Solidifying her status as the queen of the Las Vegas Strip, Celine Dion celebrated a milestone achievement Saturday: her 1000th performance at The Coliseum At Caesars Palace.
The singer celebrated the occasion with an emotional highlights reel at the top of the sold-out show, and concluded the concert with confetti and balloons.
In a statement, Dion shared what the landmark means to her. “Back in 2003, when I began performing in this newly built theatre, little did we know we were going to reach such an incredible number of shows,” she said.
The Canadian diva went on to thank her late husband, René Angélil, for his hand in orchestrating the massively successful career venture. “Thank you René, who had this vision and shared the journey with me, and thank you to the four million fans who made this possible by choosing music as their international language,” she continued.
Dion began her Vegas tenure on March 25, 2003, with her first residency show, “A New Day…”. After the show concluded its groundbreaking run in December 2007, she returned to the Strip with her current spectacle, “Celine”. As of 2014, the pop icon has generated over half a billion dollars in total gross revenue in Las Vegas since 2003, according to the Las Vegas Sun.