“Rolling Stone” excludes Celine from the greatest singers of all time

”Rolling Stone” excludes Céline from the greatest singers of all time

The prestigious Rolling Stone magazine published his list of the 200 greatest singers of all time (200 Greatest Singers of All Time), at the top of which sit Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke, Billie Holiday and Mariah Carey. But who isn't among the Kelly Clarkson, Billie Eilish, Adele and other major female voices of the past 100 years? Celine Dion.

fans of the Quebec diva, whose album D'eux, written and produced by Jean-Jacques Goldman, is the French-language record best-selling in the history of music, did not fail to share their astonishment, even their incomprehension, in comments to this publication.

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Quebec journalists also expressed their bewilderment on social networks.

The Rolling Stone approach< /em>

In his introduction to his charts, Rolling Stonespecifies that this is not the list of the greatest voices of all time, but of the greatest singers. Those who have shaped the history of music. “The talent is impressive; genius is transcendent,” continues Rolling Stone. “Of course, many of those quoted were born with massive pipes, perfect pitch, and a wide vocal range. Others have rougher, weirder, or trickier instruments. »

The magazine cites the example of Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, in 112th position: “Ozzy Osbourne doesn't have what most people would call a good voice [good voice], but damn she's great [great]. »

The originality, the influence, the depth of the repertoire as well as the extent of the musical heritage of the artists are the elements which have guided in a primordial way the choices of the editorial team, who compiled this list together with key collaborators, she says. 

No. 1 R'n'B queen Aretha Franklin described her mission as a singer, Rolling Stone says: “Me reaching out, hoping someone would grab it. The magazine invites you to interpret its list of notable artists who have made an impact on popular music as a celebration of this fundamental, “deep and empathetic” connection between an artist and their audience.

Celine Dion, who recently announced that she has stiff-person syndrome, a very rare neurological disorder, did not react to the publication. on its social networks.

Métro asked by email to Rolling Stone the reason(s) why Celine Dion did not was not included in the list. As of this writing, Rolling Stone has not responded.

Top 20 of Rolling Stone

1. Aretha Franklin
2. Whitney Houston
3. Sam Cooke
4. Billie Holiday
5. Mariah Carey
6. Ray Charles
7. Stevie Wonder
8. Beyoncé
9. Otis Redding
10. Al Green
11. Little Richard
12. John Lennon
13. Patsy Cline
14. Freddie Mercury
15. Bob Dylan
16. Prince
17. Elvis Presley
18. Celia Cruz
19. Frank Sinatra
20. Marvin Gaye

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