Celine DionCéline Marie Claudette Dion ( ; , the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English has the pronunciation listed as . The word "Dion" is also pronounced in UK as . In French, her name is pronounced as , with "Dion" being pronounced in Quebec French as .}} born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer. Referred to as the "Queen of Power Ballads", she is noted for her powerful and technically skilled vocals. Her music has incorporated genres such as pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and classical music. Her recordings have been mainly in English and French, although she has also sung in Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Japanese, and Chinese.
Born into a large family in Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion was discovered by her future manager and husband René Angélil and emerged as a teen star in her home country with a series of French-language albums during the 1980s. She gained international recognition by winning the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland with "Ne partez pas sans moi". Her debut English-language album, ''Unison'' (1990), established her as a viable pop artist primarily in North America and several English-speaking markets, while ''The Colour of My Love'' (1993) gave her global superstardom. Dion continued her success throughout the 1990s with several of the bestselling English-language albums in history, such as ''Falling into You'' (1996) and ''Let's Talk About Love'' (1997), which were certified diamond in the US with more than 30 million sales worldwide each. She also released a series of international number-one hits including "The Power of Love", "Think Twice", "Because You Loved Me", "It's All Coming Back to Me Now", "I'm Your Angel", "I'm Alive" and her signature song "My Heart Will Go On", the theme for the 1997 film ''Titanic'', which solidified her popularity.
Dion continued releasing French-language albums between each English record; ''D'eux'' (1995) became the best-selling French-language album of all time, while ''S'il suffisait d'aimer'' (1998), ''Sans attendre'' (2012), and ''Encore un soir'' (2016), were all certified diamond in France. During the 2000s, she built her reputation as a successful live performer with A New Day... on the Las Vegas Strip (2003–07), the highest-grossing concert residency of all time, and the Taking Chances World Tour (2008–09), one of the highest-grossing concert tours of the 2000s.
She has been regarded by several magazines as one of the greatest singers in music. With record sales of estimated at 200 million worldwide, she is the best-selling Canadian recording artist, the best-selling French-language artist, and one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. In 2003, she was honoured by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for selling over 50 million albums in Europe. Seven of her albums have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide, the second-most among women in history. She has won five Grammy Awards, achieved two Honorary Doctorates in Music degree from Berklee College of Music and Université Laval. ''Billboard'' named her the "Queen of Adult Contemporary" for having the most number-one adult contemporary songs for a female artist. Dion is also the sixth all-time best-performing female soloist in ''Billboard'' 200 history. At the end of 2009, Dion was recognized by the ''Los Angeles Times'' as that decade's top-earning artist, with combined album sales and concert revenue exceeding $747 million. Provided by Wikipedia
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