She emerged from a large Canadian family to become one of the greatest singers to ever walk the earth. Celine Dion started making waves with her music in the 1980s, taking off as a teen star in her home country before she became a global sensation after clinching the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. Amazingly, she achieved most of her early feats without a mastery of the English language. With almost four decades of an illustrious career in the music arena and record sales of 200 million copies worldwide, fans often wonder what’s Celine Dion’s age.
She has been around the music industry for so long that we can’t imagine a time she wasn’t there. How old is Celine Dion and what has her love life been like? Details herein.
Celine Dion’s Age, How Old Is She?
On March 30, 2019, the French-Canadian singer celebrated her 51st birthday. She was born on the aforementioned date in 1968, in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada as the youngest in a family of 16. Though things were tough for the family financially, Celine’s parents (Thérèse, a homemaker, and Adhémar Dion, a butcher) created a happy environment for their children. She grew up in a Roman Catholic home where music is held in high esteem.
At the age of five, she performed Christine Charbonneau’s song “Du fil des Aiguilles et du Coton” at her brother’s wedding. At this early stage, she was already nursing the dreams of becoming a professional singer and started small by performing with her siblings in her parents’ small piano bar called Le Vieux Baril (The Old Barrel).
Penned alongside her mother and brother Jacques, Celine’s first song, Ce n’était qu’un rêve (It Was Only a Dream or Nothing But A Dream) turned her into an instant star following the release of her first album, La voix du Bon Dieu, on November 6, 1981. While her fame started locally, Dion refused to limit her potentials, thus she learned how to speak English and released her debut English-language album titled Unison. The 1980s and 1990s cemented her stance as a star in North America, as well as other English-speaking parts of the world with the release of several hits. Some of her memorable songs are Falling into You (1996) Let’s Talk About Love (1997), The Power of Love (1984), and I’m Your Angel (1998).
After several years of releasing classical music, the Canadian songstress bagged five Grammy Awards. Additionally, Billboard named her the “Queen of Adult Contemporary”, a feat she achieved for having the most number ones on the radio format for a female artist. During the Nielsen SoundScan era, she became the second best-selling female artist in the US. She was honored by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in 2003 for selling more than 50 million albums in Europe. To date, she is still named among the best-selling artists of all time, thanks to her record sale of 200 million copies worldwide. Of course, she remains a best-selling artist in her home country. And considering Celine Dion’s age, one can not rule out the possibility of her bagging more accomplishments in the industry.
Is Celine Dion Still Single or Dating Anyone?
René Angélil was the man who saw the talent in Celine and decided to bet all he had on her. They met in 1980, Celine Dion’s age then was 12 while he was 38. Their meeting took place after René was mesmerized by a recording of “Ce n’était qu’un rêve” which Celine’s brother, Michel Dondalinger Dion, sent to him. He subsequently mortgaged his house to finance her debut album which became a number one hit.
Not only did René hit the jackpot as Celine Dion’s manager, but he also warmed his way into her heart, regardless of the age difference between them. They started dating in 1987 and in 1991, they got engaged. Their wedding took place at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec, on 17 December 1994. The marriage produced three sons, René-Charles Angélil (b. 2001) and fraternal twins Eddy and Nelson (b. 2010).
Celine Dion and her husband renewed their marriage vows in Las Vegas in 2000 and on 14 January 2016, Angélil passed away as a result of complications from cancer. Since her husband’s passing, Dion has remained single, although rumors have linked her to a few men including Pepe Muñoz which she refuted.