Céline Dion is one of Quebec's most influential figures, and MTL Blog is here to tell you all about her humble beginnings and how she made it to where she is now.\nWarning: pictures of Céline as a child may make you feel like your heart cannot go on...\nRead all about our Québécoise queen's youth below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nCéline Dion has spent the majority of her life in the limelight. But, unless you're a die-hard fan, you probably know very little about her humble beginnings. Well, MTL Blog is here to tell you all about them!\nOn her official website, we're told that "the Dion family was a humble one of modest means, but never lacked for love. The house was jam-packed with children, and Céline’s mom even had to lay her littlest one to sleep in a drawer." Céline is the youngest of 14 brothers and sisters, and their parents raised them on $165 a week when she was little.\nBorn in 1968, her music career started at the young age of 12. Music played a major role in the Dion family, which made the beginning of her musical career slightly easier, but I'd still call her a self-made woman since she knew what she wanted in life and she got it.\nFrom growing up in an exclusively French-speaking household to now having numerous best-selling English-albums, this woman did not let anything keep her down. Céline's biography will inspire people of all ages to persevere in any circumstance if it means following their dreams.\nBy the sounds of it, all 14 siblings were blessed with musical talents, just like their parents. And they'd all sing in the family restaurant whenever the chance arose. Céline once told People Magazine that "I'd sleep on chairs in restaurants and bars while they sang," since she was the youngest of them all.\nYouTube\nView this post on Instagram 💫 JOYEUX 50e ANNIVERSAIRE CÉLINE! 💫 De sa première chanson écrite par sa maman et son frère, jusqu’à aujourd’hui, nous nous remémorons quelques-uns des moments les plus précieux de la vie personnelle et professionnelle de Céline. Commentez plus bas pour lui souhaiter un joyeux anniversaire! Lien dans la bio ! 🎈- Team Céline 💫 HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY CÉLINE ! 💫 From the very first song written with her Mom and brother, we take a look back at some of the precious moments in Céline's personal and professional life. Make sure you comment below to wish Céline a Happy Birthday! See link in bio ! 🎈- Team Céline 📸: Archives Productions Feeling A post shared by Céline Dion (@celinedion) on Mar 30, 2018 at 3:08am PDT\nBy the age of five, Céline had been asked to sing at one of her brother's wedding. "When I started to feel the love and the warmth of the audience it got me. I said to myself, 'Really this is what I want to do all my life. I want to be a singer,'" she told CNN.\nWhen she was 12 years old, Céline collaborated on her first official song with her mother and her brother Jacques called "Ce n'était qu'un rêve," which they all wrote together.\nOnly one short year after producing her first song, Céline sang on TV for the first time, on Michel Jasmin’s talk show, a Quebec talk show.\nHer family sent René Angélil, who we know now was her long-time husband, one of Céline's recordings when she was 12 years old. René believed in Céline so deeply at this young age that he mortgaged his house to pay for the creation of her first album. He described her voice as one that you only hear every decade or two.\nCéline Dion Official Website\nBy 1982, her music was becoming known in Canada and France, since her music at this time was still all in French.\n"I missed my family and my home, but I don't regret having lost my adolescence," says Céline, who dropped out of school when she was a teenager.\nCéline Dion Official Website\nIt was basically from that moment on that Céline chose to dedicate her entire life to her music career — and with much success.\nCéline began learning English, and it wasn't before long that she was perfectly fluent. This meant she could start making music in English, which meant she could reach a much larger audience.\nCéline Dion- "At Last" with Jazz group ( Private Concert)Ultra rare video by Céline Dion!!\n"At Last" with Jazz group ( Private Concert)\n\nBy Victoria DoyonPosted by Céline Dion World Capital on Sunday, March 4, 2018\nBy 1986, she started dating her manager René without telling her family. Although many say not to mix love and business, it worked out well for these two.\nThey got engaged five years later, and their wedding was nothing short of spectacular, with Céline looking like true royalty.\nView this post on Instagram #TBT to @celinedion ‘s 1994 wedding to her husband René. This #celebritywedding might be the most extravagant wedding, ever. Fun Fact: Her headpiece was 7 pounds, and had it sewn into her hair, and if my mom her way during my wedding I would have worn something very similar. #celebrity #celinedion #celinedionwedding #inspo #wedding #married #isaidyes #engaged #ido #bride #brideinspo #weddinggoals #weddinginspo #weddingplanning #brideandgroom A post shared by The Wedding Hunter (@the_weddinghunter) on Dec 19, 2019 at 6:09am PST\nOnly a few years afterwards, Céline released two of her most successful English albums: Falling into You (1996) and Let's Talk About Love (1997). By then, the whole world knew the sound of her voice.\nAt this point in time, she has released a total of 27 albums. If you ever need some motivation to get yourself to work, Céline is your gal to look to. She proves that if you follow your dreams and make things happen, your life will turn out exactly how you want it to.\nAlso, just in case you're money-orientated: Céline now has a net worth of $800 Million. There's a little more motivation for ya.\nAnd, finally, Céline posted a video of herself over the years on her 50th birthday, so here the masterpiece is:\nHere's to wishing this powerful woman many more years of love, success, and happiness!