Celine grew up singing in a large musical and loving family. She wrote her first song in the French-language “Ce N’etait Uu’un Rѐve” (It Was Only a Dream), at the age of twelve. Through the help of her brother and mother Celine recorded this song and shipped it to a manager that they had found on the back of an album. The manager loved Celine’s work and also at a later date-became her husband. At the age of thirteen, Celine released her first album and is presently the best-selling Canadian artist and the second best-selling female artist in the US since 1990.
Celine became the first Canadian to have a gold record in France in 1983. A statement made to her manager after watching Michael Jackson perform on television started the process for success in the United States. Celine told Angѐlil, her manager, that she wanted to be a star like Michael Jackson.
Angѐlil began to remake Celine Dion for the next 18 months. Her look, hairstyle, make-up, style of clothes, was changed and the English language became part of her life. The changes paid off shortly after her sabbatical with her 1990 album, Unison, released in the United States. Her big breakthrough came through a duet with Peabo Bryson on the theme song in Beauty & the Beast, a big Disney movie that won both a Grammy and Academy award.
A few online slot machines have been known to spoof Celine’s work, as have countless cartoons over the years. The casual listener can pick up on the more obvious ones, like Courage the Cowardly Dog’s spoof of her classic Titanic love song, but only the most dedicated of fans would be able to pick out the spoofs on the slots. Swing by leoevegas.com or mrgreen.com and see if you can find the slot machine that parodies her work!