Five times Grammy Award winner Celine Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer born on the 30th of March, 1968 (54 years), in Charlemagne, Canada.
Dion is the 14th child and the youngest in her Catholic family.
Her father Adhemar Dion was a butcher and mother Therese Tanguay was a house wife.
Celine Dion is noted for her powerful and technically skilled vocals, which made her the best-selling Canadian recording artist, and the best-selling French-language artist of all time. Her music has incorporated genres such as pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and classical music.
She first gained international recognition by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan, and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland. After this, her popularity spread all over the world.
After a long time of singing only French songs, Dion learned English and released her English-language debut album, ‘Unison’ in 1990 in North America, followed by the ‘Let’s Talk About Love album which she released in 1997. On this, she included the romantic ballad ‘My Heart Will Go On‘, which also served as the love theme for the film ‘Titanic’, and went on to become her signature song. All these albums gave her worldwide fame as they broke multiple records.
Celine Dion is a mother of three; Rene Charles Angelil, Eddy Angelil, Nelson Angelil whom she had with late husband Rene Angelil who died of cancer in 2016.
For almost a year now, Dion is battling severe muscle spasms which forced her to cancel the North American leg of her tour in January and is currently in her $1.2m Vegas home recovering from a debilitating health condition.
There is hope on the horizon that she will be able to start a European tour in 2023.