If you are a millennial or a Gen Z, you must have grown up listening to Celine Dion’s great hits. You might be wanting to learn more about Celine Dion’s net worth and more about her career as a musician.
In this article, we will see Celine Dion’s net worth, biography and earnings throughout her career.
Celine Dion’s Net worth, Biography and Earnings
What is Celine Dion’s net worth?
Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a famous Canadian singer, actress, songwriter, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $800 million. Celine Dion is known for her powerful, technically skilled vocals.
She is equally known for her powerful earning potential.
In a given recent year Celine has earned $40 to $50 million from her various endeavours, though the majority of that income was thanks to a lucrative Las Vegas residency deal.
She has sold over 220 million albums worldwide and is still a hot live ticket. Her Courage World Tour, which started in September 2019, sold out all 52 of its North American concerts.
The European leg of the tour was on pace to sell equally well but had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Celine Dion’s Biography
Céline Marie Claudette Dion was born on 30 March 1968 and is a French Canadian singer. She is noted for her powerful and technically skilled vocals.
Dion is the best-selling Canadian recording artist and the best-selling French-language artist of all time.
Her music has incorporated genres such as pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and classical music.
She was born into a large family in Charlemagne, Quebec, she emerged as a teen star in her home country with a series of French-language albums during the 1980s.
She first gained international recognition by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland.
After learning to speak English, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States.
In 1990, Dion released her debut English-language album, Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.
Her recordings since have been mainly in English and French although she has also sung in Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Japanese, and Chinese.
At age 12, she collaborated with her mother and her brother Jacques to write and compose her first song, “Ce n’était qu’un rêve”, whose title translates as “It Was Only a Dream” or “Nothing But A Dream”.
Her brother Michel sent the recording to music manager René Angélil, whose name he discovered on the back of a Ginette Reno album. Angélil was moved to tears by Dion’s voice and decided to make her a star.
In 1981, he mortgaged his home to fund her first record, La voix du bon Dieu, which later became a local No. 1 hit and made her an instant star in Quebec.
Her popularity spread to other parts of the world when she competed in the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan, and won the musician’s award for “Top Performer” as well as the gold medal for “Best Song” with “Tellement j’ai d’amour pour toi”.
By 1983, in addition to becoming the first Canadian artist to receive a gold record in France for the single “D’amour ou d’amitié” (“Of Love or of Friendship”).
Dion had also won several Félix Awards, including “Best Female performer” and “Discovery of the Year”.
Further success came when she represented Switzerland in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Ne partez pas sans moi” and won the contest by a close margin in Dublin, Ireland.
At age 18, after seeing a Michael Jackson performance, Dion told Angélil she wanted to be a star like Jackson.
Though confident in her talent, Angélil realized her image needed to be changed for her to be marketed worldwide.
She receded from the spotlight for a number of months, during which she underwent dental surgery to improve her appearance, and was sent to the École Berlitz in 1989 to polish her English.
In 1989, during a concert on the Incognito tournée, she injured her voice.
She consulted the otorhinolaryngologist William Gould, who gave her an ultimatum: have immediate surgery on her vocal cords or do not utilize them at all for three weeks.
Dion chose the latter and underwent vocal training with William Riley.