March 30, 1968 in Montreal
l'Assomption, QuÃ©bec, Canada
Céline Marie Claudette Dion, CC OQ ChLD (/ˈdiːɒn/; French: [seˈlɪn dziˈjɔ̃]; born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. Born into 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. Dion first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland. Following a series of French albums during the 1980s, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States.