Céline Dion & Miley Cyrus Both Tear Up on the BBMAs Stage
Riding high on the warm reception her new single "Malibu" has been receiving, Miley Cyrus returned to the Billboard Music Awards stage Sunday to sing the song for the first time on live TV.
People magazine reports the singer — clad in a white halter top and short-shorts, but looking the opposite of her past, provocative self — gave a beach-vibing performance, ending by emotionally thanking her fans afterward. (Nicki Minaj, who has had beef with Miley in the past, smiled at Miley's touching message.)
A weeping Céline Dion gave a breathtaking performance of her classic hit "My Heart Will Go On," honoring the song's 20th anniversary.
People reports the singer, swathed in a dramatic white gown, held everyone rapt from the T-Mobile Arena stage, singing from a massive chandelier, a reference to "Titanic," the film that featured the song on its best-selling soundtrack.
Dion, 49, had tears in her eyes, but so did many in the audience, including co-host Vanessa Hudgens, who had earlier provided a surprisingly dead-on impersonation of Dion.
In a statement, Dion said of her signature song, "This song means a lot to me, and it has played such a huge role in my career. I'm so grateful to the late James Horner, and to Will Jennings, for writing it and creating the opportunity for me to be part of 'Titanic' — an amazing film whose legacy will continue for generations to come. It's a great honor to have the opportunity to perform it at the Billboard Music Awards' international stage, in celebration of the film's 20th anniversary."