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Celine Dion Slammed For Failing To Credit Songwriter On New Tune

July 10, 2013 09:03 AM by Lisa Princ

Celine Dion certainly does not strike us as the stealing type, but recently, the Hell’s Kitchen guest star was accused of stealing someone else’s lyrics. The controversy, which began last month, seems like nothing but a big misunderstanding, but that didn’t stop one songwriter from slamming the superstar singer!

Australian singer-songwriter Daniel Merriweather is one person that is not a Celine Dion fan at the moment. In fact, Merriweather has been at the center of controversy lately, as he recently accused Dion of stealing his lyrics to “Water And A Flame,” but then went on to clarify his statement.

While he claims that he should not have accused Dion of stealing his song, he did go on to blast the singer, stating: “It turns out that she didn’t realize that ‘Water and a Flame’ was my song from my album ‘Love & War’, instead she thought it was an Adele song. She should’ve just done her homework before she decided to cover my song…name her album after it…and then publicly imply credit to the featured act on the song (Adele).”

However, Celine Dion’s camp claims that the whole debacle is nothing but a misunderstanding. “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,” a rep explained.

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5 Responses to “Celine Dion Slammed For Failing To Credit Songwriter On New Tune”

  1. Laila Steen Johnsen Says:
    July 10th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Daniel Merriweather is just too impatient. Celine always give credit to her songwriters. I mean…the album hasn’t even been released yet!! He should have discussed it with her management first…instead he went through social media!
    Celine fans are FUMING because of Merriweathers behavior!!!

  2. Tom Says:
    July 10th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    It’s not her song. Why didn’t she talk about Daniel Merryweather ? Adele, Adele, Adele, Adele. But Adele didn’t write this song. Celine is blind by money and success. Time for her for a break.

  3. Francis Singh Says:
    July 10th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Merriweather has already backed off.
    Dion’s management stated that most singers dont mention artists if you watch the clip, kaite couric asks celine who her current favorite artist and celine answered by talking about adele. Then they head straight into the song. it was a minute long, the albums not done, the songs not done. She doesnt have to by law state a persons name who wrote the song that she sang too. Diane Warren, Bee Gees, Barbara Striesand, Kara Diogaurdi, Neyo all wrote songs for celine dion and never once did they claim this. FYI. He is currently coming out with a new album at the same time he startes his accusations. he is an idiot. Celine in her 30 year career has never once took credit, shes always been open about not writing her songs and how thankful she is that they were willing to give her songs she could sing. get over it! celine doesnt need adele to sell anything. if i sing an adele song, record it, then i guess i an steeling her music ? WOW! anyways. life goes on

  4. Rachel Gratton Says:
    July 11th, 2013 at 4:38 am

    He’s made a bit if a fool of himself. Celine dion had always covered people’s songs & it’s never be a huge deal or secret! . Writers write songs and need good singers and Celine does what she knows best sings them!! Actors are the same, they don’t make the films as well. They need good scripts and great story lines, that’s how the wheels turn. They don’t go around saying they wrote the entire film and want total credit! I’ve personally never heard of a case where the the actor was slammed for not mentioning the script writers !! Grow up Danial merriweather!

  5. lmac Says:
    July 17th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Waaaaahhhhh my life is hard and celine dion recorded my song waaaaahhhhh. Give me a break! What a dickhead, i would have used this as a chance to be celine’s new buddy rather than publicly criticizing her. What a douche. Id love to trade places with him!!


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