Hear Queen’s ‘The Show Must Go On’ Covered by Celine Dion
Pop star Celine Dion's latest single is a cover of the Queen classic "The Show Must Go On."
The track, which you can listen to above, finds Dion working with violinist Lindsey Stirling to put her spin on the song. Out now via various digital platforms, the single will also be performed by Dion during her appearance at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22.
"The Show Must Go On" is Dion's first English-language solo release since her 2013 album Loved Me Back to Life, which peaked at No. 2 in the U.S. and has been certified for sales of more than 1.5 million units worldwide. She's reportedly currently working on a new LP of music sung in French while continuing her residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, which will reach 1,000 performances later this year.
As Rolling Stone notes, Dion's rendition of "The Show Must Go On" carries personal overtones. Her appearance at the show will mark her first TV performance since the deaths of her husband and brother, who both succumbed to cancer within days of one another earlier this year.
The Billboard Music Awards are set to honor a largely pop-heavy set of acts this year, but the classic rock contingent is represented by David Bowie, whose Blackstar LP is nominated for Best Rock Album, as well as the Rolling Stones and U2, who are in competition for Top Duo/Group. For more information about the ceremony and a complete list of nominees, visit Billboard's coverage of the awards.
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