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Also Known As: Celine Marie Claudette Dion Died:
Born: March 30, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Charlemagne, Quebec, CA Profession:

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Beyond her spectacular vocal range, Céline Dion was a consummate entertainer who always injected heart and soul into each and every performance. One of pop music's best-selling female artists of all time, Dion sold millions of albums worldwide and delivered spirit-lifting performances throughout her career. The Grammy-winning artist's vocal styling was as enormous as the feelings she explored in songs such as "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) featured on the Disney animated film soundtrack, "The Power of Love" (1993), and the timeless ballad, "My Heart Will Go On" (1997), the theme song of the epic blockbuster movie, "Titanic" (1997). Known for punctuating songs with a clenched fist pulled down from the sky, Dion also reinvented the art of performance with her widely successful Las Vegas musical spectacle, "A New Day " (2003-07), a dizzying fusion of music, dance and acrobatics that mesmerized millions of fans from all over the world. As divas went, Dion came off as refreshingly real and honest, especially when she confided in fans on such painful topics as her struggles to have children. And while she was more than capable of hitting glass-shattering notes, Dion rarely let them fly for the sake of...

Beyond her spectacular vocal range, Céline Dion was a consummate entertainer who always injected heart and soul into each and every performance. One of pop music's best-selling female artists of all time, Dion sold millions of albums worldwide and delivered spirit-lifting performances throughout her career. The Grammy-winning artist's vocal styling was as enormous as the feelings she explored in songs such as "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) featured on the Disney animated film soundtrack, "The Power of Love" (1993), and the timeless ballad, "My Heart Will Go On" (1997), the theme song of the epic blockbuster movie, "Titanic" (1997). Known for punctuating songs with a clenched fist pulled down from the sky, Dion also reinvented the art of performance with her widely successful Las Vegas musical spectacle, "A New Day " (2003-07), a dizzying fusion of music, dance and acrobatics that mesmerized millions of fans from all over the world. As divas went, Dion came off as refreshingly real and honest, especially when she confided in fans on such painful topics as her struggles to have children. And while she was more than capable of hitting glass-shattering notes, Dion rarely let them fly for the sake of showing off. A true interpreter of the power ballad, Dion's longevity and fan adoration was a true testament to her talent as one of the music industry's most extraordinary performers.

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 Quest for Camelot (1998) Singing Voice Of Lady Julianna
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 Las Vegas Live! (2004) Interviewee
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 46th Annual Grammy Awards, The (2004) Performer
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 VH1 Divas Duets (2003)
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At age 12, sent her demo tape to music producer René Angélil, who signed her immediately
1981:
Released her debut album <i>La Voix du bon Dieu (The Voice of God)</i>
1990:
Released her English-language debut album <i>Unison</i>, featuring the hit single "Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
1991:
Made a rare acting appearance on the Canadian series "Des fleurs sur la neige"
1991:
Recorded the title track to Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" with Peabo Bryson; track won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1992
1993:
Saw her first No. 1 single with "The Power of Love," off her album <i>The Colour of My Love</i>
1996:
Recorded the No. 1 single "Because You Loved Me," the theme song of the romantic drama "Up Close and Personal" (1996) starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer
1996:
Performed at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA
1997:
Her fourth English-language album <i>Falling Into You</i> (1996) won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year
1997:
Gained international fame with the single "My Heart Will Go On," the theme song to James Cameron's epic drama "Titanic" (1997); track went to No. 1 in the U.S. and became one of the world's best-selling singles of all time; won Academy Award for Best Original Song; won multiple Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year
1998:
Released the holiday album <i>These Are Special Times</i>
1998:
Headlined the televised concert special "Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music" (VH1) along with Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, and Shania Twain
1998:
Provided the singing voice for the character of Juliana (Jane Seymour) in the animated feature "Quest for Camelot"
2000:
Announced she was taking a break from the spotlight to focus on starting a family with Angélil
2002:
Released her comeback album <i>A New Day Has Come</i>, inspired by the birth of her first child René-Charles
2002:
Headlined the musical extravaganza "A New Day..." at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, NV; collaborated with Cirque du Soleil's Franco Dragone; ended the show after a five-year run
2007:
Released the album <i>Taking Chances</i>
2010:
Released the theatrical documentary feature "Celine: Through the Eyes of the World," which chronicled her <i>Taking Chances Tour</i>
2011:
Returned to The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace for a new musical extravaganza <i>Celine</i>
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