Céline Dion

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Legal name: Céline Marie Claudette Dion


Céline Marie Claudette Dion, CC OQ ChLD (/ˈdɒn/; French: [selin d(z)ijɔ̃]; born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, businesswoman and occasional actress. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. Dion 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. Following a series of French albums in the early 1980s, she signed on to CBS Records Canada in 1986. In 1990, she released the English-language album Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.

During the 1990s, with the help of Angélil, she achieved worldwide fame after signing with Epic Records and releasing several English albums along with additional French albums, becoming one of the most successful artists in pop music history. Two of her albums, Falling Into You (1996) and Let's Talk About Love (1997), were both certified diamond in the US. In addition, her 1995 album D'eux, is the best-selling French-language album of all time. However, in 1999 at the height of her success, Dion announced a hiatus from entertainment in order 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 a three-year (later extended to almost five years) contract to perform nightly in a five-star theatrical show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada.

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 is renowned for her technically skilled and powerful vocals. Dion has won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for Falling Into You and Record of the Year for "My Heart Will Go On". She is the second best-selling female artist in the US during the Nielsen SoundScan era. In 2004, after surpassing 175 million in album sales worldwide, she was presented with the Chopard Diamond Award at the World Music Awards for becoming the best-selling female artist of all time. Dion remains the best-selling Canadian artist in history and one of the best-selling artists of all time with album sales of over 200 million copies worldwide.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 La Voix du bon Dieu Céline Dion 5 1
1981 Céline Dion chante Noël Céline Dion 1
1982 Tellement j’ai d’amour… Céline Dion 1
1983 Les chemins de ma maison Céline Dion 2
1983 Chants et contes de Noël Céline Dion 2
1984 Mélanie Céline Dion 1
1985 C'est pour toi Céline Dion 2
1987 Incognito Céline Dion 3
1990 Unison Céline Dion 4
1991 Dion chante Plamondon Céline Dion 3
1991 Des mots qui sonnent Céline Dion 1
1992 Céline Dion Céline Dion 5 6
1993 The Colour of My Love Céline Dion 4 8
1995 D’eux Céline Dion 5 6
1996 Falling Into You Céline Dion 4 9
1997 Let's Talk About Love Céline Dion 4 7
1998 S’il suffisait d’aimer Céline Dion 2 2
1998 These Are Special Times Céline Dion 1 7
2000 2000 Collection Céline Dion 1
2002 A New Day Has Come Céline Dion 8
2003 One Heart Céline Dion 3
2003 1 fille & 4 types Céline Dion 3
2004 Miracle Céline Dion & Anne Geddes 3
2007 Taking Chances Céline Dion 5
2007 D’elles Céline Dion 4
2012 Sans attendre Céline Dion 3
2013 Loved Me Back to Life Céline Dion 4 6
Les Oiseaux Du Bonheur Céline Dion 1
Mon Ami Céline Dion 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Les Chansons en or Céline Dion 1
1993 3 Classic Albums: Unison / Celine Dion / The Colour of My Love Céline Dion 1
1993 Les Premières Années Céline Dion 2
1995 Celine Dion, Volume 2 Céline Dion 1
1995 Ne partez pas sans moi Céline Dion 1
1996 Best Ballads Céline Dion 2
1996 For You Céline Dion 2
1997 C'est pour vivre Céline Dion 2
1997 Les Premières Années: The Very Best of the Early Years Céline Dion 1
1997 The Collection 1982-1988 Céline Dion 3
1998 The Singles Collection Céline Dion 1
1999 The Early Singles Céline Dion 1
1999 All the Way... A Decade of Song Céline Dion 4 9
1999 Best of the Early Years Céline Dion 1
1999 Céline Dion Céline Dion 1
1999 The Very Best Of Céline Dion 2
2000 The Collector's Series Volume One Céline Dion 2
2000 Greatest Ballads 2000 Céline Dion 1
2000 The Music of Celine Dion Céline Dion 1
2001 Classique - A Love Collection Céline Dion 1
2002 Du Soleil Au Coeur Céline Dion 1

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