Celine Dion

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Celine Dion was the youngest of 15 children. She was born on March 30, 1968 in the small French town of Charlemagne, Quebec. While growing up Celine was surrounded by music. Her mother played the violin and her father played the accordion. Her parents owned a small piano bar where her older siblings served tables and sang. Celine sang in the piano bar for the first time when she was five years old.

When she was twelve years old Celine wanted more than just the occasional song in her parents' piano bar. Her mother helped her get a singing audition in Montreal. Rene Angelil was the manager she auditioned for and he loved her so much that he mortgaged his house to finance her first album. He actually ended up marrying Celine on December 17, 1994. In 1982 Celine won the gold medal at the World Music Festival in Tokyo, beating 1907 other contestants.

She dropped out of high school at age fifteen to further pursue a career in music. In the next few years she became increasingly popular in the music industry.

By 1986 Celine Dion had grown from a preteen to a young woman and she needed a new look. She took eighteen months off to renew her image as a vibrant young star. During the temporary break from her career she studied English at the Berlitz School so she would appeal more to all Canadians. In 1987 she came back with a much more pop look and a big contract with CBS to go with it.

As the years went on Celine became increasingly popular and was soon a superstar on an international scale. In 1993 she sang "Beauty and the Beast" for the Disney movie and received numerous awards. Through all her fame and fortune Celine...