France Album Sales: Celine Dion

On Ne Change Pas (2005) Era

Celine Dion got her first big French hit in 1983 with D’Amour Ou D’Amitié. She got her second with Ziggy in 1993. In 1995 she broke all records with D’Eux album, then in 1998 with S’Il Suffisait D’Aimer. Her 2003 album 1 Fille & 4 Types completed her French discography. All those records had obviously enough material to release a first career-spanning compilation. It was done in October 2005 with On Ne Change Pas.

This package included three new songs that were all used as singles. The first one was arguably the biggest as Je Ne Vous Oublie Pas reached #2. The greatest hits easily entered the Compilation Chart at #1 where it remained for seven weeks. With 420,000 units scanned by IFOP in 2005, the album was actually up to 578,000 copies in 2005. By the end of 2008, On Ne Change Pas sold 694,000 copies.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. I Believe In You  feat. Il Divo – 2,627,000
  2. Je Ne Vous Oublie Pas – 679,000
  3. Tous Les Secrets De Ton Coeur – 511,000

7 thoughts on “France Album Sales: Celine Dion”

  1. I have been waiting this article so long. Thank you very much!I cant wait to read France Album Sales: Barbra Streisand, it must be a big project.

  2. Article très intéressant. Je pense que ce site prend tout son sens avec ce genre d’artistes à la carrière très étendue et variée. Vivement un article sur Nana Mouskouri !

  3. Wow! Céline numbers in France are unrivalled! I can’t believe she outsold Madonna for such a large margin! France is the crown of her empire.

    1. Actually, Canada is the crown,😂or it used to be as she’s got 6 diamonds (million albums) and the former album with the most copies sold in the debut week (Let’s Talk About Love, but now replaced by 25) there.
      Plus I’ve got a question. I thought D’eux has sold more than 4.5m copies thus far. And figures for 1 Fille & 4 Types and On ne change pas seem to be a bit bigger than I previously imagined. I had thought Sans Attendre has outsold 1 Fille & 4 Types!!!

      1. Hi Oye,

        Those figures you post about France seem to refer to old figures claimed by infodisc website which is one more highly inaccurate site. Chart runs are OK on it but sales estimates are very amateur.

  4. Congratulations for your amazing job! But could you add now sales numbers for Encore Un Soir et update those for Sans Attendre as it has made appearances quite often in the comprehensive charts for 15 months now? Thanks!

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