Celine went to West Humber Collegiate in Toronto, but she never graduated and then never went to college. She was prepared for her career because of her childhood experiences with singing and performing.
Celine's music has been influenced by numerous genres, including pop, rock, gospel, R&B and soul. She has said that she grew up listening to Janis Joplin, The Doobie Brothers, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Celine has expressed admiration for Whitney Houston, whom she has been compared to often.