Celine Dion Celebrated the Release of Her New Album at an NYC Drag Bar

The queens were living for it.

Celine Dion celebrated the release of her new album Courage, her first English-language album in six years, by taking the stage at New York City drag club LIPS, standing shoulder to shoulder with the queens there and thanking the crowd for their continued support.

The singer, who recently wrapped her record-breaking Vegas residency and announced the new album and its accompanying tour with a video featuring yet more drag queens, appeared onstage just after midnight on Friday morning, the day the album became available to the public.

“I’m so excited, and I’m so honored that you’re here tonight. I want to thank you so very much for your support through the years,” she said.

“I hope you like it as well, of course,” she continued. “I put my heart into it, and I want to thank you. I love you guys very, very much.”

Courage is her first English-language album since losing her husband, Rene Angelil, whom she said she hoped he would like it.

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