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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 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
Michael Buble was told by David Foster, who has worked with the likes of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, that his ''genre of music'' wouldn't sell well.
Michael Buble was told his music wouldn't sell.
The 'Haven't Met You Yet' hitmaker has revealed that David Foster, who has worked with the likes of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, told him he would be happy to produce a record for him if he was to pay $100,000 a track.
He said: ''[David told me,] 'You will never be signed to my label, I will never produce you. You are talented but I see no record sales for this genre of music. To dismiss me, [Foster] said, 'For $100,000 a track, I will produce on spec a record for you, and because I'm an executive of Warner Bros they'll get first right of refusal. And then he pushed me out the door thinking he would never see me again.
Continue reading: Michael Buble Was Told His Music Wouldn't Sell
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.
Her husband and long-term manager Rene Angelil passed away in January from cancer, and she was interviewed for the first time since his passing.
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 with her husband Rene Angelil in 2013
Continue reading: Celine Dion Reveals Her Last Words To Her Husband Before He Died
Celine Dion will be resuming her Las Vegas residency after a year-long hiatus, during which time she's been helping her husband battle throat cancer.
Celine Dion has opened up about her husband’s health battle, describing the moment she learned that his throat cancer had returned in 2013 for a third time, fifteen years after he had last finished fighting the condition.
In an emotional interview with Deborah Roberts on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ on Wednesday, she spoke of when her husband and long-time manager Rene Angelil told her the bad news just before she was due to perform onstage.
Celine Dion has opened up about her husband's cancer and the care she provides
Date of birth
30th March, 1968
RT @etnow: EXCLUSIVE: @celinedion reveals why both of her #BeautyAndTheBeast songs remind her of her late husband. https://t.co/omPQVYnTr8…
Écoutez Céline chanter pour la 1re fois sur scène / Listen to Céline sing for the first time on stage «How Does A M… https://t.co/x5AtTWlRhQ
Première! How Does A Moment Last Forever sur scène à Vegas/How Does A Moment Last Forever on stage in Vegas! - TC… https://t.co/AFjvYahwEH
Congratulations to our winner Romain ! - TC #celinedionvegas https://t.co/dYwtsl8tly
Répétition pour une nouvelle chanson ce soir ! À suivre…/Rehearsing a new song for tonight! Stay tuned… – Team Céli… https://t.co/UlQmldFAlh
Céline et son public s'unissent en soutien aux gens de Manchester / Joining hands in support of the people of Manch… https://t.co/B0rDcerwRu
Congratulations Elizabeth! - TC #celinedionvegas https://t.co/WaMLNBXR5w
Manchester, je suis avec vous… Tout mon amour / #Manchester I am with you… All my love, Céline xx… https://t.co/NvcJM5VYjz
Arrivée aux #BBMAs avec la nouvelle équipe de sécurité / Arriving at the #BBMAs with the new security team ! 😎😉 - T… https://t.co/ChUzsslox4
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RT @BBMAs: Tonight we honor the 20th Anniversary of Titanic ❤️ with a performance of #MyHeartWillGoOn by @celinedion. #BBMAs https://t.co/O…
Souvenir des #BBMAs 2016! Hâte à ce soir! Throwing back to the BBMAs 2016! Can’t wait for tonight! – TC #BBMAs https://t.co/ky7NR8tLpC
Eduardo is our winner! Congrats! -TC #celinedionvegas https://t.co/uIpphI2vYP
Congratulations to our winners tonight! - TC #celinedionvegas https://t.co/wZGnq9rNKG
Céline opens up about her classic "My Heart Will Go On" during #BBMAs rehearsals. –TC https://t.co/z4oNSADfje
Céline se confie sur son classique «My Heart Will Go On» en coulisses des répétitions des #BBMAs–TC https://t.co/4RQu89Chzu
Only 3 DAYS until #BBMAs Don’t miss Céline’s performance on May 21st. 3 JOURS avant les @BBMAs! Ne manquez pas Céli… https://t.co/lt1hI8sNE8
RT @billboard: .@CelineDion's iconic "My Heart Will Go On" turns 20 https://t.co/52apwZfCm1 https://t.co/oFPOdv6XhS
Congratulations Ethel! Happy birthday! - TC #celinedionvegas https://t.co/YuViQjmFjp
Happy anniversary! Enjoy your night! - TC #celinedionvegas https://t.co/jmKkDzgAAJ
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