Canada's most powerful musicians: 1. Céline Dion

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Charlemagne, Que-born Céline Dion first tasted success when she was just 14, becoming the first Canadian ever to have a record go gold in France.

Now, this small-town girl is one of the world's most recognized musicians. Besides selling a career-spanning 175 million albums worldwide, she has her own fragrance line, has been mentioned more than 900 times in the press over the last year, and even made an appearance on the hit game show Deal or No Deal in June. There's also her Caesars Palace show in Las Vegas, where she performs about 150 shows a year, grossing US$80 million in the last 12 months.