Celine Dion had some happy moments to celebrate this year.
She helped gay YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley launch his new Ellen Degeneres-backed show (offering him a buzzed-about smooch) and celebrated her thousandth performance in Las Vegas at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace. In less good news, the year started in heartbreak when she lost both husband René Angelil and brother Daniel Dion to cancer a mere two days apart. Whatever your feelings about Dion’s rafter shaking voice and big ballads, the loss seemed overwhelming — certainly more than anyone should ever be asked to sing “My Heart Will Go On” after. Nevertheless Dion did go on and late this summer, she released her first new album in four years. Sung entirely in her native French and designed to reflect on the dual loss with uplifting themes, the album was appropriately entitled Encore un Soir (“One More Night”).
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Last modified: October 22, 2018