From where she was born to her meteoric rise, find out other interesting facts about Canadian pop singer Celine Dion!
Celine Dion: Personal
· Celine Dion was born in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada - a suburb of Montreal - on March 30, 1968.
· Celine Dion's full name is Celine Marie Claudette Dion.
· Celine is the youngest of 14 children.
· Celine Dion often sang at the family-run piano bar called Le Vieux Baril (The Old Barrel) as a child.
· Celine Dion wrote her first song "Ce n'était qu'un rêve" at age 12.
Celine Dion: Early Career
· Celine Dion attracted the attention of manager Rene Angélil when Celine Dion's older brother Michel Dion sent him a recording of "Ce n'était qu'un rêve" in 1981.
· Rene Angélil financed Celine Dion's French-language debut La voix du bon Dieu (The Voice of God) by mortgaging his home.
· Celine Dion won the award for Top Performer at the Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan, in 1982.
· Celine Dion's third French-language album Tellement j'ai d'amour (I Have So Much Love) was a hit in Canada, selling over 100,000 copies, and in France where it sold nearly 1 million copies.
· With the French-speaking world in love with Celine Dion, Celine Dion began learning English in 1989 for her future crossover into the English-language market.
Celine Dion: Crossover Artist
· Celine Dion released her English-language debut Unison with Sony Entertainment on March 26, 1990.
· Celine Dion captured English-speaking fans with her third single "Where Does My Heart Beat Now," her first Top 10 hit in the US.
· Celine Dion achieved a second Top 10 hit in 1991 with the Oscar Award-winning song "Beauty and the Beast" featuring R&B artist Peabo Bryson.
· Celine Dion appeased the worries of her French-speaking fans by releasing 1991's Dion chante Plamondon.
· Celine Dion found worldwide superstardom with 1996's Falling Into You due to the mega-hits "Because You Loved Me" and "It's All Coming Back to Me Now."
Celine Dion: My Heart Will Go On
· The epic ballad "My Heart Will Go On" is Celine Dion's signature song; however, the Canadian songstress nearly passed on the chance to record it.
· At the urging of Rene Angélil, Celine Dion recorded "My Heart Will Go On" for the 1997 James Cameron film Titanic.
· "My Heart Will Go On" topped the charts in countries around the world -- even spending 10 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart.
· "My Heart Will Go On" was the second Celine Dion song to win an Oscar for Best Original Song.
· Celine Dion's song "My Heart Will Go On" won four Grammy Awards including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Celine Dion: Let's Talk About Love
· In 1994, Celine Dion married her longtime manager Rene Angélil in a televised ceremony on Canadian TV.
· After Rene Angélil's throat cancer diagnosis, Celine Dion took a nearly four-year hiatus from her music career.
· During Celine Dion's break, Celine gave birth to her first child, René-Charles Dion Angélil on January 25, 2001.
· Celine Dion began working on the follow up to 1998's wildly successful Let's Talk About Love in 2002.
Celine Dion: A New Day Las Vegas
· After releasing A New Day Has Come in 2002, Celine Dion began a five-year concert engagement in Las Vegas on March 25, 2003.
· After the announcement, fans flocked to buy Celine Dion tickets for her shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
· Celine Dion tickets to A New Day Las Vegas sold out almost every night for five years.
· By 2006, Celine Dion had sold over 200,000 Celine Dion tickets to eager Las Vegas audiences.
· Celine Dion's A New Day Las Vegas show grossed nearly $80 million in Celine Dion tickets and merchandise.
Celine Dion: Taking Chances
· Celine Dion released her 13th English-language album Taking Chances on November 7, 2007.
· Celine Dion embarked on the Taking Chances World Tour on February 14, 2008, her first since 1998's Lets Talk About Love.
· Celine Dion's will perform 131 shows on five continents on the Taking Chances Tour.
· Celine Dion's six Montreal hometown shows at the Bell Centre each sold out of its over 22,000 Celine Dion tickets in record time!
· In three hours, 64,000 Celine Dion tickets sold out for Celine Dion's concert in Dublin, Ireland.
· To date, Celine Dion's Taking Chances Tour has sold over $90 million worth of Celine Dion tickets.