Celine Dion

Canadian singer and actor Celine Dion

Céline Marie Claudette Dion, CC, OQ, is a Canadian singer. Born into 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.
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Céline Dion Collection tops $10 million sales, eyes Asia growth
LATimes - about 1 month
It’s not yet been a full year since singing legend Céline Dion launched her eponymous bag and accessories line, but after an initial launch in North America, the brand is mapping out ambitions to cultivate the Asian market. Innee-Sedona International, the Asia partner for Bugatti Group which co-owns...
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Celine Dion Handles Dry-Humping Woman With The Power Of Love
Huffington Post - about 1 month
“You know what, some people go through a lot and some people need to talk."
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Veteran male rock'n'roll acts had biggest 2017 world tours
Reuters.com - about 2 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran, white male rock stars raked in the most cash from world tours in 2017, according to an annual list released on Thursday, while the highest-ranked women - Celine Dion and Lady Gaga - failed to make the top 10.
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Veteran male rock'n'roll acts had biggest 2017 world tours
Reuters.com - about 2 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran, white male rock stars raked in the most cash from world tours in 2017, according to an annual list released on Thursday, while the highest-ranked women - Celine Dion and Lady Gaga - failed to make the top 10.
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Celine Dion talks about healing after deaths of husband, brother
ABC News - 6 months
Last year, the singer lost her husband and brother within days of each other.
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Celine Dion Loves You. And You. And You.
NYTimes - 6 months
After a hiatus and her husband’s death, the Canadian singer has gone from icon to legend. She’s given her fans everything else, so now she’s giving them a handbag.
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After killing his son, a South Pasadena man enjoyed Vegas shows and skydiving. Now he is heading to prison for life. - Los Angeles Times
Google News - 6 months
Los Angeles Times After killing his son, a South Pasadena man enjoyed Vegas shows and skydiving. Now he is heading to prison for life. Los Angeles Times While the mother of Aramazd Andressian Jr. was frantically distributing stacks of fliers across Los Angeles for her missing 5-year-old, his father was hundreds of miles away. In Las Vegas, Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, saw Britney Spears and Celine Dion ... California dad gets 25 years to life for murder of 5-year-oldCNN Father who killed 5-year-old son after trip to Disneyland had plan to frame boy's motherfox2now.com Dad who murdered 5-year-old son after Disney trip gets 25 to life behind barsNew York Daily News CBS News -ABC News -Fox News -KTLA all 64 news articles »
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Celine Dion Is The Dancing Hockey Mom You Hoped She Would Be
Huffington Post - 6 months
The singer cheered on her son at a recent game in Montreal.
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The Wildest High-Fashion Looks Celine Dion Has Worn *Just This Month*
Huffington Post - 7 months
Can you handle it?
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Celine Dion gets naked for Vogue
CNN - 8 months
Celine Dion is known for penchant for haute couture, but her latest look is extremely stripped down.
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Celine Dion gets naked for Vogue
CNN - 8 months
Celine Dion is known for penchant for haute couture, but her latest look is extremely stripped down.
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Manchester Arena cancels Celine Dion shows
ABC News - 8 months
The arena "must remain closed until September 2017," Dion announced.
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WATCH: Celine Dion sings hit song from new 'Beauty and the Beast' remake in Las Vegas
ABC News - 9 months
ABC News' Adrienne Bankert reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
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Watch Celine Dion Perform The New ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Song For The First Time
Huffington Post - 9 months
Celine Dion gave the crowd at Las Vegas’ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace quite the magical gift on Wednesday night.  Canada’s national treasure performed “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” one of the new songs from Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” The performance marked the first time Dion sang the song live, and it was worth the wait. The song played through the end credits in the remake, though Kevin Kline’s Maurice sings it in the film.  The 49-year-old, who seems to be in the middle of a career renaissance of sorts, began by telling the crowd she was “very nervous and very excited at the same time” to sing the song.   “I was very fortunate to be a part of that magical movie, ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ And it was one of the biggest moments of my show business career,” she said, adding that she was “so thankful” for the opportunity.  Dion’s connection to the Disney classic goes back 26 years, when she sang the title track (with Peabo Bryso...
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    Dion performed "The Show Must Go On" at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on May 22, and received the Billboard Icon Award (presented to her by her son, René-Charles Angelil) in recognition of her career spanning over three decades.
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    Dion's French single, "Encore un soir", was released on May 24, 2016.
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    On 14 January 2016, Angélil died from complications of cancer.
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    On 14 January 2016, Dion cancelled the rest of the January performances due to her husband's and her brother's death from cancer.
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  • 2015
    Age 46
    In October 2015, Dion announced on social media that she had begun working on a new French album, posting a photo by the side of Algerian singer Zaho.
    However, on 20 March 2015, Dion announced that she will be returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in late August 2015.
  • 2014
    Age 45
    The music video for "Incredible" was uploaded onto Dion's official Vevo channel in early June 2014.
    On 13 August 2014, Dion announced the indefinite postponement of all her show business activities, including the Celine residency show, and the cancellation of her Asia Tour, because of the worsening of her husband's health after he underwent the removal of a cancerous tumor in December 2013.
    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.
  • 2013
    Age 44
    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.
  • 2012
    Age 43
    Dion began recording songs for her next English and French albums during April and May 2012.
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    In October 2012, Sony Music Entertainment released The Best of Celine Dion & David Foster in Asia.
    In 2012 she performed at the 16th Jazz and Blues Festival in Jamaica.
  • 2011
    Age 42
    On 1 October 2011, the OWN Network premiered a documentary on Dion's life, detailing the months before, during and after her pregnancy, to the makings of her new Las Vegas Show, called, "Celine: 3 Boys and a New Show".
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    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.
  • 2010
    Age 41
    On Saturday, 23 October 2010, at 11:11 and 11:12 am respectively, at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, Dion, by Caesarean section, gave birth to healthy fraternal twins.
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    In October 2010, Dion was named a Goodwill Ambassador, a program created by the UN in 1999, sharing this accolade with Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon.
    At the 52nd Grammy Awards in February 2010, Dion joined Carrie Underwood, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson to perform the song "Earth Song" during the 3-D Michael Jackson tribute.
    On 17 February 2010, Dion released into theatres a documentary film about her Taking Chances Tour, titled, Celine: Through the Eyes of the World.
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    In an interview with People magazine published in February 2010, Dion announced that she would be returning to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for Celine, a three-year residency for seventy shows a year, beginning 15 March 2011.
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    In addition, it was announced in October 2010 that Dion wrote and composed a new song for Canadian singer, Marc Dupré entitled "Entre deux mondes".
    In September 2010, she released the single "Voler", a duet with French singer Michel Sardou.
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    Furthermore, in a May 2010 Harris Poll, Dion was named the most popular musician in the United States, ahead of U2, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles, while factoring in gender, political affiliations, geographic region of residence, and income.
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    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 40
    In December 2009, Pollstar announced that Dion was the best-selling solo touring act of the decade and the second-best-selling touring act of the decade, behind only the Dave Matthews Band.
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    In June 2009, Forbes reported that Dion earned $100 million during 2008.
    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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    On 22 August 2008, Dion presented a free outdoor concert, mostly in French on the Plains of Abraham, in Québec City, Canada, for the 400th anniversary of Québec City.
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    Dion was nominated for six Juno Awards in 2008, adding to her 53 previous nominations (an all-time record).
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    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 38
    On 21 May 2007, Dion released the French-language album D'elles (About Them), which debuted at the top of the Canadian album charts, selling 72,200 copies in its first week.
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    Because of the show's success, Dion's contract was extended into 2007 for an undisclosed sum.
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  • 2005
    Age 36
    By the end of 2005, Dion grossed more than US$76 million, placing sixth on Billboard's Money Makers list for 2005.
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    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.
  • 2004
    Age 35
    In October 2004, Air Canada hired Dion as part of their promotional campaign to unveil new service products and an updated livery. "You and I", the theme song sung by Dion, was written by advertising executives working for Air Canada.
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    In 2004, she was awarded Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award, and she was given France's highest award, the Légion d'honneur, by President Nicolas Sarkozy in May 2008.
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  • 2003
    Age 34
    Dion conceived the idea for the show after seeing O by Franco Dragone during her break from recording, and it premiered on 25 March 2003, in a 4,000-seat arena specifically designed for her show and modelled after the Roman Colosseum.
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  • 2002
    Age 33
    In early 2002, Dion had announced a three-year, 600-show contract to appear five nights a week in an entertainment extravaganza, A New Day, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
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    During 2002, she performed for many benefit concerts, including her second appearance on VH1 Divas Live, a concert to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, alongside Cher, Anastacia, Dixie Chicks, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper, Shakira and Stevie Nicks.
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    Dion ended her three-year sabbatical from the music industry with the aptly titled album A New Day Has Come, released in March 2002.
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  • 2001
    Age 32
    In December 2001, Dion published her autobiography, My Story, My Dream which chronicled her rags-to-riches story.
    A year after the incident, after undergoing fertility treatments, Dion gave birth to a son, René-Charles Dion Angélil, on 25 January 2001, in Florida.
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  • 2000
    Age 31
    On 5 January 2000, Dion and Angelil renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 29
    Her status as one of the music industry's biggest pop divas was further solidified when she was asked to perform on VH1's Divas Live special in 1998, with superstars Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain and Mariah Carey.
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    In support of her album, Dion embarked on the Let's Talk About Love Tour between 1998 and 1999.
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  • 1997
    Age 28
    Serving as the love theme for the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, the song topped the charts across the world, and became Dion's signature song; as well as winning the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
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  • 1996
    Age 27
    In March 1996, Dion launched the Falling into You Tour in support of her new album, giving concerts around the world for over a year.
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    Dion's status on the world stage was further solidified when she was asked to perform "The Power of the Dream" at the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
    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.
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  • 1994
    Age 25
    She also recorded a bilingual version of Petit Papa Noël with Alvin and the Chipmunks for the 1994 holiday album A Very Merry Chipmunk.
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    Dion kept to her French roots and continued to release many Francophone recordings between each English record. Generally, they achieved more credibility than her English-language works. She released À l'Olympia, a live album that was recorded during one of Dion's concerts at the Paris Olympia in 1994.
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    Eventually, Angélil and Dion married in an extravagant wedding ceremony in December 1994, which was broadcast live on Canadian television.
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  • 1993
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1992
    Age 23
    By 1992, Unison, Céline Dion, and numerous high-profile media appearances had propelled Dion to superstardom in North America.
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    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.
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  • 1991
    Age 22
    In 1991, Dion was a featured soloist in Voices That Care, a tribute to American troops fighting in Operation Desert Storm.
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  • 1990
    Age 21
    In 1990, Dion released her debut English-language album, Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.
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  • 1989
    Age 20
    In 1989, during a concert on the Incognito Tour, Dion injured her voice.
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    Dion receded from the spotlight for a number of months, during which she underwent dental surgery to improve her appearance, and was sent to the École Berlitz in 1989 to polish her English.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 19
    Further success came when Dion represented Switzerland in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi" and won the contest by a close margin in Dublin, Ireland.
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  • 1987
    Age 18
    They began a relationship in 1987 and became engaged in 1991. They married on 17 December 1994 at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1982
    Age 13
    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".
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  • 1981
    Age 12
    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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Age 4
    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".
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  • 1968
    Born
    Born on March 30, 1968.
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