A native of Twillingate, Newfoundland, Dion’s path to success in music and business is nothing short of extraordinary.
During the most difficult times of his childhood, he became fixated on music, and began to sing and play various instruments as a means to escape his negative surroundings.
Given his passion for music, Dion’s mother enrolled him in the Cambridge Kiwanis Boys Choir in Canada. Very quickly, he became the Choir’s head soloist and had the opportunity to tour around North
America and Europe with the choir. He experienced his first taste of the recording industry when he was chosen to sing a solo on one of the Choir’s albums Christmas Favorites.As his passion for music continued to grow, he attended a high school for the performing arts where he studied vocal and instrumental music, during which time he learned to play more than 10 instruments.
Dion’s music success was defined with the release of his single “Maybe” in Canada. An instant hit, “Maybe” charted on CHR radio stations and dance charts across the country, and appeared on numerous best-selling pop/dance compilation albums, including two popular MC Mario compilations released through Sony Music Canada. The song propelled Dion onto the Canadian Dance Music Scene. His follow-up single, “Magic,” was equally as successful, having earned Dion a Canadian East Coast Music Award nomination. Dion’s third single, a remake of Corey Hart’s 1985 mega hit “Never Surrender,” exploded at radio stations across the country, and earned Dion one of two Canadian East Coast Music Award nominations. “Never Surrender” also appeared on one of Canada’s best-selling pop/dance compilations released by Universal Music Canada, Groove Station 11. “Never Surrender” hit #28 on the Canada Top 30 CHR/POP chart (Mediabase).
With the changing tide of the music industry, Dion decided to take a hiatus to pursue his business interests. Among Dion’s diverse business experience, he held the position of regional director of operations for adivision of one of the world’s largest international tour operators, Transat A.T. Inc. Dion’s business experience and expertise is a culmination of ventures and leadership roles across a wide range of business sectors including mining, entertainment, automotive, gemology, and travel/tourism.As a successful entrepreneur, he founded Solauro Industries Inc., an environmentally conscious mining company focusing on reclamation and remediation of abandoned mine lands. Another one of Dion’s endeavors, a rare gemstone collection, received multiple Guinness
As an accomplished entrepreneur, Dion’s business expertise was recently validated when he graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in the world, MIT (The Massachusetts Institute of Technology) with an MBA (Master of Business Administration). Dion made his return to the music industry in 2017 with a powerful dance ballad “Rocketship State of Mind.” Written and released to supporta campaign to bring awareness to human trafficking and domestic abuse, the song was co-written by Dion, along with his mother Christine White, and Grammy award winner Tiffany Fred. Dion and his mother wrote the lyrics for the song, drawing upon the time they spent living in a shelter in St. Johns, Newfoundland, when Dion was a child. The song was produced by Grammy award winner Philip Larsen.
“Rocketship State of Mind” peaked at #22 on the Canadian Top 100 (ADISQ), and hit the Top Ten on numerous charts including #1 in New Brunswick on 97.1 CKRO-FM. The song received extensive play in other countries, including the USA, and was featured on Zip DJ’s “On the Radar”. Dion's newest single, “Remedy for Insanity”, was released on October 9, 2018, and hit:
- #10 on the iTunes Top 200 Dance chart in Canada
- #10 onthe iTunes Top 200 Dance chart in Belgium
- #48 on the iTunes Top 200 Dance chart in the UK
- #50 on the iTunes Top 200 Dance chart in France
- #54 on the iTunes Top 200 Dance chart in the USA
- #56 on the iTunes Top 200 Dance chart in Germany.
An EP of club mixes for “Remedy for Insanity”, aptly titled "Club Cure EP", was released on November 23, 2018. Enlisting a who’s who roster of top remixers, the EP is an eclectic collection of six club mixes by some of the world’s most accomplished remixers including 2018 Juno award-winner Nick Fiorucci and American remixing legend, and 2016 Grammy Award winner, Dave Audé who is credited with an unprecedented 140 #1 Billboard hits (and counting). The EP hit #1 on the iTunes dance album sales chart in Canada.