Celine Dion Think of a woman blessed with magical vocal chords and one endowed with the tenacity to sustain pitches so high enough to lick the tip of Mt. Everest, and Celine Dion comes to mind. Born Celine Marie Claudette Dion in 1968, the Canadian singer created a standard in the global music industry so steep, she remains unmatched in some of the feats she's achieved. As the bestselling Canadian singer in history and the best-selling singer of French descent, she's sold over 200 million copies of her songs and albums across the world. That record also makes her one of the bestselling artists in the world today which is just a scratch on the surface of the many achievements she has in a lengthy list of proud moments.