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Céline Dion
Céline Dion

Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC (born March 30, 1968) is a French-Canadian popular vocalist from Quebec, Canada, who has sold more than 180 million records worldwide. Celine Dion File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Celine Dion File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam meaning they desire a better country. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... French Canadian is a term that has several different connotations. ... ...

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Career beginnings

She was born to a Roman Catholic family in the small town of Charlemagne, Quebec, with a singing voice that her mother encouraged. By the age of five, she was performing for anyone who would listen. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Charlemagne, Quebec is a town located 20. ...


In 1980, her mother brought her to agent/manager René Angélil, who so believed in her voice that he mortgaged his home to help finance her career. In 1981, they released her first record in her native French language, "La Voix du bon Dieu" ("The Voice of God"), which made her an instant star in Quebec. The following year she competed and won the gold medal at the Tokyo World Song Festival. Her career continued to blossom, and in 1987, she produced the album Incognito, which became a huge success. Approached by Swiss song writers Atilla Şereftuğ and Nella Martinetti, she was chosen to represent Switzerland in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, singing "Ne partez pas sans moi". By winning the contest in Dublin, Ireland on April 30, 1988, she received a large boost to her career in Europe. Her first English-language album, Unison (1990), expanded her international recognition with the breakthrough single, "Where Does My Heart Beat Now". 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... René Angélil (born January 16, 1942 in Montréal) is a Canadian of Lebanese and Syrian ancestry. ... A mortgage (Law French for dead pledge) is a device used to create a lien on real estate by contract. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eurovision Song Contest 1988 was the 33rd Eurovision, it was held in Ireland on April 30th and the presenters were Pat Kenny and Michelle Rocca. ... Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath1),is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located2 near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin region3. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Many of the hit singles that followed over the next ten years ("If You Asked Me To", "Water from the Moon", and "Nothing Broken but My Heart") were written by Diane Warren, a composer best known for power ballads. However, Céline Dion finally showcased her talents as a songwriter when she co-wrote "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day" for the 1998 Christmas album, These Are Special Times, and "Treat Her Like a Lady" on her Let's Talk About Love album, 1997. Also part of the Christmas album was It's All Coming Back To Me, a hit which highlighted the talents of sleigh bell percussionist Larry Edmundson. Diane Warren (born September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American pop music songwriter. ...


In late 1993, she indicated to the public for the first time that she was in love with her manager, René Angélil. In the dedication section of her third English-language album, The Colour of My Love, Dion named Angélil "the colour of [her] love". Eventually, they were engaged, and she married him in 1994. The wedding was broadcast on television across Canada and was very highly rated. The couple also has a son, René-Charles Angélil (born January 2001). 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Colour of My Love was Céline Dions third English-language album. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


Movie soundtracks

Dion's work has featured heavily in the soundtracks of a number of hit films. In North America, and working in the United States, her song for Disney's Beauty and the Beast (written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman), "Because You Loved Me" (from 1995s Up Close and Personal, another Diane Warren composition), and a cover of Nat King Cole's "When I Fall in Love" (from 1993's Sleepless in Seattle), added to her growing stardom. By 1997, her records and her rendition of James Horner and Will Jennings's song "My Heart Will Go On", written for the motion picture Titanic (but making its debut on her album Let's Talk About Love), made her the top-grossing star of the music world, with more than 50 million records sold. One year later, she performed "The Prayer," a duet with Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, for the 1998 animated film Quest for Camelot. Her last movie song before her short two-year hiatus to have a child came in 1999 with "Then You Look at Me" (from Bicentennial Man, also written by Horner and Jennings). The song "I'm Alive" from her A New Day Has Come album was featured in the second Stuart Little motion picture. In 2004, Dion recorded the title track for the Anglo-French-Canadian movie Nouvelle-France, titled "Ma Nouvelle-France", written by Luc Plamondon and Patrick Doyle and produced by Christopher Neil. World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and fourth in population after Asia and Africa in area and population and Europe in population. ... For the theme park in France, see Walt Disney Studios Park The Seven Dwarves Building at the Walt Disney Studios The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California serves as the international headquarters for media conglemorate The Walt Disney Company. ... Beauty and the Beast is the thirtieth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Horner (born 14 August 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American composer of film scores. ... Will Jennings (born Wilbur Jennings) is a prolific and highly successful American songwriter who has written songs for a number of motion picture soundtracks and numerous popular singers including Roy Orbison, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, and Céline Dion. ... My Heart Will Go On is the theme song to the highly popular 1997 blockbuster Titanic. ... Titanic is a 1997 dramatic movie released by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox. ... Andrea Bocelli (born September 22, 1958 in Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy) is a singer, writer and music producer. ... Quest for Camelot is an animated feature from Warner Brothers. ... The Bicentennial Man is a novella by Isaac Asimov. ... Published in 1945, Stuart Little became E. B. Whites first childrens story. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New France (French: la Nouvelle-France) describes the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the cession of New France to the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1763. ... Luc Plamondon (born March 2, 1945) is a Canadian song lyricist from Quebec. ...


Tribute recordings

Dion is also no stranger to participating in tribute albums, such as a 1995 collection of Carole King songs called Tapestry Revisited, In My Life (a collection of Beatles songs in tribute to producer George Martin), and a 1997 double-CD set commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales. In 1996 at the Atlanta Olympics, she performed the theme song, "The Power of the Dream" accompanied by composer David Foster and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. For the author, see George R. R. Martin. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... See also David Foster (woodchopper) David Foster OC, born 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a multi Grammy Award winning musician, producer, and composer. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


Cover songs

Dion has covered several popular songs in her time, including Jennifer Rush's hit "The Power of Love", Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", Roy Orbison's "I Drove All Night" and Eric Carmen's "All by Myself", John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy", Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World", Ray Charles' "If I Could". Dion also covered one of Anggun's song "Tu nages" in her latest French album. "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" was released by Pandora's Box in 1989. Jennifer Rush is an American singer, best known for the million-selling single The Power Of Love (1985). ... Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1939) is an American singer, and considered by many a musical genius in the areas of jazz, soul, and folk, best known for singles like Killing Me Softly with His Song and Where Is the Love, many of which were duets with Donny Hathaway. ... Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... Eric Carmen is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist, born in Cleveland, Ohio. ... John Lennon John Winston Lennon, later John Ono Lennon, (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), was best known as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist for The Beatles. ... Louis Armstrongs stage personality matched his flashy trumpet as captured in this photo by William P. Gottlieb. ... Ray Charles at the piano. ... Angguns Luminescence albumcover Anggun (born Anggun Cipta Sasmi, April 29, 1974 in Jakarta, Indonesia) is a singer. ... Pandoras Box was a female rock group assembled by Jim Steinman in 1989 with some members from his temporary band Fire Inc. ...


Some of Dion's own songs have been covered: "My Heart Will Go On" by Claire Sweeney and Neil Diamond, among others, "These Are Special Times" by Christina Aguilera, and "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day" by Clay Aiken. Claire Sweeney (born April 17, 1972 in Liverpool) is a British actress who is best known for her role as Lindsey Corkhill in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside. ... Essential Neil Diamond album cover. ... Christina Aguilera Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York) is an American popular music singer and songwriter. ... Clay Aiken, runner-up of season two of American Idol Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop music singer who rose to fame on the American Idol television program. ...


Hiatus

In 2000, Dion began a two-year hiatus from the music industry. In that time, she gave birth to her child, and prepared plans for her biggest show to date, A New Day... Live in Las Vegas. A New Day. ...


Return

Dion's Perfume

In 2002 after her two-year hiatus, she returned to the music world with a new album A New Day Has Come. The album debuted at number one across 17 countries all over the world, and it sold over 600,000 copies in the United States in its first week, being the highest selling album of the year in the first week. She had a contract to perform in Las Vegas, Nevada. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In March 2003, Dion was everywhere: on 25 March her A New Day show opened in Las Vegas, and her album One Heart was released. The album has been certificated as 10th-best selling album of the year, according to IFPI. March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ...


She also released her own perfume line, which was well received and was advertised on commercial television. It was one of the top-ten selling perfumes of 2003.


In 2003, moviegoers once again heard Céline Dion's voice in the song "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" on the soundtrack to Mona Lisa Smile. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In October 2003, her French album 1 fille & 4 types was released. The album is yet again a collaboration between Dion and Jean-Jacques Goldman (joined by three of his friends, Gildas Arzel, Eric Benzi and Jacques Veneruso), who had previously worked with her on S'il suffisait d'aimer and D'eux (also known as The French Album, which sold nine million copies worldwide, making it the most sold French-language album of all time). Critics have called it Dion's best and most natural album. Dion herself has referred to it as "the album of pleasure". The first single from this album, "Tout l'or des hommes", established the record for becoming the highest charting Francophone single on the National (English) CHR Audience chart in the BDS era. "Tout l'or des hommes" reached number five on the English CHR Audience Chart. Jean-Jacques Goldman (born October 11, 1951) is a French singer and songwriter. ...


In July 2004, "You and I", the promo song for the new Air Canada advertising campaign, actually hit No. 1 in the Canadian mainstream adult contemporary category, according to Nielsen BDS. Difficult though this may be to credit, the song, included as a "bonus track" on her A New Day... Live in Las Vegas album, cracked the Top 100 most requested singles on Canadian radio stations for 23 weeks. Air Canada, (IATA: AC, ICAO: ACA, and Callsign: Air Canada) is owned by ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. ...


In October 2004, Dion released her first concept album, Miracle, produced by David Foster, as part of a multimedia franchise conceived by both Dion and photographer Anne Geddes. The theme of the album is centred around babies. The project was available in three different versions: the CD with a 20-page booklet featuring photos by world-renowned baby photographer Anne Geddes; the Limited Edition CD/DVD Box Set includes a 60-page version of the Miracle book, the Miracle CD and a "making of the CD" DVD; the 180-page book with the Miracle CD and the "making of the book" DVD. Usually, in popular music, an album of an artist or group simply consists of a number of unconnected songs that the members of the group or the artist have written or have chosen to cover. ... Miracle is a 2004 concept album credited to singer Céline Dion and photographer Anne Geddes. ... See also David Foster (woodchopper) David Foster OC, born 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a multi Grammy Award winning musician, producer, and composer. ... Anne Geddes is an Australian-born photographer, clothing designer and businesswomen who now lives and works in New Zealand. ...


According to the Canadian Recording Industry Association, Dion was the second highest selling Canadian artist in 2004. Her album A New Day Has Come went six times platinum (600,000 units). The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A New Day Has Come is a music album by Céline Dion. ...


On January 2005, Miracle was certified Platinum by RIAA in USA. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a special interest group representing the U.S. recording industry, and the body responsible for certifying gold and platinum albums and singles in the USA. For more information about sales data see list of best selling albums and list of best selling...


A New Day...Live in Las Vegas

Dion performing "I'm Alive"

On March 25, 2003, Dion began a three-year engagement to play five nights a week at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is put together by Franco Dragone. A New Day. ... A New Day. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The main entrance. ... Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign just to the south of the Las Vegas Strip welcoming visitors to the city City nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World Location of Las Vegas in Nevada County Clark Mayor Oscar B. Goodman Area   –Land   –Water 293. ... Franco Dragone is an Italian born director. ...


Dion first conceived the idea for the show after seeing O by Dragone early into her break from recording. The show is described as a combination of dance, music and visual effects. It includes Dion performing her songs against an array of dancers and special effects. Even though the show did not get the best reviews from some critics it has been very well received by audiences, selling out every night since opening in March 2003.


In September 2004 the contract was extended into 2007. [1] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/3670760.stm) 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As of the week ending 1 May 2005, Dion has sold out 290 out of 347 Las Vegas shows. May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


Band

  • Élise Duguay - backing singer
  • Julie LeBlanc - backing singer (ex)
  • Mary-Lou Gauthier - backing singer
  • Terry Bradford - backing singer (ex)
  • Barnev Valsaint - backing singer
  • Claude "Mégo" Lemay - piano, music director
  • André Coutu - guitar
  • Paul Picard - percussion
  • Yves Frulla - keyboard
  • Marc Langis - bass guitar

Vocal Profile

  • Voice type: Lyric Mezzo-Soprano
  • Highest note: C6, A5 (in her song "Fly")
  • Lowest note: G3
  • Vocal Range: 2.5 octaves (G3-C6)
  • Longest Note: 20 seconds

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Discography

Albums

Album title Released US Sales Worldwide Sales.
Miracle 2004 1 million 5 million
A New Day... Live in Las Vegas (Live album/DVD from her show in Vegas) 2004 0.5 million 2.5 million
1 fille & 4 types (in French) 2003 n/a 2.5 million
One Heart 2003 2 million 7.5 million
A New Day Has Come 2002 3 million 13.5 million
The Collector's Series - Volume 1 2000 0.5 million 3 million
All the Way...A Decade of Song (greatest hits CD) 1999 6 million 20 million
Au cœur du stade (Live album/DVD from two sold-out shows in Paris) 1999 n/a 0.5million
These Are Special Times 1998 4 million 15 million
S'il suffisait d'aimer (in French) 1998 n/a 7.5 million
Let's Talk about Love 1997 10 million 31 million
Live à Paris (live album/VHS/DVD) 1996 n/a 3 million
Falling into You 1996 11 million 32 million
D'eux (in French, known as The French Album in the United States) 1995 n/a 9 million
Céline Dion à l'Olympia (in French, live recording from Paris) 1994 n/a 1 million
The Colour of My Love 1993 6 million 20 million
Céline Dion 1992 2 million 5.5 million
Dion chante Plamondon (in French, known as Des Mots que sonnent in France) 1991 n/a 2 million
Unison 1990 1 million 3 million
Incognito (in French) 1989 n/a 0.5 million
 Album total sales US: 47 million Worldwide: 184 million (As of 9:00, 12 June 2005 version) 

Singles sales (worldwide) : 28 million Miracle is a 2004 concept album credited to singer Céline Dion and photographer Anne Geddes. ... A New Day. ... 1 Fille & 4 Types, meaning One girl and Four Guys in French, is one of the top grossing Céline Dion albums throughout Canada and the US, as well as UK and France. ... One Heart is a music album by Céline Dion. ... A New Day Has Come is a music album by Céline Dion. ... The Collectors Series - Volume 1 is a music album by Céline Dion. ... All the Way. ... Lets Talk About Love was the last music album to be released by Canadian singer Céline Dion before her two year hiatus. ... ... The Colour of My Love was Céline Dions third English-language album. ...


Total sales : 212 million records worldwide


Hit singles

  • from Unison
    • 1990: "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" - #4 US
    • 1991: "(If There Was) Any Other Way" - #35 US
  • from Céline Dion
    • 1992: "Beauty and the Beast" (with Peabo Bryson) - #1 (5 weeks) US, #9 UK
    • 1992: "If You Asked Me to" - #4 US
    • 1992: "Love Can Move Mountains" - #36 US
    • 1992: "Nothing Broken but My Heart" - #29 US
  • from The Colour of My Love
    • 1993: "When I Fall in Love" - #23 US
    • 1994: "The Power of Love" - #1 (4 weeks) US, #4 UK
    • 1994: "Misled" - #23 US, #40 UK
    • 1994: "Think Twice" - #95 US, #1 (7 weeks) UK
    • 1995: "Only One Road" - #93 US, #8 UK
  • from D'eux
    • 1995: "Pour que tu m'aimes encore (To Love Me Again)" - #7 UK
  • from The Colour of My Love
    • 1995: "Misled" (re-issue) - #15 UK
  • from Falling into You
    • 1996: "Falling into You" - #10 UK
    • 1996: "Because You Loved Me" - #1 (6 weeks) US, #5 UK
    • 1996: "All by Myself" - #4 US, #6 UK
    • 1996: "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" - #2 US, #3 UK
    • 1997: "Call the Man" - #11 UK
  • from Let's Talk about Love
    • 1997: "Tell Him" (with Barbra Streisand) - #5 Adult Contemporary US, #3 UK
    • 1997: "The Reason" - #11 UK
    • 1998: "My Heart Will Go On" - #1 (Debut, 2 weeks) US, #1 (Debut) UK, UK Sales: 1mil.
    • 1998: "Immortality" (with The Bee Gees) - #5 UK
  • 1997: Send Me a Lover - #23 Adult Contemporary US
  • 1997: Sola Otra Vez - #1 Latin Pop US
  • 1998: To Love You More - #1 Adult Contemporary US
  • from These Are Special Times
    • 1998: "I'm Your Angel" (with R. Kelly) - #1 (6 weeks) US, #3 UK
  • from Let's Talk about Love
    • 1999: "Treat Her Like a Lady" - #29 UK
  • 1999: "The Prayer" - #22 Adult Contemporary US
  • 1999: "I Want You to Need Me" - #7 Hot Dance US
  • from All the Way: A Decade of Song
    • 1999: "That's the Way It Is" - #6 US, #12 UK
    • 2000: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - #19 UK
  • from A New Day Has Come
    • 2002: "A New Day Has Come" - #22 US, #7 UK
    • 2002: "I'm Alive" - #13 US, #17 UK
    • 2002: "Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)" - #27 Adult Contemporary US, #38 UK
    • 2002: "At Last" - #16 Adult Contemporary US
  • from One Heart
    • 2003: "One Heart" - #25 US, #27 UK
    • 2003: "I Drove All Night" - #12 US, #18 UK
  • from A New Day : Live In Las Vegas
    • 2004: "You and I" - #16 US, #2 CAN
  • from Miracle
    • 2004: "Beautiful Boy" - #52 US
    • 2005: "In Some Small Way" - #28 Adult Contemporary US, #22 UK

5 #1 US singles = 23 weeks


"Think Twice" and "My Heart Will Go On" appeared 45th and 39th respectively in the official list of the best-selling singles in the UK issued in 2002. This is a list of best-selling singles in the United Kingdom. ...


Trivia

  • On September 15, 2004, Dion received a Diamond Award at the World Music Awards show .([2] (http://www.worldmusicawards.com/diamondaward.html));
  • "The Greatest Reward", featured on A New Day Has Come, is an adaptation of "L'envie d'aimer", a song from the French stage musical Les dix commandements (The Ten Commandments). "L'envie d'aimer" was originally interpreted by Daniel Lévi who portrays Moses in the musical. The song is co-written by Pascal Obispo, a popular French singer and composer, who composed the musical score to Les dix commandements.
  • Shortly after her Unison album was released, Dion acted in a television mini-series called Des fleurs sur la neige (Flowers on the Snow). She portrayed a young woman named Elisa who lived a very difficult, abused life. Dion loved the challenge, and hopes to act in a movie one day.
  • Dion's last two French-language albums, 1 fille & 4 types and S'il suffisait d'aimer took only five to six days to record while her album A New Day Has Come took about a month to record.
  • Is distantly related to Madonna.
  • Is rumoured to have over 1000 pairs of shoes. Dion denies this but has said that her shoe collection is in the hundreds.
  • Recorded songs together with famed producer Phil Spector (The Beatles, Ike and Tina Turner). They were never released because of disagreements between Spector and Dion's labels.
  • Has said that she regrets dropping out of high school. She does not believe that school is for everyone.
  • Her son's baptism on 25 July 2001, was broadcast live throughout Canada.
  • Is raising her son to be multilingual. She plans to send him to a school where he will learn English, French, and Spanish.
  • She is three months younger than her step-son, Patrick Angélil.
  • She has her own magazine, Céline Dion Magazine.
  • At first she did not want to record her biggest hit "My Heart Will Go On". Her husband/manager and the song writer James Horner had to convince her.
  • In 1998 she was honoured by two governments in two days: on 30 April, her home province made her an officer of the National Order of Quebec, and on 1 May she became an officer of the Order of Canada.
  • She loves to play golf, even in the Quebec winter.
  • She received a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto on 25 June 2003, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.

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Career achievements

  • Has an estimated wealth of $320 million to $400 million.
  • In the US, Dion, Britney Spears, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Shania Twain, and the Dixie Chicks are the only female artists with multiple Diamond (shipped over 10 million copies) albums
  • On UK singles top Céline has: 2 No. 1s, 13 "Top 10" and 23 "Top 40" singles. On UK albums top: 5 No. 1, 10 "Top 10" and 14 "Top 40" albums.
  • On US The Billboard Hot 100 singles top Céline has: 5 No. 1s, 10 "Top 10" and 24 "Top 100" singles. On US The Billboard 200 albums top Céline has: 4 No. 1s and 9 "Top 10" albums.
  • Céline Dion performed the hit single of the film Titanic, the second best-selling CD of the 1990s, and her albums Falling into You and Let's Talk About Love are both in the third position, having sold more than 30 million copies each.

Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American pop music singer. ... Madonna Ciccone Madonna Louise Ciccone (born in Bay City, Michigan, August 16, 1958), simply known by the stage name Madonna, also occasionally referred to as Madonna Ciccone Ritchie, is an American singer frequently referred to as the Queen of Pop music. ... Mariah Carey in April 2005. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963, Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop, R&B and soul singer and actress. ... Shania Twain Shania Twain (shu-NYE-uh, born August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has been very successful in the country and pop music genres. ... The Dixie Chicks: Martie, Natalie and Emily The Dixie Chicks is a country music group, formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, USA. Group history The original members of the Dixie Chicks were the sisters Martie Erwin and Emily Erwin, Laura Lynch and Robin Lynn Macy. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart used by Billboard magazine. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... Titanic is a 1997 dramatic movie released by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox. ...

See also

This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... This article discusses who is the Worlds Biggest Selling Female Recording Artist of all time. ...

External links

  • Celinedion.com (http://celinedion.com/), Dion's personal website
  • Celinedionweb.com (http://celinedionweb.com/), Dion's website
  • Celinechannel.com (http://www.celinechannel.com/), The source of Celine Video&Song
  • Celine Dion at Music City (http://music-city.org/discography.php?artist=Celine+Dion)


Preceded by:
Johnny Logan
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1988
Succeeded by:
Riva
Preceded by:
Carol Rich
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1988
Succeeded by:
Furbaz


Johnny Logans real name is Seán Patrick Michael Sherrard and he was born near Melbourne, Australia on May 13, 1954. ... Running since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest (in French: Concours Eurovision de la Chanson) is an annual televised song contest with participants from numerous countries whose national television broadcasters are members of the European Broadcasting Union. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Riva was a pop band from Yugoslavia in the late 1980s. ... Switzerland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest every year since it began, except 1995, 1999, 2001, and 2003. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


 
 

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