Happy birthday to legendary singer Celine Dion! The artist turns 48 today, but you would never know from her fit figure and flawless complexion. Dion has had a rough 2016 so far after the passing of her 73-year-old husband, Réne Angélil, but the strong-willed star has returned to her long-standing Las Vegas residency.
“I understood that my career was in a way his masterpiece, his song, his symphony,” Dion said in a statement at her show. “The idea of leaving it unfinished would have hurt him terribly. I realized that if he ever left us, I would have to continue without him, for him.”
While returning to the stage could not have been easy, Dion has a legion of fans and celebrities to lean on for support. In honor of her birthday, take a look back at the most show-stopping looks that the star has sported on stage throughout her illustrious career.
1. In a sheer lace top
The singer stunned in lace on her CBS special, Celine Dion: A New Day Has Come, on Mar. 3, 2002.
2. In a sparkly strapless dress
Dion donned a strapless white number that showed off her incredible figure for the "VH1 Divas Las Vegas" concert on May 23, 2002.
3. In a strapless silver mini
The singer wore a shimmering silver mini to the 2007 World Music Awards on Nov. 4 in Monte Carlo.
4. In a pretty pink number
Dion wowed in a pink mini and strappy heels on her Taking Chances tour stop in London on May 6, 2008.
5. In a lilac mini
The singer showed off her toned gams in a lilac mini at San Jose's HP Pavilion on Feb. 20, 2009.
6. In a plunging gold dress
Dion looked statuesque in a plunging gold mini dress at the opening of her new show in Las Vegas on Mar. 15, 2011.
7. In a gold fringe dress
She flaunted her fringe on stage in a gorgeous gold mini during Germany's 2012 BAMBI Awards on Nov. 22.
8. In a plunging black top
Dion wore a plunging black sequined top and cigarette pants to a performance in Paris on Dec. 5, 2013.
9. In a shimmering gown
To return to her Las Vegas residency on Aug. 27, 2015 after taking a hiatus to care for her husband, Dion selected a shimmering floor-length gown.
10. In an emerald number
The singer changed into a a green fringed mini for the epic Vegas show on Aug. 27.
11. In a flowing teal gown
Dion made yet another costume change during her return to the Las Vegas stage on Aug. 27, 2015, this time into a flowing teal strapless gown.