Celine Dion

The youngest of 14 children in a poor part of French-speaking Quebec, Celine Dion shook off her humble beginnings to become one of the world's greatest superstars. The one thing her family did have was music and all she ever wanted to do was perform. She wrote her first song at the age of 12 and when her brother sent a recording of her to music manager René Angélil, he mortgaged his house to finance her first record La Voix Du Bon Dieu. It made her an overnight star in Quebec before she made her name in Europe after winning the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland with Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi. She finally released her first English-language record Unison in 1990 and her emotional voice, allied to an elegant soft-rock style, conquered the international pop market, scoring one of the biggest hits ever with My Heart Will Go on from the Titanic movie.



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