For more than a decade, Celine Dion has been making history in Las Vegas. Back on Mar. 25 2003, the Canadian songstress said Bonjour to her first residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, a show that has captivated audiences ever since.
After performing A New Day for three years, Celine left the strip to concentrate on her family. Less than four years later, the mother of three was back doing what she loved most, performing in front of a live audience every night.
Her second show was trying on the songstress, as she struggled to manage her hectic schedule while caring for her ailing husband René Angélil. Following his death in January 2016, many wondered if Celine would ever return to the show that her lifelong partner helped create. In true Celine fashion, the singer insisted that 'The Show Must Go On' and on Feb. 23 2016 she stepped out on stage to start another chapter of her illustrious career.
Here, we look back at some of Celine's unforgettable moments in Las Vegas.
The Canadian icon kicked off her residency with a bang on March 25, 2003. The stunning spectacle saw the star perform with fantastic costumes and lighting displays. Photo: © Reuters
Her show is a result of the hard work of dozens of talented musicians and performers. Photo: © Getty Images
During the 500th performance of "A New Day..." in 2006, the singer delivered a memorable duet with the late Frank Sinatra. Photo: © Getty Images
Celine and her cast members celebrate the 500th performance of "A New Day..." in 2006. The show raised over $1 million for the Celine Dion Foundation. Photo: © Getty Images
The singer takes her final bow during the last performance of 'A New Day...' in 2007. She would return for her second show just four years later. Photo: © Getty Images
Celine Dion, Rene and their sons, Nelson, Eddy and Rene-Charles arrive at Caesars Palace in 2011 to start their second residency in Las Vegas. Photo: © Getty Images
Celine is ready to reclaim her crown as Queen of Vegas! Photo: © Getty Images
What a show! Celine debuts her new production on March 15, 2011. Photo: © Getty Images
Looking gorgeous in gold, Celine rocks the Colosseum in 2011. Photo: © Getty Images
Caesars Palace marked Celine's 10th anniversary in 2013 with a larger-than-life cake. Photo: © Getty Images
In 2014, Celine took a year-long break from her show to care for her husband Rene. She returned to the stage in Aug. 2015, telling her audience "Thank you for all your love. Tonight was not a new day, tonight was not really a new show. Tonight was a new beginning."
Photo: Getty Images
In October 2016, Celine celebrated her staggering 1000th show in Las Vegas.
Photo: Getty Images