Will Celine Dion be even more popular in 2012?

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Celine Dion has been in the business for decades, with hits like "Because You Loved Me" in 1996 and "A New Day Has Come" in 2002. But will Dion be more popular than ever in 2012?

At 43 years old, Dion is not slowing down. With a lineup of exciting Dion-centric projects in the works, it seems the Canadian singer may have her hottest year yet. Here's why: Dion will be releasing two new albums this year. The Canuck superstar is set to release an English album in April and a French album in October. Rene Angelil, Dion's husband and manager, told the Montreal Gazette that the English album will include Dion's take on Journey's "Open Arms" and Janis Ian's "At Seventeen."

"Beauty and the Beast" and "Titanic" are returning to theatres in 3-D this year, and both feature the vocals of Ms. Dion. Dion sang the title track on the Disney flick, earning a Grammy Award  for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The song also won an Academy Award for Original Song.  And, in the 1997 Leonardo DiCaprio/Kate Winslet picture, "Titanic," Dion sang the tear-jerker "My Heart Will Go On," which also won an Oscar for Original Song.

She's in the press. Dion must have something up her sleeve to motivate her to do interviews. The star was featured in Vanity Fair magazine's "Out to Lunch" section in January, discussing her Quebec upbringing and shoe obsession. While she's always been famous, she's not frequently featured in the press, which means some surprises must be in store for 2012.   

The Las Vegas Sun reports that Dion is in negotiations to extend her contract at Caesars Palace. Dion has been performing in Vegas since 2003, and has no plans to leave the spotlight in the near future -- which means more fans get a chance to see their idol up close!

She is worshipped by fans around the world. Dion has some hard-core fans, and there's even a play about it! "Bliss," which has run in Australia, Scotland, and Switzerland, will now play in Canada. It is about Walmart employees who are devoted to the diva, and who view her as a type of goddess. With a play about the obsession of her fans, how could Dion ever go out of style?