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Celine Dion

Singer and Actor
Female
Born Mar 30, 1968

Céline Marie Claudette Dion, CC, OQ,, is a Canadian singer. Born to a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. In 1990, she released the English-language album Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1968 Birth Born on March 30, 1968.
1973 5 Years Old On 13 August 1973, at the age of five, the young Céline made her first public appearance at her brother Michel's wedding, where she performed Christine Charbonneau's song "Du fil des aiguilles et du coton". … Read More

TEENAGE

1981 13 Years Old In 1981, he mortgaged his home to fund her first record, La voix du bon Dieu, which later became a local No. 1 hit and made Dion an instant star in Quebec.
1982 14 Years Old Her popularity spread to other parts of the world when she competed in the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan, and won the musician's award for "Top Performer" as well as the gold medal for "Best Song" with "Tellement j'ai d'amour pour toi". … Read More
1987 19 Years Old …  They began a relationship in 1987 and became engaged in 1991. They married on 17 December 1994 at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec.

TWENTIES

1988 - 1991 5 More Events
1992 24 Years Old 1 More Event
The song earned its songwriters an Academy Award for Best Song, and gave Dion her first Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. "Beauty and the Beast" served as the lead single from Dion's 1992 self-titled album, which, like her debut, had a strong pop rock influence combined with elements of soul and classical music. … Read More
1993 25 Years Old In 1993, Dion announced her feelings for her manager by declaring him "the colour of her love" in the dedication section of her third English-language album The Colour of My Love. … Read More
Eventually, Angélil and Dion married in an extravagant wedding ceremony in December 1994, which was broadcast live on Canadian television. … Read More
…  While critical reviews fluctuated, Dion's releases performed increasingly well on the international charts, and in 1996 she won the World Music Award for "World's Best-selling Female Recording Artist of the Year" for the third time. … Read More

THIRTIES

1998 - 2001 5 More Events
Dion ended her three-year sabbatical from the music industry with the aptly titled album A New Day Has Come, released in March 2002. … Read More
2003 - 2004 3 More Events
2005 37 Years Old 1 More Event
According to Pollstar, Dion sold 322,000 tickets and grossed US$43.9 million in the first half of 2005, and by July 2005, she had sold out 315 out of 384 shows.
2007 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Because of the show's success, Dion's contract was extended into 2007 for an undisclosed sum. … Read More

FORTIES

Dion launched her year-long worldwide Taking Chances Tour on 14 February 2008 in South Africa, performing 132 dates in stadiums and arenas across five continents. … Read More
In May 2009, Dion was named the 20th best-selling artist of the decade and the second-best-selling female artist of the decade in the United States, selling an estimated 17.57 million albums there since 2000.
In January 2010, The Los Angeles Times presented its annual list of the top ten largest earners of the year, revealing that Dion took the top spot for the entire decade, with $US747.9 million in total revenue from 2000–2009. … Read More
2011 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On 4 September, Dion appeared on the 2011 MDA Labor Telethon Event and presented a prerecorded performance of "Open Arms" from her new Las Vegas show.
In 2012 she performed at the 16th Jazz and Blues Festival in Jamaica.
2013 45 Years Old Dion embarked on the Sans attendre Tour in November 2013 and performed in Belgium and France. "Breakaway", "Incredible" and "Water and a Flame" were chosen as next singles.
On 16 May 2014, Dion released a three-disc set (2CD/DVD and 2CD/Blu-ray) titled Céline une seule fois / Live 2013, which reached top ten on the album charts in France, Canada and Belgium Wallonia.
2015 47 Years Old 1 More Event
However, on 20 March 2015, Dion announced that she will be returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in late August 2015.
On 14 January 2016, Dion cancelled the rest of the January performances due to her husband's and her brother's death from cancer. … Read More
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