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  • Re: Celine Dion - 2018 Tour (23rd July - Thailand)

    Another packed arena!

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    • [youtube:1my2gl7u]wZym5ekA_xU[/youtube:1my2gl7u]

      She performed You're The Voice - her voice is designed for songs like that, where you can just let it all out!

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      • Elvis suits and karate kicks: Celine Dion hits all the right notes
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        One might think an evening with Celine Dion, Canada’s 50-year-old, five-time Grammy Award-winner, would be all polite ballads and ballgowns. So when she strutted out in stacked heels and a gold lame suit, Elvis-style, overpowering The Power of Love before finishing it off with a few Presley karate moves, a crowd already pumped for Dion’s first Sydney gig in 10 years went bananas.

        Not that the kicking and grunting – or almost anything about this show – was impromptu. Dion has also borrowed Elvis’s pop-goes-to-Las Vegas template from the 1970s and this was exactly the sort of slick, expensive production you’d expect from Sin City.

        There wasn’t always much soul beneath the shiny surface but this was still enjoyable stuff. Dion’s vocal gymnastics were as technically impressive as ever, although the modulations and melismas the soprano used to bring to a climax hits such as Because You Loved Me and It’s All Coming Back to Me Now were more about showing off than servicing the songs.

        Yet with a crack 13-piece band and three excellent backing singers behind her, a succession of elaborate costumes (only one of which was a ballgown) and the spectacle of seeing Dion sing Falling Into You while dancing a surprisingly deft tango duet, it was easy to get carried away in the lushness of it all.

        Celine Dion the human being did emerge from behind the virtuosic diva mask with her storytelling between songs. She was also self-deprecating when she forgot the words to John Farnham’s You’re the Voice and had to start over, not that that stopped it being rapturously received.

        A short set backed only by her string quartet and singers, including Janis Ian’s At Seventeen and early hit In Unison, was a welcome quiet interlude and it was nice to hear Dion interpret lyrics rather than make them submit to her vocal cords.

        The emotional high point, however, was in songs dedicated to her husband, who died in 2016. Her grieving was palpable in Recovering, written for her by Pink, and an astounding cover of All by Myself where the big notes sounded therapeutic. Even overexposed closer My Heart Will Go On was imbued with new meaning.

        Elvis was back at the very end in an a cappella Can’t Help Falling In Love, and then Celine Dion – having proved herself an icon to rival the King – left the building.

        https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/mu ... 4zu7e.html
        They are the equivalent of the UK Daily Telegraph who also rated her 3 stars last year - the only UK publication who I believe rated her less than 5 stars, snobbery at its finest.

        Celine Dion’s Sydney concert: The 8 most ridiculous, amazing moments

        SHE was hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measure — but it was the surprise inclusion of an Australian classic that was the defining moment of Celine Dion’s Sydney show.


        ICONIC covers, cheesy stand-up routines, screaming matches between fans — the second of Celine Dion’s sold-out shows at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena had it all.

        In the spirit of the legendary Celine Dion’s amazing viral video — a YouTube compilation that’s now been online for 10 long years, and which I may have watched every week for the past decade — I’ll present my review of last night’s concert in the form of a list. Here they are — the eight most ridiculous, amazing moments from the Celine Dion concert:

        1. A support act only Celine could have: Veronic DiCaire, a French Canadian ‘human jukebox’ musical impressionist who perfectly impersonates every diva under the sun — and has the same goofy, cheesy sense of humour as Celine (seriously, they could be sisters). Cher, Pink, Britney, a very boozy, woozy Mariah — Veronic blasted through each one in rapid fire succession, her impersonations earning gasps and cheers each time. It takes a special performer to hand-pick this woman as your support act, secure in the knowledge you won’t be upstaged.

        2. Celine emerging in the first of many amazing outfits for the night, looking like the world’s gayest matador in an immaculate all-gold suit as she prowled the stage singing her first Australian number one hit, The Power of Love. Instant standing ovation before she’d even sung a note.

        3. Her between-song banter, which at times ran for longer than the songs themselves: Make no mistake, Celine Dion is pure ham and cheese. A total goober. Referencing her three decades in the music industry, she mimed hobbling across the stage on a walking frame, clinging to the piano for support. Introducing a song written especially for her by Pink, she scanned the arena’s rafters for the aerial acrobatics-obsessed singer.

        “Calm down people, she’s not here tonight,” she announced with a mock sigh of relief. Celine is your tipsy aunty who insists on reading every single bad joke in the crackers at Christmas.

        4. The INTENSE devotion she inspires in fans, starved of time with her after a decade away from our shores. One particularly fervent woman in the row behind me dealt with a couple chatting mid-song thusly: “This means EVERYTHING to me!!!” she screamed at them.

        “DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?!?!”

        Chatty couple kept quiet after that.

        5. Celine re-emerging in a big, froufy, ridiculous ball gown for the night’s biggest, froufiest, most ridiculous song: Her 1996 masterpiece, the Jim Steinman-penned mini-opera It’s All Coming Back To Me Now. You haven’t lived until you’ve heard Celine Dion sing live what are surely some of the most satisfying lyrics in popular music — words it’s impossible to deliver in anything but a scream: “THERE WERE NIGHTS OF ENDLESS PLEASURE! / IT WAS MORE THAN ANY LAWS ALLOWED! BABY. BABY. BA-BYYYYY….”

        6. An extended comic monologue about flirting with actor Ryan Reynolds when he personally invited her to sing the theme song to Deadpool 2 that went on … and on. We struggled to understand the point of the story until Celine demonstrated her flirting technique — cameras tight on her face, she raised one eyebrow, then another, then both at the same time. Oh, maybe THAT was the point of the story: At 50, Celine Dion is definitely Botox-free (and she wants you to know it).

        7. Celine — truly, the biggest crowd pleaser there is — including in her set the most crowd pleasing song in Australian history: John Farnham’s You’re the Voice. Farnsey, we don’t mean to be rude, but don’t push yourself for that umpteenth farewell tour — Celine can more than handle it.

        8. Her cover of Eric Carmen’s 1975 soft rock staple All By Myself — truly, her 1996 take is the DEFINITIVE version of the song. The lyrics about loneliness had always been delivered with a campy melodrama, but coming just minutes after Celine mentioned the 2016 death of her husband, René Angélil, they suddenly had a new-found poignancy. As she poured everything she had into the song’s feverish climax, it wasn’t a performance: it was raw emotion. And it was pure Celine.

        Celine Dion’s Australia — New Zealand tour continues until August 14, with multiple dates in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Auckland still to come. Head to Frontier Touring for more details.

        https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/m ... cd6f22b427

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        • Celine Dion Brisbane review: Vocal powerhouse sings You’re the Voice

          VOCAL powerhouse Celine Dion had adoring fans in awe as she danced, told stories and raised the roof singing an Aussie classic at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Monday night.

          Wearing a striking gold suit, Dion, 50, immediately floored a sold-out crowd with her opener Power of Love before rolling out hit after hit in a knockout show.

          It’s the first time Dion has toured Australia in 10 years after she officially opened her Live 2018 tour in Sydney on Friday night.

          She belted out hits from her impressive discography including That’s the Way it Is, Because You Loved Me and her impressive cover of All By Myself got the devoted crowd to their feet.

          Celine Dion will play her second Brisbane show on Tuesday night.

          The Canadian superstar well and truly proved after a 30-year career — where she’s sold almost 250 million albums — she’s still got it.

          The diva even made fun of her longevity, mimicking walking across the stage on a walking frame and joking she needed to be propped up by the piano.

          But it was when the star surprised fans by taking on Aussie anthem and ‘one of her favourite songs’, John Farnham’s classic You’re The Voice, that she raised the roof.

          “It’s of my favourite songs that I have loved, loved, loved for a very long time … I’ve always wanted to do it in my show and I’m so excited to do it tonight,’ she told fans before they erupted into a deafening sing-a-long.

          During the two-hour show the chatty star told stories, one of which was how she came to sing the Deadpool 2 theme song, because “she loves to sing but she also loves to talk”.

          The crowd of more than 9000 lapped up every second.

          It wasn’t without its emotion as Dion sung Recovering, a track written for her by Pink after the death of her husband and manager Rene Angelil in 2016. Angelil’s health had suffered for a long time before throat cancer claimed his life two years ago.

          “Pink wrote a beautiful song for me that shows the power and strength of overcoming something … it helped me during the most difficult time,” Dion said, describing the song as a “special gift from somebody she loves”.

          With a few costume changes from beaded gowns to a classic black dress, Dion showed off her athletic and toned figure in a silver shimmery mini dress.

          Her unwavering vocals soared the entire show as she showed us all why she’s one of the greatest performers in the world.

          In a showstopping encore, the singer finished on the biggest song of her career and an anthem of a generation, a flawless rendition of My Heart Will Go On, before ending the night with an a cappella cover of an Elvis Presley hit, Can’t Help Falling In Love.

          The enduring sensation has taken a break from the most successful Las Vegas residency in history to tour the country. She will perform a second show in Brisbane tonight before continuing on to Melbourne and Perth.

          https://www.perthnow.com.au/entertainme ... edaeb841d8
          That's her legacy right there - she's one of the greatest live performers of all-time.

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          • Re: Celine Dion - 2018 Tour (30th-31st July - Brisbane)

            Totally right :-)
            One heart you are following

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            • [tweet:3pwr2nr2]https://twitter.com/erictewalt/status/1024302703155929090[/tweet:3pwr2nr2]

              Another packed house in Brisbane!

              She’s off to Perth for one show next, she has a few days off until then though!

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              • [tweet:1d9igj66]https://twitter.com/EricTewalt/status/1025794405930684416[/tweet:1d9igj66]

                Perth completed.

                Celine Dion - Touring Schedule (2018)

                Asia

                [s:1d9igj66][s]26-Jun-18 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome
                29-Jun-18 - Macau - Cotai Arena
                30-Jun-18 - Macau - Cotai Arena
                03-Jul-18 - Singapore - Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom
                04-Jul-18 - Singapore - Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom
                07-Jul-18 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Sentul International Convention Center[/s:1d9igj66]
                11-Jul-18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Arena
                13-Jul-18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Arena
                14-Jul-18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Arena
                19-Jul-18 - Manila, Philippines - Mall of Asia Arena
                20-Jul-18 - Manila, Philippines - Mall of Asia Arena
                23-Jul-18 - Bangkok, Thailand - IMPACT Arena[/s]

                Australia & New Zealand

                [s:1d9igj66]27-Jul-18 - Sydney, Australia - Qudos Bank Arena
                28-Jul-18 - Sydney, Australia - Qudos Bank Arena
                30-Jul-18 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
                31-Jul-18 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
                04-Aug-18 - Perth, Australia - Perth Arena[/s:1d9igj66]
                07-Aug-18 - Melbourne. Australia - Rod Laver Arena
                08-Aug-18 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
                11-Aug-18 - Auckland, New Zealand - Spark Arena
                12-Aug-18 - Auckland, New Zealand - Spark Arena
                14-Aug-18 - Auckland, New Zealand - Spark Arena

                Just 5 more dates left.

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                • Absolutely packed!
                  [youtube:1la22r1m]Y8iz-Q1sEFU[/youtube:1la22r1m]

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                  • Re: Celine Dion - 2018 Tour (07th-08th August - Melbourne)

                    ^ Wow, it really is - not a seat spare that I can see! This has been another brilliantly successful tour.

                    She has perfected a fantastic setup over the years - residency/mini-tour/residency.

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                    • Originally posted by Wayne
                      ^ Wow, it really is - not a seat spare that I can see! This has been another brilliantly successful tour.

                      She has perfected a fantastic setup over the years - residency/mini-tour/residency.
                      There's 3 empty seats next to each other that I can see in that video...
                      -Mathias

                      "It's the moment you think you can't, you'll discover that you can" - Céline

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                      • Re: Celine Dion - 2018 Tour (07th-08th August - Melbourne)

                        Must've been 3 people on a toilet break.

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                        • lol

                          I can't wait to see the boxoffice!
                          CELINE DION - THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SELLING ARTIST OF THE LAST 25 YEARS

                          www.celinedioncharts.com

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                          • Re: Celine Dion - 2018 Tour (07th-08th August - Melbourne)

                            That picture of Katy and Céline is a mess
                            Cha Cha Instructor

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                            • [tweet:3kz9v560]https://twitter.com/EricTewalt/status/1026832185544781827[/tweet:3kz9v560]

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                              • Re: Celine Dion - 2018 Tour (07th-08th August - Melbourne)

                                Such an impressive picture, it is packed in there!

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                                • let’s hope for some box scores today!!

                                  edit: no dice. Shania had the data reported from her show this past Saturday in Los Angeles, yet they are still hanging onto Céline’s data from 6 weeks ago, lol.

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                                  • Re: Celine Dion - 2018 Tour (07th-08th August - Melbourne)

                                    Pssh, they just need to release the numbers FGS!

                                    I'm almost certain we're never going to see her Asian numbers but it'd be good to see her Australian numbers at least!

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                                    • [tweet:1ejhxtzq]https://twitter.com/rodlaverarena/status/1027138998496456704[/tweet:1ejhxtzq]

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                                      • [tweet:228l4f0n]https://twitter.com/EricTewalt/status/1028248941421187072[/tweet:228l4f0n]

                                        Another packed arena.

                                        She will play to an estimated 30,000 people in New Zealand across her three dates there - 10,000 is by no means the biggest crowd she's played in front of but to play to that number 3 times in such a small country is a great achievement.

                                        She's probably looking at somewhere in the range of $5m+ for these 3 dates (assuming an average ticket price of at least $170).

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                                        • Re: Celine Dion - 2018 Tour (11th, 12th & 14th - New Zealand

                                          A touring juggernaut.
                                          5.05.2009 / 6.22.2011 / 4.24.2013 / 4.25.2013 / 3.1.2014 / 9.13.2014 / 7.21.2016 / 7.14.2018 / 7.15.2018

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                                          • [tweet:3smbmewl]https://twitter.com/theprojecttv/status/1028570488371437568[/tweet:3smbmewl]

                                            LOVE
                                            -Mathias

                                            "It's the moment you think you can't, you'll discover that you can" - Céline

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                                            • Originally posted by KEY9481
                                              A touring juggernaut.
                                              "Dion's voice glides effortlessly from deep whispers to dead-on high notes, a sweet siren that combines force with grace."
                                              - Time

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                                              • Originally posted by Iiketheair
                                                [tweet:27jhomb8]https://twitter.com/celinedion/status/1029327828217671680[/tweet:27jhomb8]

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                                                • We have had the first boxscore of the tour and surprise, surprise - it's a sell-out!

                                                  Celine Dion, Veronic DiCaire
                                                  Perth Arena
                                                  Perth, Australia
                                                  8/4/2018
                                                  $2,240,215
                                                  13,311 / 13,311 (100%)
                                                  1 / 1

                                                  $168.30 average ticket price.

                                                  Celine Dion - 2018 Asia, Australia and New Zealand Tour

                                                  Boxscore Information

                                                  Asia

                                                  26-Jun-18 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome
                                                  29-Jun-18 - Macau - Cotai Arena
                                                  30-Jun-18 - Macau - Cotai Arena
                                                  03-Jul-18 - Singapore - Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom
                                                  04-Jul-18 - Singapore - Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom
                                                  07-Jul-18 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Sentul International Convention Center
                                                  11-Jul-18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Arena
                                                  13-Jul-18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Arena
                                                  14-Jul-18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Arena
                                                  19-Jul-18 - Manila, Philippines - Mall of Asia Arena
                                                  20-Jul-18 - Manila, Philippines - Mall of Asia Arena
                                                  23-Jul-18 - Bangkok, Thailand - IMPACT Arena

                                                  Australia & New Zealand

                                                  27-Jul-18 - Sydney, Australia - Qudos Bank Arena
                                                  28-Jul-18 - Sydney, Australia - Qudos Bank Arena
                                                  30-Jul-18 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
                                                  31-Jul-18 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
                                                  04-Aug-18 - Perth, Australia - Perth Arena ($2,240,215 ¬ 13,311/13,311 ¬ 100%)
                                                  07-Aug-18 - Melbourne. Australia - Rod Laver Arena
                                                  08-Aug-18 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
                                                  11-Aug-18 - Auckland, New Zealand - Spark Arena
                                                  12-Aug-18 - Auckland, New Zealand - Spark Arena
                                                  14-Aug-18 - Auckland, New Zealand - Spark Arena

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                                                  • So happy for her success! There is no supporting album whatsoever and she's still selling out the venues and she's doing not just one but two dates in most places.

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                                                    • Celine Dion - 2018 Asia, Australia and New Zealand Tour

                                                      Boxscore Information

                                                      Asia

                                                      26-Jun-18 (1 show) - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome ($5,950,698 - 42,748)
                                                      29-Jun-18 (2 Shows) - Macau - Cotai Arena ($5,017,060 - 19,809)
                                                      03-Jul-18 (2 Shows) -Singapore - Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom ($4,166,576 - 12,516)
                                                      07-Jul-18 (1 Show) - Jakarta, Indonesia - Sentul International Convention Center ($2,857,698 - 8,248)
                                                      11-Jul-18 (3 Shows) - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Arena ($10,965,960 - 35,765)
                                                      19-Jul-18 (2 Shows) - Manila, Philippines - Mall of Asia Arena ($3,883,524 - 16,373)
                                                      23-Jul-18 (1 Show) - Bangkok, Thailand - IMPACT Arena ($2,494,701 - 10,223)

                                                      Total Gross ((Asia): $35,336,217
                                                      Total Attendance (Asia): 145.682
                                                      Average Ticket Price (Asia): $242.55

                                                      Australia & New Zealand

                                                      27-Jul-18 (2 Shows) - Sydney, Australia - Qudos Bank Arena ($5,769,785 - 27,275)
                                                      30-Jul-18 (2 Shows) - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre ($3,589,849 - 18,055)
                                                      04-Aug-18 (1 Show) - Perth, Australia - Perth Arena ($2,240,215 ¬ 13,311
                                                      07-Aug-18 (2 Shows) - Melbourne. Australia - Rod Laver Arena ($4,719,353 - 24,342)
                                                      11-Aug-18 (3 Shows) - Auckland, New Zealand - Spark Arena ($5,731,192 - 30,778)

                                                      Total Gross (Oceania): $22,050,394
                                                      Total Attendance (Oceania): 113,761
                                                      Average Ticket Price (Oceania): $242.55

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                                                      Total Tour Gross: $57,383,611
                                                      Total Tour Attendance: 259,443
                                                      Average Tour Ticket Price: $221.19

                                                      Crazy, crazy figures from one of the greatest artists of all-time - a true "your fave could never" (unless she's Madonna) moment.

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                                                      • $242 average price! wow

                                                        Such a force in the industry

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                                                        • Re: Celine Dion - 2018 Tour - Asia and Oceania (completed)

                                                          Amazing but truly deserved numbers.
                                                          Cha Cha Instructor

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                                                          • https://www.billboard.com/articles/c...illion-grosses

                                                            Celine Dion Wraps Summer Tour With $56 Million in the Bank

                                                            9/7/2018 by Eric Frankenberg

                                                            Celine Dion brought her 2018 summer tour to a close in typically grand fashion, with grosses of $56.5 million reported to Billboard Boxscore. Played across 22 shows in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, Dion sold 250,000 tickets. The biggest engagement of the tour was a three-night stay at Taiwan’s Taipei Arena with $10.7 million grossed, though her one show at the Tokyo Dome delivered the biggest attendance tally, at 42,748. 

                                                            With a career spanning three decades, Dion has earned her stripes as a touring titan. After an extended hiatus around the turn of the millennium to raise her first child, she re-emerged with a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, taking in $376 million from 2003 to 2007. Dion began another Vegas residency in 2011 that will play through next year but, in the meantime, she continues to tour internationally, hitting non-domestic markets each summer. Her $56 million haul this year follows the $63 million grossed during the Celine Dion Live 2017 tour and $48 million during summer 2016.

                                                            Dion’s success on the road follows her conquering of the recording industry. Dion has accumulated four No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Hot 100 No. and four No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 over the course of her career. She has spent 87 weeks atop the Adult Contemporary chart so far, more than any other artist in history.

                                                            READ MORECeline Dion Smolders at No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart With 'Ashes'

                                                            As previously mentioned, Dion will return to The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas for 24 more dates, beginning October 30 and running through January 20, 2019. 

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                                                            • Re: Celine Dion - 2018 Tour - Asia and Oceania (completed)

                                                              Her numbers are incredibly impressive - harnessing a reputation as a GREAT live performer early on in her career was the smartest thing she ever did, economically - she has a career for life even if she never releases any more new music. And at the highest possible level - just look at those numbers!

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