Céline Dion

~ Person

Legal name: Céline Marie Claudette Dion


Céline Marie Claudette Dion, CC OQ ChLD (/ˈdɒn/; French: [seˈlɪn dziˈjɔ̃]; born 30 March 1968) is a French Canadian singer and businesswoman. 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 during the 1980s, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States. In 1990, Dion released her debut 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 releasing several English albums along 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". However, 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, Paradise, Nevada. It became the most successful residency show of all time, grossing US $385 million.

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 regarded as one of pop music's most influential voices. Dion 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. In 2003, Dion was honoured by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for selling over 50 million albums in Europe. Dion remains the best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time with record 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 9
1995 D’eux Céline Dion 4.5 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
1998 The Power of Celine: An Exclusive Sampler Céline Dion 2
2000 2000 Collection Céline Dion 1
2002 A New Day Has Come Céline Dion 8
2002 Céline Dion With Friends Céline Dion 1
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 3 6
2016 Encore un soir Céline Dion 2
Celine (Sony store canada promo CD) Céline Dion 1
Céline Dion & Others Céline Dion 1
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
2002 Best of Celine Dion 2002 Céline Dion 1
2002 The French Collection Céline Dion 1
2003 Very Best of Céline Dion 1
2004 The French Love Album Céline Dion 1
2005 On ne change pas Céline Dion 5
2006 The French Collection II Céline Dion 1
2008 Complete Best Céline Dion 1
2008 My Love: Essential Collection Céline Dion 9
2008 The Essential Céline Dion 3
2009 Collection Best Céline Dion 1
2011 The Essential Celine Dion 3.0 Céline Dion 1
2012 The Best Of Céline Dion & David Foster Céline Dion & David Foster 5 1
2013 Avec toi: The Very Best of the Early Years Céline Dion 1
2000 Collection Céline Dion 1
Golden Ballads Céline Dion 1
Greatest Hits Céline Dion 1
Greatest Hits '99 Céline Dion 1
Greatest Hits Compilation Céline Dion 1
Les Premières Chansons, Volume 1 Céline Dion 1
Rarities Céline Dion 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Une seule fois / Live 2013 Céline 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Céline Dion à l'Olympia Céline Dion 2
1996 Live à Paris Céline Dion 2
1998 Command Performance Céline Dion 1
1999 Live in Memphis Céline Dion 1
1999 Au cœur du stade Céline Dion 2
2004 A New Day... Live in Las Vegas Céline Dion 3
2010 Tournée mondiale Taking Chances / Le Spectacle Céline Dion 4


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Beauty and the Beast Céline Dion & Peabo Bryson 1
1992 Love Can Move Mountains Céline Dion 1
1993 The Power of Love Céline Dion 3
1994 Misled Céline Dion 6
1994 Think Twice Céline Dion 3
1995 Only One Road Céline Dion 3
1995 Pour que tu m'aimes encore Céline Dion 4
1995 To Love You More Céline Dion 3
1995 Je sais pas Céline Dion 1
1996 Falling Into You Céline Dion 3
1996 Because You Loved Me Céline Dion 2 6
1996 It's All Coming Back to Me Now Céline Dion 7
1996 All by Myself Céline Dion 2
1997 Call the Man Céline Dion 2
1997 Tell Him Barbra Streisand & Céline Dion 3
1997 Be the Man Céline Dion 1
1997 My Heart Will Go On Céline Dion 4 10

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