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A group of dedicated Celine Dion fans have launched a protest outside the offices of Rolling Stone, after the singer was omitted from their recent list of the 200 greatest singers.
The viral list, which was shared earlier in the week, is topped by Aretha Franklin. The likes of Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke, Billie Holiday and Mariah Carey round out the Top Five. Dion isn’t featured at all, though, causing outrage on social media.
“The audacity of not acknowledging [Dion] in your flawed Top 200 as one of the top vocalists of all time and not seeing her vocal prowess is sincerely an insult beyond measure, if not a criminal offense. Fix it,” encouraged one fan. “Celine Dion is a top 3 vocalist of all time. Rolling Stone needs to immediately exit the business of music journalism,” added another, while a petition to have Dion added to the list currently has over 8,000 signatures.
A group of Celine Dion fans from The Redheads’ Facebook group even took the six-hour journey from Montreal to New York to protest Dion’s snub in-person, holding a demonstration outside Rolling Stone’s office.
Celine Dion fans protesting Rolling Stone for snubbing her from their ‘200 Best Singers of All Time’ is 2023’s January 6th
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) January 6, 2023