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Dion 'to get World Music honour'
Celine Dion
Dion is currently performing at Caesar's Palace Hotel in Las Vegas
Pop diva Celine Dion is to receive a special honour at Wednesday's World Music Awards in Las Vegas, according to a Canadian paper.

The Journal de Montreal says the singer will be handed the Diamond Award for being the top-selling female artist of all time.

Previous winners of the Diamond Award include Mariah Carey and Rod Stewart.

The award was created to honour artists who have sold more than 100 million albums during their musical career.

Dion first received a World Music Award in 1992 when she scooped the award for Best Selling Canadian Female Recording Artist of the Year.

Since then she has received six more World Music Awards, including three awards in 1997 for Overall Best Selling Recording Artist, Best Selling Pop Artist and Best Selling Canadian Female Recording Artist.

It is thought that Hollywood actor Michael Douglas will present the singer with her 2004 award on Wednesday.

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