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Celine Dion - Biography

Celine Dion has such unique range that she can breathe life into anything she chooses. 
Born March 30,1968 Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada
She is an international superstar and a Canadian national treasure. Although American audiences only became aware of Dion's five-octave vocal power in 1991 (she sang mostly in French until that point ), she had been winning accolades as a singer since her teenage years in her native Canada. Celine is the youngest of 14 children of a highly musical family. Her parents, both musicians, operated a small piano bar, and on weekends, the entire family performed and entertained the local population.

Dion was introduced to current manager/husband Rene Angelil via a demo tape sent by her brother Michel. According to legend, Angelil was so taken by her ability that he mortgaged his home to pay for her first record date.

Through the 80s she built a strong following in Canada, but it wasn't until she sang the theme for Disney's hit animated film "Beauty and the Beast" in 1991 that Dion won over the masses. She's only become more popular with each successive album, with only minor interference -- critical derision, disagreements with Phil Spector during the making of her Falling Into You album -- sullying her rise.

Her next English-language record, released in 1992, pushed her success further, but it was her 1993 album that truly made her a stateside star, featuring the schmaltzy duet "When I Fall In Love" from the film "Sleepless in Seattle" and the hit single, "Power of Love."

"I was focused on show business," says Dion of her early career. "I was constantly traveling."

"I can't wait to do the normal things," she says. "Like just doing your own groceries. Looking for your own tomatoes. I just can't wait to get up in the morning and look awful. I'm looking forward to getting bored." (People)

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It is one of Celine's greatest strengths that she's taken care not just of herself but of her family too. Celine with sister Manon and brother Michael before a show in Tokyo Celine Dion with her parents and siblings in 1998

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Celine Dion and Rene Angelil were married in a lavish ceremony with 500 guests in Montreal's Notre Dame Basilica.
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