Celine Dion fans protest outside of Rolling Stone’s offices after the publication left her out of their ‘200 Greatest Singers of All Time’ list.
Rolling Stone magazine named the greatest singers of all time, and while 200 artists made the list, Celine Dion was not one of them — shocking fans and sparking outrage on social media.
Dion, a five-time Grammy winner who has had four No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, rose to fame after winning the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, during which singers from mainly European countries compete with an original song. Dion represented Switzerland, although she is French-Canadian.
The songstress is known for power ballads like “Because You Loved Me,” which appeared on both her 1996 album “Falling into You” and the soundtrack to the movie “Up Close and Personal,” and “Power of Love.” She also voiced two other popular movie soundtrack songs: “Beauty and the Beast,” from the Disney animated movie, and “My Heart Will Go On,” from “Titanic” – both of which earned her Grammy wins.
Rolling Stone’s list includes artists like Alicia Keys, Buddy Holly, Marc Anthony, Chris Stapleton, Courtney Love, Eryka Badu, The Weeknd, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Patti LaBelle, Tina Turner, Willie Nelson, Sade, Paul McCartney and Adele.
The list was compiled by Rolling Stone staff members and contributors, unlike its 2008 list that used an “elaborate voting process” – and the magazine notes that this is not a list of the “greatest voices.”
The top 10 greatest singers, according to Rolling Stone, are: Al Green, Otis Redding, Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Mariah Carey, Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Whitney Houston and, at No. 1, Aretha Franklin.