Her heart will go on: How a 22-year-old Céline Dion learned to stay true to herself
Céline learned early on that in life, you can't have everything
In 1990, a then 22-year-old Céline Dion was still new to the English music market. With years of success already as a young French singer, she was hoping to connect with new audiences globally. We all know now how that story panned out — but take a look back at Dion talking about her focus in staying true to herself as she aimed for superstardom.
"In life, you can't have everything," she says. "I'm gonna stay [true to] myself. It's not because I'm doing an English album right now that I'm gonna have another style. If they feel that I have charisma, it's because on stage I feel so good. I can dance, I can cry, I can laugh, I can move, I can do everything I want on stage. I can be myself — I can communicate with the people."
Join us today in celebrating Dion's 49th birthday today. The beloved Canadian icon knew exactly she wanted and she made sure her dreams came true. We salute you, Céline!
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