Céline Marie Claudette Dion, born on 30 March 1968, is a Canadian singer, song writer and stage performer. Celine Dion was born in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada into a large family of 14 children.
The music icon is the youngest of 14 children. Her father was Adhemar and mother Therese Dion. She grew up in a family with passion for music. After a lot of prodding, her parents came to a decision to form a singing group; Dion’s Family, and they toured Canada when Celine was still an infant. They later opened a piano bar, where the young Celine Dion would perform to the delight of customers.
Celine Dion is one of the few musicians who can sing both in French and English languages. The pop star first made headlines as a teen in the ‘80s when she released series of chart topping songs in French.
At the age of 12, Celine Dion with the help of her supportive mother recorded a demo tape. The brother of the pop star got a top French producer Rene Angelil to listen to the tape.
Rene Angeli, was famous for handling the career of popular French singer Ginette Reno. After listening to the Demo, he invited young Celine Dion to perform for him in person.
Angelil was awed by the young Celine Dion and the famous producer signed her immediately. Albeit, signing the young Celine Dion came at a condition that Angelil would have complete control over her career.
Angelil is widely published to have mortgaged his own home to finance her debut album, La Voix du bon Dieu (The Voice of God).
Celine is gifted with flair for language. At 18, Celine Dion had 7 French albums to her name and had won numerous Felix and Juno awards.
In the year 1988, she was announced the winner of Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Ireland, and her performance was broadcasted live in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Japan. After she tasted international acclaim, she began looking to the south, and American stardom.
The Grammy winner announced herself to the English speaking countries with her first English language album, Unison, in 1990. The album was a collaboration with songwriter and musician David Foster. She was truly driven by the Top 5 single “Where Does My Heart Beat Now,” Unison sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.
CELINE DION NET WORTH
The 5 time Grammy winner is a highly successful singer. Her success in the music industry often makes her net worth a subject amongst music lovers.
Between 2000 and 2010 Celine Dion was reportedly the highest grossing entertainer in the world. When proceeds from ticket sales, record sales, merchandise and every other source of income are cumulated, Celine Dion ranks high in the hierarchy amongst the world’s music elite.
Celine Dion is currently top 5 of the highest paid musicians per show worldwide. Are you currently organizing a show? Do you have plans to book the 5 time Grammy awards winner for a show? If your answers to these questions are affirmative, then be ready to part with US $500,000. The ageless beauty currently charges half a million dollars to feature in a show
Celine Dion is widely reported to have combined album sales of about 250million copies and loads of shows to her name. She’s had scores of successful tour as well.
Celine Dion, surprisingly, reportedly makes the most of her fortune outside music. She is said to be an entrepreneur.
According to Forbes:
The Canadian chanteuse has made a colossal amount of her fortune from her Las Vegas residencies.
In the year 2003, Dion decided to open her A New Day show where she has made some $400 million performing 70-odd times a year in Sin City.
When you primarily count local tour stops and record sales, most of her money has been made within the U.S.
Celine Dion net worth in 2018 is estimated to be in the region of US $430 million. I would say Khoutrney Kardashian who has had an amazing rise still has a lot of catching up to do.
CELINE DION HUSBAND
René Angélil was born in January 16, 1942. He was a Canadian musical producer, talent manager and singer. He was the manager (1981–2014) and husband (1994–2016; his death) of singer, Céline Dion.
René Angélil, prior to his marriage to Celine Dion had be in two previous marriages. He was a former singer-turned-manager. He was sent a tape of then 12-year-old singer, Céline Dion, and invited her to audition in Quebec. He began managing her career, taking young Celine Dion and her mother on tours.
He was widely published to have mortgaged his house to finance Celine Dion’s first album in 1981. Angélil and Celine Dion began a personal relationship in 1988 when she was 20 years old and he was 46.
They got married on the 17th day of December 1994, in a lavish wedding ceremony at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica, which was broadcast live on Canadian television.
In early 2000, news about Angélil’s health condition made the rounds. He was diagnosed with cancer of the throat.
In August 2014, Celine Dion had to cancel all of her shows scheduled throughout March 22, 2015 to focus on her 72-year-old husband, whose throat cancer returned, and her children.
When asked why she cancelled her shows, the 5 time Grammy awards winner replied “I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband’s healing, and to do so, it’s important for me to dedicate this time to him and to our children”.
On January 14, 2016, music lovers all over the world were thrown into mourning when the sad news about the death of Angélil made the rounds. Angélil lost his battle against the deadly disease cancer and passed away at the age of 73 in the family’s Las Vegas home.
He’s survived by Celine Dion and their son Rene-Charles, age 14, and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy, and three adult children from his previous marriages.
CELINE DION SONS
Celine Dion has three sons with late husband, René Angélil. They had René-Charles Angelil first, followed by twins Eddy Angelil and Nelson Angelil.
The iconic Grammy-winning musician says being a mother is her proudest achievement despite her highly successful music career. All three of Dion’s sons—Rene-Charles (born Jan. 25, 2001) and twins Nelson and Eddy (born Oct. 23, 2010)—were conceived leveraging on in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Dion has been open about her struggle to conceive via spontaneous vaginal delivery. She received six IVF treatments before birthing her twin boys in 2011. One of those IVF cycles resulted in a miscarriage.
CELINE DION MUSIC CAREER
Celine Dion did compete in the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan, where she won the award for “Top Performer” as well as the gold medal for “Best Song”. Following this, her popularity began to spread to other parts of the world as well.
The teenager wrote her name in the sand of history by participating in competitions all over the world in countries in Europe, Australia and Asia, cementing her popularity as a teen sensation.
After singing a lot in French all these while, she learned English and released her English-language debut album, ‘Unison’ in 1990 in North America; the album was released the next year in the rest of the world.
Celine Dion released the album ‘The Colour of My Love’ in 1993 which depicted romantic ballads including ‘When I Fall in Love’ and ‘The Power of Love’, the latter of which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1997, she brought out the album, ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ which included the romantic ballad, ‘My Heart Will Go On’, which also served as the love theme for the film ‘Titanic’, and went on to become Dion’s signature song.
Celine Dion took a hiatus from her musica for a while to focus on her family. In 2002, she released the album, ‘A New Day Has Come’, after a gap of five years. The album was hit with mixed feelings from fans worldwide.
In 2002, she made an announcement which was 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. The first show premiered on 25 March 2003 in a 4,000-seat arena.
Celine Dion performed one of her biggest and greatest hits in the show which was a combination of music, dance and visual effects, choreographed by Mia Michaels and directed by Dragone. The shows were unsurprisingly successful and ran till late 2007.
CELINE DION AWARDS/HONOURS
Celine Dion is the proud recipient of 5 Grammy Awards, in the categories of ‘Album of the Year’ (Falling Into You) and ‘Record of the Year’ (My Heart Will Go On).
The Canadian songstress has about 250 million album sales worldwide by 2017. To celebrate this great feat, Celine Dion was presented with the Chopard Diamond Award at the World Music Awards for becoming the best-selling female artist of all time.
Dion has also won several Félix Awards, including “Best Female performer” and “Discovery of the Year”
Apart from her astounding career in music, she has used her influence to help and she is widely known as a philanthropist
Well if you had the money she makes, you sure would do the same.
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