It’s not just fans of Celine Dion who get excited to meet the superstar — A-listers of all stripes seem to lose their composure when they end up in the same space as the GRAMMY winner. That’s especially so for singers who have grown up worshipping the ground the "My Heart Will Go On" singer has walked on. Here are just a few celebrities who can’t seem to get enough of the Québécois chanteuse.
In 2016, the 24-year-old literally wore her devotion for the "Power of Love" singer on her shirt after attending one of Celine’s shows in Las Vegas.
She and a few friends swung by the performance wearing Dion shirts and shared every snap from the affair on social media.
In many of the posts Selena can be heard singing some of the Canadian icon’s greatest hits, including "Because You Loved Me."
At one point, the pair even had the chance to meet backstage.
The legendary country singer has openly credited the French artist with making her feel comfortable about performing in Las Vegas. Shania took on a long-standing residency in the city based on advice she received from Celine.
“My producers AEG do such a good job, and Caesars Palace, they are just all so good at this. I thank Celine [Dion]; I honestly do because she has been here for so long. I think everybody has learned how to make the scenario work through the experience of Celine,” Shania said in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun.
The Québécois filmmaker is a big fan of the artist, largely because he grew up listening to her tunes.
“I was brought up listening to her songs with my mom,” he told Out.com.
So in love is he with her career, that he included a dance sequence to her beats in the film Mommy. The moment sees the film’s three leads dancing to "My Heart Will Go On" from his favourite film, Titanic.
When the 26-year-old star of the latest Beauty and the Beast met Celine at the premiere of the film she couldn’t contain her excitement.
There are several adorable photos of the pair joyfully engaging in conversation, and Emma, who plays Belle in the film, told Jimmy Kimmel that meeting the singer was almost “too much” for her.
"You have to understand, my parents do not really understand celebrities or Hollywood or whatever else, but my mom and I used to play Celine Dion in the car non-stop,” she noted. "Being able to tell [my mom] that I met her... I was like, 'She’s gonna lose it. She’s gonna know who Celine Dion is.”
The 30-year-old star has publicly stated that Celine is her idol, so when the duo finally met at the 2017 Grammys, the Glee talent had a hard time playing it cool. Here’s how the whole meet-and-greet played out according to an interview she gave to ET.
“OK, so she was getting out of a car just now, and I was literally just alone standing outside of the hotel and I was like, 'I'm not gonna fangirl out,'" she recalled. "Because I get it… it's a big day today. So, I just stood there and she looked at me and she goes, 'You look beautiful,' and then of course I was like, 'I'm the biggest fan,' and we shook hands. She's amazing, so I just take it as a sign from God that it's gonna be a good day."
Lea even tweeted about their meeting, saying "Just met @celinedion I'm DEAD it's going to be a good day."
Another superstar who fangirled over Celine at the 2017 Grammys was the 30-year-old Mother Monster.
When the singer star spotted Celine on the red carpet, she interrupted an interview she was doing with ET just to say hi.
The "Paparazzi" singer seemed speechless at meeting the mom to three and quickly went on to hug her and give her the peace sign.
As she was ushered along the carpet, Celine quietly repaid the compliment by saying, “Congratulations on the Super Bowl, you're amazing… I love you!”
Gwen and Celine recently teamed up to mentor some musical hopefuls on The Voice, but even before that the No Doubt artist was a huge fan of the Québec native.
"I am blown away by [Celine’s] unbelievable story. Having this unbelievable gift to be able to speak through music to the whole world," the 47-year-old has said.
Of getting to work with her, the busy blond noted, “I have the real Celine Dion right here! I'm so honoured to have you here, it's unbelievable how many people love you… I’m here to learn from you today."