Céline Dion Biography
Céline Dion, CC OQ ChLD is a Canadian singer. Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her first record and first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland.
Céline Dion Age
She was born on 30 March 1968.
Celine Dion Family
Dion whose full name is Céline Marie Claudette Dion, was born in Charlemagne, Quebec 15 miles west of Montreal, the youngest of 14 children of Thérèse (née Tanguay), a homemaker, and Adhémar Dion, a butcher, both of French-Canadian descent. Dion was raised a Roman Catholic in a poor, but, by her own account, happy home in Charlemagne.
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”.
At the age of 12, Dion collaborated with her mother and her brother Jacques to write and compose her first song, “Ce n’était qu’un rêve”, whose title translates as “It Was Only a Dream” or “Nothing But A Dream”.
Celine Dion Husband and Children
Dion resides in Henderson, Nevada. The singer first met her husband and manager, René Angélil, in 1980, at the age of 12, when he was sent a 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.
The couple began their relationship in 1987, were engaged in 1991 and got married on 17 December 1994, at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec. On 5 January 2000, Dion and Angelil renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas.The two have three children; their first son, René-Charles Angelil, was born on 25 January 2001, and fraternal twins Eddy and Nelson born on 23 October 2010 at 11:11 and 11:12 am respectively.
Céline Dion Career
Celine Dion at the age of 12, recorded a demo tape of a song she had written with her mother. They sent the tape to the manager and producer Rene Angelil, who handled the career of popular French singer Ginette Reno. After hearing the tape and inviting Dion to perform for him in person, Angelil signed her immediately under the condition that he would have complete control over her career. He mortgaged his own home to finance her debut album, La Voix du bon Dieu (The Voice of God).
Dion had recorded nine French albums by the age of 18, and won numerous Felix and Juno awards (the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy Award). In 1988, she won the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Ireland, and her performance was broadcast live in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Japan. After this taste of international acclaim, she began looking to the south, and American stardom.
Dion recorded her first English language album, Unison, in 1990. Like most of her English language albums, it was a collaboration with the songwriter-arranger-musician David Foster. Driven by the Top 5 single “Where Does My Heart Beat Now,” Unison sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.
She achieved worldwide fame during the 1990s, with the help of Angélil, after releasing several English albums with additional French albums. Her albums, Falling into You (1996) and Let’s Talk About Love (1997), were both certified diamond in the US while D’eux (1995) became the best-selling French-language album of all time. 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”.
In 1999 at the height of her success, Dion announced a hiatus from entertainment to start a family and spend time with her husband, who had been diagnosed with cancer. She returned to the top of pop music in 2002 and signed to perform nightly in A New Day… (2003–07), a five-star theatrical show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
On 15 March 2011, she returned to the Colosseum to perform her second residency show Celine with a contract until 2019. 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 has won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. She is the second best-selling female artist in the US during the Nielsen SoundScan era.
Celine Dion Caesar Palace
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a venue for the concert residency by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion. Celine is the second concert residency by the artist that began on 15 March 2011, with an estimated 70 performances per year, making her the top money earner in Vegas, eraning $500,000 a show. In March 2013, Dion’s then manager announced that the residency contract had been extended to 2019.
Celine Dion Books
The famous singer has authored several books and some of them include:
1. Health Benefits of Apples
2. Health Benefits of Bananas
3. Health Benefits of Honey
4. Health Benefits of Ginger
5. Health Benefits of Garlic
6. Health Benefits of Lemon
7. Health Benefits of Pumpkin
8. Health Benefits of Watermelons
1. 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl
2. 45 Things a Girl Wants But Wont Ask For
3. 10 Things You’re Doing that are Killing Your Kidneys
4. 25 Really Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
5. 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl
6. 19 Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do
7. 20 Things Women Should Never, Ever, Do
8. Top 20 Things Men Should Never, Ever, Do
- Miracle: A Celebration of New Life
- Celine Dion: My Story, My Dream
- Let’s Talk About Love
- Celine Dion- Taking Chances (Piano, Vocal, Chords)
- Celine Dion: My Love: Ultimate
- These Are Special Times
- Because You Loved Me
- Celine Dion All the Way
- Celine Dion – Colour of My Love
- You’Re the Voice: Celine Dion (Piano/Vocal/Guitar)
- Celine Dion : Falling for You
Celine Dion: My Story, My Dream
This is an unforgettable true story of courage, perseverance, dedication, and devotion — told with the wide-eyed honesty of someone who has basked in the glowing adoration of millions of fans but has never lost touch with her working-class roots.
Authors: Georges-Hébert Germain, Celine Dion
Copyright date: 2000
Genres: Biography, Autobiograph
Celine Dion Discography
French-language studio albums
- La voix du bon Dieu (1981)
- Céline Dion chante Noël (1981)
- Tellement j’ai d’amour… (1982)
- Les chemins de ma maison (1983)
- Chants et contes de Noël (1983)
- Mélanie (1984)
- C’est pour toi (1985)
- Incognito (1987)
- Dion chante Plamondon (1991)
- D’eux (1995)
- S’il suffisait d’aimer (1998)
- 1 fille & 4 types (2003)
- D’elles (2007)
- Sans attendre (2012)
- Encore un soir (2016)
English-language studio albums
- Unison (1990)
- Celine Dion (1992)
- The Colour of My Love (1993)
- Falling into You (1996)
- Let’s Talk About Love (1997)
- These Are Special Times (1998)
- A New Day Has Come (2002)
- One Heart (2003)
- Miracle (2004)
- Taking Chances (2007)
- Loved Me Back to Life (2013)
Celine Dion Filmography
- Touched by an Angel
- The Nanny
- All My Children
- La fureur de Céline
- Des fleurs sur la neige
- Quest for Camelot as Juliana (singing voice)
- Céline sur les Plaines
- Celine: Through the Eyes of the World
- Sur la piste du Marsupilami
- Hell’s Kitchen
- Muppets Most Wanted
Celine Dion Songs
- “Ain’t Gonna Look the Other Way” (A New Day… Live in Las Vegas, 2004)
- “All Because of You” (A New Day Has Come 2002 Limited Edition Bonus Track, 2002)
- “All by Myself” (Falling into You, 1996)
- “All the Way” (Ft. Frank Sinatra) (All the Way… A Decade of Song, 1999)
- “Alone” (Taking Chances, 2007)
- “Always Be Your Girl” (Loved Me Back to Life, 2013)
- “Amar Haciendo el Amor” (Let’s Talk About Love bonus track, 1997)
- “Ammore Annascunnuto” (Live) (Ultimate Box, 2008)
- Another Year Has Gone By” (These Are Special Times, 1998)
- Apprends-moi” (1 fille & 4 types, 2003)
- At Last” (A New Day Has Come, 2002)
- At Seventeen” (Loved Me Back to Life, 2013)
- Attendre” (Sans attendre, 2012)
- Aun Existe Amor” (A New Day Has Come, 2002)
- Au secours” (La voix du bon Dieu, 1981)
- Autour de moi” (La voix du bon Dieu, 1981)
- Ave Maria” (These Are Special Times, 1998)
- Beauty and the Beast” (Duet with Peabo Bryson) (Celine Dion, 1992) / (Duet with Maurice Davis, “For Our Children : The Concert”, 1992)
- Because You Loved Me” (Falling into You, 1996)
- Berceuse” (D’elles, 2007)
- Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” (Mona Lisa Smile Soundtrack)
- Blue Christmas” (These Are Special Times, 1998)
- Breakaway” (Loved Me Back to Life, 2013)
- Brahms’ Lullaby” (Miracle, 2004)
- Des milliers de baisers” (1 fille & 4 types, 2003)
- Des mots qui sonnent” (Dion chante Plamondon, 1991)
- Destin” (D’eux, 1995)
- Did You Give Enough Love” (Celine Dion, 1992)
- Didn’t Know Love” (Loved Me Back to Life, 2013)
- Do You Hear What I Hear” (duet with Rosie O’Donnell) (These Are Special Time – Collectors Edition – DVD, 1998)
- Don’t Save It All for Christmas Day” (These Are Special Times, 1998)
- Dreamin’ of You” (Falling into You, 1996)
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Celine Dion is Big Dick Energy
Updated On: 15th August 2018
Celine Dion just finished her world tour with three concerts at Auckland’s Spark Arena. Huge fan Madeleine Chapman was there to experience the magic.
In 2015, I flew to Las Vegas, the last place I’d choose to holiday, and spent a lot of money so that I could see Celine Dion’s show at Caesar’s Palace. It had been something I’d wanted to do since I read about her first Vegas show in the back pages of the Dominion Post in 2003. Yes, I was a nine year old Celine fan. As I sat, fresh off a hive-filled allergic reaction, and watched Celine perform in Vegas, it felt not quite right. I was by myself, in a city I hated, halfway across the world, and my face was itchy. So when she announced her New Zealand shows earlier this year, I knew I had to go. And yet I hesitated in buying a ticket because wow they weren’t cheap. Was she worth $150?
I forgot about all the Celine moments in my life and instead focused on the cost. I forgot about Relay for Life 2012, when I requested ‘I’m Alive’ (despite a lot of friends’ protests) to the DJ at 4 pm and the whole team listened out for TWELVE HOURS until they finally played it at 4 am and I was at the one station where you couldn’t hear the sound system. Did I well up when I got back to the team base and found out that I had missed it? Maybe. But it was 4 am and I was running around in pigtails so it could have been anything. I forgot about being the only person in the whole world who loves that the first song kids learn on the recorder is ‘My Heart Will Go On’. I forgot that I once drove to Auckland with Mum and the only music on my iPod that she wouldn’t hate was Celine Dion so we listened to an eight song playlist on repeat for ten consecutive hours. I forgot about trying to sing along to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and not knowing how to sing, let alone harmonise, so trying to sing both parts at once or choosing one then realising it’s too high so switching to the other and realising it’s too low, then subsequently realising I must have a range of half an octave at best.
I forgot what it takes to be a young Celine Dion fan. I could be absolutely killing it on the aux cord for five hours but if I dare play a little ‘Power of Love’, suddenly I’m that wedding DJ with the lisp from Love Actually.
I forgot all of this and didn’t set an alarm to buy a ticket the moment they were released. Instead, I paid the price for my hesitation by buying the last tickets still left and spending more money on two concert tickets than I ever will again. Ever. Here is a short list of things I could’ve bought with that money instead of two tickets to see Celine Dion.
200 KFC snack boxes
100 pints of Lion Red at a reasonable price
Two-thirds of a root canal
0.1% of a two bedroom home in Sandringham
I took my sister. We bought the merch (of course we bought the merch) and walked out onto the floor of Spark Arena, feeling richer than we’ve ever felt. As we sat in our incredibly good seats, I was still stewing over how much I’d paid to be there. Then a lovely young pair sat next to us and the man leaned over to cheerily announce “we got our tickets today. Paid $1500 for them.” I stopped stewing.
The sold out arena was the quietest concert venue I’ve ever experienced. Everyone was seated and ready well before the opener even began her set. A woman in front of us was reading her Kindle. Celine Dion knows how to put on a show. And she also knows what her fans want. So instead of a lesser known artist (could’ve been literally anyone, to be fair), she had Veronic Diclaire, a singer impersonator, perform and sing classics by Shakira, Adele, Tina Turner etc. It was a genius move. The Celine Dion demographic is a Venn diagram of The Breeze FM and Coast FM. Veronic sang the most played songs on The Breeze since the year 2000 and people loved it. It was like hearing your Aunt Karen’s party playlist sung live. When she finished with an emotional ‘I Will Always Love You’, she received a long standing ovation, genuinely the warmest reception to an opening act I’ve ever heard.
When Celine made her entrance, singing ‘The Power of Love’ in a sparkly gold suit… oh to have the confidence to wear a sparkly gold suit unironically. Her voice was somehow more impressive than I remembered. Anyone who’s foolishly tried to sing ‘It’s All Coming Back To Me Now’ at karaoke will know that it is the hardest song to sing in its entirety. But cracking highs in the privacy of a darkened room, surrounded by sticky floor, is one thing. Cracking those same highs while hearing someone absolutely nail them is an exercise in extreme ego downsizing. In hindsight, the entire night was a playlist of Songs Not To Attempt At Karaoke.
I hate to bring back a short-lived and long-dead internet trope, but Celine Dion is Big Dick Energy. Only someone oozing BDE could get away with unironically saying “Boom boom dynamite” on multiple occasions accompanied by some strange hand gestures. Only the Biggest of Dicks Energy could pull off a fifteen-minute story about a fake Ryan Reynolds Deadpool 2 scenario (she didn’t actually pull it off but no one cared and that’s the same thing). She changed outfits a bunch of times, did a strange choreographed-but-not-really dance with an actual dancer (is that his only job on tour? Cool), and sang five (5) covers that everyone loved. Huge. Dick. Energy.
She sang all the hits (well, as many as she could fit in the allocated time). If I had to search for a criticism it would be that she sang shortened versions of all her songs. Most skipped out a verse and a bridge for time, which is fair enough considering most of her songs are at least five minutes. But imagine a three hour concert of hearing all of her hits sung in full. I’d pay my imaginary home deposit once again for that experience. It didn’t really matter what songs she sang – she did a few Prince numbers in the middle – because everything she sang sounded good. Her rendition of “You’re The Voice” was one of the most exciting tracks of the night.
Once again, Celine Dion proved to be the master of confused crowds. Everyone had seats and there were certainly songs that called for quiet, seated reflection, but there was a real reluctance to stand, let alone dance. In fairness, almost everyone around us was old, but still, it felt weird to sit politely while one of the greatest voices of the 20th century did her thing. At one point Celine asked everyone to turn their phone torches on. I have an old phone and it had already died but no one around us put up a flare. Instead, they all looked around in amazement at the spots of lights coming from the cheap(er) seats. It was an eerily pleasant concert experience. At the end of the night, the man sitting next to us said “thanks for being great concert neighbours!” And as we wished him well, we could hear people all around us saying goodbye to the people they were sitting next to. Celine Dion unites.
She, of course, finished with ‘My Heart Will Go On’ and it was of course incredible. But then she stuck around and talked for another ten minutes about her team and their kids and some other stuff (she talked a lot), and then properly ended with… ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ (yes, the Elvis song). Only Celine Dion could get away with ending her concert on a cover. She didn’t sing ‘Immortality’, which I consider to be her greatest song but I didn’t care too much. No one cared, really. We were all just happy to hear her sing one more time.