Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a singer, songwriter and entrepreneur in Canada. Born into a family of Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the francophone world in the 80s, after her manager and future husband René Angélil, mortgaged his home to finance her first album. In 1990, she released the English album Unison, establishing herself as a great pop artist in North America and other areas of English language in the world.
Dion won international recognition for the first time in 1980 by winning the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. After a series of French albums in the early 1980s, she signed with CBS Records in 1986. During the 1990s, achieved enormous worldwide fame after signing with Epic Records and releasing several albums in English and following the French album became the artist's most successful pop music history adulto.No However, in 1999 at the height of her success, Dion announced a hiatus from entertainment in order to start a family and spending time with her husband, who had been diagnosed with cancer. She returned to the top of pop music in 2002 and signed a contract for three years (later extended to almost five years, due to great success) to perform every night in your own Colosseum at Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Celine's music has been influenced by genres ranging from pop, rock, R & B to gospel emúsica classic. It has never seen vendagens albums so far by a Canadian singer. She is known for his voice extremely powerful and technically perfect. Céline is the most successful Canadian artist of all time and biggest selling female artist in the world during the Nielsen SoundScan era, and is the only female artist to have two singles that have sold over three million copies noReino Kingdom. In addition, she is the author of D'eux, which is the biggest selling album in French of all time. In 2004, after surpassing 175 million in album sales worldwide, she was presented with the Diamond Award at the World Music Awards ceremony being considered by the greatest female artist of all time.According to Sony Music Entertainment, Celine Dion has sold over 180 million albums worldwide, being one of the artists who sold more albums of all time.Career breakIn 1999, her husband Rene Angelil was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx and the artist makes the difficult decision to stop indefinitely his career to take care of her husband and also have their first child. In the meantime is launched a small collection of his greatest hits in English, All The Way ... A Decade Of Song which includes the mega-hit That's The Way It Is and the theme of the movie Bicentennial Man "Then You Look At Me." Hitting record for most Céline. All The Way ... A Decade of Song, became one of the best-selling collections in history with 20 million copies sold. In 2000, Celine became pregnant and all the media want their photographs, coming to offer a tune of five million dollars for a single photo, but the star refused preferring privacy film in his mansion in Florida and the Castle of 65 rooms in their island in Canada.
In September 2001, the artist is invited to sing "God Bless America" at the charity show in tribute to victims of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Celine was the last to sing, closing the tribute.Return to the world stageIn 2002, Celine returns to the stage in style with the album A New Day Has Come dedicated to the birth of her first child, Rene Charles. A New Day Has Come debuted at No. 1 on Billboard and more than 27 countries and sold over 13 million copies worldwide.In March 2003, premiere in Las Vegas, the show A New Day .., where a replica of the Colosseum was built for Dion to sing their songs together with dozens of dancers, various special effects and the largest screen high definition of planet. The multimillion-dollar show, which made profit only Céline initial contract over $ 100 million, ran for five years - the initial contract was for three years and was extended by two years due to the tremendous success with the public, getting on display until December 15, 2007. A New Day ..was seen by about three million viewers. Celine Dion ended the presentations of the concert A New Day on December 15, 2007.
In 2003, it released the album "One Heart" which includes three big hits, "I Drove All Night", "One Heart" and "Have You Ever Been in Love." Worldwide the album sold eight million copies. "I Drove All Night" became the theme of advertisements for Chrysler, and Céline leading figure in promoting such famous car factory, with a contract of 180 million dollars. In late 2003 the album was released in French "1 Fille & 4 Types," which includes songs from the greatest composers of the French language, becoming a great commercial success. In 2004, in partnership with a famous photographer Anne Geddes, the singer throws a work in homage to the newborn, with the title "Miracle - The celebration of new life", which contains a book with 180 photos, a cd with songs performed by Céline and a DVD with making of. The album sold over 5 million copies worldwide. In 2005 he released the album "On ne change pas" (double album) with the major successes of the French artist, especially a new song, "Je Ne Vous oublie Pas" (song of thanks to his fans, for all these years of success).