Celine Dion to receive honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music

ANDREA DRESDALE
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That's Dr. Dion to you.

Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music announced it will bestow Celine Dion with an honorary doctorate during its virtual commencement ceremonies on May 8.

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Dion will receive a doctor of music degree, along with saxophonist Donald Harrison and The Neptunes, consisting of "Happy" singer Pharrell Williams and Williams' musical partner, Chad Hugo.

The "My Heart Will Go On" singer tweeted, "I’m honored and humbled to be receiving an honorary doctorate from the highly esteemed @BerkleeCollege School of Music. I feel privileged to be considered in the same company as the incredibly talented Artists who have also received this distinction over the years."

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Past recipients of honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music include Justin Timberlake, Phil Collins, Missy Elliott, John Legend, Sheila E. and the late Aretha Franklin.

Student musicians will perform a tribute to the honorees, which will air on May 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Berklee's YouTube channel. The commencement ceremony streams the following day at 10 a.m. ET on the Berklee's social media channels.

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