There's a reason Céline Dion's new album is called Courage.
That word, it's become something of a battle cry for the singer over these last few years after being met with not one but two life-altering tragedies in early 2016 when both her husband of 21 years, Rene Angelil (who was 26 years her senior), and her older brother Daniel passed away, succumbing to battle with cancer within mere days of one another.
It was the sort of devastation that could've left anyone leveled, unable to get out of bed, let alone take the stage or post up in the recording studio. And perhaps for a time, it did have that effect on the French-Canadian singer. But something miraculous has happened since she was forced to face the absolute worst—she's walked through fire and risen from the ashes, not just stronger, but more in control of her destiny than ever before.
And now, with Courage, her first album recorded since the devastating loss, out in the world, we're all reveling in the fruits of such an astounding resiliency.