Céline Dion

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Céline Dion

Born

3/30/1968, Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada

Birth Name

Celine Marie Claudette Dion

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Celine Dion
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Biography

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From humble beginnings in a rural French Canadian home town, Cline Dion has risen to international superstardom like a shooting star. Celine has been called the premier contemporary pop vocalist of the Nineties. She has earned music industry accolades from around the world: Grammy Awards in the US,…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In February 2009 a middle-aged man was arrested for stalking Celine. According to reports, the man followed her home and demanded to see her, after accessing her home intercom. When he would not leave, Celine called security and the man was arrested and received a psychiatric evaluation at a hospital.

    • In 2008 Celine received an honorary degree from the Universite Laval in Canada, to recognize both her personal and professional achievements in life.

    • Celine performed at Montreal's Bell Centre on seven different days in August 2008.

    • Celine was listed at #20 in Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 of 2007.

    • Celine is 5 feet 7.5 inches tall (1.71 meters).

    • Celine is a big Deal or No Deal and Dancing with the Stars fan to the point that she would like be a competitor on Dancing with the Stars.

    • The powerful track 'Let's Talk about Love' from Celine's 1997 album Let's Talk about Love is written by the famous Bryan Adams.

    • Celine's 'The Power of the Dream' in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games was written by Babyface.

    • Celine sang a song which was written by Prince. It was a popular hit in the early 90's entitled 'With This Tear', which was featured in her album 'Celine Dion'.

    • For her English albums, she often works with producers like David Foster ('The Power of Love', 'Because You Loved Me'), Walter Afanasieff ('My Heart Will Go On', 'Immortality'), Ric Wake ('Dreaming of You', 'Amar Haciendo el Amor') and many others.

    • The first track on Celine's album, One Heart, is the song, I Drove All Night, which was used in a television commercial for Chrysler's Town and Country minivan. Chrysler also got to put their logo and the words "Drive & Love" on the inside of her CD, while Celine got a Town and Country from the deal.

    • In the album 'D'eux', Celine sang two duets with her producer Jean-Jacques Goldman. The songs were 'Les Derniers Seront les Premiers' and 'J'irai où tu Iras'.

    • Celine Dion performed a song with R&B singer R. Kelly. The song, 'I'm Your Angel' was featured in her 1998 album, These are Special Times.

    • Celine sang a song together with the British singer Clive Griffin. The duet, 'When I Fall in Love' was the soundtrack of the TriStar motion picture Sleepless in Seattle, and it was featured in her album 'The Colour of My Love'.

    • Celine sang the song 'Je Sais Pas' in her 1995 French album 'D'eux'. A year after that, the same song was performed in English, entitled 'I Don't Know' in her 1996 'Falling into You' album.

    • Celine Dion has performed together with tenor Andrea Bocelli in the song 'The Prayer'. It was featured in her 1998 album 'These are Special Times'.

    • Celine performed live at the Opening Ceremony of 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games with the piano played by one of her producers, David Foster. The song was entitled 'The Power of the Dream'.

    • Celine Dion had recorded a song with the help of her fellow Canadian singer Shania Twain. The song, 'If Walls Could Talk' was featured in her album 'All the Way... A Decade of Song'.

    • Celine is one of the few stars that can perform in multiple languages. She'd sung in French (Vole in 'D'eux'), English (Because You Loved Me in 'Falling into You'), Spanish (Aun Existe Amor in 'A New Day Has Come') and Japanese (Be the Man in 'The Collectors' Series Vol. I').

    • Celine's first English album was entitled 'Unison', which was released in 1990, featuring popular hits like 'Unison', 'Where Does My Heart Beat Now', and 'Have a Heart'. 'Have a Heart' was the English version of her French song 'Partout Je te Vois'.

    • Celine gave birth to a son, René-Charles Angélil after undergoing fertility treatment.

    • The first song Celine had ever recorded was written by her mother, one of her brothers and herself when she was only 12.

    • Celine Dion was married to her manager, René Angélil at Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal in 1994.

    • For her French albums, she mostly works with producers Luc Plamondon and Jean-Jacques Goldman.

    • Celine Dion's famous song 'Because You Loved Me' did not win the 1996 Academy Awards. Her song lost to Evita's soundtrack, 'You Must Loved Me', performed by Madonna.

    • Two of Celine's songs have won Academy Awards, one for Beauty and the Beast, the duet she performed with Peabo Bryson (1991); and one for Titanic (1997).

    • Celine Dion is featured in Il Divo's latest album 'Ancora', in the song 'I Believe in You' or in French, 'Je Crois en Toi'. She is singing the French verse in the song, while the Il Divo guys are singing in English.

    • Celine's album On ne change pas was certified three times platinum in Canada (2006).

    • Celine's song "My Heart Will Go On" was featured on the Titanic soundtrack.

    • Celine is featured in the album on the album of the FIFA World Cup.

    • Celine perfomed at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Her show is titled A New Day..., It started on March 25, 2003, and is slated to run three years.

    • Celine has her own magazine.

    • Celine has her own perfume line. One of the scents is called "Belong". Celine has another scent that's part of the "Belong" collection called "Always Belong". It combines the smell of mimosa, fresh violets, and crisp amber.

  • Quotes

    • Celine: I knew it was going to be the most extraordinary thing in my life, but how powerful it is, you can never know until you have a baby.

    • Celine: Everything that I decide to do means something, otherwise I don't do them.

    • Celine: (declaring an honorary degree she received from a Canadian university as an honor) If there is something that has guided my life, it's my wish to excel and go farther, to the maximum of my abilities, to the top of my goals, my hopes and my dreams.

    • Celine: (the advice she would give young singer trying to get into the business) Never say that your life is to be a singer. You want to sing because it's a part of your life. But if you don't success as a singer, it doesn't mean you don't have a life and it's over.

    • Celine: (on Howie Mandel) He is gorgeous, beautiful, with great timing. He is a fellow Canadian. I hope the show goes on.

    • Celine Dion: The first song that I ever recorded, was written by my mother. And my parents are here, tonight, in the audience and I'd like to introduce them to you. (addressing the parents) Maman, Papa. Mom, this one's for you. (Celine Dion said this before performing the song 'Ce N'etait qu'un Rêve' in The Colour of My Love Concert, 1995.)

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