Céline Dion gives 'Titanic' performance — Billboard Music Awards

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"I think after the first few days in Paris (Couture Week 2016), she kind of trusted me".

True to her form, Dion hit every challenging note flawlessly and the entire audience was on their feet by the end of the performance. That has much to do with nostalgia, sure, but her performance also glimmered with a tenderness and depth that didn't seem to be there in the studio version that became an inescapable hit during the economically robust Clinton years. Or maybe it was a conversation about that emotional performance of My Heart Will Go On that cleared the air.Korean boy band BTS, who won top social artist, earned one of the night's loudest ovations. "I'm blown away." And the fashion guru has revealed the styling process was a collaborative effort, because Celine "loves" fashion and clothes, and is open to taking risks with the outfits she wears.

"Being a part of a classic is a very big, big honor", continued Dion. But younger, edgier and brazenly sexier pop divas like Beyoncé and Rihanna quickly overshadowed Dion's pop profile in the early 2000s. In her music, the belief in the redeeming power of love, be it romantic or quasi-spiritual, is unassailable.

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The 30-year-old actress was seated alongside a star-studded list of musicians for the ceremony at the T-Mobile Arena - but her personal highlight of the evening was getting to meet Celine, who she subsequently described as her "idol". There's no way of knowing what was going through her mind as she crooned "My Heart Will Go On" for the umpteenth time.

And with that, Miley sang her new single with a country swagger - and ended the song no longer being able to hold back the emotion of the moment.

"For the first time with pants on in years!" her sister Noah Cyrus said as she introduced Miley, who came out in jean-shorts.