France Album Sales: Celine Dion

Taking Chances (2007) Era

Considering previous French album barely passed 200,000 units in its first months, for the very first time in many years there wasn’t that much of an anticipation for Celine Dion new English language album, Taking Chances. When release dates got published, it was already obvious it was going to miss the top spot since it was going to face Johnny Hallyday new album. That’s exactly what happened as this latter artist debuted with 107,000 copies sold of his album against 29,000 for Taking Chances.

As singles failed to gain traction the album had very few resistance. It lasted only two weeks inside the Top 10 and 14 weeks inside the Top 100. Even considering the Top 200 chart, this record was the third English studio album in a row to fail to reach 30 weeks, showing the strong difficulties to get a real hit with English tracks of the superstars.

Sales-wise, Taking Chances sold 128,000 physical units by the end of 2008 plus an estimated 5,000 digital sales.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. Alone – 6,855,000
  2. Taking Chances – 4,271,000
  3. Eyes On Me – 1,379,000

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+ Encore un soir = 745,000 copies sold & “Un peu de nous” =83,000 copies sold.
Her total sales in France must be around 19,363,000 albums.


I hope Celine’s next english album will sell in France just enough to have her reach 20,000,000 albums sold.
Does France actually give an award if ever a music artist reaches that number?


Well,i do not think so.She usually sells less with her english albums in France.


You’re right. We’ll just have to wait another french album to be released again. But right now, I just want Celine to release an english album soon, then a xmas album by november this year.


Well,in 2020 probably …
She is gonna release a new english album later this year.She can sell 2,000,000 copies.
Her last english album was really great,but they did not promote it well.Rene was ill and she decided stay home with him.


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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!


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.


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!!!


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 !

John Will

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.