CELINE DION


BIO: Singer. Born March 30, 1968, in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. The youngest of 14 children of Adhemar and Therese Dion, she grew up in a close-knit musical family. Her parents formed a singing group, Dion's Family, which toured Canada when Celine was still an infant. They later opened a piano bar, where the five-year-old Celine would perform to the delight of customers. At the age of 12, Dion recorded a demo tape of a song she had written with her mother. They sent the tape to the manager and producer Rene Angelil, who handled the career of the popular French singer Ginette Reno. After hearing the tape and inviting Dion to perform for him in person, Angelil signed her immediately under the condition that he would have complete control over her career. He mortgaged his own home to finance her debut album, La Voix du bon Dieu (The Voice of God). By the age of 18, Dion had recorded nine French albums and won numerous Felix and Juno awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy). In 1988, she won the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Ireland, and her performance was broadcast live in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and Japan. After this taste of international acclaim, Dion began looking to the south, and American stardom. She recorded her first English language album, Unison, in 1990. Like most of her English language albums, it was a collaboration with the songwriter-arranger-musician David Foster. Driven by the top-five single "Where Does My Heart Beat Now," Unison sold over one million copies worldwide. Dion's real breakthrough into pop music stardom came in 1992, when she recorded the theme to Disney's hit animated feature Beauty and the Beast, a duet with Peabo Bryson. The song became a No. 1 smash, winning both a Grammy and an Academy Award. It was featured on her second English album, Celine Dion, which became her first gold record in the United States and sold more than 12 million copies internationally. The undeniable success of her self-titled effort, which also included her second No. 1 hit, "If You Asked Me To," allowed Dion to launch her first headlining tour in the United States. Making it in America Dion quickly capitalized on her newfound fame, releasing the top-selling The Colour of My Love in 1993. The album showcased the romantic power ballads that Dion had become known for, including "When I Fall in Love" (featured on the soundtrack for the hit film Sleepless in Seattle), "The Power of Love," and "Because You Loved Me" (from the soundtrack to Robert Redford's sentimental Up Close and Personal).

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by TV News Desk - July 01, 2020

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by TV News Desk - June 03, 2020

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by TV News Desk - May 12, 2020

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by TV News Desk - April 14, 2020

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by TV News Desk - March 23, 2020

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by TV News Desk - February 26, 2020

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by TV News Desk - February 24, 2020

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by TV News Desk - February 14, 2020

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by TV News Desk - February 14, 2020

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce Buffy Sainte-Marie as the 2020 recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. Buffy will be honoured for her work over the last 60 years as a trailblazing musician, activist and educator at the annual Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards ...
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by TV News Desk - February 10, 2020

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by TV News Desk - February 06, 2020

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by TV News Desk - February 03, 2020

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by TV News Desk - December 18, 2019

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by TV News Desk - December 12, 2019

Via his first-ever holiday project, Holiday Love, 2x Grammy Award-Winning contemporary R&B singer/songwriter Elijah Blake has now released its first visual, “5 Gold Rings,” a trap-esque version of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” premiered by HotNewHipHop....
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by TV News Desk - November 27, 2019

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VIDEO: Stream Celine Dion's New Album 'Courage' Now! Photo VIDEO: Stream Celine Dion's New Album 'Courage' Now!
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2019

Celine Dion's new album, Courage, has officially been released....
VIDEO: Gayle King Goes Behind The Scenes Of Celine Dion's First U.S. Tour In Over A D Photo VIDEO: Gayle King Goes Behind The Scenes Of Celine Dion's First U.S. Tour In Over A Decade
by Stage Tube - November 14, 2019

For the first time in more than a decade, Celine Dion is touring the U.S. as part of her 10th world tour. The Canadian powerhouse is performing more than 100 shows. ...
VIDEO: Gayle King Interviews Celine Dion on CBS THIS MORNING Photo VIDEO: Gayle King Interviews Celine Dion on CBS THIS MORNING
by TV News Desk - November 13, 2019

Celine Dion sat down with CBS THIS MORNING co-host Gayle King to discuss her first world tour in over a decade and her new album a?oeCouragea?? a?" her first English-language album in six years a?" coming out on Friday....
Elijah Blake's 'Holiday Love' Album Out Now Photo Elijah Blake's 'Holiday Love' Album Out Now
by TV News Desk - November 08, 2019

Ahead of this year's holiday season, 2x Grammy Award-Winning contemporary R&B singer/songwriter Elijah Blake has released his first-ever holiday project, Holiday Love, comprised of 7 tracks: 6 original and 1 classic. The EP was premiered by Okayplayer on November 7....
Elijah Blake Releases New Single via Upcoming Holiday Project 'Holiday Love' Photo Elijah Blake Releases New Single via Upcoming Holiday Project 'Holiday Love'
by TV News Desk - November 01, 2019

2x Grammy Award-Winning contemporary R&B singer/songwriter Elijah Blake has released his latest single “5 Gold Rings,” arriving ahead of his first-ever holiday project, Holiday Love, comprised of 7 tracks: 6 original and 1 classic, due out November 8....
VIDEO: Advancing Artists from THE VOICE Season 17 Knockouts Photo VIDEO: Advancing Artists from THE VOICE Season 17 Knockouts
by TV News Desk - October 30, 2019

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HARLOE Releases 'Rivers Run Dry' Acoustic Video Photo HARLOE Releases 'Rivers Run Dry' Acoustic Video
by TV News Desk - October 22, 2019

Solo artist and Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter HARLOE has released an acoustic version of her newest single, “Rivers Run Dry.” Taken from the original version, which is uplifted by late-night nineties R&B soundscapes and pensive pop sounds, the acoustic rework of “Rivers Run Dry” is stripped t...
Celine Dion Announces New Tour Dates for 2020 Photo Celine Dion Announces New Tour Dates for 2020
by TV News Desk - October 18, 2019

Canadian pop icon Celine Dion has announced new tour dates running through April of 2020. Check them out below!...
VIDEO: Watch Celine Dion Discuss Her Early Career on TODAY Photo VIDEO: Watch Celine Dion Discuss Her Early Career on TODAY
by Stage Tube - September 18, 2019

Celine Dion sat down with TODAY's Sheinelle Jones for a revealing conversation about how she has summoned the strength to plow ahead after the death of her husband, René Angélil. a?oeI believed in him so much, and I still do,a?? she shares. a?oeBut there's a point that he's not here anymore. I have ...
Celine Dion Releases Three Songs From Upcoming Album COURAGE Photo Celine Dion Releases Three Songs From Upcoming Album COURAGE
by TV News Desk - September 18, 2019

Global superstar Celine Dion has released three new tracks from her highly anticipated album, Courage, today via Sony Music Entertainment Canada/Columbia Records. “Imperfections,” “Lying Down” and “Courage” are new tracks from the eclectic album, each representing an exciting new creative direction ...