Celine Dion pays emotional tribute to late husband Rene Angelil during Las Vegas show

It's been an emotional week for Celine Dion.

The pop icon remembered her late husband, Rene Angelil, on the third anniversary of his death on Monday. 

On Wednesday, she paid tribute to her beloved during a performance at her Las Vegas residency show at Caesars Palace, in honor of what would have been Angelil's 77th birthday.

While the "My Heart Will Go On" songstress stood on stage, she encouraged the sold-out crowd to sing along with her while she performed a rendition of "You’re the Voice" (originally by Australian singer John Farnham), dedicating the number to Angelil, People reports.

"This is the greatest gift that I can offer him for his birthday," Dion, 50, explained to the crowd. "What he loved the most in the world is the fans, the music and to see me perform for you."

Dion asked the audience if they were "ready to sing [the song] for Rene" before leading them in a chorus of the heartfelt tune, which she ended by blowing a kiss toward the heavens and saying, "Happy birthday, my love."

Angelil, who managed Dion's career since she was 12 years old, died of a heart attack at the age of 73 in January 2016 after a long battle with throat cancer.

The couple began dating in 1987 and tied the knot in 1994 in a lavish ceremony at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec, They welcomed three children together: 17-year-old son Rene-Charles and 8-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.

A source told ET last April that Dion still remains devoted to Angelil and has no interest in dating anytime soon. The source said, "Her husband was the love of her life and living without him is still incredibly painful for her…[she] isn't ready to date and she might never be. She talks about the love of her life often and still believes he is with her in many ways."

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Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is seen on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing YSL jacket, pants and boots and Dior bag on July 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing YSL jacket, pants and boots and Dior bag on July 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion is seen, outside the Giambattista Valli show, during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018, on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion wearing Dior bag outside Dior during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 : Day Two on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion attends the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion attends the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 2, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 02: Singer Celine Dion is seen on July 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion outside Dior during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 : Day Two on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 15: Celine Dion performs during the opening night of her Celine Dion Live 2017 tour at Royal Arena on June 15, 2017 in Copenhagen. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 15: Celine Dion performs during the opening night of her Celine Dion Live 2017 tour at Royal Arena on June 15, 2017 in Copenhagen. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Canadian singer Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 14, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, CA - MAY 21: Singer Celine Dion poses in the press room at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Canadian singer Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 14, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Celine Dion arrives a the Premiere Of Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast' at El Capitan Theatre on March 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Celine Dion performs onstage during the Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees held at Microsoft Theater on February 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 21: Celine Dion attends the Celine Dion Collection First Handbag and Accessory Collection press conference at Project Womens at Mandalay Bay on February 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Recording artist Celine Dion attends the 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Celine Dion arrives at The 59th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
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