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

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Lucia

+ 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.

RLAAMJR.

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?

Lucia

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

RLAAMJR.

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.

Lucia

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.

BroadwayMyLove

Uploaded please!

Emilien

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!

Gustavo

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.

Oye

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!!!

Aurélien

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.

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