Celine Dion’s Next Delivery Will Be New Album In March

Singer had been mum about recording since stepping out of spotlight two years ago.

Celine Dion’s recording career will go on.

The Canadian singer, who left the music industry two years ago to start a family with her manager/husband, Rene Angelil, has recorded an album for release in March, her spokesperson said Thursday. Details on the release will be announced in January.

After giving birth in January (see “It’s A Boy For Celine Dion” ), Dion came out of the woodwork in May to announce that she would end her hiatus in 2003 with a three-year residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas (see “Celine Dion Plans Colossal Return From Hiatus” ). Dion will perform a show designed by Cirque du Soleil’s Franco Dragone inside a replica of the Coliseum in Rome.

Since then, Dion has taken part in several fund-raisers for victims in the September 11 terrorist attacks, including the “America: A Tribute to Heroes” telethon (see “Springsteen, U2 Help Raise $150 Million For Victims’ Families” ) and a similar telethon in Canada (see “Celine Dion To Headline Five-Hour Canadian Benefit Show” ). She had last performed at a “farewell concert” in Montreal on December 31, 1999.