Celine Dion Has Decided That It Is Now Time To Open Up About Her Love Life

Published on 10/06/2019
ADVERTISEMENT

It is generally acknowledged that Celine Dion is one of the most talented singers in the music industry. Aside from that, she is also a great person inside and outside. She recently had something important to say, so listen up!

AK

Celine Dion Has Decided That It Is Now Time To Open Up About Her Love Life


The Diagnosis

There was nothing that could have ever readied her for the call that she received in 1999. That was when Celine Dion found out that her husband was suffering from throat cancer. Doctors also told her that he would later lose his basic living abilities. It was up to her to take care of him, which was not an easy thing to do. Still, the singer decided to do everything in her power because she loved her husband.

Her Husband’s Diagnosis

Her Husband’s Diagnosis

Her Life Is Never Dull

Dramatic does not even begin to describe the life that she has. There have been many challenges in her life ever since she was little, and some of these continue to haunt her to this day. She has been wildly successful in terms of her career but also dealt with health issues, living in the limelight, and forbidden love. Not many people would ever think that this is the case because she always has a smile on her face.

Her Life Is Never Dull

Her Life Is Never Dull

Celine’s Mom Hated Her Relationship

Her mother Therese Tanguay Dion did not like her involvement with Rene. Celine said, “When I told her I had some really strong feelings for Rene she tried everything to kill him and make me snap out of it… I was very frustrated and mad at first, but she tried to make me understand that this man tried marriage twice before – he has three children, he’s not responsible, ‘I want the perfect Prince Charming for you’.”

Celine’s Mom Hated Her Relationship

Celine’s Mom Hated Her Relationship

She Had Problems Conceiving

She is a legend in the industry, but this does not mean that she does not ever get tired. In 2000, she went on a break for family reasons. She and Rene had been trying to get pregnant and even underwent two operations for this. At last, she fell pregnant and welcomed Rene-Charles Dion Angelil in 2001.

She Had Problems Conceiving

She Had Problems Conceiving

She Almost Died

Celine Dion suffered a near death experience before she made it big. She had only been 5 years old when she was hit by a truck and rendered unconscious for nearly a week. She had a fractured skull but managed to recover after such a traumatic experience.

She Almost Died

She Almost Died

She Hated My Heart Will Go On

Celine did not like “My Heart Will Go On” after she first recorded it. She even thought that it was only going to bomb on the charts and ruin her career. She was so wrong about this. She said, “…I didn’t really like the song, at first. I did another song for a movie before. It was very successful, and I thought we were pushing our luck…”

She Hated My Heart Will Go On

She Hated My Heart Will Go On

They Called Her A Traitor

In 1991, Celine Dion saw a lot of success after she worked on the “Beauty and the Beast” OST in 1991. It was the first time she won a Grammy as well. While this is awesome, the song became so popular that it caused her fans to retaliate. Her fan base in Quebec was angered by the publicity she got for it. As a French-Canadian artist, she refused the English Artist of the Year title at the Felix Awards.

They Called Her A Traitor

They Called Her A Traitor

Celine Wasn’t Planned

Here is a fun fact: Celine Dion has 13 siblings! She is the youngest of the bunch. The family did not want another child after the sibling that came before her since it was already hard to pay for 13 kids. Despite this, Celine was born anyway. She had no choice but to sleep in the cabinet drawer when she was little because the family did not have enough beds for all of them. Her life has definitely changed a lot.

Celine Wasn’t Planned

Celine Wasn’t Planned

Her Husband Put His Foot Down

Even though she did not feel eager about “My Heart Will Go On”, Rene managed to convince her to record and then release it. She even said this to Jonathan Ross: “[Angélil] said, ‘Let’s just do a demo. Let’s give it a try and we’ll see after.’ The demo is actually the real recording. I never sang the song again.” It ended up being an excellent decision to do this. When it came out in 1997, it was an instant hit and went on to win her a couple of awards. It continues to be the most popular song in her discography!

Her Husband Put His Foot Down

Her Husband Put His Foot Down

A Shark When It Comes To Business

Therese Tanguay Dion is the person who gave birth to and took care of her. In Quebec, she is known for her cooking. Celine inherited this skill and opened Nickels, her restaurant, in Quebec in 1990. It was so successful that she opened other locations and turned this into a chain of restaurants all over Canada.

A Shark When It Comes To Business

A Shark When It Comes To Business

Suing For Millions For Spreading Lies

The ‘90s had been nothing short of a roller coaster for her. Some managed to release 13 albums and then learned that her husband was diagnosed with cancer. She stepped out of the limelight after this. It was then that National Enquirer said she was pregnant with twins. This was false and Celine sued them for $20 million. The tabloid apologized to Celine and then donated to the American Cancer Society.

Suing Millions For Spreading Lies

Suing Millions For Spreading Lies

Doctor Dion

Celine is the recipient of the highest honor you can get in her home province. Not only was she honored with the National Order of Quebec, but she was also given stars on the Canadian and Hollywood Walks of fame. Laval University granted her an honorary doctorate, something that she dedicated to her husband. She said that this was “a very great honor for a little girl from Charlemagne.”

Doctor Dion

Doctor Dion

She Had No Other Choice

Two years before her birth, a French musician by the name of Hugues Afuray came out with a song called “Céline.” She was 5 years old when she sang this song at the wedding of her brother. It was the moment when everyone realized that Celine was even more talented than usual. While all the members of the family are musicians, they saw that this was one extraordinary little girl.

She Had No Other Choice

She Had No Other Choice

Discovered In The Weirdest Way

The family knew that she was very talented when she was just a little girl. Her mother and brother wrote a song in the hopes that it would help the youngest member of the family get discovered. They must have been pleased because the plan worked. Rene Angelil then got in touch with them.

Discovered In The Weirdest Way

Discovered In The Weirdest Way

Her Mom Had To Interfere

Therese Dion actually sent her demo to Rene and wrote him a note that read, “This is a 12-year-old with a fantastic voice. Please listen to her. We want her to be like Ginette Reno.” He did not respond in the beginning but got convinced when one of the Dion boys talked to him and pleaded with him to give the demo a chance. When he did, he was impressed by what he heard and asked Celine to audition.

Her Mom Had To Interfere

Her Mom Had To Interfere

Her Audition Was Far From Normal

Rene was moved by the voice this girl had on her. When Celine dropped by to audition, she was given a pretend mic. Rene told her, “Here’s your microphone. Now sing as though you were in front of a sellout audience.” She gave an amazing performance that impressed him.

Her Audition Was Far From Normal

Her Audition Was Far From Normal

Younger Than Her Own Stepson

Before the two of them even met, Rene Angelil had been married two times already. He even had a son who was a little older than Celine! Patrick Angelil is his son with his first wife.

Younger Than Her Own Stepson

Younger Than Her Own Stepson

Rene Burst Into Tears

The audition had been an emotional affair for both of them. Celine said that when she started to sing, Rene could not help but cry! That was how she knew that she knocked it out of the park. Rene signed her right away. He knew that this girl would go on to be a big star. However, she still had to work hard.

Rene Burst Into Tears

Rene Burst Into Tears

High Stakes Gambler

He had no doubts that Celine was going to be a superstar in the future. In fact, he was so sure about this that he got a mortgage on his house to have enough money for her first album. This might have been a huge risk, but he made the right call. In 1981, her first single topped the charts in the country!

High Stakes Gambler

High Stakes Gambler

The Pope Loved Her

It was in 1984 that the Pope went to Quebec. Celine Dion performed Une Colombe for Pope John II in front of a large audience at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The Pope enjoyed her performance. We think it is neat that Celine also enjoyed singing for him.

The Pope Loved Her

The Pope Loved Her

She Demanded Time To Grow Up

Her career was off to a great start, but Rene then asked her to go on a break. This was a very risky move since she was just a new artist. She agreed and took 18 months off. According to her, she became a woman during this time.

She Demanded Time To Grow Up

She Demanded Time To Grow Up

Learning English And Going Global

Going on a break had been the right thing to do. When Celine Dion came back, she could sing better in English and felt more confident. Her comeback album is called Incognito. It sold half a million copies!

Learning English And Going Global

Learning English And Going Global

America’s Sweetheart Was Born

In 1990, she released her very first album in English. It was called “Unison” and helped take her career up a notch. She became a big international celebrity since it went gold in the United States and had top 10 hits like “Where Does My Heart Beat Now.” It was all going great until something happened to her.

America’s Sweetheart Was Born

America’s Sweetheart Was Born

Almost Losing Her Voice Forever

Before she could go on tour, she lost her voice! Uh-oh. Apparently, she was suffering from laryngitis and exhaustion. Even though she wanted to keep going with the tour, doctors told her to rest and avoid any more inflammation of her vocal cords.

Almost Losing Her Voice Forever

Almost Losing Her Voice Forever

Revealing Her Big Secret

There were already a lot of rumors going around about Celine and Rene, but she did not talk about it for a long time. At last, she made the huge announcement before the release of “The Colour of My Love.”

Revealing Her Big Secret

Revealing Her Big Secret

Fearing The Public

The two of them began to go out when she was just 19 years old. You should know that Rene was older than her by 26 years. They were aware that people were going to find their relationship controversial. They were right about that. Despite this, they stayed together, tied the knot, and started their family.

Fearing The Public

Fearing The Public

She’s A Fantastic Secret Keeper

We think that it is impressive that they managed to keep it on the down-low for more than 5 years. In 1994, Rene admitted that he was scared of other people’s opinions. However, Celine had been insistent that the world should know. “When you’re in love, you want to scream it to the world,” she once said

She’s A Fantastic Secret Keeper

She’s A Fantastic Secret Keeper

Going Overboard

Celine Dion and Rene Angelil got married at the Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica on December 17, 1994. The ceremony had been broadcasted on national Canadian TV. At that point, the two were treated like the royal Canadian couple. A lot of fans were eager to watch the wedding.

Going Overboard

Going Overboard

Bridezilla Or Royal Princess?

Let us talk about the stunning wedding dress that was designed by Steve and Mirella Gentile. They made it over the course of 1,000 hours. Whoa. Much of the work went into the 20-foot train that came with it. Celine also wore this 20-pound tiara. The whole world could not stop talking about her wedding dress!

Bridezilla Or Royal Princess@

Bridezilla Or Royal Princess@

Pricey Homes And Multiple Investments

Money was not a problem for Rene and Celine. If you need proof, we want you to look at their Florida mansion with three pools, a water park, and a golf course. They paid $72 million for it.

Pricey Homes And Multiple Investments

Pricey Homes And Multiple Investments

He Was Her Everything

Titanic became a huge hit, and she got ready to go on the “Let’s Talk About Love” tour after this. All was going well for when some bad news took her by surprise. Rene had cancer! She learned about it during a show. She then sang in his honor. He fought cancer but died on January 14, 2016 at the age of 73.

He Was Her Everything

He Was Her Everything

Her Children’s Names Were Chosen Carefully

Before he passed away, Celine and Dion welcomed the birth of their twin children on October 23, 2010. She gave birth to Eddy and Nelson. They were named after two important people: French musician Eddy Marnay and South African President Nelson Mandela!

Her Children’s Names Were Chosen Carefully

Her Children’s Names Were Chosen Carefully

Dreaming Of Changing The World

When a tsunami struck Asia in 2004, Celine raised a million dollars for the victims. Aside from this, she also did the same thing during the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. She talked about the slow response of the government as well!

Dreaming Of Changing The World

Dreaming Of Changing The World

Her Secret Dad

She talks about her mom often in interviews, but let us hear more about Adhemar Dion, her dad who died in 2001. She said, “My dad was and is still my number one fan since I was a very little girl. I know that my dad would want me to be here tonight on stage with everyone I love, doing what we love.”

Her Secret Dad

Her Secret Dad

She Prepared her Kids for Death

Celine also had to deal with talking to the kids about accepting and understanding the death of their father. After a while, she explained, “I’m proud of the way I prepared my boys for their dad’s death. In life, you never know what’s going to happen, so you should never wait for tomorrow to do what can be done today, to say I love you, or send a thank-you note…The future is now.”

She Prepared Her Kids For Death

She Prepared Her Kids For Death

Her Son is Too Young

Her first son Rene Charles Angelil created a storm on social media when he presented an award to her during the Billboard Music Awards. People were impressed by his youth and charm. It was one of the first public appearances the young man ever made.

Her Son Is Too Young

Her Son Is Too Young

She Made it to 90

Even though she and her mom had their fair share of arguments, but the two have remained very close to this day. Therese Dion is doing very well, thank you very much. She is now in her nineties!

She Made It To 90

She Made It To 90

She NEVER Misses a Beat

While there are celebrities who make interviews difficult and uncomfortable, Celine Dion is the exact opposite of this. She is always pleasant during interviews. When she appeared on the show, Ellen DeGeneres mentioned the jewelry Celine was wearing. The singer only sang along to the Donna Summer song in response: “She worked hard for the money.”

She NEVER Misses A Beat

She NEVER Misses A Beat

Without a Brother

Even though she had been lucky in life, it does not make her immune to misfortune. As a matter of fact, she lost her husband and her brother to cancer in the same week. What a horrible time it was for her.

Without A Brother

Without A Brother

Her Siblings Never Made It Big

The Dion family is one big musical bunch. She has an older sister called Claudette who wanted to make it in the music industry as well. Unfortunately for her, she did not enjoy as much success as Celine did.

Her Siblings Never Made It Big

Her Siblings Never Made It Big

Making Money Off Her Fashion Sense

Celine Dion has a fashion line of her own as well. She has always been called well-dressed in the past, which must have motivated her to go into this industry. She came out with a line of more than 200 items. There are bags and accessories, among other things. She has talked about how she received inspiration for the collection from her mother and twin sons.

Making Money Off Her Fashion Sense

Making Money Off Her Fashion Sense

TV Debut

As you can see, Celine is open to the idea of trying her hand at other things. She has appeared on the small screen in the past. There was a time when she was in a Thanksgiving special of All My Children.

TV Debut

TV Debut

A Voice Worth Hundreds Of Millions

Even though she has dipped her toes into other fields, her main talent and passion is still singing. It is what helped her progress in life and support the family. She now has a net worth of $700 million. Whoa.

A Voice Worth Hundreds Of Millions

A Voice Worth Hundreds Of Millions

A Canadian Star

There are not many people who can say that they have a star on both the Hollywood and Canadian Walk of Fame. You guessed that right, Celine Dion has achieved this incredible feat as well. She is so amazing!

A Canadian Star

A Canadian Star

They Are All Related

We think that it is incredible how all the celebrities in this photo are related to each other. We all know that Shania Twain, Beyonce, Madonna, and Celine Dion are great singers. Who would have thought that they have a common ancestor in the form of Zacharie Cloutier? He was a French-Canadian man who left France in 1634 and started afresh in North America. He was one of the first families of “New France.”

They Are All Related

They Are All Related

Master Of Many Tongues

Wait until you hear how good Celine is when it comes to languages. We already know that she mostly sings in English or French, but she has also performed in several other languages in the past. She has sung in German, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Chinese, and Japanese in the past!

Master Of Many Tongues

Master Of Many Tongues

A Staggering Net Worth

Her life has undergone a lot of changes ever since she became a star. It is just like a Cinderella story! She has amassed a lot of wealth over the years. She has held sold-out concerts, ran a fashion brand, started a restaurant chain, invested in real estate, sold millions of records, and made public appearances. She was the highest-grossing artist of the ‘00s! During her Las Vegas residency alone, she made $465 million.

A Staggering Net Worth

A Staggering Net Worth

Hit And Miss

She has enjoyed a lot of success over the years and her fair share of huge hits as well. She has recorded a bunch of songs for movies, but the most successful one is “My Heart Will Go On.” Others did not go on to be as famous, such as “Dreams to Dream” for the film called “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.”

Hit And Miss

Hit And Miss

A Lifetime Hobby

Wow, it seems Celine Dion will never run out of surprises for us. Can you believe that she is a huge fan of golf? She actually likes to play and watch. It has, in fact, been one of the major hobbies in her life.

Love Of Golf

Love Of Golf

Love Of Golf

Do you want to hear just how much Celine Dion adores golf? In 2008, she managed to take her love for the sport up a notch. She and Rene decided to work on the renovation of the Quebecois golf club called Le Mirage. They donated millions to the project and helped with the promotion. On the website, you will see their official statement in which they said that “a visit to the Mirage is an adventure in itself.”

Celine Playing Golf

Celine Playing Golf

And The Winner Goes To…Celine Dion

Celine has a fantastic voice. It is no wonder that she has received a lot of awards over the years. She really does deserve them. She is the recordholder of the highest number of Oscar performances ever!

And The Winner Goes To…Celine Dion

And The Winner Goes To…Celine Dion

The Oscars

Celine Dion has a couple of hit movie singles, so this is one of the reasons the Academy has asked her to perform at the Oscars many times over the years. Yup, no one has ever outperformed her when it comes to the ceremonies. It was in 2011 that she performed her 6th performance, which set the record for her. She sang “Smile” in honor of all the celebrities who passed away within the year.

Oscar Performances

Oscar Performances

Oscar Fashion

Celine Dion has also made a name for herself with her bold style. During the 1999 Oscars, she donned a backward white tuxedo. Let us just say that not everyone agreed with this daring look of hers.

Backwards Oscar Tux

Backwards Oscar Tux

Backwards White Tux

When she did this, a lot of criticism was thrown her way. A lot of people called it a “fashion disaster.” When she was interviewed by PEOPLE, she said that she does not have any regrets when it comes to this bold fashion choice. It was simply ahead of its time. We don’t know about you, but we admire her for it!

Backwards White Tux

Backwards White Tux

White Backwards Tux

Celine Dion said, “When I wore that look, yes it was at the Oscars, and when I wore that, everyone was wearing dresses, not pants.” She also added, “I was the only one with pants in a backward suit from Galliano and if I would do this today it would work. It was avant-garde at the time. And it doesn’t matter, you just have to assume what you wear, you wear, and I did.”

Backwards White Tux And Gwens Dress At The Oscars

Backwards White Tux And Gwen’s Dress At The Oscars

It’s All Coming Back To Me Now

Here is something that you would never have expected. We are sure that you are familiar with her song, “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now.” Can you believe that it was initially slated for recording by Meat Loaf? In the end, the composer decided that it would be better if a female artist sung it. And who better to do that than Celine Dion?

A Hit Out Of Hell

A Hit Out Of Hell

Clinging On To Her Children

It is nothing surprising to hear that Celine has been having a hard time after losing her partner in life. In one interview, she opened up about it: “I miss him a lot for my partner, for the man I was embracing, kissing, making love with. I organize myself to not feel lonely. So what’s happened is I got myself a huge bed and I sleep with my twins. My twins are comforting me a lot. I need them. I need them close.”

Clinging On To Her Children

Clinging On To Her Children

She Can Pretty Much Sing Anything

One of the reasons she is so popular is that she has an unbelievable vocal range. Honestly, is there even a song that she cannot perform excellently? She is known to have plenty of diversity in her music. On top of this, she is also good at singing songs by other music artists. We really like her covers of “All By Myself” by Eric Carmen, “Beautiful Boy” by John Lennon, and “I Drove All Night” by Cyndi Lauper.

She Can Pretty Much Sing Anything

She Can Pretty Much Sing Anything

Collaborations

Aside from these songs, she has been acknowledged to be “a great collaborator” in the past. She has a couple of powerful diets with other talented people. You should know that she has worked with the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, and Barbra Streisand.

Collaborations

Collaborations

Certified Diamond

In 1999, the Record Industry Association of America started to give albums “diamond status” if they have made more than 10 million sales. This is not easy to pull off at all, but Celine Dion has done this more than once! Two of her albums have gone diamond. They are the 1996 album called “Falling Into You” and then the 1997 album called “Let’s Talk About Love.”

Certified Diamond

Certified Diamond

A Best Selling Female Artist

Meanwhile, record executives also started to keep track of album sales by using the Nielson Soundscan System in 1991. According to the data, Celine Dion is one of the top-selling female artists in the US and Canada. The only ones to have outdone her were Mariah Carey and Rihanna.

A Best Selling Female Artist

A Best Selling Female Artist

Catholic Star

Celine Dion was raised a Ramon Catholic upbringing. Let us see what she had to say about it in 2014: “It’s important for people to have something they can touch and believe in.” She also said, “I say that to believe in yourself is to believe in God. For me, God is life itself, the birds, the air, the sunrise and the sunset, the children. Yes, that is where I find God. Not in a church.”

Catholic Star

Catholic Star

Reaching For Gold

She is truly a remarkable artist who has been recognized in various parts of the globe. She even managed to crack the particularly difficult market of France. Her song “D’amour ou d’amitié” or “Of Love or of Friendship” actually went gold there!

Reaching For Gold

Reaching For Gold

Upgrading Her Image

As you can see, she only continues to be more successful and famous as time passes. Eventually, she and her manager upgraded her looks as well. She always found her teeth unattractive, and tabloids even gave her the nickname “Canine Dion.” During the mid-‘80s, she got a bunch of procedures to fix them.

Upgrading Her Image

Upgrading Her Image

Mid Career Misses

You already know that she went on a three-year break from the industry at the turn of the millennium. In 2002, she made her comeback by releasing “A New Day Has Come,” which talks about motherhood.

Mid Career Misses

Mid Career Misses

Accessible To All

Even though she has seen a lot of success in life, she has never been anything but down to earth. She makes sure to treat her fans well. After the death of Rene, she let fans come see her if they wanted to do so. Her supporters were allowed to extend condolences personally! How selfless was that of her? Aside from this, she also agreed to have the funeral be televised so that everyone can watch it.

Accessible To All

Accessible To All

She Won By A Single Point

She made it big when she joined the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. What was weird was that she was the Swiss representative! At any rate, she managed to beat the UK representative by only one point.

She Won By A Single Point

She Won By A Single Point

Michael Jackson’s Fanatic Fan

Did you know that she is a big fan of Michael Jackson? She even told Rene that she wanted to do the same things that the King of Pop did. MJ was a huge inspiration for her. You might even say that he motivated her to win many awards and release multiple albums at the tender age of 18!

Michael Jackson’s Fanatic Fan

Michael Jackson’s Fanatic Fan

A 5-Year-Old Hanging Out At A Bar

The Dion family once owned a piano bar called Le Vieux Baril. The family used to practice music there on the regular. It was located in Charlemagne, Quebec. Celine started to perform there at the age of 5!

A 5 Year Old Hanging Out At A Bar

A 5 Year Old Hanging Out At A Bar

“A New Day Has Come” Received Harsh Criticism

Her “A New Day Has Come” album mostly talks about what it is like to be a new mom. This was the first album she released that made its debut in the top spot of the Billboard 200. However, critics were not fans of it and said the lyrics were both “forgettable” and “lifeless.”

A New Day Has Come Recieved Harsh Critiscm

A New Day Has Come Received Harsh Criticism

Gold In France

Celine Dion happens to be the first Canadian to ever achieve the Gold status in France. We know that this is already an impressive feat but wait until you hear that she did this when she was still in her teens.

Gold In France

Gold In France

Switzerland?

It was in the ‘80s that she started to cement herself as a great singer. In 1982, she won the Yamaha World Popular Song Festival. In 1988, she won the Eurovision Song Contest. She competed for Switzerland both times!

Switzerland@

Switzerland@

Caesars Palace

During the height of her career in 1999, she decided that she wanted to spend more time with Rene. Yes, this happened after he received the cancer diagnosis. Upon her return in 2002, she signed a contract for a residency show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace

Most Successful Concert Residency Of All Time

This is yet another record that belongs to Celine. Her five-star Caesars Palace theatrical show went on to be the top-grossing concert residency in history. Can you believe that it made $385 million? Good job!

Most Successful Concert Residency Of All Time

Most Successful Concert Residency Of All Time

Another Residency Show!

That first show had been such a huge hit that she ended up coming back in 2011 for her second concert residency. According to the contract, Celine Dion would be working on this one until 2019.

Another Residency Show

Another Residency Show

Highest Paid Resident Performer

Did you know that she is the top-paid resident performer in history? She makes $500,000 for each show. This means that she has made more than other artists like Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and Elton John.

Highest Paid Resident Performer

Highest Paid Resident Performer

Documentary Success

OWN Network, which is owned by Oprah Winfrey, created a documentary about the life and times of Celine Dion. Released in 2011, it talked about the private details of her life. It is still the second highest-rated TV Own Canada to this day.

Documentary Success

Documentary Success

Everyone Wants To Sit Next To Her

FlightNetwork.com created a poll to find out which celebrity people would like to be sitting next to them on the airplane. They asked 780 people this question and found out that Celine Dion was the answer! She earned 23.7% of the vote. We would love to sit right beside her as well.

Everyone Wants To Sit Next To Her

Everyone Wants To Sit Next To Her

Perfume Lines

You already know that she has dabbled in a number of businesses in the past. However, the most successful one must be her line of perfumes. She recently released “Signature”, which is the 14th perfume in her Celine Dion Parfums Collection.

Perfume Lines

Perfume Lines

She Is Influenced By The Greatest Artists

In the past, Celine Dion has cited artists such as Anne Murray, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Charles Aznavour, Michael Jackson, and the Bee Gees to be the main musical influences in her career.

She Is Influenced By The Greatest Artists

She Is Influenced By The Greatest Artists

She Has A Great Sense Of Humor

Celine Dion has been impersonated and parodied on TV shows like South Park, Saturday Night Live, MADtv, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and Royal Canadian Air Farce. They like to copy her funny stage antics and strong accent. We are glad that she has a good sense of humor and has remained unaffected by these acts. She has actually said that she was flattered they did such a thing. There was even a time when she asked her SNL impersonator Ana Gasteyer to join her on stage during her New York show!

She Has A Great Sense Of Humor

She Has A Great Sense Of Humor

Hurricane Katrina

In general, Celine Dion does not get involved in politics. However, she decided to take a stand after the Hurricane Katrina tragedy. She went on Larry King Live and expressed her thoughts on the issue. She criticized the way the US government handled the disaster. She said, “There are people still there waiting to be rescued. To me that is not acceptable … How can it be so easy to send planes in another country to kill everybody in a second and destroy lives. We need to serve our country.”

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

She Is Greatly Admired By Other Artists

We think that it is really neat that people like Frank Ocean, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Adele, Jordin Sparks, and Taylor Swift all call her an influence on their own musical careers!

She Is Greatly Admired By Other Artists

She Is Greatly Admired By Other Artists

Timbaland Loves Her Too

DJ Timbaland has nothing but praises for her. He once said, “Celine has such a beautiful, mesmerizing voice. She is so talented. I think we could create something that is a classic like she is already.”

Timbaland Loves Her Too

Timbaland Loves Her Too

Celine Changed Vegas

Aside from these, many acknowledge that Las Vegas would not be the same if she did not do her concert residency. Gary Bongiovanni of Pollstar said she redefined what artists could do there. Kurt Melien of Caesars Palace also said, “Celine was a pioneer without question … Twenty years ago, we couldn’t have got someone the stature of Britney Spears to appear in Vegas. Stars like her would never have considered it if Celine hadn’t paved the way. She changed the face of modern Vegas.”

Celine Changed Vegas

Celine Changed Vegas

Song Of The Century

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Industry Association of America has a list called the Songs of the Century. It is not surprising to hear that they added “My Heart Will Go On” to it!

Song Of The Century

Song Of The Century

Goodwill Ambassador

In 2010, Celine Dion had the honor of becoming a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations. It was a program that was launched in 1999. We bet she was touched by such an amazing offer!

Goodwill Ambassador

Goodwill Ambassador

Canada Honored Her Too

Canada has also honored her in their own way. In 2013, Celine Dion was awarded the Companion of the Order of Canada. This is impressive since it is the highest rank given by the Order of Canada.

Canada Honored Her Too

Canada Honored Her Too

She’s A Big Philanthropist

One of the reasons she was given the position of the UN Goodwill Ambassador was her charitable and philanthropic contributions. Celine Dion has worked with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and other organizations in the past. She has also worked with McDonald’s for World Children’s Day before.

Shes A Big Philanthrophist

Shes A Big Philanthropist

An Emotional Announcement

Quite some time has passed since she lost her husband to cancer. Celine Dion and Rene Angelil enjoyed 22 years of marital bliss. Recently, she decided that it was time to talk about her love life after various rumors came out about a so-called blossoming romance. “Bizarre,” she said, “Now it is definitely too soon for me. I am definitely in love with him, married to him…He’s the love of my life. It’s very difficult for me to see myself with another person.”

An Emotional Announcement

An Emotional Announcement

ADVERTISEMENT