Celine Dion is one of the world’s best-known Canadians. A prolific recording artist, as of November 2019, she has released 27 albums, both in French and English. While she has reached incredible heights as a singer, what is perhaps less known about her are the incredible and, at times, tragic, details of her remarkable life thus far. Dion has been the subject of both praise and controversy and many unfair rumors, but always manages to prevail with her head held high.
Part of a Massive Family
Dion’s childhood, even pre-stardom, must have been hectic- she is the youngest of 14 children and had to sleep in a cabinet drawer when she was a baby, as her family did not have enough beds for her as well as all of her siblings. Dion was born and raised in Charlemagne, Quebec, which is a suburb of Quebec roughly 30 miles outside of the main metropolitan area. Dion was born into a musical household- she was named after the Hugues Aufray song, Céline.