It’s hard to believe that Celine Dion, who was once built a state-of-the-art theater and paid $100 million plus 50 percent of profits to perform at Caesers Palace for a year, originally had to beg her parents to play their piano bar. At 12, the youngest of 14 recorded her first song, "It Was Only a Dream", which her brother sent to local producer René Angélil. He mortgaged his house to fund her 1981 debut La Voix du Bon Dieu. After 8 French albums, a win at the coveted 1988 Eurovision Song Contest fast-tracked her English record deal. Around that time, the much-older Angélil, became more than a manager although the relationship stayed secret until 1993 when she professed her love in liner notes. They married in December of that year. She won an Oscar and a Grammy for the 1992 theme to “Beauty and The Beast” and her 1996 CD Falling Into You, which contained “Because You Love Me”, earned 2 more Grammys. She was back at the ceremony a year later with the No. 1 “Titanic” ballad “My Heart Will Go On", which also nabbed the Oscar and contributed to her estimated $200 million fortune. Dion successfully underwent grueling fertility treatments, which resulted in son René-Charles in 2001 and fraternal twins Eddy and Nelson in 2010. After penning her memoir, “My Story, My Dream”, she returned to music with 2002’s triple-platinum “Brand New Day” and the aforementioned 2003 Vegas spectacular, which played five nights a week for five years. She returned to the Strip in 2011 with “Céline".
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