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Early Life Of Celine Dion

Celine Dion was born to Adhémar Dion and Thérèse Tanguay, and is known to be the youngest of all the fourteen siblings she had. She was raised in the environment of a Roman Catholic family. Her family was living in an extremely poor conditions when she was born, but the good thing about it was that they were still happy with each other. They lived in a house which was in a small town Charlemagne approximately 30 miles northeast of Montreal.

Celine Dion got more and more inclined towards music because of the family's interest and enthusiasm towards it. Celine in fact grew up singing with her siblings and parents in their common town bar called the 'Le Vieux Baril.' It was since then that Celine developed a passion for music and at a very early age she also dreamed to become a performer one day. In the year 1994, Celine stated for a magazine about her childhood, and dream for singing:

"I missed my family and my home, but I don't regret having lost my adolescence. I had one dream: I wanted to be a singer."

It was the earliest that any star has ever entered the professional career as at the age of only 12 years Celine composed her very fist song called the Ce N'Était Qu'un Rêve" ("It Was Only a Dream"), in collaboration with her mother and her brother. Her brother then discovered a music composer at the back of Ginette Reno album and sent the song to the music manager René Angélil. It was then that Celine was acknowledges for the very first time for her work and Angelil was brought to tears by her work, he immediately decided to make her a star.

He was so impressed by her work that he went out of the way and mortgaged his own house to finance her first album release, with her first song "La Voix du Bon Dieu" (a play on words "The Voice of God/The Road to God," 1981),it was an instant breakthrough achievement in Celine's life and it was on the number one local records.

It was not very long when Celine's popularity spread far and wide to the world in the year 1982, immediately after her debut year. She participated in the world competition Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan, there she was the winner of the musician's award for "Top Performer" and was also honored with a gold medal for "Best Song" with "Tellement J'Ai d'Amour Pour Toi" ("I Have So Much Love for You").

Celine soon became the most famous singer in the year 1983 in Canada after she won the awards like the record in France for her single "D'Amour Ou d'Amitié" ("Of Love or of Friendship") and also some great awards like the Félix Awards which included the "Best Female performer" and also "Discovery of the year."

Celine was even known in the far continents of Asia and Europe after her representation of Switzerland in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi" ("Don't Go Without Me") here Celine was the winner of the contest which took place in Dublin, Ireland.

When she was eighteen, she was greatly inspired by the famous rock-star Michael Jackson and she decided to be a performer like him one day. Angelil who was her music manager advised her for a physical makeover so as to create an image worldwide. She then withdrew her career to take a break for a physical makeover. She was then sent to the École Berlitz School in the year 1989 where she polished her interviewing and also English language skills.

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