Céline Dion suffered unspeakable tragedy in 2016 when both her husband René Angélil and brother Daniel died from cancer within two days of each other. And a series of recent interviews proves the Grammy-winning singer is still grieving over her loss. Here’s what she had to say about her controversial marriage to her former manager.
Born in Quebec, Canada, in 1968, Céline Dion first found success as a French-language performer, winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. She became more familiar to English-speaking audiences when she released 1990’s Unison, while her big break came just a year later. That’s when she collaborated with Peabo Bryson on the Grammy-winning theme to Beauty and the Beast.
Dion consolidated her crossover success with 1993’s The Colour of My Love, a blockbuster record which spawned the U.S. number one “The Power of Love.” The singer then dominated the rest of the decade, with both 1996’s Falling Into You and 1997’s Let’s Talk About Love reaching diamond status in the States. 1995’s D’eux, meanwhile, remains the highest-selling French-language record in history.