The youngest of 14 children, Quebec native CÚline Dion
recorded her first demo at age 12, wich caught the ear of local Svengali Rene Angelil. By the time Dion was
22, she had recorded four pop albums in French under Angelil's guidance, all of wich went platinum in Canada.
In 1991 Dion signed with Epic U.S, delivering "UNISON",
her first album in English, later that year.
The overblown ballad"Where does my heart beat
now" gave a taste of what was to come from Dion musically, and hit number four on the American charts.
The following year, Dion dueted with Peabo Bryson
on the top-10 theme to Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast; she also undertook her first U.S tour, opening for Bolton.
A cover of Patti Labelle's "If you asked me to" from Dion's second album(partly
produced by master of bombast David Foster), reached number four later in 1992.
Dion racked up her first U.S number one with a cover of Jennifer
Rush's" The power of love".
Her third English album, "The
Colour Of My Love", became her most succesful worldwide and in America, reaching number four. Late in 1994, Dion
married the 52-year old Rene Angelil.