Celine Dion Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Celine Dion|
|Real Name:||Celine Marie Claudette Dion|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||March 30, 1968 (55) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada|
|Marital Status:||René Angélil (m. 1994, died 2016)|
|Height:||175 cm (5′ 7)|
|Net Worth:||$820 million|
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Celine Dion Biography
Celine Marie Claudette Dion CC OQ, popularly known as Celine Dion, is a Canadian singer. She was born in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada, on March 30, 1968. Celine is known for her powerful and technically skilled vocals. Celine is the best-selling Canadian recording artist and the best-selling French recording artist of all time. Celine’s music incorporates several genres, including soul, pop, rock, R&B, Gospel, and Classical music.
Celine Dion is one of the wealthiest musicians of all time. Her net worth is estimated to be over 800 million. Her yearly income is accumulated from concerts, tours, music residencies, and records. Most recently, a majority of Celine’s income has been from her Las Vegas residency, which was an instant success. Celine was contracted in a $100 million agreement. She also took home 50% of the profits. The success of the residency led to the addition of two more years. Over five years, the singer has performed 717 shows at the residency. Gross revenue of $385 million has been generated. She ventured into various businesses that also yielded good profit. They include Les Production Feeling Inc. artist management company, Le Mirage Golf Club, and several restaurants. Celine owns her fragrance line.
Celine Dion grew up as the youngest of 14 children. She wore hand-me-downs from her older siblings.
Dion met her manager and future husband, René Angélil, for the first time in 1980. She was 12, and he was 38. Her brother Michel Dondalinger Dion had sent him a demonstration recording of “It Was Only a Dream/Nothing But A Dream,” a song Celine, her mother Thérèse, and her brother Jacques Dion had jointly written. René became her manager and guided her to francophone stardom.
They both took a professional break after the dissolution of René’s second marriage. He spent most of the year in Las Vegas while Celine was learning English and taking dance and vocal lessons in Montreal. Celine stated in her 2000 autobiography “My Story, My Dream” that when he returned, he “avoided being alone with me for too long a time.” She also said she kept a photo of him under her pillow “Before I fell asleep, I slipped it under the pillow, out of fear that my mother, who always shared a room with me, would find it.”
Celine revealed that she fell in love with him “Less and less could I hide from myself the fact that I was in love with Rene; I had all the symptoms. I was in love with a man I couldn’t love, who didn’t want me to love him, who didn’t want to love me.” Her infatuation with him was noticed by her mother, who grew weary of it. However, she insisted, telling her mother, “I’m not a minor. This is a free country. No one has the right to prevent me from loving whoever I want to.”
They began a romantic relationship after Celine won the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1988 at 20. For five years, their romance was known only to their family and friends. She nearly revealed it in a tearful 1992 interview with journalist Lise Payette. On Dion’s 25th birthday, the couple became engaged. They also made their relationship public in the liner notes of her 1993 album “The Colour of My Love.” They married on December 17, 1994, and renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas in 2000. The couple had three children. Angélil died of throat cancer in January 2016. Dion became the sole owner and president of her management and production companies, including CDA Productions and Les Productions Feeling.
After years of failed attempts to conceive, Dion had two small operations at a fertility clinic in New York to improve her chances. The couple had decided to use in vitro fertilization.
René-Charles Angélil, their first child, was born on January 25, 2001.
After suffering a miscarriage in 2009, Dion announced that she was 14 weeks pregnant with twins in May 2010. She gave birth to fraternal twins through the caeserean section. She named one of the twins Nelson Angélil after former South African president Nelson Mandela.
She named the other twin, Eddy Angélil, after her favorite French songwriter Eddy Marnay who had produced her first five albums.
Celine’s parents were Roman Catholic and had 14 children. They both loved music and named her after the song “Celine,” recorded by Hugues Aufray two years before her birth.
Celine Dion’s mother was named Thérèse (1927-2020). She was a homemaker. She traveled around the world with her daughter and often wrote songs with her after her career took off.
Dion’s father was named Adhémar Dion (1923-2003). He was French-Canadian. He worked as a butcher.
Celine Dion is of French-Canadian descent.