Introduction and Early Life:
Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and actress who has sold more than 220 million records worldwide. She is one the best-selling Canadian artists in history.
Born on March 30, 1968 in Charlemagne, Quebec, she was the youngest of 14 children. Celine developed an early interest in music. She wrote her first song in French with a little help from her mother and brother. The composition changed her life as the demo tape was heard by music producer and her future husband Rene Angelil. He was so impressed with the recording that he mortgaged his house to finance the recording of her debut album and make Celine an international star.
Career and Musical Achievements:
Celine Dion gained worldwide popularity when she recorded the title track for the Disney blockbuster Beauty and the Beast in 1991. The song peaked at number one in most countries and won an Academy Award and a Grammy. Her eponymous album, Celine Dion (1992), was also a huge hit and spawned four hit singles, selling more than six million copies in Canada.
Dion’s 1996 Falling Into You turned out to be the bestselling album of the year and sold more 25 million copies across the globe. She released Let’s Talk About Love on the same day as the soundtrack album for the movie Titanic — November 14, 1997. Both albums contained the smash hit “My Heart Will Go On”. While Let’s Talk About Love sold over 27 million copies, Titanic soundtrack went on to sell more than 27 million copies worldwide; therefore becoming the all-time best selling orchestral in musical history.
Known for her technically skilled and powerful vocals, Celine is a wonderful and passionate performer. She has a net worth of over $250 million.
Awards and Accolades:
Celine Dion has won many awards and honors, including five Grammy Awards and four Félix Awards. She received the Chopard Diamond Award from the World Music Awards in 2004.
Celine Dion married her manager René Angélil in 1994 at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec. She is also a successful businessmen and an active philanthropist.