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Celine Dion (born 30.3.1968)
Celine Dion is a Canadian pop vocalist, as well as an actress and songwriter.
Childhood: Celine Dion was born in Quebec, Canada, to French-Canadian parents. Her father is Adhémar Dion and her mother is Therese Tanguay.
Celine often sang with her family, at her parents' piano bar and at the age of 12, she wrote a song called 'Ce n'etait qu'un reve' ('It Was Only A Dream'), with her brother and mother. Her brother sent a recording of the song to the music manager Rene Agelil, who was reportedly moved to tears by Dion's voice. He self-funded her first release, 'La Voix du bon Dieu' which quickly propelled Celine to stardom in her native Canada.
In 1983, Dion became the first Canadian artist to be awarded with a gold record in France. Five years later, she represented Switzerland in the Eurovision song contest with 'Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi' ('Don't Go Without Me'), winning the contest.
At the age of 18, Dion professed a desire to be as popular as Michael Jackson and to crack the American market. She underwent dental procedures to improve her appearance, as well as taking English lessons to broaden her appeal to the American market.
Pop Music Breakthrough & Career: Celine Dion's English language debut came in 1990, with the release of Unison, which was largely comprised of soft rock music that became popular on mainstream radio. Her first single to reach the Billboard Hot 100 was 'Where Does My Heart Beat Now?' The following year, Celine Dion performed a duet with Peabo Bryson for the Disney animation Beauty and the Beast. The song was a huge commercial hit and won an Oscar for Best Song, as well as a Grammy Award. 'Beauty and the Beast' then became one of the tracks featured on Dion's second, eponymous album. She worked with the songwriter Diane warren for this release, which, again, proved to be a massive global success.
Dion also released a French-language album in 1991, entitled Dion Chante Plamadon, which consisted largely of cover versions. It became her first French album to receive an international release and has sold over 1.5 million copies globally.
Celine Dion's third English-language album, The Colour of My Love, was released in 1993, on which she publicly declared her feelings for her long-time manager, Angélil. The album became a phenomenal success, selling over 8 million units worldwide. The biggest hit from the album was 'The Power of Love', a re-recording of a 1985 Jennifer Rush hit. The album also contained a duet with Clive Griffin, entitled 'When I Fall In Love'. Dion's popularity in the UK was cemented with the success of 'Think Twice', which was number one for seven weeks in Britain.
Dion continued to alternate between French and English language albums, with the next French release being A L'Olympia. She took some of the songs from this album and translated them, to become 'If That's What It Takes' and 'I Don't Know' for the English album Falling Into You, which featured covers of Tina Turner's 'River Deep, Mountain High' and Eric Carmen's 'All By Myself'. The Diane Warren-penned 'Because You Loved Me' was a number one hit and was used in the soundtrack to Up Close and Personal.
In case Dion's celebrity status was in any doubt, she was then chosen to perform at the opening ceremony for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, where she sang 'The Power of the Dream'.
1997 saw Dion release Let's Talk About Love, which featured a number of vocal guests, including Luciano Pavarotti, the Bee Gees and Barbra Streisand as well as appearances from Carole King, Sir George Martin and Diana King. The biggest-selling single from the album was 'My Heart Will Go On', composed by James Horner. The song was famously featured on the soundtrack to Titanic, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.
In the late 1990s, Dion released a Christmas album, 1998's These Are Special Times (featuring a duet with R. Kelly) and the 1999 album All the Way.. A Decade of Song. The latter album featured a number of cover versions, including Roberta Flack's 'The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face' as well as a duet with Frank Sinatra, entitled 'All the Way'. She also appeared on a VH1 special, entitled Divas Live, which also featured Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Aretha Franklin and Gloria Estefan.
In 2002, Dion returned to music after a break. The album A New Day Has Come debuted at number one, though many critics gave it a lukewarm response. The following year, she released One Heart, which was a move into dance music - a first for Celine Dion. She also recorded a cover of Cyndi Lauper's 'I Drove All Night' for a Chrysler commercial.
Miracle, another English language album, was released in 2004. It focused on the theme of motherhood and contained a number of lullabies and expressions of maternal love, as well as covering Louis Armstrong's 'What A Wonderful World' and John Lennon's 'Beautiful Boy'.
In 2003, Celine Dion performed a string of 4000-seater shows at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, earning a reported $76 million.
Four years later, Celine Dion released the Taking Chances album, which featured songwriting from Linda Perry, Ne-Yo and ex-Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody.
The 21,000 capacity venue will not be hosting any events until mid-September at the earliest, following last month's terrorist attack.
Manchester Arena is reportedly set to remain closed until September after the shocking terrorist attack that killed 22 people last month.
A number of acts that had been due to perform at the 21,000 capacity venue over the next three months have been announcing re-arrangement, postponements or cancellations, as extensive refurbishment work at the Arena is being scheduled after a suicide bomber detonated a device in the foyer as fans were leaving Ariana Grande’s concert back on May 22nd.
Celine Dion is one of the acts whose gig has been affected
Continue reading: Manchester Arena To Remain Closed Until September
The singer has her fans join hands to show their support.
The world is still reeling in shock and horror over the attack in Manchester earlier this week, and celebrities everywhere have been reaching out with messages and songs of support. Celine Dion paid tribute with a touching moment during her show in Las Vegas not long after the incident.
Celine Dion at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
On Tuesday (May 23rd 2017), Celine Dion opened her heart to the victims of the terror attack at Manchester Arena on Monday night and their families by encouraging her fans to join hands in an emotional moment of silence during her show in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Continue reading: Celine Dion Leads Heartwarming Las Vegas Tribute To Manchester Victims
The Canadian musicians met backstage at the Billboard Music Awards this weekend.
The 30 year old rapper made history at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (May 21st) as he scooped a record 13 prizes in one evening, shattering the all-time high previously held by Adele. However, his evening of personal highlights didn’t end there, as he met fellow Canadian star Celine Dion, who also performed on the evening, backstage.
Continue reading: Drake Is Planning On Getting A Celine Dion Tattoo
Drake breaks records with 13 wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards have come and gone and it seems that Drake has made it a record-breaking moment for himself and the event by scooping no less than 13 awards altogether including Top Artist. Plus, this year saw some unforgettable live performances.
Drake scoops 13 gongs at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
Celine Dion at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 22nd May 2017
'How Does A Moment Last Forever' will be released on the official soundtrack.
'Beauty and the Beast' will be made all the more sensational by a new original song performed by the one and only Celine Dion. 'How Does A Moment Last Forever' is set to appear in the forthcoming live action re-boot of the classic Disney tale this Spring.
Celine Dion sings for 'Beauty and the Beast' again
Having performed the title theme in the original 1991 movie with Peabo Bryson, Celine Dion will return for a shot at the remake with an all new song that wasn't in the first film. Having won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, her involvement bodes well for the new movie.
Continue reading: Celine Dion Returns To 'Beauty And The Beast' With New Original Song
It's been a long time but she's returning in the summer.
After her successful Summer Tour last year, Celine Dion will be returning to Europe for round two with her 'Celine Dion Live 2017' series which also sees her return to the UK for the first time in more than eight years.
Celine Dion to embark on her 'Celine Dion Live 2017' tour this summer
'Celine Dion Live 2017' is a 16-date extravaganza which sees her hit no less than 14 cities in all, including two back to back shows at London's O2 Arena in June, a stint at the Manchester Arena and an appearance at Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena the following month.
Continue reading: 'Celine Dion Live 2017' Brings The Singer Back To Europe
It has been reported the President-elect's team has struggled to find performers to appear at the January event
The latest singer has refused to sing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration - this time it is French Canadian singer Celine Dion who will not appear at the ceremony. It has been reported that the Las Vegas residency star has turned down the opportunity to perform at the event.
Celine Dion has reportedly turned down an invitation to perform at Donald Trump inauguration
The Wrap has reported that Dion was promised by Trump’s friend and Las Vegas hotelier Steve Wynn but his plans were derailed when the star simply refused.
Continue reading: Celine Dion Reportedly Refuses To Perform At Donald Trump's Inauguration
Angelil passed away in January, after a lengthly battle with cancer.
Celine Dion debuted her emotional new song ‘Recovering’ during the annual 'Stand Up To Cancer' televised fundraising event on Friday evening. The powerful ballad was penned for Dion by singer Pink, as a tribute to her late husband Rene Angelil, who passed away from cancer in January.
The song’s heartfelt lyrics read: “Little by little, day by day/ One step at a time/ Shake up the devil, oh/ Take back my peace of mind/ Tell him I love him, yeah/ Take back my peace of mind.” On Friday Dion dedicated her performance to not only her husband, but also her brother and father who she also lost to cancer.
Best Jimmy Fallon episode ever.
Remember when Ariana Grande slayed at musical impressions on Jimmy Fallon last year? Well, the bar has just gone up a notch with the appearance of the legendary Celine Dion. We're crying laughing, and really hoping that the singer will branch off into comedy.
Who knew Celine Dion was so good at impressions?
Celine Dion has had a tumultuous year there's no question about it, but she showed just how strong, amazing and hilarious she still is on this very special episode of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'. During a game of 'Wheel of Musical Impressions', she was coerced into imitating a few choice superstars.
Continue reading: Celine Dion Kills It With Rihanna, Cher And Sia Impersonations
René Angélil passed away from throat cancer in January
It’s been four months since singer Celine’s Dion’s husband, manager and soul mate, René Angélil passed away from throat cancer and the star has opened up and revealed her life is now a "different kind of hard".
Celine Dion and her husband René Angélil before he passed away in January
The mother-of-three, who had 15-year-old René-Charles and five-year-old twins, Nelson and Eddy with her late husband, spoke to ABC News and explained that when she had to see her husband suffer with his illness that was “the worst”.
Date of birth
30th March, 1968
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