The 52-year-old artist admitted she is humbled to receive the award, and is thrilled to receive the honorary doctorate from the highly esteemed institution.
The virtual ceremony will be taking place on May 8, and Céline took to Twitter to share how privileged she feels, “to be considered in the same company as the incredibly talented Artists who have also received this distinction over the years.”
This time Celine will be in great company, with Pharrell Williams being honored, as well as saxophonist Donald Harrison, singer and actress Chita Rivera, and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes.
The Canadian superstar is still one of the best-selling recording artists, starting her career during the early 80’s with manager and husband René Angélil.
The success of Céline has been undeniable, especially with the help of René, as she recently paid tribute to the businessman on the fifth anniversary of his death.
Confessing that “there‘s not one day” that they don’t think about him, in reference to their sons 19-year-old René-Charle, and 10-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.