Celine Marie Claudette Dion was born on March 30, 1968, in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. The youngest of 14 children of Adhemar and Therese Dion, she grew up in a close-knit musical family. Her parents had created a singing group, and they toured Canada when Celine was still a child. They later had opened a piano bar, where 5 years old Celine used to sing to the customers.
When Celine was just 12 years old, her mother and her brother had recorded a song which her mother had written for her. It’s called “Ce n’était qu’un rêve” that means It was only a dream. Her brother had sent the tape to Rene Angelil a manager and a producer, who had managed her career. He had not only managed her career but mortgage her property to promote her first album. He had also handled the career of famous French singer Ginette Reno. He had the right attitude to take the risk. According to me, he must have been a person of great courage who was never afraid of taking the risks.
After listening to Celine’s voice he had invited Celine Dion to perform. As soon so as he heard her singing he signed her immediately. He financed her first debut album, La Voix du bon Dieu.
By the time Celine was 18, she had already recorded nine French albums and won many Felix and Juno awards, the Canadian Equivalent to Grammy Award. In 1988, she had won Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Ireland., and it was broadcast live in countries throughout Europe, The Middle East, Australia and Japan. After this contest only she had started looking forward to beginning her career in the United State of America. But there was a challenge in front of to learn English as she comes from a French-speaking background. She was so determined to have a career in America, that she worked so hard for it and every day she used to learn English morning to evening just to make it happen.
Celine Dion first breakthrough
Celine Dion got her first breakthrough in America with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in 1992. She recorded the theme song for Disney’s super hit animated feature Beauty and the Beast, a duet with Peabo Bryson. The song won both a Grammy and an Academy Award, and 12 million copies were sold internationally.
The unquestionable success of her efforts, which also adds up to ‘’If You Asked Me to.’’ Which was another hit and made it to No.4 in Billboard Hot 100 and No 1 on the adult contemporary chart.
French Canadian Diva Celine Dion
Celine Dion received her award The Order of Canada for her outstanding contribution to the world of contemporary music.
It is seldom for the Quebec – born star to appear so big in Las Vegas, who has already completed her three years at Caesar’s Palace.
It was declared in 2008 that Celine Dion would be presented the highest rank of the Order of Canada. She was named to the order in 1998, at the lower rank of Member.
René Angélil Celine’s husband called her his ‘’engine’’ He thanked her in an emotional speech and said she is an amazing mother and wife who gave him ‘’Wings’’. He also said that his parents would have been proud to witness the moment.
Celine Dion thanked Gov. Gen., David Johnson, for the award, and said she would always try to be a good companion.
After releasing two English albums in 1990’s ‘Unison’ and ‘’Celine Dion’’ in 1992- Celine was not new to success. She had big hits such as ‘’ Where does my heartbeat now’’, ‘’If you ask me to’’, and the Grammy- and Oscar-winning number, ‘’Beauty and the Beast’’. But it was her third English bestselling album, ‘The Color Of My Love’, took her to new heights, released in 1993.
In 1993, Celine Dion expressed her feeling for her manager by announcing him ‘‘The colour of her love’’ in the dedication section of her English album. However, instead of getting criticized for their relationship and the huge age gap between the couple as she was afraid, but her fans welcomed the couple. Celine and Réne Angélil got married in an extravagant wedding ceremony in December 1994, which was broadcasted live in Canada.
Celine Dion beautiful family
Celine have three sons with her husband René. Her eldest son was born in 25th January 2001 and he was named René-Charles Angélil. She gave birth to twins Nelson Angélil and Eddy Angélil through in-vitro fertilization. They were born in 23rd October 2010.
Role of Celine’s mother in her career
Celine Dion is a powerhouse of positive energy, extremely hardworking singer, the renowned French Canadian singer. Her career started at the age of 12 and recorded nine French albums over the next six years.
Celine was inspired by her mother, whom she described as ‘’a great musician who also loved to sing. It was Celine’s mother who wrote her first song and recorded a demo tape that was sent to manager and producer René Angélil.
Celine Dion’s strong Work Ethic
Without any doubt, we all know Celine is a famous artist in both Canada and America. Canadian musician Yves Frulla who became Celine’s keyboardist during the tour of UNISON, also an internationally acclaimed songwriter, producer, and keyboardist. He is mainly known as Celine Dion’s keyboard player. He runs his studio in Sun City tells that her schedule is very busy as she has French and American fan following. Rehearsal is very important, but also very challenging. Celine’s musicians have to adjust themselves with the deadlines and learning new music fast. As a result, strong work ethics become very important.
Award-winning singer and Broadway actress Deborah Cox tell that Celine Dion’s work ethics influenced her so much. She describes that Celine Dion is very disciplined about her voice. She does not talk before the show, and she drinks a lot of water before the show.
Celine Dion: Hardest working singer in show business
I love to analyze with the intention to know the secret of success of famous artists, to improve myself as an individual and an artist, also taking feedbacks from my friends and my ever-growing audience to improve my writing skills.
I am a great fan of Celine Dion for many years, infect I learnt French after getting inspired by her French songs. She is just an amazing singer and an amazing human being. I respect her lot because she conducts her business so well and she is the hardest working chanteuse in the music industry.
What I love about Celine Dion is she is aware of her shortcomings and her strengths, and therefore she puts her energy in what she good at. I.e. she tells that she is not good at writing the songs, so she asks other people to write songs for her. This does not make her less gifted.
What is Work Ethic?
Friends let us understand the Work Ethics
If we search on google, results come, ‘’The principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward’’. That means hard itself is great and equivalent to success.
According to me, this is the biggest problem. We have already assumed that Work Ethic =hard Work = Success.
Ok, let me tell you one more definition. Work means that mental or physical activity that helps us to reach a certain goal, and Ethic is derived from Greek word Ethos which means the science of morals. Ethics mean, this is my standard and I will never go down below this standard. This is my thinking and this is my belief system that I think is absolutely right.
Another way to understand the Work Ethic is that there are some standards and methods to do the work reach to the results which I cannot compromise with, rather i will raise my standards to take it to its ultimate pick. Friends if you want you can write it down somewhere.
I will never compromise with the standards and will not bring it down.
I will keep enhancing my Work Ethics and raise the standards.
Some people do not like to get late, and some people cannot shirk from their work, and for some people it is ok. That means we all can have different Work Ethics and principles.
You may have many questions in your mind. For example, I do not know what is my Work Ethic. Why people are so impressed by Celine Dion’s Work Ethics? Or can we develop a strong Work Ethic?
Let us start with the first question.
You can say that you don’t know what is your Work Ethic or you are not clear about your standards. Ok, but you must be knowing that after six months you have an exam or some official project is going to get over or you are going to apply for a new job, that means you already know your immediate goal.
Now, how you are going to get there? and that is your Work Ethic.
I want to ask you something, will you be leaving your goals on luck? Or you will drop it in confusion? Or will start working towards it? Or you will adopt some other method?
Whatever will be your thinking, it must be based on your belief system, and this approach and belief system is your Work Ethic.
As we all know that Celine Dion is naturally gifted singer, in the music industry there are many singers like Katy Perry, Adele, Lara Fabian and Barbra Streisand, but there is a difference in their Work Ethics.
Another good example of Work Ethic…If you want to know about another person, just evaluate his one-week work, or observe him for a week. As we think about ourselves, the same is our standards, and that will be reflected in our work. If everything is casual for you, then getting late and squandering time is also ok for you, but if you respect yourselves, that will be seen in your work as well.
Work Ethic starts with self-belief. Two things are clear in Celine Dion’s Work Ethic that is Handwork and Discipline, as she rightly says that ‘’There’s been nothing but discipline, discipline, discipline all my life’’, and she is clear about what she wants from her work and she can get all the best results, and through her focus and will power she can come out of any challenge. That is why in high-pressure performances she performs so well.
Next one is hard work. Talent is not everything; without Hard work, you will not even come to know when you will lose your talent.
So the next question is, why people are talking so much about Work Ethics these days?
The first thing is you cannot copy someone’s talent, but you can certainly learn from his/her Work Ethics, and it is very important.
You can learn from other’s Work Ethic that how can you reach your goals and what standards and methods you will have to follow.
Another factor is reliability- one who has a strong Work Ethic, can be trusted.
Next question is what is good Work Ethic?
A good question will be what are those qualities that we can follow to have a Great Work Ethic.
I will talk about three major qualities.
First is Reliability – Which is seen in our time and punctuality. Whether you are working with others in the office or preparing for some completive exam or you are doing freelancing. You will always have to be on time to earn trust and respect.
When you follow the time alone, then you what is more important to do during the day, and this way you can maintain productivity for the whole day. Be it your teacher, your boss, or your coach everyone likes reliable and trustworthy people.
Second is commitment.
If you have some responsibility small or big, fulfil it totally. Once you show commitment in your daily responsibilities, you will see other qualities such as confidence and leadership will start developing in its own accord. Automatically, people will also start respecting you and start following you.
Third quality is consistency
You may think consistency and reliability is the same thing, actually what is meant by consistency is the consistency of efforts.
We are sometimes so motivated, and sometime we feel today we will not be able to do anything, hence our efforts graphs are always up and down.
Meaning of consistency in Good Work Ethic! If the performance goes down it must not go down so much, and if there are gaps in it, that should not be too many.
Consistency means keeping things simple, and consistently keep erasing the weaknesses.
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Celine Dion announces her upcoming Courage World Tour making her first tour after a decade. It is going to be one of the top pop music tours of Celine Dion.
Surprising facts about Celine Dion that her fans hardly know.
- She is younger than her stepson.
- She is also called Dr, Dion. She is not a medical doctor, but Université Laval in Quebec City gave her an honorary doctorate in music back in 2009.
- She signed her first recording contract at the age of 12
- She is the youngest of 14 children.
- Her wedding to René was broadcast live in Canada.
- She performed for the Pope as a teen.
- She is named after a popular song by artist Hugues Aufray.
- She had founded the chain of restaurants. She opened the first Nickels Grill&Bar with four of her friends in 1990. She has eight restaurants across Quebec and Ontario. She is no longer part of it now. It is now known as Nickel’s Delicatessen.
- She shares an ancestor with some other famous artists like Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Jack Kerouac, Beyoncé, Shania Twain, and Alanis Morissette
- She got remarried in 2000 with Rene only.
Words by Katy Perry
Incredible example of Celine Dion given by Katy Perry. Strong, beautiful, feminine, vulnerable, gorgeous, emotional women
Hard word and Discipline is the base of successful career and life.
Quote by Celine Dion
If you follow your heart, it means you follow your heart. If you do follow your heart, I do not thing you can go wrong.