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Celine Dion Performs Emotional Tribute At The Billboard Music Awards

"René, this one’s for you."

Celine Dion brought down the house at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards with an emotional rendition of Queen's "The Show Must Go On." The performance was especially personal for Dion, who lost both her husband, René Angélil, and brother, Daniel, this year to cancer

The 48-year-old was honored with the Icon Award at the show and received a warm welcome from singer Seal and a video tribute. Dion looked stunning in a gorgeous, sparkling gown with a dramatic slit. 

Honoree Celine Dion performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, N
Honoree Celine Dion performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A powerful performance. 
A powerful performance. 
Yes, Celine! 
Yes, Celine! 

Dion's teenage son, René-Charles Angelil, surprised the singer by handing her the Icon award personally after her performance. 

"Rene, this one’s for you," Dion said. "The show must go on." 

Such a sweet surprise! 
Such a sweet surprise! 
So cute. 
So cute. 

Many celebrities tweeted their support and admiration for Dion after she sang and spoke. 

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