Canadian born pop singer Céline Marie Claudette Dion was born in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada on March 30, 1968. As a french speaking/singing adolescent, she began he career singing in her province at local venues. In 1980 at the age of 12, she met her future husband, René Angélil, who saw the immense possibilities in her voice and took her under his wings as her manager. His belief in her abilities led him to take out a mortgage on his home to get her into a recording studio where most of her early work was performed in French. After a few years with modest success as a French-language singer in Canada, she finally recorded her first English-language album entitled Unison in 1990 under the Epic Records label. The new album was well-received by critics, but failed to garner much commercial success. It wasn't until November of 1993 that Dion would become a true recording star in the US. Her album, The Colour of My Love, would peak at #4 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums Chart and #1 in the UK. In 1996, she would release her best-selling album Falling into You, which claimed the top spot all over the world with over 32M in unit sales. While her albums have remained very popular, she has also recorded some of the most popular singles in history. They include "The Power of Love" (1993), "Because You Loved Me" (1996) and "My Heart Will Go On" (1997, from the epic film Titanic). The song from Titanic would give Dion an opportunity to walk the Red Carpet as it earned her an Oscar for Best Original Song and two Grammy Awards for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" and the prestigious "Record of the Year". In 1999, at the height of her career, Celine announced she would take a break from performing to start a family. She returned in 2002 signing a multi-year contract with Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. She remains one of the top-selling female artists of all time.