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Transcript of Celine Dion
musical interest Céline Dion At the age of 12, Celine collaborated with her mother and her brother, Jacques, to compose her first song, "Ce n'etait qu'un reve" (It was only a dream). Her other brother, Michel sent the recording to music manager, Rene Angelil. Angelil was moved to tears when he first heard Dion's voice, he decided to make her a star. In 1981, he mortgaged his home to fund Celine's first record, La voix du bon Dieu (The voice of the Good God), which later on became a local number-one hit and made Dion an instant star in Quebec. Her popularity spread all around the world.
In a 1994 interview with People's Magazine, she recalled "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." Celine singing 'Ce n'etait qu'un reve' 3. Influences in their developement Celine has had many musical influences growing up. She idolized Carole King, Edith Piaf, Aretha Franklin and especially Barbara Striesand, who she got the opportunity to perform a duet with for 1997's 'Let's Talk About Love' album. Her family is very musical and the sounds of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin often filled the Dion home when Celine was growing up.
At the age of 18, after seeing a Michael Jackson performance, Dion told Angelil that she wanted to be just like Jackson. Michael Jackson 4. Political Climate At the time of Celine's birth, Pierre Trudeau was just announced as the new Prime Minister of Canada. He was preceded by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Lester B. Pearson. Pierre Trudeau Beatles Aretha Franklin Janis Joplin Barbara Streisand Carole King Jimi Hendrix Edith Piaf 5. Social Environment What world events happened in 1968? A Vietnam War protests throughtout the Western World.
Apollo 8 is the first manned space craft to orbit the moon.
Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated.
An earthquake happened in Sicily, approximately making 50,000 people homeless. 6. Other Céline was named after a song called "Dis-moi Céline" by Hugues Afray.
She is the youngest of 14 children.
After leaving school around age 16 to focus entirely on her career, and never having enjoyed or succeeded in school - before she conquered the US, she had to learn English. She learned English in three months at a Berlitz school.
The epic ballad “My Heart Will Go On” is Celine Dion’s signature song; however, the Canadian songstress nearly passed on the chance to record it.
At the urging of Rene Angélil, Celine Dion recorded “My Heart Will Go On” for the 1997 James Cameron film Titanic.
“My Heart Will Go On” topped the charts in countries around the world -- even spending 10 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Airplay chart.
“My Heart Will Go On” was the second Celine Dion song to win an Oscar for Best Original Song.
Celine Dion’s song “My Heart Will Go On” won four Grammy Awards including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. By: Patty Geronimo Celine's family The Vietnam War Earthquake in Sicily Styles Women often wore dramatic makeup (fake looking)
Both men and women wore frayed bell-bottomed jeans, tie-dyed shirts, workshirts, and headbands.
Wearing sandals was also part of the hippie look for both men and women.
Fringed buck-skin vests, flowing caftans, Mexican peasant blouses, gypsy-style skirts, scarves, and bangles were also worn by teenage girls and young women. Indian prints, batik and paisley were the fabrics preferred. Celine Dion is worth, as of 2007, $250 million. She is the fifth richest woman in entertainment according to Forbes.
In 2010, she is worth $260 million. But it's believed to be WAY higher since her recent world tour that grossed almost $300 million. She was also the top earner in music of this decade, with $747,9 million from 2000 to 2010. Music video of "My Heart Will Go On" My song: Because you loved me Was released on February 19, 1996
The song was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, as well as four Grammy Awards. It won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (award went to Diane Warren), and was nominated for the Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
The single set a record on the U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, where it remained at number 1 for 19 weeks. It topped many other American charts as well, including Billboard Hot 100 Airplay (14 weeks at the top) and Hot 100 Singles Sales (6 weeks), also Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks (12 weeks) and Top 40 Mainstream (5 weeks). Because you loved me CHORUS
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me