Although she may not want to be called a “queen,” she’s still a queen in our eyes.
Celine Dion is back and better than ever with her new album Courage and its accompanying world tour, and while chatting with ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey in a Canadian exclusive interview, the music icon shares why she feels like “queen” isn’t necessarily the best way to describe her.
“I’m a bossy queen. It’s not that I refuse… if they wanna call me queen, go ahead. But whatever comes with it better be big and bold,” she explains. “I don’t play boss, it doesn’t fit either. I’m just… I feel strong, fierce, totally in control.”
Although she may be in control of her destiny, it definitely comes new challenges, and Dion shares why she finally has the courage to take hold of her career at age 51.
“I’m 51 years old, because I’m a mother, because René [Angélil] has given me so much strength through the years, because when he left to his other life I became a solo mom. I became in charge of my dreams, of my team, of showing just to myself that I can do this and I really want to,” she reveals. “When you grow older, it’s not only a number that goes up, it’s not only your skin that goes down. What comes with that is maturity, knowledge, you feel more security about yourself.”
With the “My Heart Will Go On” singer feeling all of that security, she’s fittingly named her upcoming album Courage, telling us what to expect from her new body of work.
“I have never had so many songs presented to me to record, that I’m pretty much all set for the next four albums,” Dion reveals. “I don’t know how we’re gonna manage all of it! But thank God I have some management here who are gonna figure all of that out because my part is to sing the songs as best as I can.”
For fans who can’t wait for the album’s release in November, they can catch the kick-start of her “Courage World Tour” beginning in Quebec City later this month.
“I wanna give them as many songs as they wanna hear,” she teases. “I wanna give them some new songs as well to show them that this is the new approach.”