Céline Dion (b.1968,) fully Céline Marie Claudette Dion, is a French Canadian pop singer. Known for her vocal prowess and her passionate showmanship, she is among the most commercially successful musical artists of 1990s.
Born in Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion came to prominence singing with Peobo Bryson “Tale as Old as Time,” the theme song from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991.)
Working primarily in the pop ballad tradition, Dion recorded numerous hit albums in both French and English. Her greatest renown came from her recording of “My Heart Will Go On,” the theme song of the chartbuster motion picture Titanic (1997.) The song won an Academy Award, topped charts in multiple countries, and helped thrust sales of her album Let’s Talk About Love (1997) into the tens of millions.
Dion has sold nearly 200 million albums, in addition to the Titanic soundtrack. She has five recordings in the Recording Industry Association of America’s list of the top 100 albums by sales—this makes her the 23rd best-selling pop act of all time.
Between 2003 and 2007, Dion had her own Las Vegas revue, A New Day, in the custom-built Colosseum Theater at Caesars Palace.