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Celine Dion: Queen of the modern Las Vegas residency

Celine Dion Earned her crown as the Queen of Sin City after performing for millions of fans in Las Vegas, Nevada for 15 years.

They had their first concert at “A New Day…” The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and supported their 18th studio album, “A New Day Has Come”. The 90-minute show premiered in 2003, and was as much a visual experience as it was a musical masterpiece. Dion’s show became the hottest ticket in town and brought fans from all over the world.

Due to the incredible success of the show, her initial three-year $100 million contract (which included a profit share) with the Colosseum was extended for two more years. After over 700 shows, “A New Day…” ended in December 2007. It is still credited as the most successful residency of all time.

Dion’s distinctive presence on The Strip evoked memories of old Las Vegas, where visitors were just as interested in hitting the tables as they were in being seen. Elvis Presley During their seven-year stint at the International Hotel, or caught The Rat Pack in the Copa Room at the Sands Casino in the early ’60s.

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Celine Dion made millions on several Las Vegas residencies through the years, and inspired the likes of Britney Spears, Elton John and Katy Perry to perform multi-show concerts in the desert.

Celine Dion made millions on several Las Vegas residencies through the years, and inspired the likes of Britney Spears, Elton John and Katy Perry to perform multi-show concerts in the desert.
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She paved the way for a new era of artists to make their mark in the desert, including residences for Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Elton John – and made millions with multiple shows at one venue.

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Celine redefined the entertainment industry in 2003 with her “A New Day…” residency, when she invited fans to come to her instead of touring the world with a full concert.

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Directed by Franco Dragone and choreographed by Mia Michaels, 43 dancers helped create the awe-inspiring performance. More than three million fans got a chance to watch the show, which generated over $500 million in revenue.

She returned to Caesars Palace in 2011 for a second residency, titled “Celine”, which earned approximately $300 million.

Dion began the series on March 15, 2011, and ended a 424-show stint in June 2019, having played a total of 1,141 shows over 16 years in Las Vegas. According to AEG, her residences are the two highest-grossing and best-selling Las Vegas residences of all time, with a total of $681.3 million.

Celine Dion helps construction workers at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace before her press conference to announce the start of ticket sales on May 23, 2002.

Celine Dion helping construction workers at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace before her press conference to announce the start of ticket sales on May 23, 2002.
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Celine Dion performs during the first night of her new show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Celine Dion performs during the first night of her new show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
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Celine Dion poses with her son during the final performance of her Cesar show.

Celine Dion poses with her son during the final performance of her Cesar show.
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Feather end of her residency in 2019Dion paid tribute to her late husband and manager, René Angélil, during the show, in an emotional moment she shared the stage with their three children.

“I am both proud and humbled by what we have accomplished at the Colosseum since René and I first shared this dream 16 years ago,” he told the audience. “This whole experience has been a huge part of my show business career, one that I will cherish forever.”

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Five times Grammy Award The winner was scheduled to begin a new residency at Resorts World in 2021, but growing health issues have forced her to slow down.

Celine acknowledged a setback in her plans to return to the stage with her “Courage” tour in 2023 during an emotional video posted on Thursday, where she revealed she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called stiff-person syndrome. walked. The autoimmune disease can cause muscle spasms and affect mobility issues, and Dion was forced to postpone her upcoming concerts until 2024.

“While we are still learning about this rare condition, we now know that it is what is causing all the cramps I am having,” she said. “Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I move and not allowing me to use my vocal cords the way I used to. “

Celine Dion and husband René Angélil smile before their debut in Las Vegas.

Celine Dion and husband René Angélil smile before their debut in Las Vegas.
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Sir Elton John and Celine Dion perform together during the Harrah's Entertainment Artists Rally Together (HART) Benefit Concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on February 20, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sir Elton John and Celine Dion perform together during the Harrah’s Entertainment Artists Rally Together (HART) Benefit Concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on February 20, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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She said, “I am sorry to inform you today that this means I will not be ready to resume my tour of Europe in February. I have a great team of doctors working with me who better and helping my precious children.” who are supporting me and giving me hope.”

“When Celine is ready and feels she is back at 100%, we look forward to welcoming her to the Resorts World Theater,” Concerts West/AEG Presents and Resorts World Las Vegas said in a statement to Fox News Digital. Look forward to it. Celine’s health is the best. Priority, and we will announce new dates when she is ready.”

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Britney Spears Made her mark in Las Vegas with her famous “Britney: Piece of Me” residency, which began in 2013 and ended in 2017 after 248 shows.

He announced the series on “Good Morning America” ​​via helicopter flyover, where 1,000 fans received cards revealing his new venture, beginning in December.

The Axis Auditorium at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino accommodated nearly one million people to see Spears’ performance.

Britney Spears made millions during her residency shows "Britney: Piece of Me" At Axis Auditorium, located at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Britney Spears performed Millions during her residency show “Britney: Piece of Me” at the Axis Auditorium located at Planet Hollywood Resort & casino.
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Jennifer Lopez performs during the start of her residency show "Jennifer Lopez: All I Have" at Planet Hollywood.

Jennifer Lopez performs during the debut of her residency show “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” at Planet Hollywood.
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Her initial contract was for two years, but with so much success, she extended for two more years and reportedly earned over $138 million.

Between breaks in concert dates, Spears shared the same venue with Jennifer Lopez, who took the stage in January 2016 for her “All I Have” residency.

At one point, Lopez and Spears vied for Planet Hollywood’s highest-grossing performance, with JLo earning over $1 million from an August 2016 performance, but Britney earning $1 million for her final residency performance in December 2017. achieved the top position.

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Lopez had the most successful Las Vegas residency of 2016, grossing $34.6 million. Altogether, Jenny from the Block By the time his residency ended in 2018, he had grossed over $101 million from 121 shows.

hitting the keys

Celine Dion was on the prostrate ground at the Colosseum sir elton john In 2004 for his first residency, “The Red Piano.”

Originally scheduled as a 75-show schedule over three years, John performed 243 times across six years and ended its first run at Caesars in 2009.

Sir Elton John performs during the final performance of his show "the red piano" At the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 22, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sir Elton John performs during the final performance of his show “The Red Piano” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 22, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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He attracted over one million fans, generated $160 million in earnings, and is ranked as the third highest-grossing Vegas residency to date. Cher replaced him with a three-year, $60 million contract.

His second run at Caesars Palace was “The Million Dollar Piano”, which began in 2011 and ended in 2019.

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The “Rocket Man” singer once again played a total of 197 shows at Caesars and grossed over $130 million.

Another star who focused on the keys during her concert,”Lady Gaga Enigma + Jazz & Piano.”

Gaga had the highest-grossing Las Vegas residency in 2019 with the Park Theater at the Park MGM in a deal worth $100 million. Unlike artists before her, she produced two separate shows, one that focused on her hits and another that showcased her love of the piano.

More than 275,000 people came to see his Mother Monster performance during its four-year stay, which was prolonged by a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lady Gaga performing during this "Jazz &  the piano" Residency at the Park Theater at the Park MGM.

Lady Gaga performs during her “Jazz & Piano” residency at the Park Theater at MGM Park.
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Katy Perry wore an embellished mushroom dress on stage at her Play residency.

Katy Perry wore an embellished mushroom dress on stage at her Play residency.
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Katy Perry has announced her first eight-show concert residency in 2021 with Resorts World Las Vegas.

Due to popular demand and great reviews, eight more shows were added, extending the residency through March 2022.

The “Teenage Dream” singer, now has 54 shows on the block in a contract deal worth a total of $168 million. Perry’s residency will now run until April 15, 2023.

Other stars who have set their sights on Las Vegas include Carrie UnderwoodAdele, Garth Brooks and Miranda Lambert.

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Stephen Soares of Fox News Digital contributed to this report