She is the second best-selling female artist in the US during the Nielsen Sound Scan era.In 2003, Dion was honoured by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for selling over 50 million albums in Europe.(2003–07), a five-star theatrical show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.It became the most successful concert residency of all time, grossing US 5 million.By 1992, Unison, Céline Dion, and numerous high-profile media appearances had propelled Dion to superstardom in North America.
By 1983, in addition to becoming the first Canadian artist to receive a gold record in France for the single "D'amour ou d'amitié" ("Of Love or of Friendship"), Dion had also won several Félix Awards, including "Best Female performer" and "Discovery of the Year".
Dion first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland.
Following a series of French albums during the 1980s, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States.
In 1991, Dion was a featured soloist in Voices That Care, a tribute to American troops fighting in Operation Desert Storm.
It became her first top-ten hit in the UK and her second top-ten hit in the US.