27 Little Known Facts About 5 Time Grammy Award Winner Celine Dion.
Celine Dion started grew up in Canada and has since become a world-wide phenomenon. From her chart topping singles, movie soundtrack classics, or sell out shows, she is one of the biggest musical stars on the planet.
Here are twenty-seven facts you may have not know about Celine Dion.
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1/27. She first met her manager and future husband Ren Angelil when she was age 12 and he was age 38.
2/27. Because of her "sharp-looking" smile, Celine was known as "Vampire Queen" in high school.
3/27. During every show of her Las Vegas residency, Celine Dion performed a duet with a hologram of herself.
4/27. James Cameron originally did not want Titanic to have a theme song. Composer James Horner got Celine Dion to record the song 'My Heart Will Go On' in secret. Dion disliked the song and only one take was done, this demo version was eventually used and Dion has never recorded the song again.
5/27. November 30, 2003: She performed the same night her father died and dedicated the show to him.
6/27. She injured her voice during her incognito tour and her doctor gave her a choice. Either have vocal surgery or go on a silent vow for 3 weeks. She chose to go on the silent vow.
7/27. 1998: Honored by two governments in two days: on April 30, her home province of Qubec awarded her the Ordre National du Qubec, and on May 1, she became an Officer of the Order of Canada.
8/27. She and her siblings sit on the board of Fondation Achille-Tanguay, an organization/clearinghouse founded by her mother in 1998 which helps poor Qubec families toward self-sufficiency. Name has been changed to "Fondation maman Dion" in 2006.
9/27. Celine played her last show at the Caesar's Palace on December 15, 2007, she received 11 standing ovations. The first was before she even finished her first song.
10/27. She is three months younger than her stepson Patrick Anglil.
11/27. February 23, 2001: Awarded the rights to the Internet domain name www.celinedion.com by the UN World Intellectual Property Organization from "cybersquatter" Jeff Burgar. Burgar had also registered www.juliebrown.com and www.brucespringsteen.com, which were transferred to Julie Brown and Bruce Springsteen, respectively, that day.
12/27. She loves to play golf.
13/27. She has over 500 pairs of shoes.
14/27. Has won five Grammy Awards since 1992 including "Album of the Year" in 1996 for "Falling Into You" and "Record of the Year" for "My Heart Will Go On".
15/27. Her lucky charm is a 1968 Canadian nickel because she found one in Japan before she went on stage to sing at the Yamaha song contest, which she won.
16/27. Her parents were both of French-Canadian ancestry. She and Madonna share the same French-Canadian heritage through a common ancestor, Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677).
17/27. Has a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for selling the most French-language album of all time for "D'eux" ("The French Album"), with over 6.4 million copies sold. The album also went to #1 in England.
18/27. Although considering herself not a political person, she tearfully criticized U.S. President George W. Bush regarding the Iraq War and his slow response in aiding the victims of Hurricane Katrina when she appeared on Larry King Live.
19/27. Her favorite songs are "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "The Show Must Go On" by Queen, "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" by Elton John, "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin, "Why?" by Annie Lennox, "It Was a Very Good Year" by Frank Sinatra, "Home" by Michael Bubl, "Purple Rain" by Prince, "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder and "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
20/27. At age 16, Cline sang "Une colombe" (a well-known French song) for Pope John Paul II at the Montreal Olympic Stadium in front of 65,000 people.
21/27. Started a restaurant chain in Qubec called "Nickels" (1990), later on introduced in Ontario.
22/27. She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 6, 2004.
23/27. She gave birth to twin boys (her second and third child) at age 42, Nelson Angelil and Eddy Angelil on October 23, 2010. The childrens' father was her late husband, Ren Angelil.
24/27. Named her fraternal twin sons "Nelson" and "Eddy", in honor of Nelson Mandela and Eddy Marnay, respectively.
25/27. She has 13 brothers and sisters.
26/27. The Aerosmith song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" was originally written for Celine Dion.
27/27. Her hit "It's all coming back to me" is actually a cover from an 80's band called "Pandoras Box".
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