Céline Dion facts for kids
Dion in November 2012
|Birth name||Céline Marie Claudette Dion|
|Born||30 March 1968|
|Origin||Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada|
|Genres||Pop, dance, rock, adult contemporary|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter-composer, actress|
|Labels||Epic, 550, Columbia|
Céline Marie Claudette Dion, born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer.
She was born in the town of Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. She is the youngest of 14 children. When she was 12 years old, her brother sent a recording to a manager named René Angélil. With his help, she released her first album in 1981, and her first English album in 1990. She used to live in Las Vegas, Nevada. She now lives in Jupiter, Florida. In 2007, she performed a show with Elvis Presley, which was arranged on the computer with old images from Elvis shows. It had been arranged for the TV show American Idol.
Dion first had international recognition in the 1980s. She won both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland.
She has sold the most albums in the world for a female artist. For that, she received a special World Music Award in 2004. She has also sold the most French albums with 7 million copies. Dion is the best-selling Canadian artist of all time.
On December 30, 1994, Dion married her manager René Angélil. They have three sons: René-Charles Angelil (born on January 25, 2001), and twins Eddy Angelil and Nelson Angelil (born on October 23, 2010). Angelil died on January 14, 2016 from cancer.
French-language studio albums
- 1981: La voix du bon Dieu
- 1981: Céline Dion chante Noël
- 1982: Tellement j'ai d'amour...
- 1983: Les chemins de ma maison
- 1983: Chants et contes de Noël
- 1984: Mélanie
- 1985: C'est pour toi
- 1987: Incognito
- 1991: Dion chante Plamondon
- 1995: D'eux
- 1998: S'il suffisait d'aimer
- 2003: 1 fille & 4 types
- 2007: D'elles
- 2012: Sans attendre
English-language studio albums
- 1990: Unison
- 1992: Celine Dion
- 1993: The Colour of My Love
- 1996: Falling into You
- 1997: Let's Talk About Love
- 1998: These Are Special Times
- 2002: A New Day Has Come
- 2003: One Heart
- 2004: Miracle
- 2007: Taking Chances
- 2013: Loved Me Back to Life
Images for kids
Dion during her Taking Chances Tour concert in Bell Centre, Montréal, on 19 August 2008
Céline Dion on stage performing "Eyes On Me" during her Taking Chances Tour in Montréal, Canada in August 2008
Dion and husband René Angélil in 2012
Dion performing "God Bless America" with members of the Band of the US Air Force Reserve, 2002
Dion's stars on Canada's Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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