France Album Sales: Celine Dion

Let’s Talk About Love (1997) Era

Strike while the iron is hot. After history-making 1995/1996 years, Celine Dion issued a new English album with Let’s Talk About Love in November 1997.

The lead single was a solid #4 duet with Barbra Streisand, Tell Him. For the last seven weeks of 1997, the album was #1 in the Album Chart, concluding the year on 650,000 sales. With Live A Paris selling 260,000 copies for the year and Falling Into You and D’Eux 150,000 each, plus all the rest of her catalog, Celine Dion sold a once again unbelievable total of 1,4 million albums in 1997.

Let’s Talk About Love was nowhere near to be over yet. During Christmas 1997, all-time highest grossing movie was released, Titanic. The Soundtrack became a massive smash, boosted by Celine Dion mega hit My Heart Will Go On. The song was a terrific 13 weeks #1. At some point, while the single was at #1 in the album side Titanic Soundtrack was #1 and Let’s Talk About Love was #2.

Third single Immortality, #15 peaking duet with the Bee Gees, supported the album well during 1998 summer as it never dropped below #16 in its first 40 weeks until August. The album sold 750,000 copies in 1998, pushing its tally to 1,4 million.

After nine months of strong stability the set quickly dropped 13-18-26-34 in August / September. Why? Barely because a new massive album was coming…

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. My Heart Will Go On – 54,741,000
  2. Immortality feat. Bee Gees – 5,426,000
  3. Tell Him feat. Barbra Streisand – 5,029,000

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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