Céline Dion Pays Tribute to Titanic in Emotional Billboard Music Awards Performance

Singer returns to Las Vegas to honor the film's 20th anniversary

By Mike Vulpo May 22, 2017 1:51 AMTags

Is anybody else's heart fluttering right about now?

While several artists took to the stage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards to perform their newest singles, Céline Dion decided to travel back in time with a song that changed her life forever.

Oh yes, Céline decided to perform "My Heart Will Go On" live inside the T-Mobile Arena.

Wearing a stunning white gown that featured angel-like wings, the 49-year-old belted out each and every note as scenes from the romantic movie played in the background. 

"Wow, wow, wow," Ludacris shared after the singer received a standing ovation. "It's going to be hard to top that moment. That was a moment right now."

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The Oscar and Grammy winner's performance comes as the Billboard Music Awards honored Titanic for its big anniversary.

"This song means a lot to me, and it has played such a huge role in my career," Céline previously shared in a statement. "It's a great honor to have the opportunity to perform it on the Billboard Music Awards' international stage, in celebration of the film's 20 anniversary."

She added, "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."

Celine is no stranger to Las Vegas. In fact, the singer has a residency show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on the strip.

The best-selling female artist in history is scheduled to perform again this Tuesday night.  

Watch E!'s Live From The Red Carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 21 and tune into ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for the Billboard Music Awards. Then, watch Fashion Police: The 2017 Billboard Music Awards Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT only on E!