Céline Marie Claudette Dion (born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, businesswoman and occasional actress. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. Dion first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland. Following a series of French albums in the early 1980s, she signed on to CBS Records Canada in 1986. In 1990, she released the English-language album Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.
On 13 August 2014, Dion announced the indefinite postponement of all her show business activities, including the Celine residency show, and the cancellation of her Asia Tour, because of the worsening of her husband’s health after he underwent the removal of a cancerous tumor in December 2013. However, on 20 March 2015, Celine Dion announced that she will be returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in late August 2015.
In the end of October 2015, Dion announced in her social media that she had begun working on a new French album, posting a photo by the side of Algerian singer Zaho.