Canadians Adored Musical Talent – Celine Dion
Celine Dion, originally from Canada, is one of the most famous female artists of all time. Recording both English and French albums, her songs constantly hit the Top 40 charts. Millions of her albums sell out, on a regular basis, across world.
While Celine was headlining in Las Vegas, every show sold out. Fans were only able to purchase tickets if they did so months in advance. Celine’s live performances are pure magic, with lavish costumes and amazing choreography. Celine is definitely passionate about her career, and this passion comes through as she sings range of octaves more beautiful than a sunset.
Celine Dion was born to sing. By the age of 12, she had written her first song, “It was Only a Dream”. Her family recorded her, at home, performing her first hit. Celine’s brother was so pleased with the performance; he mailed the recording to the infamous Rene Agelil. This step is what Celine Dion in front of Rene Agelil.
Angelil was so impressed with the phone call, from Celine’s brother, and the recording, that he requested her presence. She performed, live, for Angelil, who was emotionally touched by the performance. He was so touched – in fact – that he vowed to help her start her career. (Not knowing, of course, how accomplished of a performer she would truly become.) Within 3 years Celine had produced two French albums; one of these songs actually made it on the local charts. Celine was the first Canadian to be presented with the French Gold record.
By the age of 18, Celine was insistent on becoming a pop star. Angelil helped Celine to change her look, giving her what she needed to be noticed. During this time, Celine went to school to learn English, giving her a chance, not only on the French market, but in America too. Not too long after this transformation, Celine’s albums hit the American Market, with several songs hitting the charts.
Disney approached Celine, in 1991, to perform the theme song for “Beauty and the Beast”. The following year, Celine not only won a Grammy and an Oscar, but also produced more albums, and a handful of her songs made it on the Top 40 charts.
Five years later, in 1997, Celine won two more Grammys; Album of the Year and Best Pop Album. This is the same year that she performed “My Heart Will Go On” for the soundtrack of “Titanic”. This song, alone, shared – with the world – what a magical voice Celine truly has.
In 2001, Celine and Angelil became the proud parents of a little boy. Passionate and dedicated, to both her family and her career, Celine continues to produce both French and English albums.
She is currently on tour, which will be ending at some point this year. This tour, known as “Taking Chances”, has already hit the charts for one of the top grossing tours of 2008.