CELINE DION VOTED AMERICA'S FAVORITE SINGER/MUSICIAN
NEW LAS VEGAS SHOW TO PREMIERE MARCH 2011 AT CAESARS PALACE
May 12, 2010 (LAS VEGAS) - The results are in and Celine Dion has been named America's favorite singer by a new Harris Poll released May 6, 2010. In great company U2 followed in second place, Elvis Presley and the Beatles tied for third and Tim McGraw charted fifth. Rounding out the top ten, Lady Gaga finished in sixth place, George Strait and Rascal Flatts came in seventh and eighth and Alan Jackson and Frank Sinatra tied for the ninth place spot . The online poll was conducted by Harris Interactive on adults within the United States surveyed between March 1 and 8, 2010.
This is great news for Americans who now have the opportunity to see their favorite singer in Las Vegas as Celine embarks on a three year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning March 15, 2011. The brand-new show directed by long-time Grammys director, Ken Ehrlich, produced by AEG Live, and designed exclusively for The Colosseum, features 31 musicians, consisting of a full orchestra and band. The show's concept will be one-of-a-kind, centered on capturing the romance of classic Hollywood movies, as well as Celine's biggest hits, performed with a stunning visual presentation.
"Celine's production team has been working on some unique, creative elements for the show which will take the live Las Vegas experience to a whole new level and offer audiences something refreshingly unexpected," said John Meglen, President and co-CEO of AEG Live/Concerts West.
Tickets for the first 54 performances of Celine's new show from March 15, 2011 through August 14, 2011 are on-sale now and can be purchased by calling 877-4CELINE (423-5463), on-line at www.ticketmaster.com keyword "Celine Dion" or at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Prices range from $55 - $250, not including taxes and fees. VIP ticket packages are also available on www.celineinvegas.com. For groups of 12 or more, call 702-731-7208.
Additional upcoming projects for America's favorite singer include recording a French album with all new material and an English Album which will include some brand new songs as well as classic movie songs that will be featured in the Las Vegas show. Exact release dates will be determined later this year. For project updates visit Celine's official website www.celinedion.com .
Having sold more than 200 million albums around the world, Celine Dion is one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history. During her spectacular career Celine has been honored with over 1000 awards. She is a five-time Grammy Award winner, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Album for Falling Into You (1996); and Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "My Heart Will Go On" (1998). Her recordings have won two Academy Awards®: Best Original Song in 1992 for the title song of Beauty and the Beast (with Peabo Bryson), and Best Original Song in 1998 for "My Heart Will Go On" (From Titanic). She has earned seven American Music Awards, 20 Juno Awards (Canada) and an astonishing 40 Felix Awards (Quebec). In 2004, Celine received the Diamond award at the World Music Awards recognizing her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2007 she was honored with the Legend Award at World Music Awards in recognition of her global success and outstanding contribution to the music industry.