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Blake Shelton scores big for his team on 'The Voice'

Blake Shelton scores big for his team on 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Blake Shelton snatches up an R&B singer for his team whose vocals blew all four judges away on "The Voice."
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Lady Gaga and OneRepublic booked for Tuesday's 'Voice' fall finale

Lady Gaga and OneRepublic booked for Tuesday's 'Voice' fall finale

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Ne-Yo and OneRepublic are to perform on the live 2-hour fall finale of "The Voice" in Los Angeles, NBC announced.
Celine Dion to host adoption special on CBS

Celine Dion to host adoption special on CBS

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Canadian recording artist Celine Dion is to serve as host of a holiday special about children adopted from foster care, CBS announced.
Celine Dion wants a baby girl

Celine Dion wants a baby girl

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Celine Dion released her first English-language album in six years this week, but it's something else altogether she hopes to soon bring into the world.
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'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' tops the U.S. album chart

'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" is the No. 1 album in the United States, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Celine Dion's latest album set for fall release

Celine Dion's latest album set for fall release

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Columbia Records says it will release "Loved Me Back to Life," the latest album from Canadian pop star Celine Dion, this fall.
Celine Dion set for Order of Canada honor

Celine Dion set for Order of Canada honor

QUEBEC CITY, July 26 (UPI) -- Pop star Celine Dion and her manager husband, Rene Angelil, are to be recognized with Order of Canada honors in Quebec City, CBC News said.
Twain, Dion to be Billboard Music Awards presenters

Twain, Dion to be Billboard Music Awards presenters

LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- Cee-Lo Green, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Kelly Rowland and Hayden Panettiere are to be presenters at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, ABC said.

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Flu, sinusitis sideline singer Celine Dion

Flu, sinusitis sideline singer Celine Dion

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Pop star Celine Dion has canceled this week's shows in Las Vegas as she recovers from the flu and sinusitis, AEG Live announced.
Celine Dion books 37 summer shows in Las Vegas

Celine Dion books 37 summer shows in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Canadian pop star Celine Dion is to play 37 additional dates from June to September at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, AEG Live announced.

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Britney Spears may do show in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Pop star Britney Spears has almost locked down a deal to do a Celine Dion-type show in Las Vegas, TMZ.com reported Sunday.
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Céline Marie Claudette Dion, CC, OQ (French pronunciation:   ( listen); born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. Born to a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. In 1990, she released the English-language album Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.

Dion had first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. Following a series of French albums in the early 1980s, she signed on to CBS Records Canada in 1986. During the 1990s, with the help of Angélil, she achieved worldwide fame after signing with Epic Records and releasing several English albums along with additional French albums, becoming one of the most successful artists in pop music history. However, in 1999 at the height of her success, Dion announced a hiatus from entertainment in order to start a family and spend time with her husband, who had been diagnosed with cancer. She returned to the top of pop music in 2002 and signed a three-year (later extended to almost five years) contract to perform nightly in a five-star theatrical show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

Dion's music has been influenced by genres ranging from rock and R&B to gospel and classical. While her releases have often received mixed critical reception, she is renowned for her technically skilled and powerful vocals. Dion is the best-selling Canadian artist of all time, is the second best-selling female artist in the United States of America during the Nielsen SoundScan era, and is the only female artist to have two singles that have sold more than a million copies in the United Kingdom. In addition, her 1995 album D'eux, is the best-selling French-language album of all time. In 2004, after surpassing 175 million in album sales worldwide, she was presented with the Chopard Diamond Award at the World Music Awards for becoming the best-selling female artist of all time. According to Sony Music Entertainment, Dion has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.

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