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Celine Dion puts career on hold to care for husband Rene Angelil

Celine Dion puts career on hold to care for husband Rene Angelil

TORONTO, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Celine Dion has canceled her fall tour of Asia and postponed her Las Vegas residency "indefinitely" to care for her ailing husband, René Angélil.
Annie Martin
Celine Dion meets 'All By Myself' viral video star

Celine Dion meets 'All By Myself' viral video star

LAS VEGAS, July 9 (UPI) --Richard Dunn, the man who filmed himself singing "All By Myself" in an empty airport last month, met his inspiration, Celine Dion, in Las Vegas.
Kate Stanton
Celine Dion hires new manager after husband Rene Angelil steps down

Celine Dion hires new manager after husband Rene Angelil steps down

TORONTO, June 12 (UPI) --Celine Dion hired Aldo Giampaolo as her manager this week after husband Rene Angelil relinquished the position after 30 years.
Annie Martin
WATCH: Man stuck overnight in Las Vegas airport shoots amateur music video for Celine Dion's 'All By Myself'

WATCH: Man stuck overnight in Las Vegas airport shoots amateur music video for Celine Dion's 'All By Myself'

LAS VEGAS, June 10 (UPI) --A man waiting overnight in McCarran Airport recorded a cell phone video of himself lip-syncing Celine Dion's "All By Myself" while he waited his flight.
Matt Bradwell
British authorites ban man from playing Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On' after complaints

British authorites ban man from playing Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On' after complaints

STROOD, England, April 29 (UPI) -- Playing Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" over and over leads to Gareth Davies having audio equipment seized by British authorities.
Evan Bleier
Celine Dion's Florida home up for sale

Celine Dion's Florida home up for sale

JUPITER ISLAND, Fla., April 24 (UPI) -- Estate features water slides, man-made river and two pools.
Danielle Haynes

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2014.
By United Press International
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."
Annie Martin
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.
Gabrielle Levy
'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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Celine Dion performs in concert on her Taking Chances world tour at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on January 23, 2009. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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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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