Streaming Masters – Celine Dion

Celine Dion - streaming statistics

Being more famous year after year, Celine Dion became one of the biggest star in the world during the second part of the 90s, with legendary songs like My Heart Will Go On and Become You Loved Me.

Are her songs and albums still much listened on streaming plateforms?

PS: Updated on September 28, 2021. These values are used for automatic update of artist and albums total instead of those from CSPC analysis.

Celine Dion streaming review – the method

Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube.

To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea : Genie streams * 3.05 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan : AWA streams * 100/5.5 (AWA has 5.5% of the Japanese streaming market)– Elsewhere : Spotify streams * (370 – 8.5 – 9.5 – 33 – 9) / 207 (370 million global subscribers minus 8.5 million from South Korea minus 9.5 million from Japan minus 33 million from China divided by the number of Spotify only users minus 9 million more Asian users) + Genie streams * 3.05 (uses Genie rather than Spotify to extrapolate markets like Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)

Video Streams– China* : QQ video streams * 50 if the song is available for audio stream, QQ video streams * 5 elseway (scale built based on known figures for several major artists)– Elsewhere : Youtube views

*since 96.4% of Chinese streaming platforms are free users, that paid-for users pay less than $2 a month and that they are also used as video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted on par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * K + Genie * 3.05*2 + AWA * 100/5.5 ) / 1500 + ( QQ views* 50(or 5) + YouTube ) / 11750

(K = 310/207 for English songs, and 2 for French ones)

Celine Dion streaming review – the results

CSPC Celine Dion streaming discography numbers Spotify YouTube

Total: 3,905,999 EAS

Celine Dion: Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. My Heart Will Go On [Let’s Talk About Love]523,000
2. Because You Loved Me [Falling Into You]282,000
3. The Power of Love [The Colour Of My Love]189,000
4. It’s All Coming Back to Me Now [Falling Into You]185,000
5. I’m Alive [A New Day Has Come]128,000
6. Ashes [Orphan]124,000
7. Beauty and the Beast [Celine Dion]120,000
8. Pour que tu m’aimes encore [D’Eux]115,000
9. All by Myself [Falling Into You]113,000
10. The Prayer [These Are Special Times]105,000
11. That’s The Way It Is [Orphan]100,000
12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) [These Are Special Times]90,000
13. A New Day Has Come [A New Day Has Come]80,000
14. Immortality [Let’s Talk About Love]64,000
15. Sous Le Vent [Orphan]60,000
16. J’irai où tu iras [D’Eux]58,000
17. How Does A Moment Last Forever [Orphan]56,000
18. Think Twice [The Colour Of My Love]52,000
19. To Love You More [Let’s Talk About Love]49,000
20. I Drove All Night [One Heart]46,000

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baraka92

This comment section is very interesting. My theory in this whole rock/pop thing is that pop acts, for the most part, were all about singles and their albums were kind of a side product; while for most rock artist, if one of their songs caught on with radio and the public, it would generate more interest in the whole albums they came from. People bought certain pop albums because it was more efficient than buying multiple singles. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that True Blue is Madonna’s most successful studio album. It has 5 big hits: Papa Don’t Preach,… Read more »

Analord

Top 50 songs from the 20th century on spotify (posted here) : As of Jan 2nd 2021: 1 (1) QUEEN – Bohemian Rhapsody – 1468M 2 (2) OASIS – Wonderwall – 1054M 3 (3) QUEEN – Don’t Stop Me Now – 1053M 4 (5) MARIAH CAREY – All I Want for Christmas – 1010M 5 (4) JOURNEY – Don’t Stop Believin’ – 977M 6 (6) QUEEN – Another One Bites the Dust – 929M 7 (7) TOTO – Africa – 918M 8 (10) AHA – Take On Me – 890M 9 (8) NIRVANA – Smells Like Teen Spirit – 885M… Read more »

MaxMax

Can you explain about comprehensive audio streaming? What is included? Thank you

MJD

Hi MaxMax!

Data from Spotify, AWA, QQ, and Genie is used to extrapolate all streaming audio platforms based on market shares.

MaxMax

Thank you so much! So you mean comprehensive audio streaming is included spotify numbers as well?
Furthermore, can you add Pandora’s numbers or anghami numbers to this comprehensive audio streaming? Or generally, can you explain why pandora is so mysterious and there is little to be known about it. I appreciate your efforts 🙏🏻

MaxMax

Hi. Are you sure about MHWGO YouTube number? Cause as i remember, till 2017, MHWGO received 2.5 billion views! It seems that when a video being deleted, all statistic relevant to it deletes as well and not sum up to other videos.

LestGetToIt

hello MJD , how did you get the youtube numbers? , i guess you did include unofficial uploads, in that case what’s the criteria to choose what to include and what not? if its tagged as “music” or not? also what happens if an unofficial upload is deleted? doe the streams still count for the total EAS and certification purposes?

ninetales

The fact that MHWGO’s official video is not uploaded in her Vevo channel means that the 1.13B views are shared from fan uploads.

Based on her streaming stats, she got 4 remembered classics. (MHWGO, BYLM, IACBTMN, TPOL)

pat200

there have been tons of MHWGO videos with hundreds of millions of views that were removed from youtube over the years, so that number is definitely much higher…

ninetales

I don’t know what holds her team back to upload the official video in her channel. They could milk the streams and get paid as one particular video alone is getting 300k daily views. BYLM and BATB videos are missing too, considering both are two of her signature hits

francis

It would be awesome if Team Celine uploads the official music video on YouTube next year for its 25th anniversary. Céline could perform it again at any relevant award shows like she did in 2017 at BBMAs.

ninetales

That would be awesome. Regardless, a lot of her songs have decent YT total views. But the same can’t be said about her Spotify streams. I’m just glad that she is still remembered outside MHWGO. Apart from the 4 classics, she has few other songs closely to reach 100M streams soon. And she is not a streaming artist after all 🙂

Bren

Can we expect a new Celine CSPC article?

WILLOWTAYTAY

My heart will go on got 1.13 billion streams on Youtube.Is the 1.13 billion only from Youtube? What’s the data from QQ Music Videos?

francis

Céline Dion’s biggest hits on YouTube: 1.16B — My Heart Will Go On 438.7m — I’m Alive 350.6m — Because You Loved Me 334.1m — The Prayer 316.9m — The Power of Love 290.3m — That’s The Way It Is 286.6m — A New Day Has Come 266.6m — It’s All Coming Back To Me Now 257m — Pour Que Tu M’aimes Encore 220.6m — Beauty & The Beast 192.1m — Immortality 188.7m — To Love You More 143.2m — All By Myself 134m — I Drove All Night 132m — I Surrender 129.8m — Ashes 128.2m — Sous le… Read more »

Nick

I find that really impressive that she has that many videos over 100, 200 and 300 million streams.

Jorge Neto

Is there any chance of a full update in the near futute?

Padilla

it’s quiet unfortunate how forgotten her catalog is except for MHWGO… why do you think that’s the case MJD? I’d like to hear your thoughts

Kris

Well her most famous songs are 90s power ballads, which not everyone is a fan of, and which isn’t the type of music a younger generation will be seeking out. Plus her original fanbase (my parents) don’t use spotify. But her catalogue isn’t forgotten outside of MHWGO; just look at the numbers for her other top songs: 249M Because You Loved Me, 161M It’s All Coming back to Me Now, 156M Power of Love. Those are not “forgotten” numbers.

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Nick

Madonna and Celine perform similarly in Streaming numbers (Celine is better on youtube, Madonna on spotify). It’s unfortunate that they are the two most successful female artists of all time yet neither performs spectacularly in streaming. I think my generation (millennials) and Gen Z prefer more teen-pop type of pop from the 90s (Backstreet Boys, Britney, N Sync, etc) vs other kinds of pop music because that’s what they remember hearing growing up.

Padilla

Mariah is really in the same boat here, she just has christmas Music that puts her ahead of Madonna and Celine, but excluding that she performs the same… quite upsetting ngl

Clockingbell

Well, don’t forget Whitney Houston, who’ll also join this boat trip. Hope they don’t pull a Titanic together;-).

Nick

I would actually argue that Whitney performs the best of the big four females. I think her smaller catalogue size just doesn’t make that apparent. Three Songs with between 400 and 700 million streams is very impressive for someone who only released like 6 albums in a 15 year span. I’m sure her death has a big part in that (her itunes downloads were horrible until her death).

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Padilla

her passing away gave her this new found legendary aura that she kind of lost after her peak was over, so her current popularity is definitely because of that, she’d be in the same boat as the top 3 if she was still alive.

Stephon Coleman

Upon doing research, Mariah Carey does the best outta all the big old divas. Even when you take away her Christmas classic, she still has more official views on YouTube & more streams on Spotify. You’d think Madonna would be #1.

Nick

Yup, it’s true. Aside from Christmas, she has pretty much the same daily average on Spotify as Madonna. Which is worse in a way because Madonna’s peak was much earlier than hers (and Mariah started younger too).

Johnny be Good

It looks like is an unwritten rule for the catalog of 20th century pop divas to not age as well as classic rock acts. Other divas of the XX Century struggle with streaming like Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Janet Jackson, Cher and even Mariah Carey’s numbers outside the Holiday season are not spectacular. In Celine’s case “My Heart Will Go On” somewhat overshadows the rest of her catalog but she has others sizeable hits like “Because you loved me”, “The power of love”, “Beauty and the beast”, “It’s all coming back to me now”

Nick

I think it’s more about “appeal” rather than aging necessarily. For whatever reason, male acts (even ones who aren’t rock) are more capable of retaining audiences as they get older. The exceptions to this seem to be divas who died tragically (Whitney and Amy Winehouse) or who basically gave up a long time ago (Cyndi Lauper).

MJD

Hi Johnny be Good! A pair of things not considered here. 1) Females’ beauty. I know it’s controversial to bring this, but a lot of ‘divas’ talked about here and there have been promoting themselves in good part with their beauty. For those whose doing sexually-charged music videos and instagram photos is their main sales booster, and there are quite a few, how can we expect them to continue to be relevant when they get older? If you look at most artists with a healthy catalog decades on, they never bothered looking pretty or they have never been in first… Read more »

Clockingbell

Hi MJD! 1. You make some good points, but I think it should also be considered that some female acts are seen as sexually-charged instead of presenting themselves as such. This has been even more so since the 80s, when the best selling divas started their career. Some female singers were presented in a sexually-charged way, just to sell records, in a way we don’t want to anymore, just look at Britney in her documentary. I think that was way less with Céline, Whitney and the career-start of Mariah. It is also how men in particular look at women. 2.… Read more »

Nick

Also, it’s not like Aretha (despite her legendary status) has mindblowing streaming levels either. Before her death, I think she maybe two songs on Spotify with over 100 or 200 million streams?

MJD

Hi Nick!

It’s because you are looking it in an absolute way, when wondering who’s lasting the most, we need to compare their streaming stats with their original success. Aretha is someone who got Top 10 US studio album during 1 year only, without ever making the top. This also was hands down her best market, elsewhere it was way worse. The fact she is seen as a legend reflects how she held well through time rather than deflating her streaming stats.

MJD

Hi Clockingbell! About the first point, it would be a bit hypocrit to blame labels to present artists in a sexually-charged way when the fact the singers looked good was the prime reason they got a contract to start with. I was definitely not referring to the likes of Whitney or Celine, but all the singers who were hired thanks to their look rather than convincing mixtapes / demos. It’s just as true for boy bands, who haven’t survived better. We can’t expect the public to give them the musical credit they have themselves deny when getting into a career… Read more »

Clockingbell

Hi MJD,

Thanks for answering! On a discussion in a Céline topic, I was thinking mainly about the top 5 divas, who aren’t as sexually-charged presented as others, except for a large part of the career of Madonna indeed. Her Ray of Light era perhaps being the main exception. The question still remains why those divas aren’t streamed as much as males/group of their age. In a man’s world, I think the way women are viewed by men plays a big part.
Good point about those CD replacement sales, worked for Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac and maybe Queen as well?

MJD

Are they really less streamed than males of their age? I don’t think so. If we focus on the ‘big 4’ which are from the same era, comparisons from the male sector would be MJ, Bruce, Phil, Prince, and George Michael, the largest 80s-90s sellers. These are their share of streaming units out of their CSPC totals: Females Madonna 1.83% Celine Dion 1.97% Mariah Carey 3.71% Whitney Houston 2.96% Average 2.62% Top: Mariah Carey, mainly thanks to her Christmas material Runner up: Whitney, mainly thanks to her passing a bit before the streaming boom Last: Madonna, who’s pure sales were… Read more »

Clockingbell

Wow! You’re really well prepared! Thanks! So it’s just the bands that perform better, like Guns n’ Roses, Nirvana, RHCP and the likes?
And last question: when acts are ending their hey-days, they can still profit from consumers wanting to replace their LP’s with CD’s? Rumours and Money for nothing come to mind.

Jazz

Sorry MJD but have to disagree with you. You seems to be a bit cherry picking with your data. Yes Phil Collins have somewhat of a weak streaming but bare in mind that he has been irrelevant ever since the early 90s except for the Tarzan soundtrack which really isnt a big deal. The likes of Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Madonna has had pretty strong sales up until the mid 00s, which is only natural for them to have stronger streamings. Based on chartmasters own streaming estimates Bryan Adams who sold almost 2.25 times weaker sales than Celine Dion has… Read more »

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Analord

Yeah it’s fairly obvious that pop music has less longevity than other genres, if you look at the top 20 acts from the 20th century on spotify : Queen Beatles Red Hot Chili Peppers Michael Jackson Metallica ACDC Green Day Bob Marley Pink Floyd Elton John Rolling Stones Nirvana Jay-Z 2Pac David Bowie Guns N Roses Fleetwood Mac Foo Fighters Mariah Carey U2 Led Zeppelin The only pop acts are MJ (I would say “r&b/pop”) and Mariah (thanks to her Christmas song), 21th would be Elvis. A similar list for the most successful artists during the 20th century would include… Read more »

MJD

Hi Jazz! I have to fully disagree as well ^^ Firstly, there were no cherry picking, we were talking about the big 4 female singers from the 80s-90s, I simply looked at the big 4 male singers from the 80s-90s. Bryan Adams for example wasn’t as big as the others, a comparison to him would be Cyndi Lauper or something, not Whitneys or Mariahs. Also, you say he appeals to a public as old as Bryan Adams, that’s very wrong. Reckless is everything but an AC album. You can’t say he is on the same league than Celine because his… Read more »

Jazz

I never said Gender of the singer was the issue. Whether you are a male or female artists is not the issue. I am saying “If you have a large female fanbase vs a large male fanbase” that is when the issue started. Pop isnt necessarily a bad catalogue seller because it depends on the artists fanbase itself. Michael Jackson or The Beatles (If you consider them pop), where they have huge “male” and female fanbase. Are probably going to have stronger catalogue sales compared to the likes of Britney, Madonna (No relations with Max Martin), Backstreet Boys, Nsync, etc… Read more »

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Analord

“The real case is that manufactured music performs worst than authentic music.”

Not sure how MJ’s music was more “authentic” than Madonna’s, or Janet Jackson’s for that matter, someone who has abysmal streaming numbers even though she’s considered one of the best pop artists of all-time…

And pop music is defined largely by its commerciality and its ties to mass production, so to say pop music can have longevity as long as it’s “authentic” seems rather oxymoronic. It’s just not what pop music is.

Skkywill

She still the queen of love songs

MJD

Depends on your age Skkywill, people under 30 would give this tag name to Adele without even needing to think about it!

Martin

Who actually makes up these pointless titles?

Johnny be Good

Hi MJD I agree that using sex appeal to sell might be a dangerous thing and some have been damaged by ageing (Madonna, Cher, Janet Jackson). But in the specific case of Celine Dion I never saw her as someone who used sex appeal to sell and she is not someone who used gossip and controversy to sell. Same thing with Barbra Streisand, she is not someone who used sexuality and gossip to sell On the rock ageing better myth I think the issue is probably very complicated and I agree that saying “Rock acts aged better than divas” is… Read more »

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