Celine Dion Says Lady Gaga’s ‘Legacy Reaches Well Beyond Show Business’

Lady Gaga has had an eventful year. We’ve known her as a popstar powerhouse since she started wearing meat dresses and outfits made of puppets, but over time we’ve watched her hone her voice as an artist, work to make the world a better place by creating the Born This Way Foundation, learn about her health struggles in her Netflix documentary, and absolutely shine on the silver screen.

Lady Gaga and Celine Dion | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NARAS
Lady Gaga and Celine Dion | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NARAS

There is no denying the quality of Lady Gaga’s voice, and anyone who’s seen Five Foot Two can attest to the shocking amount of work she pours into each and every artistic project she’s a part of. But in addition to the pop star’s musical abilities, she’s also an incredible actress. Her performance in A Star is Born is staggering, and, appropriately, earned her a Best Actress nomination at this year’s Academy Awards.

It is unsurprising that the superstar earned a spot on Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list this year.

Celine Dion’s tribute to Lady Gaga

Grammy-winning singer Celine Dion penned Gaga’s tribute.

“I love Lady Gaga, and I think she’s got one of the greatest voices in the world: powerful, convincing, passionate and sensitive,” Dione began her piece about Gaga.

She went on to compliment Gaga’s fearless approach to performance. The superstar has never willingly fit neatly in a box, and it’s exhilarating for other artists to take in.

“She’s definitely one of the most inventive artists we’ve ever seen. Her artistic expression has no rules, no boundaries. When she first came on the scene with her outrageous style, she didn’t care what the critics said. She marched to the beat of her own drum, knowing that her message of individuality was a way to express her inner strength.”

Dione, of course, mentioned Gaga’s passionate, faithful fan base. There aren’t many fan groups that are more intense, and more loyal, than Gaga’s little monsters. What’s more, is that Gaga makes a point to use her influence to educate the masses on the values that matter to her.  

“What makes her even more special, and such a powerful influence on society, is that she empowers her fans to adopt the very same values in their lives—to stand up for what they believe in, despite what others might think. By doing so, she gives her followers the strength and confidence to believe in themselves. Whether it’s her unstoppable support for the LGBTQ community, or her anti-bullying campaigning, Lady Gaga’s voice is being heard where it really counts.”

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It is this impact that Dione feels is the greatest. Lady Gaga is an undeniably talented artist through and through. But she also makes the world a better place.

“Yes, she’s an amazing musician, composer, performer and, as we saw in A Star Is Born, an incredible actress, but her legacy reaches well beyond show business. She will continue to inspire love and freedom around the world, for generations to come.”

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