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Celine Dion‘s heart might go on, but her fans are having a hard time getting past this snub by Rolling Stone … which left her off their list of G.O.A.T. crooners.
The magazine posted a refreshed 200 Greatest Singers of All Time — and their roster is pretty extensive … spanning decades of music, and even roping in some acts that are raising eyebrows (like Ozzy Osbourne, for example). Still, it’s a well-rounded mashup of talent.
While some no-brainers made the cut — Aretha, Whitney, Adele, Michael, Mariah, Freddie, etc. — there’s one person who’s noticeably missing entirely … Ms. Titanic herself.
There are other names that were excluded, which are drawing some outrage, but none quite measure up to Celine not being included. Fact is … she is far and away one of the most accomplished and impactful singers in modern history, commercially and critically.
Of course, Celine has won countless accolades … not the least of which include 5 Grammys, 6 AMAs, 7 Billboard Awards, 12 World Music Awards, 20 JUNO Awards, and on and on. Plus, seven of her albums have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide — a benchmark only a handful of solo female artists have achieved. Several of her records have been certified gold, platinum and diamond — and she’s got multiple #1 hits from a charts perspective.
Even by Rolling Stone’s own standard on what warrants a great “singer” — where they consider the full breadth of their work and showmanship, rather than focus on raw vocal talent — Celine checks all the boxes and then some. She should be on there somewhere.