Céline Marie Claudette Dion, better known as Celine Dion, a Canadian singer is internationally recognized.
Celine Dion was born in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada on March 30, 1968. She is a French-Canadian pop singer. It was first performed on stage with only 5 years, performing traditional Canadian songs, and 12 recorded her first demo. His debut was ‘La voix du bon Dieu’, in 1981, year in which he also published another job with Christmas songs. During the eighties she published several albums in French, and in 1988 won the Eurovision Song Contest representing France.
In 1990 she released ‘Unison’, his first production in English, which marked the beginning of his career in the British market. It contained the singles ‘(If there was) any other way’ and ‘Where does my heart beat now’. Two years later she released the album ‘Celine Dion’, which included the main theme ( ‘Beauty and the Beast’, who won an Oscar and a Grammy) for the Disney film “Beauty and the Beast ‘, and Celine played a duet with American singer Peabo Bryson.
Despite her win in the British market, she did not forget his francophone public, and recorded an album with ten songs by Canadian songwriter Luc Plamondon, including ‘A pas garçon comme les autres (Ziggy)’ or ‘Des mots included qui sonnent ‘. The concerts took place in France during those years resulting in two live albums, ‘Olympia’, 1994 and ‘Live à Paris’ by the end of 1995.
On December 17, 1994 she married his discoverer and manager, Rene Angelil, twenty years her senior. That same year had appeared his third English album, ‘The color of my love’, which contained a version of the song ‘The power of love’ (which had become successful singer Jennifer Rush in the eighties) and another ‘ When I fall in love ‘, which was part of the soundtrack of the movie’ Sleepless in Seattle ‘.
In 1995 she reissued an album in French, ‘D’eux’ or ‘The French Album’ as she was known in the United States. On this album included songs like ‘Pour que tu m’aimes encore’ or ‘Regarde-moi’, composed by singer-songwriter Jean-Jacques Goldman. That same year participated in the tribute album to the singer-songwriter Carole King, Tapestry Revisited, playing the song “(You make me feel like) A Natural Woman ‘.
In 1996 she published ‘Falling into You’, received the Grammy for Best Female Pop Singer and performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Atlanta. Two years later, she sang the central theme of the film ‘Titanic’ James Cameron. Such was his success that ‘My heart will go on’ won an Oscar this year and four Grammy awards in 1999, two of them for the interpreter.
The song was included on the album Dion ‘Let’s talk about love’, in which Barbra Streisand participated in the song ‘Tell him’, Luciano Pavarotti in ‘I hate you then I love you’, the Bee Gees ‘Immortality’; and Bryan Adams on the song that gave title to the album. That same year she participated with Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey and Gloria Estefan in the ‘Divas Live’ concert.
In the summer of 1999, Celine Dion’s husband became ill and that led the artist to temporarily retire from the stage in the success of the Titanic theme song.
After a long hiatus away from the stage and in the recording industry, the singer returned in March 2003 to present their new projects: the release of the album ‘One heart’ and the launch of an ambitious show, produced by Franco Dragone that programmed for a period of three years six hundred performances of the artist at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Many celebrities attended opening night including Dick Clarckm Alan Thicke, Kathy Griffin and Justin Timberlake, who also hosted the television special. During that time, the show had a total gross income of $ 400 million and was seen by more than three million fans.
In August 2008 she performed at a free show, exclusively in French, just outside Plains of Abraham in Quebec, Canada, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the city. In late October she released her first greatest hits compilation entirely in English: ‘My Love: Essential Collection’. In February 2010, Dion released in theaters during a recorded documentary ‘Taking Chances World Tour’ tour ‘Celine Through the Eyes of the World’. The documentary shows images of the singer, either on or off the stage, along with pictures of his family, who accompanied her during the tour.
In March 2011 she returned to Caesar’s Palace with a show of three-year and 70 concerts per year made up ‘all the songs that the audience wanted to hear,’ and great successes of films.
Throughout his career, she has won a total of 258 awards, 505 nominations.
- In addition to French and English, she has sung in many languages such as Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
- The first King Crimson lyricist Pete Sinfield, has written some of his best songs. These, without being as poetic as he wrote for the group of Robert Fripp, above average in the field of mass pop songs.
- In 1999 she received a star on the Walk of Fame of Canada and in 2004, another on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The latter was dedicated to his father, who died a month earlier.
- In 2008, the Laval University of Quebec, was awarded an honorary doctorate in music.
- It is Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations.
- The first song wrote sang along with her mother at the age of 12 years.
- She is married since 1994 with Rene Angelil, her manager, and have 3 children.
|music||La voix du bon Dieu||1981|
|music||Céline Dion chante Noël||1981|
|music||Tellement j'ai d'amour||1982|
|music||Les chemins de ma maison||1983|
|music||C'est pour toi||1985|
|music||The Colour of My Love||1993|
|music||Falling Into You||1996|
|music||Let's Talk About Love||1997|
|music||These Are Special Times||1998|
|music||A New Days Has Come||2002|
|music||Loved Me Back To Life||2013|