Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer.  She was born on the 30th of March, 1968. She is 52 years of age.

Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, she emerged as a teen star in her homeland with a series of French-language albums during the 1980s.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

She first gained international recognition by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland.

Let’s take a brief look at her biography below.

Celine Dion Full Name

She was born Céline Marie Claudette Dion but she is widely known as Celine Dion.

Celine Dion Age

She was born on the 30th of March, 1968. She is 52 years old as of 2020.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Celine Dion Hometown

Celine is of both French and Canadian origin. She was born in Charlemagne, Quebec, Montreal.

Celine Dion Family

She is the youngest of 14 children of Thérèse a homemaker, and Adhémar Dion, a butcher, both of French-Canadian descent.

She was raised a Roman Catholic in a poor, but, by her own account, happy home in Charlemagne.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Music had always been a major part of the Dion family, and she was named after the song “Céline”, which French singer Hugues Aufray had recorded two years before her own birth.

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”.

Celine Dion Personal Life

Dion first met her husband and manager, René Angélil, in 1980, when she was 12 and he was 38.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

This was after her brother, Michel Dondalinger Dion, sent him a demonstration recording of “Ce n’était qu’un rêve” (“It Was Only a Dream/Nothing But A Dream”).

A song she, her mother the former Thérèse Tanguay, and her brother Jacques Dion had jointly written and composed. Over subsequent years, Angélil guided her to stardom in francophone territories.

After the dissolution of Angélil’s second marriage, he and Dion took a professional break and he had spent the major part of the year in Las Vegas, while Dion was learning English and taking dance and singing lessons in Montreal.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Upon his return, “he avoided being alone with me for too long a time”, she said in her 2000 autobiography, My Story, My Dream.

Meanwhile, she kept a photo of Angélil under her pillow, writing, “Before I fell asleep, I slipped it under the pillow, out of fear that my mother, who always shared a room with me, would find it.”

“Less and less could I hide from myself the fact that I was in love with Rene; I had all the symptoms.” “I was in love with a man I couldn’t love, who didn’t want me to love him, who didn’t want to love me.”

Dion’s mother, who traveled everywhere with the singer until she was 19, was initially wary of her daughter’s growing infatuation with a much older and twice-divorced Angélil but Dion was insistent, telling her mother “I’m not a minor.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Dion and Angélil became engaged in 1993, on Dion’s 25th birthday, and made their relationship public in the liner notes of her 1993 album, The Colour of My Love.

They married on 17 December 1994, at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec. On 5 January 2000, Dion and Angélil renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas.

In May 2000, Dion had two small operations at a fertility clinic in New York to improve her chances of conceiving, after deciding to use in-vitro fertilization because of years of failed attempts to conceive.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Their first son, René-Charles Angélil, was born on 25 January 2001. In May 2010, Angélil announced that Dion was 14 weeks pregnant with twins after a sixth treatment of in-vitro fertilization.

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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The twins were named Eddy, after Dion’s favorite French songwriter, Eddy Marnay, who had also produced her first five albums, and Nelson, after former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

She appeared with her newborn sons on the cover of the 9th December 2010 issue of the Canadian edition of Hello! magazine.

On 14 January 2016, Angélil died from throat cancer. His funeral was held on 22 January 2016, in Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, where he and Dion wed 21 years earlier.

The couple’s eldest son, René-Charles, gave the eulogy just three days before his 15th birthday.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

 Following Angélil’s passing, Dion became the sole owner and president of her management and production companies, including CDA Productions and Les Productions Feeling.

Two days after Angélil’s death – on what would have been her husband’s birthday – Dion’s brother, Daniel, died at age 59, also of cancer.

On 22 March 2018, Dion’s management team announced that she had been dealing with hearing irregularities for the past 12–18 months due to Patulous Eustachian tube and would undergo a minimally invasive surgical procedure to correct the problem after ear-drop medications appeared to be no longer working.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Owing to her slight frame, Dion has for decades been subject to eating disorder rumors, which she has consistently denied: “I don’t have an eating problem, and there’s nothing more I can say about it”.

“My work requires me to be in great physical shape. I wouldn’t have been able to live up to a hundred shows a year and travel ceaselessly from one end of the world to the other if I had eaten too much or not enough, or if, as certain magazines have claimed, I made myself throw up after each meal.”

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

She has often spoken about having been bullied at school and lacking confidence in her early years in the business: “I didn’t have, visually, what it took.

I was not pretty, I had teeth problems, and I was very skinny. I didn’t fit the mold”.

Celine Dion Philanthropy

Dion has actively supported many charity organizations, worldwide.

She has promoted the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) since 1982 and became the foundation’s National Celebrity Patron in 1993.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

She has an emotional attachment to the foundation; her niece Karine succumbed to the disease at the age of sixteen, in Dion’s arms.

In 2003, she joined a number of other celebrities, athletes, and politicians, including Josh Groban and Yolanda Adams to support “World Children’s Day”, a global fundraising effort sponsored by McDonald’s.

The effort raised money from more than 100 nations and benefited orphanages and children’s health organizations.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

In addition, she has been a major supporter of the T. J. Martell Foundation, the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, and many health and educational campaigns.

During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she donated $1 million to the victims of the storm and held a fund-raising event for the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami, which subsequently raised more than $1 million.

After the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, she donated $100,000 to China Children & Teenagers’ Fund and sent a letter showing her consolation and support.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Since 2004, she is involved, alongside husband René Angelil, with the Québec gay community by supporting the publication of health and HIV prevention materials in Gay Globe Magazine, owned by journalist Roger-Luc Chayer.

She is also a member of Canadian charity Artists Against Racism. In November 2018, she launched a gender-neutral clothing line for kids, Celinununu.

Celine Dion Other Businesses

Les Productions Feeling Inc., also known as Feeling Inc. or just Feeling, is an artist management company based in Laval, Québec, Canada, and owned by Dion and her husband and manager, Rene Angélil.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

She is also the founder of Nickels Restaurant food chain. She and her husband also own Le Mirage Golf Club and Schwartz’s Restaurant.

In association with Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, and Shaquille O’Neal, she opened a popular night club called Pure, located at Caesars Palace.

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Dion became an entrepreneur with the establishment of her franchise restaurant Nickels in 1990.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

She has since divested her interests in the chain and is no longer affiliated with Nickels, as of 1997.

In 2003, Dion signed a deal with Coty, Inc. to release Celine Dion Parfums.

Her latest fragrance, Signature, was released in September 2011 with an advertising campaign by New York agency Kraftworks NYC.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Since its inception, Celine Dion Parfums has grossed over $850 million in retail sales.

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 is sung by Dion, was written by advertising executives working for Air Canada.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Celine Dion Career

She first gained international recognition by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland.

After learning to speak English, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

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.

During the 1990s, she achieved worldwide fame after releasing several best-selling English albums, such as Falling into You (1996) and Let’s Talk About Love (1997), which were both certified diamonds in the US.

She also scored a series of international number-one hits, including “The Power of Love”, “Think Twice”, “Because You Loved Me”, “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”, “My Heart Will Go On”, and “I’m Your Angel”.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Dion continued releasing French albums between each English record; D’eux (1995) became the best-selling French-language album of all time, while S’il suffisait d’aimer (1998), Sans attendre (2012), and Encore un soir (2016), were all certified diamond in France.

During the 2000s, she built her reputation as a highly successful live performer with A New Day… in Las Vegas Strip (2003–07), which remains the highest-grossing concert residency of all time, as well as the Taking Chances World Tour (2008–09), one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Dion’s music has been influenced by genres ranging from rock and R&B to gospel and classical. Her recordings are mainly in French and English, although she also sings in Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese.

While her releases have often received mixed critical reception, she is regarded as one of pop music’s most influential voices.

She has won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Billboard named her the “Queen of Adult Contemporary” for having the most number ones on the radio format for a female artist.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

She is the second best-selling female artist in the US during the Nielsen SoundScan era.

In 2003, she was honored by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for selling over 50 million albums in Europe.

She remains the best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time with record sales of 200 million copies worldwide.

Celine Dion Awards and Nominations

She has won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Billboard named her the “Queen of Adult Contemporary” for having the most number ones on the radio format for a female artist.

She is the second best-selling female artist in the US during the Nielsen SoundScan era.

In 2003, she was honored by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for selling over 50 million albums in Europe.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

She remains the best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time with record sales of 200 million copies worldwide.

Celine Dion Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Her official Instagram username is @celinedion. She is known on Twitter as @celinedion. Her Facebook account is simply Céline Dion.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Celine Dion Latest Songs

Celine Dion has dazzled the music world with her heart soothing tunes. She has won the hearts of many over the years, a true musical gem. Following is a list of some of her latest songs; Lovers never die, Falling in love again, Imperfections, Ashes, Lying Down, etc.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

source: www.wikipedia.org