Who is Celine Dion?
She is an iconic Canadian singer, the best-selling Canadian artist ever. She is recognized for her amazing voice and highly popular hits in the pop genre.
Celine Dion was the youngest of 14 children. She married René Angélil in 1994, and they stayed married until he died in 2016. Celine is the mother of 3. Her husband also served as her manager since the beginning of her career, and they got married despite the significant age difference between the two.
Celine Dion started her career as a teen idol in Canada, releasing her first albums in French in the 1980s. She won Eurovision in 1988, representing Switzerland in this European song contest, which brought her more international attention.
In 1990, Celine released her debut album in English, as she had to learn the language. After that, she signed with Epic Records in the U.S., and her first non-French album was called Unison.
Thanks to her English-language albums, the 90s brought the artist international acclaim with new best-selling albums like Falling Into You, Let’s Talk About Love, and more. However, she did not give up on French releases, bringing D’eux in 1995, the best-selling French album ever. Her French and English albums received diamond certification in different countries. Celine managed quite a few international hits, such as My Heart Will Go On, Because You Loved Me, and more. My Heart Will Go On was featured as the main track for the super-hit film Titanic (with lead cast Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet). My Heart Will Go On is recognized among the key songs of the 20th century and has been endlessly parodied and reproduced.
Celine Dion did a highly successful concert residency in Las Vegas, the highest-grossing residency ever. Her 2008-2009 tour around the world also proved among the most successful and highest-grossing tours ever. 2020 saw her return to touring with the Courage World Tour, which was postponed due to the pandemic.
Celine Dion has sold over 200 million records, placing her among the best-selling artists ever.
The artist has sung in English and French, but also in Spanish, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Chinese, and more.
Celine Dion has 5 Grammy Awards.
She is the 8th best-selling artist in the U.S. and also among the top artists in Europe.
Celine Dion drew inspiration from artists like Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Streisand, and the Bee Gees. She had the opportunity to collaborate with each of her idols.
While she has sometimes been criticized for her music and songs, especially for being perceived as sentimental, she has nevertheless been very successful with audiences. Celine Dion is often described as the Queen of Power Ballads and praised for her powerful voice.
Her son is also pursuing a musical career.
Her songs often focus on love, spirituality, and other themes with a strong emotional charge. She has worked across genres with pop, rock, R&B, soul, gospel, and more.
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