Céline Marie Claudette Dion (born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer. Noted for her powerful and technically skilled vocals, Dion’s music has incorporated genres such as pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and classical music. She is the best-selling Canadian recording artist, and the best-selling French language artist in history.
Born into a large family from 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.