About Céline Dion
Born in the tiny town of Charlemagne, Quebec, in 1968, Céline Dion became renowned for having one of pop’s biggest voices, full of emotion and fire on songs that examine all of love’s most stirring facets. Dion released her first album at the age of 13, showing off her budding songwriting talent and establishing herself as a francophone star in her home province. She shifted to singing in English with 1990’s Unison, and her powerful voice, which fueled hits like the mournful “Where Does My Heart Beat Now” and the slinky “If There Was Any Other Way,” fit in perfectly with early-’90s soft-rock trends. As the decade progressed, Dion honed her blend of chart-pop slickness and unabashed romanticism, adding a dash of prog-rock pomp to the sweeping “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.” The slow-burning “The Power of Love” and the tender “Because You Loved Me” were smashes, but “My Heart Will Go On,” the love song from the 1997 romance Titanic, left the biggest impression on pop history. A flute-aided ballad that shows off the full bloom of Dion’s voice, it exemplifies the ’90s blockbuster ideal, its grandiosity matched only by its worldwide success. Dion has continued recording in French and English since, taking cues from modern pop by collaborating with of-the-moment artists like Ne-Yo (on 2007’s Taking Chances) and Sia (on 2019’s Courage), and thrilling audiences with concerts that show off her commanding voice and sincerely forthright—and, at times, charmingly goofy—stage presence at her two Las Vegas residencies and on multiple arena tours.
HOMETOWNCharlemagne, Quebec, Canada
BORNMarch 30, 1968