The $28 million that one anonymous buyer spent on a Floridian home may seem an extortionate amount. But the property, previously owned by superstar Céline Dion, is so incredible that you’ll soon believe the new owner bagged an absolute bargain. Here’s a look at why the waterpark mansion is worth the cash.
Born in Charlemagne, Quebec, in 1968, Céline Dion first began singing at a piano bar owned by her large family. She then released her first album aged just 13. And her career continued apace – so that by the time she won the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland in 1988, she’d released a further seven LPs. Dion subsequently made her English-language breakthrough in 1990 with the platinum album Unison.
Then, a year later, Dion teamed up with Peabo Bryson on the Grammy-winning theme to Disney animation Beauty and the Beast. And perhaps because of the exposure brought by that collaboration, her self-titled 1992 album achieved even greater sales than her English-language debut. But it was 1993’s The Color of My Love that launched Dion into superstar status, as it both shifted an astonishing 20 million copies worldwide and spawned the massive hits “Think Twice” and “The Power of Love.”