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Rolling Stone’s Greatest Singers of All Time List is Out: One Singer is Notably Missing

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Rolling Stone released its list of “200 of the Greatest Singers of All Time,” but one standout artist is missing: Céline Dion

Out of all 200 notable singers on the list, the Canadian musician did not make the cut and fans are not having it. 

As ET Canada reports, tweets from fans have expressed confusion, dismay or offense, calling the list a “huge mistake” on Rolling Stone’s end.

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According to the Rolling Stone, the list was compiled by staff and key contributors, and encompasses 100 years of pop music as an ongoing global conversation. There are also no opera singers on the list, but the outlet does note that it’s the “Greatest Singers List” not the “Greatest Voices List.” 

Who was on the list of the greatest singers of all time?

Rosalía came in at number 200, BTS’ Jung Kook at number 191, Michael Jackson at 86, Rihanna at 68, Adele at 22 and Aretha Franklin took the number one top spot. 

“In all cases, what mattered most to us was originality, influence, the depth of an artist’s catalog, and the breadth of their musical legacy,” the article notes. “A voice can be gorgeous like Mariah Carey’s, rugged like Toots Hibbert’s, understated like Willie Nelson’s…But in the end, the singers behind it are here for one reason: They can remake the world just by opening their mouths.”

Dion has had an incredibly successful career before revealing in December that she had been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome (SPS), which forced the “I Drove All Night” singer to cancel or postpone her upcoming concert dates. 

The five-time Grammy award-winner has truly made a name for herself, scoring Best Original Song at the Oscars, plus four Grammys for “My Heart Will Go On” (not to mention its iconic influence on the movie Titanic and pop culture). Her record-breaking Las Vegas residency included 1,141 shows over 16 years with her first engagement being the highest-grossing for a musical artist. 

With her musical catalog and powerful singing voice, she will always be loved by fans far and wide, whether or not she makes her way onto top 200 lists.


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