Celine Dion Hails Lady Gaga's Influence as 'Reaching Beyond Show Business' in Touching Essay

The Canadian singer praises Gaga for her talent and marching 'to the beat of her own drum.'

Celine Dion calls Lady Gaga "one of the most inventive artists" she's ever seen.

The "My Heart Will Go On Singer" penned a touching essay for the A Star Is Born actress, who was among Time's 100 Most Influential List, published Wednesday. Describing her as one of the "greatest voices in the world," Dion explains how Gaga's career and persona has no rules and boundaries.

"When she first came on the scene with her outrageous style, she didn’t care what the critics said. She marched to the beat of her own drum, knowing that her message of individuality was a way to express her inner strength," Dion praises. "What makes her even more special, and such a powerful influence on society, is that she empowers her fans to adopt the very same values in their lives -- to stand up for what they believe in, despite what others might think."

Dion continues by explaining how Gaga gives strength to her followers and the "confidence to believe in themselves" and has been an unstoppable force when she supports organizations and people that she deeply cares about.

"Yes, she’s an amazing musician, composer, performer and, as we saw in A Star Is Born, an incredible actress, but her legacy reaches well beyond show business. She will continue to inspire love and freedom around the world, for generations to come," Dion concludes.

Also listed among Time's 100 Most Influential are Taylor Swift, Yalitza Aparicio, Michelle Obama, Rami Malek, Brie Larson and Chrissy Teigen, among many others.

Meanwhile, ET recently sat down with Dion after she announced her first world tour in 10 years. She also revealed that there was a time when she, herself, didn't know if she would return to the stage, following her late husband's health issues. 

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