Celine Dion shines at Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival

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International Superstar Celine Dion ignited the crowd at the Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny for her performance at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.

The audience was mesmerized by the golden voice songstress as she delivered hits from her extensive catalogue.  There was loud applause as Dion took to the stage and spoke to her eager audience- 'Hello, Jamaica! It took me a few years to get here, but I will make up for lost time".

Dion had several outfit changes during her one hour and 45 minutes set and serenaded the crowd with hits such as 'Beauty and the Beast', 'It's All Coming Back to Me" and her 1990 hit 'Where does my heart beat now".

Celine was also joined on stage during her set by Diana King. Earlier in the night, patrons recived electrifying performances from siblings Tami Chynn and Tessanne Chynn, Jully Black, Bryan Art and Richie Stephens and Gentleman.

Critics of the festival hailed Celine Dion as one of the best Jazz and Blues performers to date, while others expressed disappointment at her song choices.

Reggae superstars, Shaggy and Richie Stephens were honored following strong performances of their own. After performing several of his classics alongside fellow artistes, Rayvon and Rik Rok, Shaggy received an award  honoring his contribution for promoting Jamaican culture worldwide. Meanwhile, Stephens, who performed Live Your Life alongside German Reggae star, Gentleman, copped an award celebrating his nearly two decades of contributions towards Jamaican music.