Celine Dion Bio
Canadian singer and songwriter Celine Dion first gained fame in her local city of Quebec when she released her 1981 debut album called La voix du bon Dieu (The Good Lord's Voice) at the tender age of 12. With the help of music producer Rene Angelil, this album would help to make Dion an instant success around her area. The French-language album featured eight tracks which included both covers and original tunes.
The following year, Dion continued to achieve much success as she won several awards for her 1982 release Tellement j'ai d'amour... (I Have so Much Love). She received awards for "Female Vocalist of the Year," "Best New Artist of the Year," and "Pop Album of the Year" at the 1982 Felix Awards. Throughout the 80's, Dion released many additional albums in the French language. In 1990, Dion released her first English-language album called Unison. The album featured ten tracks including the successful ballad "Where Does my Heart Beat Now." The following year, the single peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
After releasing the theme song to "Beauty and the Beast," Dion witnessed much additional success as the duet with R&B and soul singer Peabo Bryson would receive a 1992 Academy Award for "Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television" as well as 1993 Grammy Award for "Best Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal." The song was also included on Dion's self-titled sophomore English-language album which also featured the hit ballad "If You Asked Me To." Throughout her musical career, Dion has had various singles hit within the top ten on the Billboard charts including "All by Myself," "Because You Loved Me," and "It's All Coming Back to Me Now." The three singles were featured on the Grammy-award winning album Falling into You (1996).
In 1997, Dion released "Let's Talk About Love" which featured duets with a few world-renowned opera and classic singers including Barbra Streisand and Luciano Pavarotti. The album also featured the smashing success of the Titanic-themed ballad "My Heart Will Go On" which rose to the top of the Billboard charts for 20 weeks.
After the release of her 1998 Christmas Album These Are The Special Times, Dion took some much needed time off to focus on her family. In 2002, she came back with the studio album for A New Day Has Come. In more than 17 countries, the album topped the charts. A year later, Dion released One Heart. While the album didn't achieve as much success as previous releases, the album proved that Dion was back again for the long haul.
In 2003, Dion started her Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace which was called A New Day…It combined theatre with performance art.
In 2004, Dion would release Miracles, an album dedicated to children. The album was an ode to her own child while including lullabies and other ballads meant to soothe the hearts of many across the world. In 2007, Dion released Taking Chances which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 charts and No. 1 on the Top 100 European Albums charts.
In March of 2011, Dion began her second Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace which was known simply as Celine. During the same year, Celine's residency was considered the No. 1 show in the United States.