CÃÂ©line Dion has been endued with one of music's greatest voices. She has even crossed barriers language with her series of international hits. With each new release CÃÂ©line has managed to top her previous successes and singing in French for her Canadian and European fans, CÃÂ©line Dion has also managed to make a name for herself in the American charts, recording English versions of her hits. CÃÂ©line has become one of the brightest stars in the world of pop music. Who would have imagined that this Quebec born girl would conquered the world the way she has.
CÃÂ©line Marie Claudette Dion was born a large French-Canadian family March 30, 1968 in Charlemagne, Quebec province, Canada. She is the youngest of fourteen children. CÃÂ©line grew up with music all around her: her parents had a pianobar in the city; her mother played the violin, her father played the accordion and her brothers and sisters sang and served at the tables.
Celine began singing at the young age of 5 and recorded her first demo by age 12. CÃÂ©lines mother and one of her brothers assembled a demo tape which found its way to the offices of local pop manager and promoter RenÃÂ© AngÃÂ©lil (born on January 16, 1942), who cried during CÃÂ©line's audition due to her magnificent voice. RenÃÂ© paid for her first album recording, mortgaging his own house.
CÃÂ©line began to receive recognition for her talent in 1982, winning the Gold Medal at the Yamaha World Song Festival in Tokyo, along with the coveted Musician's Award for Top Performer. In 1983, she became the first Canadian ever to receive a Gold Record in France. The streak of recognition had only just begun. By 1988, CÃÂ©line had established a strong name for herself in her native province of QuÃÂ©bec, where...