France Album Sales: Celine Dion

The Colour Of My Love (1993) Era

In the US, Unison sold 300,000 units in its first year in the market, Celine Dion did 1 million, The Colour Of My Love did 2,5 million. Those figures highlight how much the profile of Celine Dion was increasing in North America was slowly but surely everywhere else.

This album was issued in November 1993 in North America and in February 1994 all over Europe except in France, were it was delayed until June 1994. Why? Quite simply because Ziggy was still smashing France at that point which led Sony to delay this new set in order to fully exploit the previous album with one more single L’Amour Existe Encore.

In June 1994 then, huge four weeks #1 hit in the US The Power Of Love was issued in France. This lead single did well here too, peaking at #3 with 17 weeks Top 10. The album quickly climbed to #7 peak position, hitting Gold (100,000) by August. As the promotion was shortened in France no other single charted, but the album was still up to 181,000 units calculated by the end of the 1994 year.

In January 1994, to capitalize on Ziggy success, her first label released Les Premières Années, a compilation of Celine Dion 80s French songs, which sold an estimated 30,000 units prior D’Eux release.

In November 1994, her first major live album was issued, A L’Olympia. The album peaked at #10 and remained Top 20 during the entire Christmas season selling a calculated 144,000 units after six weeks in sales in 1994.

All in all and while she had yet to get into full force in France, Celine Dion sold over 600,000 albums in France in 1994.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. The Power Of Love – 19,671,000
  2. Think Twice – 12,426,000
  3. To Love You More – 3,361,000

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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