Last Updated on October 16, 2020
Who Is Celine Dion?
Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer who’s famous for her powerful and diverse vocals. Her music incorporates various genres, including R&B, classical, and gospel. She is also revered for her ability to sing in different languages, including French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Latin.
Dion is Canada’s best-selling recording artist of all time and one of the world’s most successful singers. Her incredible music talents have earned her five Grammy Awards so far.
|Full Name:||Céline Marie Claudette Dion|
|Popular Name:||Celine Dion|
|Birth Date:||March, 30 1968|
|Parents:||Adhémar Dion and Thérèse Tanguay|
|Siblings:||Ghislaine Dion, Liette Dion, Daniel Dion, Claudette Dion, Linda Dion, Jacques Dion, Clement Dion, Paul Dion, Louis Dion, Michel Dion, Pauline Dion, Manon Dion, Denise Dion|
|Birth Place:||Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada|
|Children:||Rene-Charles Angélil, Eddy Angélil, and Nelson Angélil|
|Net Worth:||USD 800 million (as of October 1, 2020)|
|Source of Wealth:||Singing and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 7″ (1.71 m)|
|Weight:||52 kg; In pounds: 112 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Celine Dion was born on March 30, 1968, in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada, to Adhémar Dion and Thérèse Tanguay. Her father was a butcher, whereas her mother was a homemaker.
Dion developed an interest in music in her preteen years. By the time she was 12, she had already recorded her first song. She sent the song to music manager, René Angélil, who was impressed by her unique vocals and signed her immediately.
Celine Dion gained international recognition in 1982, right after winning the Yamaha World Popular Song Festival. At the time, she was not well-versed in the English language. However, she had already released three studio albums, all in French.
Dion leveraged the popularity she had garnered among her French-speaking audience to expand her fan base in the United States and other English-speaking countries. She learnt to speak English and then signed on to Epic Records in the US, where she started working on her English records. She began releasing her English tracks in the early 90s, many of which are still popular today.
Some of Celine Dion’s most successful songs include:
• A New Day Has Come
• Beauty and the Beast
• Because You Loved Me,
• Falling into You
• I’m Your Angel,
• It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,
• Let’s Talk About Love,
• My Heart Will Go On,
• The Power of Love, and
• Think Twice
Celine Dion’s Net Worth
As of October 1, 2020, Celine Dion had a net worth of $800 million. Dion is consistently one of the highest-earning singers of all time. In a given year, she can make as much as $50 million from her various endeavors. A huge chunk of her wealth comes from her successful music career.
Outside of music, Dion has also pursued other entrepreneurial ventures, including owning an artist management company and a restaurants franchise.
1. Celine Dion’s Earnings from Music
Much of Celine Dion’s music-related earnings come from album sales. As of the time of writing, she has sold more than 220 million albums worldwide.
Dion has been releasing music albums almost every other year since she broke onto the music scene. To date, she has a total of 27 studio albums, including 15 French-language and 12 English-language albums.
The following are Celine Dion’s French-language and English-language albums:
i. La voix du bon Dieu (1981)
ii. Céline Dion chante Noël (1981)
iii. Tellement j’ai d’amour… (1982)
iv. Les chemins de ma maison (1983)
v. Chants et contes de Noël (1983)
vi. Mélanie (1984)
vii. C’est pour toi (1985)
viii. Incognito (1987)
ix. Dion chante Plamondon (1991)
x. D’eux (1995)
xi. S’il suffisait d’aimer (1998)
xii. 1 fille & 4 types (2003)
xiii. D’elles (2007)
xiv. Sans attendre (2012)
xv. Encore un soir (2016)
i. Unison (1990)
ii. Celine Dion (1992)
iii. The Colour of My Love (1993)
iv. Falling into You (1996)
v. Let’s Talk About Love (1997)
vi. These Are Special Times (1998)
vii. A New Day Has Come (2002)
viii. One Heart (2003)
ix. Miracle (2004)
x. Taking Chances (2007)
xi. Loved Me Back to Life (2013)
xii. Courage (2019)
In addition to album sales, other ways Celine Dion earns from the music industry include concert tours and residency.
Dion embarked on her first concert tour in the early eighties and has since gone on a total of fifteen tours, namely:
• Les chemins de ma maison (1983 to 1984)
• Céline Dion en concert (1985)
• Tournée Incognito (1988)
• Unison Tour (1990 to 1991)
• Celine Dion in Concert (1992 to 1993)
• The Colour of My Love Tour (1994 to 1995)
• D’eux Tour (1995 to 1996)
• Falling into You: Around the World (1996 to 1997)
• Let’s Talk About Love World Tour (1998 to 1999)
• Taking Chances World Tour (2008 to 2009)
• Tournée Européenne 2013
• Summer Tour 2016
• Celine Dion Live 2017
• Celine Dion Live 2018
• Courage World Tour (2019 to 2021)
Many of Celine Dion’s tours have yielded remarkable commercial success. For instance, her most recent tour, Courage World Tour, sold out all fifty-two of its North American concerts and brought in $33.2 million. The same would have been true for the European leg but it had to be called off due to COVID-19.
In terms of residencies, Celine Dion went on her first residency, A New Day…, between 2003 and 2007. She later followed with her second residency between 2011 and 2019, known as Celine.
Like her album sales and world tours, Celine Dion’s residencies have been tremendously successful. In fact, the lion’s share of Dion’s earnings between 2000 and 2010 came from her Las Vegas residency alone.
Over that decade, Celine Dion is believed to have grossed more than $720 million from her various endeavors, which include album sales, record sales, ticket sales, merchandise sales, and other businesses. Out of that amount, $500 million was attributed to worldwide ticket sales, and $350 million of Dion’s global ticket sales earnings came from her Las Vegas show, A New Day…. Dion reportedly earns $35 million annually from her Las Vegas residency alone.
2. Celine Dion’s Earnings from Other Ventures
Celine Dion is associated with an artist management company located in Laval, Québec, Canada, known as Les Productions Feeling Inc. Dion also founded the Nickels Restaurant food chain.
Other businesses associated with Celine Dion include:
• Schwartz’s Restaurant,
• Les Mirage Golf Club,
• Célinununu (A gender-neutral children wear line in collaboration with Nununu),
• Celine Dion Parfums (a joint venture with Coty, Inc. The fragrance line has earned over $850 million in retail sales since its inception), and
• Pure (A night club based at Caesars Place, which is a joint venture with Andre Agassi, Shaquille O’Neal, and Steffi Graf)
Celine Dion has also flipped several real estate properties over the years. In 2008, Dion and her husband acquired an expensive mansion located on South Florida’s Jupiter Island for $7 million. The couple later sold the 6-acre property in 2017 for $38.5 million.
In 2016, Dion sold another 20-acre private island located just outside Quebec for $25 million.
Currently, Dion’s primary residences include an 8,000-square-foot mansion located in Las Vegas, as well as a $10 million home in Paris.
Lessons from Celine Dion
1. It’s never too early to start
Like many accomplished musicians, Celine Dion started pursuing her musical dreams even before she was ten years old.
2. Be passionate about what you do
Celine Dion’s passion for music is unmistakable. It’s the very reason she decided to learn the English language in the first place.
3. Be consistent
It’s relatively easy to gain recognition in the music industry. But it takes consistency to hold the spotlight for over thirty years.
Famous Quotes by Celine Dion
“Everything that I decide to do means something, otherwise I don’t do them.”
“I can’t wait to do the normal things. Like just doing your own groceries. Looking for your own tomatoes. I just can’t wait to get up in the morning and look awful. I’m looking forward to getting bored.”
“I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business.”
“If you follow your dreams, it means you follow your heart. If you do follow your heart, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
“It’s the moment you think you can’t that you realize you can.”
Canada has produced some of the world’s most acclaimed musicians. But Celine Dion is unarguably the most successful Canadian recording artist of all time.