Celine Dion is ready to hit the road.
Sitting down with ET Canada’s Sangita Patel in Los Angeles, the Canadian music icon discussed her new album and her upcoming “Courage” world tour.
“I feel amazing,” the 51-year-old shares when asked about embarking on this next chapter in her career. “I feel very strong, very strong because I — I know what’s on my album, I know what we’re getting ready with the tour, and it’s going to be the best.”
The Grammy Award winner also teased what fans can expect to hear on her new record, in addition to her collaboration with singer-songwriter Sia.
“You know, it’s not going to be…a shocking album,” Dion reveals. “My journey through music, and my evolution through music, is just to get [a] different essence. It’s not to become a different person. What has been done, [has] been done, and it will always be part of my repertoire.
“But it’s okay to try things, it’s okay…to explore and try things,” she explains. “I’m very proud of this album, and the tour will reflect what the album will be.”
Dion recently announced becoming a spokeswoman for the global beauty brand L’Oréal Paris, and when presented with a photo of her younger self just starting out in the entertainment business, the “My Heart Will Go On” singer couldn’t help but reflect on how far she has come.
“Of course, it’s not pretty, of course, it’s not a good picture,” Dion admits. “But when you look at a picture of someone — a picture of you — you have to look through the picture, because the person that I am today is so happy, and it’s me. It’s who I was. I started like that. I cannot reject my past, because my past gave me my present.”
“It’s touching for me,” she continues. “It’s not my best picture but it’s a true picture.”
Dion has blossomed into a modern-day style star, taking fashion risks and having fun with playful, sometimes provocative looks.
“It’s all about confidence,” she asserts. “But you have to have a team that you trust. So Pepe Munoz and Sydney Lopez, my two stylists, they bring me options.
“They present so much, and they work so hard, they know me so well and they’re my friends on top of that. So…when I pick with them what I love, of course, I’m confident. And I don’t mind if people say, ‘We didn’t like this, we didn’t like that.’ I don’t care. I wear what I want to wear.”