Celine has stopped to smell the roses and has felt the pain of the thorns as she continues on her successful journey as a world-wide music artist. Throughout the years she has changed many things about her shows to keep in line with culture and to offer up a variety of entertainment to her global fans.
In 1990 Celine released her English debut, Unison, with Epic in the United States. During her tour for Unison she lost her voice before one of the performances and had to cancel part of the tour. The doctor shared that her vocal chords were badly inflamed and she would need to be silent for at least 3 weeks. She recovered at the end of the break and resolved to take better care of herself. While on tour, Celine doesn’t talk three days before making a new album and she keeps silent before performances into the late afternoon. It has been stated by many that she is very disciplined about her work.
Celine became engaged to Rene Angelil, her manager & best friend, in 1991. Her happiness brought her even greater success with the release of The Colour of My Love in 1992, which included the hit singles “The Power of Love” and “When I Fall in Love.” It was written in the New York Times, “Ms. Dion exudes a pleasing mixture of innocence and soulfulness throughout the album…endowing even the slickest songs with palpable passion.”
In 1993 Celine’s niece, Karine Menard, died in her arms after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. Dion added cystic fibrosis to the children’s charities that she raised money for and wrote the song “Vole” in memory of her niece. Dion explained how the death of her niece had affected her to Dennis Hensley in Cosmopolitan, “We take a lot for granted. The air we breathe, the ability to walk and talk. When were happy, it’s easy to forget how lucky we are.”
Dion married Rene Angelil on December 17, 1994, at a ceremony at Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica with 500 guests watching on. In 1997 Dion became a household name with the song “My Heart Will Go On” from the soundtrack of the film Titanic.
Barbara Streisand was Dion’s musical hero and she was able to perform a duet with her called “Tell Him.” Streisand said, “Celine is all anyone could ask for in a singing partner-professional, easygoing, and generous” and “her amazing voice is surpassed only by her kind and gentle heart.”
In 2000 after a World Tour, Celine and Rene decided to take off some time to work on a family. Which they were successful at. They have 3 children, Rene-Charles, and the Twins-Nelson and Eddy. Celine loves being a mom and enjoying family. When Rene Charles turned 4 years old he told his mommy that he wanted to go to the show and see her sing. Celine said she was so nervous and that little Rene-Charles was the only male to intimidate her. She has sweet powerful memories about this moment and still holds on to the rose and ticket that she bought him before taking him on stage with her. It was her little guy’s way of saying that it was okay to share his mommy with the world.
Dion breast fed her little miracle baby and still remembers the feelings, “His eyes, his skin, his smell, his sleeping, the sweetness, the love, there’s nothing like it. You know I’m not really a singer.” My life is to be a mom. It is what I enjoy the most. It is my most amazing reward. I will take a chance with my music. I don’t take risks with my family.” Interviews like that states exactly who Celine Dion is at heart.
The great tragedy in the loss of her husband Rene has taken a great toll on her life. She is being strong and continuing on after she took off quite a bit of time for grieving the loss of the lover of her life and best friend.
Celine also enjoys business outside of singing. She founded artist management company Les Productions Feeling Inc. and in 2003 Celine signed a deal with Coty, Inc. to release a brand line of perfume called Celine Dion Parfums.