Celine Dion hails from a small town called Charlemagne in Quebec. Celine is the youngest of 14 children. Celine's family owned a pub and on weekends the whole family would perform for their customers. Celine started singing at the young age of five and by twelve, Celine, her mother, and brother wrote a song, which changed the course of her destiny.
Rene Angelil, currently, her husband and manager, heard
the song. Celine's voice captivated Angelil and knew instantly that
there was a major talent here. In 1981, Angelil mortgaged his house to
invest in her first album.
International recognition came about
when Celine was awarded the Gold Medal at the Yamaha World Song Festival
in Tokyo and concurrently, the much sought after Musician's Award for
Top Performer. As well, in 1983, Dion received a Gold Record in France,
the very first Canadian to do so. Moreover, Celine was awarded numerous
Felix Awards and had many platinum albums, culminating in 1988 with the
distinguished Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin Ireland. Celine sang
live before a 600 million-television audience throughout Europe.
career escalated to one of a pop icon known worldwide when she recorded
the title song for Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Celine has one of the
world's superlative voices mastering her craft with hit after hit. She
is an international superstar.