Celine Dion, born 30 March 1968, is a Canadian singer. She is noted for her powerful and technically skilled vocals. Dion is the best-selling Canadian recording artist and French language artist of all time. Her music has incorporated genres such as pop, rock, R&B, gospel and classical music.
Dion is also one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with record sales of more than 200 million worldwide. While her releases have often received mixed critical reception, Dion is regarded as one of pop music’s most successful vocalists. She has won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Billboard named her the “Queen of Adult Contemporary” for having the most number-one songs on the radio format for a female artist. Dion is the second best-selling female artist in the US during the Nielsen SoundScan, the 8th all-time best-performing top female artist in the United States, and the sixth all-time best-performing female soloist in Billboard 200 history. In 2003, she was honoured by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for selling over 50 million albums in Europe. In 2008, Dion was recognized as the Best-selling International Artist in South Africa.