Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband Rene Angelil mortgaged his home to finance her first record.
Dion first gained international recognition in the 1980’s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Euro vision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland.
Following a series of French albums during the 1980’s, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States. In 1990, Dion released her debut English-language album, Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.