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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.
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”.
Dion covered the hit at her New Year’s Eve show in Las Vegas.
Celine Dion rang in the New Year in Las Vegas, by treating her fans to a cover of Adele’s smash-hit ‘Hello’. Dion gave a chilling rendition of the Adele hit during her sold-out show, receiving rapturous applause from the audience and resulting in a must-see video.
Celine Dion covered Adele’s ‘Hello’ on NYE.
Introducing the song Dion said, "Tonight, if I may, I would like Adele to be part of our New Year’s Eve. Don’t panic, she’s not in the building,” The singer then joked that her microphone wasn’t working, tapping it and saying ‘Adele? Hello?’ before adding that the cover was ‘just for fun’.
Continue reading: Watch Celine Dion Give An Epic Rendition Of Adele's 'Hello'
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
Céline Dion will resume her residency at Caesars Palace Colosseum in August 2015.
Céline Dion will be returning to Las Vegas to resume her residency. The 46-year-old singer will be back on stage at Caesars Palace Colosseum in August, a year after she announced she was taking time off, with a new show. Dion has expressed her excitement at returning to the stage and explained how she draws great comfort from her fans and from performing.
Celine Dion will return to Las Vegas to take up her residency once again.
Continue reading: Celine Dion Will Resume Las Vegas Residency After Yearlong Hiatus
Erika Jackson has filed for divorce from her husband of 18 years Randy Jackson.
Randy Jackson's wife has reportedly filed for divorce. Erika Jackson has filed the paperwork to end their 18 year relationship citing irreconcilable differences.
Randy Jackson and his wife Erika are reportedly divorcing.
The Canadian singer and her family are reportedly "trying to stay positive" about Angélil's prognosis, after he underwent surgery this past December (2013) to remove a cancerous tumour from his throat.
Many of Celine Dion's fans were shocked to hear that she is taking a hiatus from show business for an indefinite amount of time. Last week the Canadian star vowed to leave her singing career behind so she can care for her Cancer-stricken husband, René Angélil.
Dion has taken a break from showbiz to care for her cancer-stricken husband
The 46 year-old singer has cancelled her upcoming Las Vegas show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and her extensive tour of Asia which was originally scheduled to begin in the fall of this year, but the people who expected this decision were Dion's close friends.
Dion is postponing all her professional commitments to focus on her personal life.
Celine Dion is temprorarily postponing her return to ger hugely successful Las Vegas residency to be with her husband, René Angélil and focus on her own health as well. Angelil had a tumor removed from his throat back in December, while the singer herself is still battling an illness, which causes an inflammation in her throat and prevents her from performing.
Dion has not been performing since June.
While the residency has suffered, but will likely be rescheduled as soon as Dion recovers, her Asia tour has been axed entirely. Dion was set to perform four dates in Japan – in Nagoya, Osaka and two in Tokyo, as well as two dates in Taipei (Taiwan). Several other dates had been reported – two in China (Shanghai and Macau), one in the Philippines (Manila) and one in Singapore, but only the Manila date had been confirmed officially.
The 46 year-old singer has already cancelled her forthcoming Las Vegas show, and a tour of Asia that was scheduled for this fall.
Many of Celine Dion's fans may not see her for quite a long time, on Wednesday (Aug 13th) the Canadian star vowed to take a hiatus from her singing career in indefinitely to care for her Cancer-stricken husband, René Angélil.
Dion will take a hiatus from showbiz to care form her Cancer-stricken husband, René Angélil
In the announcement, the 46 year-old songstress confirmed that her upcoming Las Vegas show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace has been postponed, as has her extensive tour of Asia which was originally scheduled to begin in the fall of this year.
Continue reading: Celine Dion Takes Career Hiatus To Care For Cancer-Stricken Husband
Date of birth
30th March, 1968
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