Celine Dion is a superstar in both French and English. She is one of the most talented and successful artists of her generation. In May 2008, she received France’s highest award, but her beginnings were slightly more humble. She was the youngest of 14 children born to poor parents. Music was a key part of family life and her earliest dream was to be famous.
When she was eighteen, at a Michael Jackson concert, she decided she wanted to be a star like him. She needed a change of image and had cosmetic and dental surgery. She also had English lessons to polish her accent for singing songs in English. Her English debut, the 1990 album ‘Unison’, brought her to the world’s attention.