Celine Dion fans aren’t too happy with this snub. And her social media outlets are inundated with complaints.
Major names like Paul McCartney, Nina Simone, Prince, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston appear near the top, along with Billie Eilish, Rosalia and Misfits frontman Glenn. Danzig rounds out the huge list.
The final “Best Singers of All Time” list produced by the magazine used a complex voting system with input from 179 experts to rank the artists. It “covers 100 years of pop music as an ongoing global conversation,” the article said.
“Before you start scrolling (and commenting) please note that this is the Greatest Singers list, not the Greatest Voices list. The talent is impressive. The genius is transcendent,” the author explains. To do. “In all cases, what matters most to us is the originality, the influence, the depth of an artist’s catalog and the breadth of their musical heritage.”
For some fans, however, Dion’s absence is a particularly glaring omission.
“Look… you could argue that Celine Dion’s music isn’t your cup of tea, and that’s fair,” wrote one Twitter user. “You could argue that Celine’s singing is now irrelevant in today’s Billie Eilish generation, and that’s also fair. But it’s hard to believe that Celine Dion isn’t the greatest singer of all time. It’s not.”
Another user wrote: “Any music list of the greatest singers of all time that doesn’t include Celine Dion is automatically disabled. That’s the rule.”
Actor Yvette Nicole Brown has disputed that Celine Dion and Michael Jackson are not on the list.
Some users shared their favorite videos of Dion’s performance on the occasion.
The “My Heart Will Go On” singer recently made very different recent headlines: after canceling a tour across North America last January and postponing more dates in Europe. , Dion faces an ongoing health problem, revealing she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological condition that makes it difficult for her to perform.
“I have been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called stiff-person syndrome that affects one in a million people,” she explained in an Instagram post Dec. 8. “We’re still learning about this rare condition, but I know it’s the cause of all the spasms I’ve had.
The spasms affect “every aspect of daily life,” she said, “sometimes making it difficult to walk or not being able to use the vocal cords to sing as usual.”
Dion finished the video expressing optimism and a heartfelt thank you to her loyal fan base.
“I want to thank you for your encouragement wishes and love and support on my social media. This means a lot to me,” she said.