Looking at youtube videos, I realized that I did know quite a few of her songs. Mostly the ones that came out in the late 90s that I probably blindly sang along to as a ten year old. I find the fact that I couldn't recall any of her hits rather telling. Wilson talks about a lot of criticism of Celine being that she has no personality, and this makes sense. I couldn't remember that these songs were sung by Celine because they sound like they could be sung by anyone. I had a better memory of the SNL skit of Celine Dion than of her actual voice or style (SNL).
Looking at some of her music videos, I couldn't but help thinking of Wilson's book. The music video for It's All Coming back To Me Now is pretty ridiculous, schmaltzy, even. And the music video That's The Way It Is seems to be going for a modern, urban vibe. There's a lot of races and ethnicities shown in the video and the lyrics of the song seem to imply that Celine is their quasi-champion, urging the young, hip minorities on in life? I'm not quite sure, but there's definitely something going on.
And it's pretty funny to look at the related or suggested videos on the right. They mostly include Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, and Shania Twain.