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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Celine Dion Kills It With Rihanna, Cher And Sia Impersonations


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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. 

Celine DionWho 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.

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Celine Dion Reveals Life Is A 'Different Kind Of Hard' Four Months After Husband's Death


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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 Rene Angelil 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”.

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Celine Dion Reveals Her Last Words To Her Husband Before He Died


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Celine Dion has given her first interview since the death of her husband Rene Angelil four months ago, revealing how she broke the news to their young children and sharing the last words she said to him before he died.

The 48 year old Canadian superstar spoke to ABC News’ Deborah Roberts in a clip due to be aired on Wednesday (May 18th), and said that she laid next to Angelil in bed in his final moments, revealing what she said to him.

Celine Dion Rene AngelilCeline Dion with her husband Rene Angelil in 2013

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Celine Dion Pays Heartbreaking Tribute To Late Husband In First Performance Since His Death


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Heartbroken superstar singer Celine Dion paid tribute to her late husband Rene Angelil, who tragically died of cancer in January, in her first performance since his passing. The singer took to the stage and resumed her Las Vegas residency but recognised her manager and partner of 21 years with a written message to the crowd before she began.

Celine Dion and Rene Angelil Celine Dion and her husband Rene Angelil before he passed away from cancer

The message read: "I understood that my career was in a way his masterpiece, his song, his symphony.

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'We Were One': Celine Dion Live Streams The Start Of Her Powerful Stage Tribute To Husband


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It's been almost six weeks since Celine Dion said her final farewell to husband and manager Rene Angelil, and while she's been a picture of grief throughout this trying time, yesterday she was finally ready to take to the stage once again for her first performance since his death.

Rene Angelil and Celine DionCeline Dion grieves for the loss of her husband and manager

On Tuesday (February 23rd 2016), the 'My Heart Will Go On' singer returned to The Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to pay a musical tribute to her husband who died of cancer on January 14th. The first 20 minutes of the performance was live streamed for all fans to see, and it was no doubt one of the most emotional concerts Dion has ever had to host.

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Celine Dion Fights Back Tears In Heartbreaking Tribute To Late Husband


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Celine Dion demonstrates bravery and dignity as she speaks out for the very first time since the tragic death of her husband and manager Rene Angelil in January. Her speech took place at Caesars Palace and was heard by a large crowd of friends, family and fans. 

Celine Dion and Rene AngelilCeline Dion honoured Rene Angelil in moving speech

Yesterday (February 3rd 2016), the life of Rene Angelil was honoured in a memorial at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. While she didn't sing, wife Celine Dion still gave a breathtakingly loving and heart-breaking tribute speech where she praised the attendees for their arrival and reflected on the love and support that Angelil had given her over the course of her career.

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Celine Dion Thanks Fans For Their Support After Death Of Husband René Angélil


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Celine Dion has thanked her fans for their support following the passing of her husband René Angélil earlier this month. At the music manager’s funeral on January 22nd at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal thousands of fans turned up to pay their respects to René, who had managed Dion’s career since she was 12.

Celine Dion and René AngélilCeline Dion has thanked fans for their support following the death of her husband Rene Angelil.

On her website Dion wrote: ‘My family and I are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support from so many people who have touched our lives during these past few days. We have felt your love for René, and your prayers and compassion have helped us during this most difficult time... more than you'll ever know. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

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Celine Dion, Rene-Charles Angelil, Nelson Angelil , Eddy Angelil - Funeral ceremony of Celine Dion's husband, Rene Angelil, at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica - Montreal, Canada - Friday 22nd January 2016

Celine Dion, Rene-charles Angelil, Nelson Angelil and Eddy Angelil
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Celine Dion and Rene-charles Angelil
Celine Dion, Rene-charles Angelil, Thérèse Dion, Nelson Angelil and Eddy Angelil
Celine Dion and Rene-charles Angelil
Celine Dion and Rene-charles Angelil

Celine Dion’s Brother Daniel Dies From Cancer Two Days After Husband René Angelil's Death


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Celine Dion’s brother Daniel has died aged 59 after losing his battle with cancer, the family has confirmed. Daniel’s death comes just two days after the singer’s husband René Angélil passed away after suffering from throat cancer.

Celine DionCeline Dion’s brother Daniel has passed away.

Daniel died in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to Montreal’s CBC News. A source close to the Dion family told the Montreal Gazette: “They’re close, she’s close with all of her siblings. It’s hard. Céline is still in Vegas with her kids making plans for [her husband’s] funeral.”

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Funeral Of Celine Dion's Husband René Angélil To Be Held At Church Where Couple Married 21 Years Ago


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The funeral of Celine Dion’s husband René Angélil is to be held at the same church where he married ‘the great love of his life’ 21 years ago. Angélil passed away on Thursday, January 14th on the eve of his 74th birthday, after a long battle with cancer.

Celine Dion and René AngélilCeline Dion’s husband René Angélil’s funeral will be held at the same church where they were married.

Angélil’s obituary (obtained by People magazine) reads: "According to his final wishes, his funeral will be held at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, where 21 years ago, he chose to marry the one who will remain as the great love of his life, the artist for which he had the most respect, the woman who gave him light and happiness until his very last breath.”

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Celine Dion Cancels Las Vegas Shows In The Wake Of Husband's Death


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Celine Dion’s Las Vegas residency has been postponed, with her shows this weekend cancelled in the wake of the death of husband Rene Angelil.

The Canadian singer’s husband passed away on Thursday (January 14th), following a lengthy battle with cancer, at the age of 73. A statement appeared via Dion’s official website reading: “The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time.”

Rene Angelil Celine DionRene Angelil and Celine Dion pictured in 2013

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Renee Angelil , Celine Dion - "Veronic Voices" media night held in Jubilee! Theater inside Bally's Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV, United States - Friday 28th June 2013

Renee Angelil and Celine Dion
Renee Angelil and Celine Dion

Celine Dion - Celine Dion Returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 27th August 2015

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Celine Dion - Shots of the winners from the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in the press room after the ceremony which was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, California, United States - Sunday 17th May 2015

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Celine Dion - Celebrities appear on German TV show 'Wetten Dass...?' - Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany - Saturday 9th November 2013

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Markus Lanz and Celine Dion
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Celine Dion

Date of birth

30th March, 1968

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.71






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