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Celine Dion (born March 30, 1968 in Charlemagne, Quebec) is a Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter. She began her career in the early 1980s as a French singer before breaking into the international music scene in the 1990s.
Celine Dion has released a slew of chart-topping English and French records including "I'm Your Angel" and "My Heart Will Go On". By 2004, she had accumulated record sales of 175 million, and was presented with the Chopard Diamond Award from the World Music Awards show for becoming the Best-selling Female Artist in the World.
Celine Dion became an adolescent star in Francophone Canada after her manager and future husband, Rene Angelil, mortgaged his home in order to finance her career. She also gained recognition in parts of Europe, the Middle East and Asia by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, and established a foothold in the Anglophone music market with the release of her first English album, Unison (1990), published by Sony Records.
Celine Dion's real international breakthrough came when she teamed up with Peabo Bryson to record the title track to Disney's animated film Beauty and the Beast (1991). The song captured a musical style that Celine Dion would utilize in the future: sweeping, classically influenced ballads with soft instrumentation. Both a critical and commercial smash, the song not only topped the U.S. Billboard chart, but also won the Academy Award for Best Song and the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Perhaps the most successful single in Celine Dion's career is the classically influenced ballad "My Heart Will Go On," which was composed by James Horner, and produced by Horner and Walter Afanasieff. Serving as the love theme for the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, the song topped the charts in many countries across the world, and has become Celine Dion's signature song.
By the end of the 1990s, Celine Dion had sold nearly 140 million albums worldwide, and had won a slew of industry awards. Her status as one of the biggest divas of contemporary music was further solidified when she was asked to perform on VH1's Divas Live special in 1998, with superstars Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain and Mariah Carey. That year she also received two of the highest honors from her home country: "Officer of the Order of Canada for Outstanding Contribution to the World of Contemporary Music" and "Officer of the National Order of Quebec". A year later she was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame, and was honoured with a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. She also won the Grammy awards for "Best Female Pop Vocals" and the most coveted "Record of the Year" for "My Heart Will Go On" (the song won four awards, but two were presented to the songwriters).
In 2006, Celine Dion teamed with Elton John for the first time ever in a charity concert in Las Vegas for Hurricane Katrina relief.
Over the last decade, Celine Dion has further defined her legacy with a string of hit songs and best selling albums. All of this culminates in her Vegas show. The grand theatrics combined with her angelic voice create a truly unforgettable live experience. Don't miss your chance to see this exceptional performer in an amazing setting.