Celine Dion fans protest outside the Rolling Stone offices after she was excluded from the “200 Greatest Singers” list.

Celine Dion fans show their loyalty towards the singer in a big way.

On Friday, fans stood outside Rolling Stone’s New York City office building holding signs to protest the magazine’s decision not to include the “My Heart Will Go On” singer on their updated list of the “200 Greatest Singers of All Time.”

In the video, fans can be seen holding signs that read: “Justice for Celine”, “It’s all up to you now”, “Rolling Stone Stoned” and “Celine is not alone anymore”.

The fans are said to be members of a Celine Dion fan club called The Redheads who are based in Montreal, Canada. The group traveled from the North to show their support for the Grammy Award-winning singer.

The list was originally published on January 1 and has been met with much controversy.

Anyone who not only fails to mention Celine Dion but is not included in the top 5 singers has no business writing musical organization. This list is full of disrespect for artists who can actually sing,” one social media user wrote.

Fans were outraged that Celine Dion left Rolling Stone's list of the 200 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Fans were outraged that Celine Dion left Rolling Stone’s list of the 200 Greatest Singers of All Time.
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Celine Dion reveals her incurable neurological disorder diagnosis in emotional video

At the beginning of its article, Rolling Stone wrote: “Compiled by our staff and key contributors, this new list encompasses 100 years of pop music as an ongoing global conversation.” Decisions were based on “the originality, influence, depth of the artist’s catalog, and the breadth of their musical heritage”.

The magazine also told readers, “Before you start scrolling (and commenting), keep in mind that this is a list of the greatest singers, not a list of the greatest voices.”

“The talent is impressive, the genius transcendent,” they wrote. “Sure, many people here were born with huge pipes, perfect pitch, and boundless range. Others have rougher, exotic, or more refined instruments.”

Twitter immediately erupted with outrage over the outlet’s choice not to include Dion, stating to a reader, “Look… you could argue that Celine Dion’s music isn’t your cup of tea and that’s fair. You could argue that Celine’s songs are now irrelevant in Nowadays Billie Eilish’s generation and that’s fair too. But to say Celine Dion isn’t among the greatest singers ever is unbelievable.”

A fan named Dion left off the list with a name

One fan called leaving Dion off the list “borderline betrayal” saying she is “the best vocal technician of all time.”
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Someone called leaving Dion off the list “borderline betrayal,” and called her “the best vocal technician of all time.” Another said, “If we’re following a mere definition of vocal abilities, Celine Dion’s lack of presence is objectively incorrect and has nothing to do with taste. If we go for audio, you’d still be wrong. Ergo, there are some head-scrapers with ratings, inclusions, and omissions.” .

Artists Rolling Stone considered worthy of the title of the 200 Greatest Singers of All Time include Billie Eilish, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Wanda Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Bono, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Ozzy Osbourne and others.

Dion hasn’t yet reacted to the list, however, as the star recently shared a selection of her performance of “My Heart Will Go On” over the years.

In December 2022, Dion revealed in an emotional video, that she had been diagnosed with the incurable neurological disorder stiff person syndrome (SPS), which she explained “affects one in a million people”.

“While we are still learning about this rare condition, we now know that it was the cause of all the cramps I was having,” Dion said in the video. “Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when walking and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I used to.”

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The Cleveland Clinic described the syndrome as “a rare autoimmune movement disorder that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). People with this condition first experience stiffness in the muscles of their trunk which is followed, over time, by the development of stiffness and stiffness in the legs and other muscles of the body.”

Dion announced she had stiff person syndrome in December 2022 and said she was working with doctors and therapists to regain her strength.

Dion announced she had stiff person syndrome in December 2022 and said she was working with doctors and therapists to regain her strength.
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Dion announced that she would not be able to continue her European tour, which she planned to resume in February. She also shared that she works with a “sports medicine therapist every day to rebuild her strength and my ability to perform again” which is “what (she) likes to do most”.

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