Who is Celine Dion and how much her net worth? This French- Canadian Singer has ruled many hearts since her melodious voice sang My Heart Will Go On. It was not a voice which people could ignore anyway. She made many go teary eyed with this song. She had been a famous entertainer and also one of the highest grossing singers.
She was born in the year 1968 on March 30th. Being a talented singer she did not have to wait long to get recognised. In fact she had succeeded in recording nine albums in French and won countless awards before she even turned 18. Her first English album was recorded in 1990. It is called Unison. However, her real fame came when she recorded the theme song of Beauty and the Beast in the year 1990. Since then she recorded many hit singles including The power of love, I’m your angel, Because you loved me and My heart will go on.
Celine was the youngest child of a family of 14 children. She had grown up to love music because of her family background. It was her parents who had created a music group and went around Canada to sing. Later the Celine’s parents had set up a piano bar which elevated the love for music in Celine. The five year old performed in the bar and delighted the customers.
When she was 12, Celine recorded a song. This she had written with her mother. This album they had sent to Rene Angelil who was responsible for the career of Ginette Reno, a French singer. Once Rene listened to the tape, she invited Celine to perform for him in person. After the performance, he signed her without delay with the condition that he would control her career completely.
Because he had faith in her, Rene mortgaged his home to pay for her first album. In the year 1988, Celine won Eurovision Song Contest. Her performance had been broadcasted in Europe, Japan, Australia and Middle East. Once she tasted the fame in the International market, she focused on America and opted for American stardom.
Dion’s first album Unison sold more than 1 million copies. However, this is not the breakthrough she has been looking for. The actual fame came from the Beauty and the Beast theme song. This song has been featured in her album Celine Dion. This song reached the 9th position in Billboard top 100. Celine won Grammy award for Beauty and the Beast. Her album Celine Dion had been a smash hit. More than 12 million copies had been sold across the world. The immense success of the album had enabled her to tour across USA.
Celine did not waste time waiting. Exploiting the momentum of the success of Celine Dion, she launched the Color of My Love in the year 1993. The album featured When I fall in love and The power of love.
It was in the year 1994, she combined her personal and professional life together. She got married to Rene. The 26 year age gaping between the two did not really matter. They got engaged in the year of 1991 and then tied the knot in a lavish ceremony.
1997 had been the year of glory for the singer. With the release of Titanic Celine Dion became a household name. The movie won 11 Oscar awards which included the award for the best song. World went crazy for the Titanic song and almost every radio station across the globe started playing the song.
For the raging success Dion had received National Order of Quebec in 1998. This is a great honor for the singer. Also in the same year she had been featured alongside the concert divas including Shania Twain, Mariah Carey and Gloria Estefan.
In 2000, Dion announced that she had been taking a break and decided to pay her attention towards her family. She was trying to have children for some times and used the break time to go under treatment and a couple of surgeries. On Jan 25th 2oo1, she was blessed with a baby boy Rene Charles. 2010, she gave birth to twin sons. By that time Rene was already diagnosed with skin cancer.
She had her own health issues which came to focus on 2014. According to media news, Celine had inflammation in the throat muscle. This did not allow her to perform in Las Vegas show.
On Jan 2016, Rene yielded to cancer. His battle ended at the age of 73.
Celine Dion Net Worth
The immense success of the singer has made her a wealthy woman. Celine Dion’s net worth is $410 million.