Céline Marie Claudette Dion, CC ChLD OQ (French pronunciation: [selin djɔ̃] (listen); born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer.
CC ChLD OQ
Céline Marie Claudette Dion
March 30, 1968
|Net worth||US $380 million|
|Height||171 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Spouse(s)||René Angélil (m. 1994–2016; his death)|
|Origin||Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada|
She was born in the town of Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. She is the youngest of 14 children. Her parents were television personality Thérèse Dion (1927–2020) and businessman Adhémar Dion (1923–2003). 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. 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 Angélil (born on January 25, 2001), and twins Eddy Angélil and Nelson Angélil (born on October 23, 2010). René died on January 14, 2016 from cancer. Her older brother, Daniel, died from cancer two days later, on what would have been Angélil's 74th birthday.
In 2018, Dion released the song "Ashes", which appears on the soundtrack to the film Deadpool 2, starring fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds.
French-language studio albums
English-language studio albums
- ↑ "Celine Dion (Canadian Singer)". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
- ↑ Beaunoyer, Jean (2004). René Angélil: The Making of Céline Dion: the Unauthorized Biography. Dundurn. p. 233. ISBN 978-1-55002-489-0. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
- ↑ Strohm, Mitch (2016-11-22). "Celine Dion Net Worth". Bankrate. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
- ↑ Bliss, Karen. "25 Years of Canadian Artists." Canadian Musician. March 1, 2004, p. 34. ISSN 0708-9635
- ↑ "Eurovision Song Contest 1988". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- ↑ Celine Dion honoured by World Music Awards Archived 2014-10-16 at the Wayback Machine Canada.com Retrieved December 1, 2010
- ↑ World Music Awards to honor Celine Dion Archived 2012-03-05 at the Wayback Machine CTV News Retrieved December 1, 2010
- ↑ "Dion Named All-time Best-selling Canadian Act Archived 2010-09-26 at the Wayback Machine". (2000-1-06). Allbusiness. Retrieved October 12, 2009.
- ↑ Learn, Josh "High Fidelity: Top Selling Canadian Artists Archived 2009-10-15 at the Wayback Machine". The Brock Press. Retrieved October 12, 2009.
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