Hailing from the small town of Charlemagne, Québec, Céline Dion has become one of the all-time greatest singers. Céline was born in 1968, the youngest of 14 children.
Early in childhood, she sang with her siblings in a small club owned by her parents. From these early experiences, Céline gained the know-how to performing live.
Although she is now a Canadian national treasure and an international superstar, Celine Dion was born to a humble family in a small town in Québec. Although there wasn’t much money, her life was rich in love and music. The whole family even performed as a group in local concerts.
Mama Thérèse realized her youngest daughter’s talent and sent impresario René Angélil a cassette of a song that Celine wrote when she was only 12 years old. The little girl’s sound so impressed René that he mortgaged his house to finance her career, and thus began a musical collaboration of legendary proportions.
At the age of 12, Dion composed a song in her native French and sent it to a record company, where it garnered the attention of René Angélil, a respected manager. Angélil believed in Céline so much that he actually mortgaged his house in order to finance her debut album. Already very popular and successful internationally, Céline burst onto the U.S. stage when she recorded the theme song to Disney’s hit Beauty and the Beast (1991).
The song garnered a Grammy and an Oscar, and from this point, Céline has brought forth hit after hit. Her ‘Falling Into You album, released in 1996, became the best-selling album of that year, selling more than 25 million copies worldwide. In 1999, Dion took a hiatus in order to begin a family. She returned to the spotlight in 2002, releasing yet another hit album. Starting in 2003, Céline began a three-year commitment to perform in an arena built for her in Las Vegas.
The Canadian singer Céline Dion is famous for hits such as My Heart Will Go On from the Titanic soundtrack Because You Loved Me and Think Twice. After winning several Grammy Awards and breaking numerous music industry records, the singer now has a Las Vegas residency at Ceasars Palace where she regularly performs many of her greatest hits. Celine Dion has sold almost 250 million albums during her over 30-year career, six of which have reached Diamond status in Canada.