When Rolling Stone released its list for the 200 Best Singers of All Time list, fans of Canadian singer Celine Dion were furious to find her name excluded from the rankings. To make matters worse, Rolling Stone tweeted that the list was not based on voice, but on talent and genius.
Needless to say, Twitter users reacted angrily, with some calling the exclusion of Dion a “crime against humanity.” After all, Dion is one of the top-selling solo artists in history and has grossed over $681 million from her two Las Vegas residencies. She has sold over 200 million albums and singles worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Dion has also won countless accolades in her career, including five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, seven American Music Awards, and 20 Juno Awards. She has also been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Walk of Fame. In addition, she is the highest-grossing Canadian artist of all time, and has been recognized by the Guinness World Records for being the best-selling female artist in history.
Given Dion’s impressive career, it’s no surprise that fans were outraged to see her name absent from Rolling Stone’s list. Rolling Stone’s top five picks for the list were Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke, Billie Holiday, and Mariah Carey. While these singers certainly deserve their place on the list, fans were quick to point out that Celine Dion’s omission was a glaring oversight.
Overall, the Rolling Stone list sparked intense debate among fans, with many arguing that Celine Dion’s career has earned her a rightful place among the greatest singers of all time. Whether Dion will eventually make it to the list remains to be seen, but one thing is certain – her fans are not about to let her absence be forgotten.