CSPC: Celine Dion Popularity Analysis

Celine Dion_credit Daniela Federici

Within’ a few weeks Celine Dion will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of her debut album. So deep into a career, the norm is to exploit the existing catalog. The Quebec superstar is still building it yet, as her recent Encore Un Soir French album is destroying the competition.

Many things happened in-between. The Eurovision Song Contest, the Soundtrack of Titanic movie, record breaking sellers in French speaking countries, child’s, worldwide smashes during the 90s, giant tours, unmatched Las Vegas residencies, Christmas records, Japanese mania and, more recently, the sad passing of her long-time manager and husband, René Angelil. The point that never changed is that she never stopped moving records.

If her life has been very rich, the specificity of Celine Dion catalog is the fact it contains three rather than one discography. Two of them are easily identifiable, being her English-albums list since Unison in 1990 and her adult French-albums starting by Dion Chante Plamandon in 1991. The third one is made of her earlier material issued from 1981 to 1987, mostly released in Quebec. That discography which features albums like La Voix Du Bon Dieu and Tellement J’Ai D’Amour has been extensively repackaged after the singer made it big. As the originals have been out of print for very long and never released in many countries, I’m going to encapsulate all those records and relative compilations into a single album, Early Material Album. Her remaining albums will be treated the same way as for other artists.

As a reminder for users who are not yet familiar with the CSPC idea you do not need to worry, it is quite simple since it only consists in merging every format sales an artist has been getting and attributing them to respective studio albums. We will start by focusing on raw data, setting how much each Celine Dion album sold. Then, we will check sales of each track from those albums on each format – physical, digital and streaming – and weight them to value those figures on a par with album sales. To complete the study, we will analyze sales of all remaining LPs she released, compilations, live albums and music videos. Once all the raw data is set, we will only need to apply appropriate weighting to get the overall picture of the cult diva career results.

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Nathan

“These are special times” really only sold 80,000 copies in France? Or is it supposed to be 800,000?

Esmeral

80,000. “S’il suffisait d’aimer” was released 7 September 1998 and “These Are Special Times” was released 30 October 1998. As you can see,”These are special times” was overshadowed by “S’il suffisait d’aimer”. Too many releases in a short period of time.

RLAAMJR.

Hi MJD, 1. Has Encore Un Soir album reached the 1 million album sales already? 2. What is the total EAS of the song “Encore Un Soir”? 3. Has Let’s Talk About Love” album already reached 30 million EAS? 4. What is the total EAS of Ashes? 5. Can you give us a list of top-selling french- artists (top 50 at least) of all time, top-selling french albums (top 50) of all time as well as top-selling french songs (top 50) of all time? 6. Can you give us a list of top-selling movie theme songs of all time (… Read more »

RLAAMJR.

Hi MJD/chartmasters,

What is your prediction on the total pure album sales of Celine Dion’s upcoming English album? Is it guaranteed to reach 1 million pure album sales?

JACK

Now courage has surpasses 0.6m WW

RLAAMJR.

Every ticket sold comes with her upcoming english album for her Courage World Tour. Will it be counted as a sale MJD?

RLAAMJR.

Checking on the current top 10 most streamed Celine Dion songs in Spotify I saw from a different site, it looks unbelievable and unfair that the newer yet less popular ones are slowly beating her old yet very popular ones.

Oh but well, time changes. the population gets bigger, the entertainment gets easier to access, etc. I just have to accept the fact that they are old songs and shouldn’t be compared equally to the new ones.

Jack

Falling Into You is named 9P in Europe

Jack

where is the correct website about falling into you at 7P and Deux 5P ?
besides, falling into you and lets talk about love, both of them sales are missing in Taiwan Honking etc ,China. this is true.Encore un soir not only 0.5m copies in France but 0.8M ,1M worldwide. thank you .

Michael

Mjd,

Just out of curiousity. Aee you ever planning on updating her results? It seems like its been such a long time since her last update.

Fanofpop

Even if we don’t get an update would you consider doing country breakdown for old updates?
It’s a new feature you added in like 2017, so some old artists like celine don’t have it.

RLAAMJR.

I think it would be better if you try to create your own site/thread for the figure that you believe are accurate. And give us the link.

dhhd

I don’t know what you are talking about. I think MJD’s figures are pretty accurate so I like to stay here and ask for some questions.For example, According to Billboard The Bodyguard sold over 300k copies by 1993 or 1994 and MJD added 200k catalog sales, and the offcial edition shows that it sold 600k copies in total there.It doesn’t mean he is innacurate,it just due to that catalog sales is unknown there.

Michael

Its kind of annoying when u do it every 30 minutes. U never accept his answers anyway. If u think u r so good and so accurate thatn I agree with RLAAMJR. Create ur own website. Bcoz its getting really annoying.

dhhd

Lol you can ignore my comment why do you think I bother you?It is ridiculous. Do you watch chartmasters.org comments updates every 30 minutes?

Michael

Yes I do because im on a long leave. 😁

RLAAMJR.

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) is currently Celine’s #5 most streamed song on Spotify. Can somebody tell me which part of the world is this song doing well? I also feel the song is just ok. Nothing really special, and there are like more 10 songs on her TAST album that I find better than this song yet this is Celine’s most -streamed Xmas song with a large margin.

Anyway, aside from waiting for the update of Celine Dion’s Popularity Analysis, also waiting for a global heatmap article for her.

NicholasBFly

I think the reason is because the song is actually a cover of John Lennon and has been widely covered by multiple artists (I know, I didn’t even know until I saw Lennon’s original version cracked Spotify’s top 10 this past Christmas season).

Isaiah

Hey MJD!
Don’t mean to bother, but I was very curious to see a breakdown for “A Decade of Song.” Hope you don’t mind providing one!

Michael

So how much does she sold in Asia? Does she outsell Mariah and Madonna outside of Japan.

Samuel King

No, Mariah has outsold she and Madonna in Asia as whole but in terms of the best-selling it would be:
1.Mariah
2.Celine
3.Madonna
4.Whitney

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