Celine Dion’s exclusion from Rolling Stone’s ‘Greatest Singers List’ sparks outrage
Near, far, wherever you are, there’s anger that Celine Dion isn’t on Rolling Stone’s list of the 200 Greatest Singers of All Time.
Released on New Year’s Day, the list ranges from Aretha Franklin to Rosalía and other artists known for their exceptional singing.
But some on social media are calling what they see as a mistake by Titanic – Dion’s absence from the roster.
“Respectfully, not including Celine Dion, arguably the greatest vocal technician of all time, in this list is borderline treasonous,” said the producer, promoter and recording artist. Jamie Lambert tweeted.
There were also complaints that others, including Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross and Sting, weren’t included.
The publication appeared to anticipate the reprimand.
“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 intro noted. “The talent is impressive; genius is transcendent.
Dion recently announced that she is postponing several European tour dates after being diagnosed with a neurological disorder that does not allow her to “sing like I’m used to.”
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the condition she suffers from, stiff-person syndrome, is “a rare and progressive syndrome that affects the nervous system, particularly the brain and spinal cord.”
CNN has contacted Rolling Stone for comment.