” is a smash hit from Céline Dion’s album Falling into You, released as the first single on February 19, 1996 in North America and Japan. In other parts of the world it was released in May 1996 as the second single, after “Falling into You”.

“Because You Loved Me” was written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster, and featured in the film “Up Close & Personal”.

The song was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, as well as four Grammy Awards. It won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (award went to Diane Warren), and was nominated for the Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

The music video, with fragments from the film, was directed by Kevin Bray and released in February 1996.

“Because You Loved Me” is one of Céline Dion’s biggest hits and signature songs. It reached number 1 in the United States (6 weeks at the top), Australia (3 weeks) and Canada (1 week). In all of these countries, it was her second number one song, after “The Power of Love.”

The single set a record on the U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, where it remained at number 1 for 19 weeks. It topped many other American charts as well, including Billboard Hot 100 Airplay (14 weeks at the top) and Hot 100 Singles Sales (6 weeks), also Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks (12 weeks) and Top 40 Mainstream (5 weeks).

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