Of course there are two kinds of celebrities - ones that does everything and anything to accomplish fame and glory and others who achieve the same by staying true to themselves.
I'll quote Loreena herself: "I think it is important to continue to live your life according to your values and hopefully who you are will be revealed and stand for itself."
Beautifully spoken in my opinion.
There is a lot of truth in KrisW's post, too.
Celebrities who do not let their fans anywhere near them are called snooty and arrogant by their fans.
On the other hand celebrities who choose the closeness of their fans also walk on a small and narrow ledge because some fans cannot get enough - always want, yes, even demand more. Forgetting that the artist has its own life he would like to live. Some fans do not and cannot for some reason understand that an artist cannot be every fan's personal friend.
I was able to work backstage at Germany's second largest Metal-Event "The Magic Circle Festival" this year. The headlining band, Manowar, did signing sessions two days in a row for over 8 hours in total. They signed and signed and let pictures be taken with themselves and were always nice and polite to their fans.
On both days I had to make the announcement to stop the signing sessions due to the time schedule. I did not believe the disrespectful words I heard from some of the fans after the band had spent so much of their time to satisfy so many people.
On the other hand I saw fans with their entire back catalogue in their hands wanting every single CD and LP to be signed by the band - spending so much time and slowing everything down - being totally egoistic in my opinion.
So whose fault was it that many devoted fans couldn't get an autograph?
There are always two sides of the medal and people always seem to only notice their side.
Fans also seem to forget that the artists are actually working - they are not there for pleasure and leisure time.
So, in my opinion Loreena is a celebrity because she is known across the globe for living her life pursuing her own values, staying true to herself and for giving us her music.
And I love the fact that she has her own business and is not a marionette of some great record label!
And she seeks the closeness of her fans! Would she write her personal opinions and feelings on this message board if it was otherwise?