Legendary singer Celine Dion turns 49 today! To mark the occasion, the Canadian songstress shared a photo album on Facebook of candid birthday photos from over the years.
The first was taken in 1991 when the singer was 23 years old and just starting her career. That year, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” was released and put Dion on the map thanks to its theme song.
“You know, I started to sing in English a little before that,” she told Entertainment Tonight in 2012. “My songs were being played on the radio, but people did not know who sings that song. And when ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was offered to me, it put me on the map. It gave me a name, so people knew the song and knew who was singing the song. So I will always be very thankful for that song for giving me a career.”
Other candid photos included birthday moments with her mother Thérèse, her late husband René Angélil, and her three sons: René-Charles and twins Nelson and Eddy.
The past year has been a tough one for Dion as her husband passed away in January 2016 after a long battle with throat cancer. Her brother, Daniel, died just two days later. Despite this, the singer’s countless new projects has made the past year one of her most outstanding.
Not only did the "My Heart Will Go On" singer release a new album in August, but she also announced a European tour that will start this summer. And on top of that, Dion announced she’s launching a fashion and accessories line and that she’ll be joining the latest season of “The Voice” as an advisor to Gwen Stefani's team.
Dion has also kept herself busy by putting her family first. In an interview with Extra last month, she said, “What makes me most proud is to be a mother. I have three magnificent kids, that through them, I see my husband and I have the strength today to keep dressing up.”
Just last week, the 49-year-old singer also celebrated her mother’s 90th birthday. To celebrate, she shared a rare family photo with her mom, her kids, and her siblings.
“What a privilege for all of us to still have you around,” Dion wrote in the caption. “Happy 90th birthday mom! We love you.”
Dion has certainly made the most of what life has given her and we can’t wait to see what she gets up to next.
Happy birthday, Celine!