Watch Celine Dion’s emotional performance at the Billboard Music Awards

Posted on May 23, 2016


by Adam MS, editing by Alex JS

Here comes the power of love! As Celine Dion has recently been in the midst of drama in her personal life, the International diva delivered such emotional performance at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

Wearing gorgeous shinny dress, Dion performed Queen‘s “The Show Must Go On” backed by the incredibly powerful orchestra.

“During rehearsals, I was kind of looking behind me like she’s really there. She’s singing right now. It’s very surreal,” Lindsey shared with E! News on Live From the Red Carpet. “It’s such a special night for her. And I feel so honored I get to be a piece of it.”

The evening marked the singer’s first performance on live television since her husband René Angélil passed away in January after a long battle with cancer. The couple met when Celine was just 12 years old. They went on to marry in 1999.

Celine Dion 2016 Billboard Music Awards GIFsDuring her appearance at Sunday’s 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the proud mother-of-three took to the stage to accept the Billboard Icon Award. As the entire T-Mobile Arena delivered a standing ovation, the Las Vegas performer couldn’t help but get emotional when accepting the award—that has been gifted to just four musicians including Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez and Prince—from her 15-year-old son René-Charles Angelil.

“I’m so sorry. I’m sorry for crying. I want to be so strong for my family and my kids. And I didn’t expect that. I’m so sorry,” she shared to a supportive audience. “I don’t want to cry in front of you. You make me so happy. Thank you.”

Celine continued, “I want to thank the fans for traveling through music with me in good and bad times…All the people who believed in me. My family. My mom who wrote my first song, my children, Rene Charles. And most importantly, my beloved husband whom I know will continue to watch over me from up above.”

Many celebrities tweeted their support and admiration for Dion after she sang and spoke: