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10 Greatest Residencies in Las Vegas History

Category Vegas Showstoppers

|by Jena Pugh |

The Legends will forever be iconic in the history of Las Vegas

Vegas is known for its shows and it’s had some pretty incredible ones over the many years. From rockers to soulful singers and everything in between, here are the 10 greatest residencies in Las Vegas history:

Don't miss your chance to see these iconic performers making Vegas history on stage (Photo: Celine Dion)

Don't miss your chance to see these iconic performers making Vegas history on stage (Photo: Celine Dion)

Celine Dion - The greatest selling female artist of all time, Celine Dion has completed two residencies at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace: the first one in 2003-2007, and the second one which began in 2011 for a period of three years. Dion continues to belt out her hits at the venue in her latest show Celine.

Elton John - From 2004 through 2009, Elton John performed 75 concerts at Caesars Palace under The Red Piano residency. His second residency, The Million Dollar Piano, opened in 2011 and performed through May 2018. The show included John’s biggest hits as well as his famous piano, which was decked out in LED video screens that displayed images while the singer performed. 

Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey has not one but two incredible Vegas residencies under her belt. The firs residency #1 to Infinity kicked off in May 2015 and ran through July 2017. It featured Carey’s 18 number 1 hits. In July 2018, the singer returned to the Vegas stage with her latest show The Butterfly Returns. It includes songs from all of her albums, including fan favorites and lesser known songs.

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw - Two of country’s biggest stars, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw showed Vegas that couples really can work together with their residency Soul2Soul at the Venetian. The country couple kicked off the concerts in December 2012 and after being extended, the show ended in April 2014. The residency combined their greatest love songs into one unforgettable concert.

Cher - Cher signed a $60-million-a-year deal in 2008 for her Cher at the Colosseum residency. The iconic singer performed nearly 200 shows, which included some of her greatest hits like “I Got You Babe,” “Gypsies Tramps & Thieves,” and “Belie.”

Donny & Marie Osmond - Brother-and-sister duo, Donny & Marie Osmond have been performing together for decades. In 2008, they opened at Flamingo Las Vegas and the response was so overwhelming that their original six-year contract was extended. The singers can still be found at the Vegas resort.

Britney Spears - Pop princess, Britney Spears lit up Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with her Piece of Me residency. The singer wowed audiences from December 2013, to December 2017. Her show included her greatest hits and hottest dance moves. It was named Best of Las Vegas in 2015 and 2017.

Shania Twain - Prior to her residency with her husband, Shania Twain had her own show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace called Shania: Still the One. The country artist finished her two-year Vegas residency in December 2014. Twain’s show stood out because of some of her on-stage stunts and surprises like trained horses, a live band and a flying motorcycle.

Rod Stewart - In 2011, Brit rocker Rod Stewart signed a contract for a two-year residency at the Colosseum. Stewart has continued to rock out in the city with his newest show Rod Stewart: The Hits. As the name suggests, this show features Stewart’s greatest tunes including, "Do You Think I’m Sexy”, ""Hot Legs”, ""You’re in My Heart”, ""You Wear it Well”, ""Some Guys Have All the Luck” and “Maggie May."

Elvis Presely - We can’t make a list of best residencies without mentioning Elvis Presley. The King of Rock ‘n Roll first performed in Las Vegas in 1956. But it wasn’t until 10 years later that the singer returned to Las Vegas with a sold-out show at the International Hotel. Over the next seven years, Elvis Presley performed 837 sold-out shows.

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