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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.



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Celine Dion accessories collection by Bugatti unveiled during Project Womens trade fair at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

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Celine Dion seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th February 2017

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Céline Dion seen at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Celine Dion Returns To 'Beauty And The Beast' With New Original Song


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'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 DionCeline 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.

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'Celine Dion Live 2017' Brings The Singer Back To Europe


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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 DionCeline 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.

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Celine Dion Reportedly Refuses To Perform At Donald Trump's Inauguration


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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 DionCeline 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.

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Michael Buble Was Told His Music Wouldn't Sell


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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.

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Celine Dion Debuts Song 'Recovering' Written By Pink In Honour Of Late Husband Rene Angelil


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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.

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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 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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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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Celine Dion Opens Up About Her Husband's Cancer Battle And Her Return To The Live Stage


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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.

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Celine Dion has opened up about her husband's cancer and the care she provides

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Celine Dion Will Resume Las Vegas Residency After Yearlong Hiatus


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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.

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Celine Dion will return to Las Vegas to take up her residency once again.

Read More: Celine Dion Is Remaining "Optimistic" As She Care For Cancer-Stricken Husband.

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Celine Dion

Date of birth

30th March, 1968

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.71






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