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Celine Dion has no chance. She has zero rock credibility unlike some other pop stars who have sold lots of records. If she were ever nominated, I think Celine would be as mystified as everyone else in the world.
Posted by c.w. on Wednesday, 02.28.07 @ 18:34pm
I hope this never happens but I'm surprised every year.
Posted by AZ Dave on Sunday, 03.4.07 @ 10:48am
She's actually been eligible since last year, if you count her Canadian debut in 1981. However, she has no shot, so it won't matter anyway.
Posted by ajowoods on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 22:35pm
Despite her immense talent, she's had little to no influence or major impact that makes her worthy of induction. Yes, she's popular, but she hasn't been influential.
Posted by Michael H. on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 22:07pm
will you morons stop saying to pop artist YOUR NOT ROCK. who cares the rock hall doesn't discriminate
Posted by martin on Friday, 09.14.07 @ 11:34am
Definitely not. She's part of the Mariah group: Lots of records sold but no significance or impact. Her and Mariah can't get in on their voices alone because it's common knowledge that Whitney Houston paved the way for them so If they choose a vocalist, it will be her. Also both Mariah and Celine oversing and have zero emotion/soul. Thats what keeps them off the level of Aretha/Gladys/Whitney/Ella league.
Posted by Rene on Friday, 09.21.07 @ 17:40pm
Well, She's not Madonna.
Posted by Jason on Friday, 12.14.07 @ 21:29pm
Music Hall of Fame-Yes
Posted by SSR on Thursday, 02.28.08 @ 17:46pm
Somebody please kill me if this should ever happen.
Posted by denyo on Thursday, 03.27.08 @ 17:55pm
well said denyo
Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 11:07am
Technically she's one of the most skilled pop singers ever-- even if she is not exactly the most feeling-full singer around. She is certainly rock and roll in the sense that she is not country, jazz, folk, Broadway or classical. I would vote for her if I was on the committee.
Posted by Timothy Horrigan on Wednesday, 11.12.08 @ 18:37pm
Timothy left out the part where Celine Dion can't sing
Posted by Fauxhawk on Wednesday, 11.12.08 @ 18:44pm
I think that Celine should be part of the Rock and Roll of Fame. Do you know when she started singing? She started singing since 1980. That's how long that she started singing. I read from my Celine book that she wanted to be famous like Michael Jackson. That was her dream come true. Now it is true that she becomes famous just like Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.She won 96 in total of her awards.I think that Celine deserve to be the part of the Rock and Roll of Fame. She DESERVE it.Nobody can't say any negative about Celine.She should be part of the Rock and Roll of Fane.
Posted by Monique on Sunday, 12.7.08 @ 22:06pm
She should be inducted because she sold the most records of any female singer in history beating out Madonna by a landslide. In addition she is a philanthropist and contributed millions to charity.
Posted by Rika on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 19:32pm
Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 20:38pm
"She should be inducted because she sold the most records of any female singer in history beating out Madonna by a landslide"
Posted by Kolcemar on Friday, 03.27.09 @ 11:55am
Sure. Put her in. The hall needs someone to wipe their ass with.
Posted by Ralph Wiggham on Friday, 03.27.09 @ 14:33pm
How the hell does she have a 15% chance of making it??
Posted by Brian on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 19:24pm
I think the hall is opening a "Screeching Hag" wing... When American Idol had her singing "If I Can Dream" alongside Elvis, it really showed how inadequate she is as a singer...compared to Elvis, anyway.
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 19:29pm
The only good thing I have to say about Celine Dion is that at least she doesn't seem to have fanatical zombie fans like Madonna
Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 20:29pm
"She should be inducted because she contributed millions to charity" - Rika
Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 20:36pm
Someone mentioned that Celine Dion has sold 210M records which is wrong as Sony said in 2007 that she had sold more than 200M albums and now since her releases of Taking Chances and her compilation is is about 206M, maybe even more if her other albums have sold more over the years. That's not taking into account her single sales.
Posted by celine;D on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 08:38am
Celine Dion is as legendary as a dipper...
Posted by Cervet on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 08:57am
I heard Madonna sold 250 million albums and over 150 million singles globally...
Posted by Cervet on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 09:09am
It should be Celine Pee-on!!
Posted by Bluntman on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 14:49pm
celine dion has had 42 no 1 hits worldwide, and has the award for being the biggest selling artist in music history, look it up, not madonna, celine has 7 grammys 2 oscars, and over 10000 music awards, so dont be jealous, she dosent even need to be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame , who cares, not to mention she has embarked on a huge world tour 2008/2009 which incidentially is no 1 accross the world, breaking box office records again, has an extremely successful fragrance line, has a hugely loyal fan base. has the best voice, and is much more inportant to music, she has entertained millions, has had huge success. has a flawless voice, and is a stunning looking woman
Posted by daniel on Friday, 09.25.09 @ 17:04pm
I liked the late 80s early 90s look of Celine Dion. Not much make up. She was actually cute. She looked like someone you could hang out with, like Tiffany. I liked her songs If There Was Any Other Way, Where Does My Heart Beat Now and Nothing Broken. That was it. It was all Hollywood after that.
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 12.17.09 @ 04:39am
Innovative? Nope. Influential? Not that I know of. Impact? Well, I don't hear anyone else singing dull pop or ballads with little in the way of backing instruments, do you? I'm not a hater, but there is nothing to indicate that she belongs.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.20.10 @ 15:54pm
How could anyone think that Celine Dion wouldn't be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? She has sold over 250 million albums, her music is adored by millions of fans around the world and she has the voice of a goddess. How could you say that she has not influenced anyone? There are millions of girls trying to sing the high notes like Celine. And has anyone seen "American Idol" for the past 9 seasons? Contestants are performing her songs and judges are comparing new talent to Celine.
Posted by TT on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 02:44am
"voice of a goddess"
Posted by Ralph on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 08:05am
Nobody's denying her popularity, the problem is what style does she fit in? She doesn't fit into any of the guitar-based styles, she's not soul, she's not blues, she's not jazz she's not R&B, she's not hip-hop; she's just pop (Frank Sinatra was just a pop singer, and he's never come close to being inducted.) Just because my countryman in Simon Cowell likes her does not make her influential; the fact that people perform her music could just mean they like her. Her massive popularity could get her in, or the fact that she's just pop and doesn't fit any particular rock 'n' roll stylings could hold her back (the same thing that kept ABBA out for so long, and their impact on the music industry is even bigger.) We'll see which way the Commitee leans, but what Phillip, Ralph and I were saying was that she doesn't really have the credentials.
Posted by Sam on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 19:46pm
Ralph – if you ask any respected vocal teacher about Celine’s vocal ability, they will tell you her range, control, pitch, and tone are perfect. Her voice is her instrument, and she is able to interpret songs like no artist can do. I respect that you don’t like her, but your comments are not backed by any facts and they do not add any positive criticism to the topic.
Posted by TT on Tuesday, 04.13.10 @ 00:03am
Nice talking to you, and I can address those points. Bee Gees were one of the main disco bands, and a major influence on it (I think.) ABBA put Sweden on the popular music map, and I believe their production techniques were influential. The Beach Boys were one of the main surf-rock bands, and as much as I despise Pet Sounds (the most overrated album of all time from a musical perspective; sue me,) it was influential. At the very least, it influenced the Beatles' directions on Sgt. Pepper, and Sgt. Pepper influenced Electric Ladyland. Brenda Lee: I don't know what they were thinking with that one. Isn't she only remembered for that one Christmas song? As for Celine: She does have a chance due to her popularity (but sales alone shouldn't do it.) She'll have competition first year from Smashing Pumpkins and Mariah Carey. Primus, Alice in Chains, Blur and Kid Rock might compete as well. (AIC and Blur should definitely get in, and Primus maybe should.) Plus, they always induct someone who's been overlooked. Second year, Pearl Jam's a lock, so that's one spot taken. 2017 will be tough, and 2019 could be as well. After that, though, I could see her making it eventually, even though I personally don't agree with it.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 04.13.10 @ 17:52pm
The Bee Gees get a bum rap with all the "disco" stigma...when I think of a pure "disco' song, I think of David Naughton's "Makin' It", which was just dreadful. The Bee Gees, along with some other artists that got stuck with that label, did some great songwriting (ever look at the lyrics of "Staying Alive"? Not exactly "mindless disco") during that time.
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 04.13.10 @ 19:14pm
Sam – thank you for your rational comments. I enjoyed reading your perspective. Yes, Celine is not “edgy”, nor is she rock and roll, but she is respected by the music industry for her VOICE. When she performs at the Grammy’s, everyone expects a “power house” performance. At VH1’s Divas, Cher marveled over Celine’s voice. Her voice is also compared to Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. If they have a chance to make it in the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”, then so does Celine.
Posted by TT on Wednesday, 04.14.10 @ 00:26am
From my experience, the people who put it down the most were either people who danced like they had a severe nervous condition, or some other variety of social outcast who couldn't get laid in a mattress factory...
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 04.15.10 @ 21:05pm
I really loves Celine Dion. I just have 1 question.
Posted by Ruth mary Juwono on Friday, 05.14.10 @ 00:15am
I don't quite know what you mean, but: When we talk about influence, we're talking about Artist B going in a certain musical direction or adding something to their music because of Artist A, inspiring someone to become a musician, finding a direction because of an artist. To use an easy example, a great many kids picked up guitars for the first time because of The Beatles, and the British Invasion started because The Beatles showed their contemporaries that they could write their own songs; that's the kind of thing we're talking about. If you mean in what way did Celine influence others, I don't know.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 05.14.10 @ 21:41pm
Sorry. I meant to say Blur's dance experiment ("Girls & Boys") was more New Wave than disco.
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 05.16.10 @ 15:36pm
DUH Like this award will even mean anything to Celine.
Posted by Ree on Friday, 05.21.10 @ 23:30pm
Let the FACT prevail over Farts, Even the Rolling Stones got edged over by Celine. Now if you continue to dispute that then IDK why the hell any of you keep rejecting her. Maybe coz its of extreme jealousy. Give the lady a break!
Posted by Ree on Friday, 05.21.10 @ 23:38pm
Sorry Ree, but criteria for induction is INNOVATION and INFLUENCE and NOT record sales
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 05.22.10 @ 01:34am
She's a screeching banshee...if I were to write a song and wanted to hear it totally and completely "oversung", then I would definitely seek her out! One thing's for sure, if I ever hear "My Heart Will Go On" again, I will most assuredly get physically ill...
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 05.22.10 @ 06:50am
She's just s singer... not a mith or a legend like Mariah Carey.
Posted by Luiz on Wednesday, 06.23.10 @ 07:32am
Posted by Proven_k on Saturday, 12.4.10 @ 20:45pm
Posted by Marcus on Saturday, 06.18.11 @ 08:28am
I think Celine is best woman and best mather.
Posted by Christ on Saturday, 06.18.11 @ 18:59pm
By 'mather' I assume you mean mother. And that should have zero impact on the RRHOF. I mean, come on.
Posted by Taryn on Sunday, 06.19.11 @ 11:49am
Both Celine Dion and Mariah Carey suffer from lack of major acclaim and neither are considered one of the best, most important artists. So, the Rock Hall will not be looking at either of them seriously.
Posted by JR on Tuesday, 06.21.11 @ 23:27pm
Jodie Watley is not a pop artist and even if she was the only person she would have influenced is Mariah. Mariah Carey undeniabley influenced that movement that even Madonna has followed. MC changed the game ok. Celine just sings. She does nothing else. She doesn't put on a great performance. She has no image
Posted by bedtime on Saturday, 02.25.12 @ 00:52am
I love how people forget to average things out Celine Dions has released 22 albums. Madonna has released 29 albums and Mariah has released 15 maybe some of you didn'tvlearn averages, but if yoiu can't do the math I will do it for you. In all honesty who has really sold the most albums considering they have all sold in the ballpark of 200 million. You get my point.
Posted by Patricia on Saturday, 02.25.12 @ 01:24am
People think Celine is not influential when compared to Mariah and Whitney cause:
Posted by Sesha on Tuesday, 03.20.12 @ 16:22pm
People think Celine is not influential when compared to Mariah and Whitney cause:
Posted by Sesha on Tuesday, 03.20.12 @ 16:25pm
"She makes clean music about pure love and herself believes in it. And does not take drugs or go the X-way like Mariah Carey."
Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 03.20.12 @ 17:19pm
@ Marcus: Countless R&B and underground hip hop artists have done it before. None had the clean, all-American, girl-nextdoor image collaborating with a gangster rapper. THAT was revolutionary.
Posted by genesix on Friday, 03.30.12 @ 12:46pm
Posted by Cat Raped with a Blender on Friday, 01.11.13 @ 16:29pm
many people got influenced by Celine Dion by wanting to sing strong and loud. She has one of the best voices and performance in the world you cant deny that she has a very good control. i personally got influenced by Celine Dion and started singing cuz of her. dont judge her cuz she is not bitchy. loool, and she's also a humble person thats why many people don't like her cuz she's innocent. people want a show off bitchy singer to get influenced by. but celine makes people love to sing from their hearts.
Posted by Amr on Tuesday, 05.14.13 @ 22:19pm
Hater's stop comparing singers to each other by the song's you like personally. i love Whitney, Mariah and Celine they are all have different ways in singing Whitney and celine are the real deal. they realy rock your ear with their voices.
Posted by Amr on Tuesday, 05.14.13 @ 22:26pm
Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 05.25.14 @ 06:26am
If There Was Any Other Way * Where Does My Heart Beat Now * Beauty And The Beast * If You Asked Me To * Nothing Broken But My Heart * Love Can Move Mountains * Water From The Moon * When I Fall In Love * The Power Of Love * Misled * Think Twice * To Love You More * It's All Coming Back To Me Now * Because You Loved Me * Falling Into You * All By Myself * My Heart Will Go On * Tell Him * Immortality * I'm Your Angel * That's The Way It Is * A New Day Has Come * I Drove All Night
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 07.29.14 @ 11:12am
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