A Canadian singer, Celine Dion became famous as the Queen of Power Ballads because of her powerful and technically skilled vocals. She gained fame when she earned the title of the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest by representing Switzerland.
She became a pop artist within a night by releasing an album, Unison in the English language. Her song, The Colour of My Love made her popular in the singing industry.
Early Life of Celine Dion
Celine Dion opened her eyes for the very first time on March 30, 1968, in Charlemagne, Canada. As of now, Dion is 55 years old. Dion cuts her birthday cake on the 30th of March and her sun sign is Aries. Céline Marie Claudette Dion is her full name. She is the daughter of Adhémar Dion (father) and Therese Dion(mother).
Her father was a butcher and she is one of the youngest siblings out of fourteen kids. Her siblings are Ghislaine Dion, Linda Dion, Michel Dondalinger Dion, Manon Dion, Claudette Dion, Daniel Dion, Louise Dion, Leitte Dion, Jacques Dion, Paul Dion, Denise Dion, Clément Dion, and Pauline Dion.
Céline’s paternal grandparents are Joseph Charles Adélard Dion and Marie Ernestine Bariault while Lauréat Achille Tanguay and Antoinette Sergerie are her maternal grandparents. Celine holds Canadian nationality and belongs to mixed (French-Canadian, Scottish, and Portuguese) ancestry. Celine follows the Christian religion. She joined Ecole St, Jude in Charlemagne Dion. She left her schooling to focus on a singing career at 15.
Late Husband of Celine Dion
Dion was married to René Angélil, a Canadian talent manager. Rene met Dion when she was 12 years old at an audition in 1980. They started dating secretly in 1987 because they had a game difference of 26 years. Celine and Rene got engaged secretly in 1991. They announced their relationship via PEOPLE magazine in 1994.
They exchanged wedding vows at the Notre-Dame Basilica, Montréal on December 17, 1994. Celine dolled up wearing Mirella and Steve Gentile’s gown with a Swarovski crystal headdress. Canada TV captured their wedding and aired it live. They got married when René became throat cancer free on January 5, 2000. Dion became a widow when her husband died of cancer on January 14, 2016.
Celine Dion, Mother of Three: Suffered A Miscarriage
Celine shared three children with her husband. She announced her first pregnancy in 2000 and gave birth to a baby boy, René-Charles on January 25, 2001. She gave birth to twins vis invitro fertilization on October 23, 2010. Her twins, Nelson Angélil and Eddy Angélil were born via c-section in Florida.
Celine struggled to conceive a baby by normal procedure before welcoming her first son via IVF. She was infertile for six-year. When Celine and her partner tried to have a biological second child they suffered from miscarriages.
Celine Dion’s Net Worth & Salary
Celine’s net worth is $800 million as of 2023 which she earned as a Canadian singer, actress, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Her annual salary is $60 million and she earned $250 million from the Las Vegas concert. Her 70 times performances a year made her earn $500k per performance and in total, she collected $35 million per year.
She owns cars like Rolls-Royce Ghost, Mercedes-Maybach 62 S, and Mercedes-Benz S Class. Evan is living at a $30 million mansion in Las Vegas Mansion. Her house covers an area of 31,000-square-foot.
Singing Career of Celine Dion
- In 1982, she joined Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo and even earned the title of Top Performer and got a gold medal.
- She released her debut album Unison in 1990.
- Her second album, The Colour of My Love was released in 1993.
- Her song My Heart Will Go On became the title theme of the movie, Titanic.
- She sang, Ce n’était qu’un rêve with th help of mother and her brother Jacques.
- Her first song, La voix du bon Dieu was funded by Rene in 1981.
- She and Peabo Bryson made the title track for the movie, Beauty and the Beast in 1991.
- Her single, If You Asked Me To became the number-one single in Canada which was successful to reached the rank of number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
- Apart from this, Dion is also involved in charity.
- Since 1982, she is working with Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and has even donated $1 million to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
- She was successful in raising $1 million for the Asian tsunami victims in 2004.
Songs & Albums
Her popular albums are Unison, Celine Dion, The Colour of My Love, Falling into You, Let’s Talk About Love, These Are Special Times, A New Day Has Come, One Heart, Miracle, etc. Some of the hit songs are My Heart Will Go On, The Power Of Love, It’s All Coming Back to Me Now, I’m Alive, All by Myself, Because You Loved Me, and so on.
She appeared in famous movies like Touched by an Angel, The Nanny, All My Children, La Fleur de Céline, Des fleurs sur la Neige, Quest for Camelot, Céline sur les Plaines, Celine: Through the Eyes of the World, Sur la piste du Marsupilami, Hell’s Kitchen, Muppets Most Wanted, and Love Again.
Awards & Nomination
- She won American Music Award in the nomination for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist in 1998.
- She again won AMAs as Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist in 2003.
- Celine won Best International Female Artist at Amigo Awards in 1998.
- In 2003, she received Best of Las Vegas Awards in the category of A New Day… Best Overall Show.
FAQs of Celine Dion
Does Celine Dion have an honorary doctorate?
Yes, Dion has an honorary doctorate. She was able to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music.
Did Celine Dion have surgery?
Yes, she had throat surgery. When she injured her voice on the Incognito tournée her otorhinolaryngologist, William Gould did immediate surgery on her vocal cords. Due to this, she couldn’t sing for three weeks and even went to vocal training with William Riley.
Did Celine Dion deny Drake getting Her Tattoo?
Yes, Dion asked Drake not to get a tattoo of her on his skin. As we all know, Drake has a tattoo of celeb’s faces on his skin like Rohana, Sade, and so on. When he revealed that he is planning to get a tattoo on his face she confronted him not to get tattoos but instead, to enjoy quality time with each other family.
How tall is Celine Dion?
Dion’s height is 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 53 kg. Her body measurement includes 34-24-35 inches and she were a 34 B-sized bra. Celine has a beautiful pair of dark brown eyes and hair. Her shoe size is 8 (US).
What is Celine Dion’s disease?
She is suffering from Stiff Person Syndrome. It is a rare neurological disorder that affects a minute portion of the population and unfortunately, she became one of the portion of it. Due to this, Celine has announced that she is canceling her tours and won’t perform again on May 27, 2023.
Was Celine Dion poor?
Yes, Dion was born poor. She was born into a family of 15 kids and made her lifestyle high via her singing career.