Celine on stage in Detroit Pic: Celine Dion Instagram
Celine on stage in Detroit Pic: Celine Dion Instagram

Celine Slays Competition With No. 1 Album Selling 50K+ Copies

Celine Dion’s Courage debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 55,000 total consumption units. It is the highest one-week consumption total since Drake’s Scorpion picked up 70,000 in July 2018. With 53,000 albums sold, Courage also has the highest one-week-cash register total since Taylor Swift’s Reputation sold 80,000 copies two years back, in November 2017.

This is Dion's 15th Canadian chart-topping album in the Nielsen SoundScan era, with all four of her albums released this decade reaching No. 1. All in, she has sold 8.3 million albums in Canada in the Nielsen SoundScan era, over three million more than the current runner-up, Eminem.

Noteworthy, too, is the fact that Courage marks Dion’s fifth US No. 1 album, and her first chart-topper in over 17 years, according to Billboard. She was last at No. 1 with 2002’s A New Day Has Come.

Fellow Canadian artist, Tory Lanez, debuts at No. 2 with Chixtape 5. The album picks up the second-highest audio-on-demand stream total for the week and surpasses the No. 4 peak of his last release, 2018’s Love Me Now? All four of his album releases have peaked in the top five.

Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding falls to No. 3 but continues to have the top audio-on-demand stream total for the week. Taylor Swift’s Lover holds in 4th place with a 46% consumption increase, and last week’s No. 1 album, Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get, drops to 5. Michael Buble’s Christmas jumps 11-6 with a 32% consumption increase.

Other debuts in the top 50 include Lil Peep’s Everybody’s Everything, at 13, Lady Antebellum’s Ocean, at 17, Johnny Reid’s My Kind Of Christmas re-entering at 19, and the Frozen 2 soundtrack, at 36.

— All data courtesy of SoundScan with additional factoids provided by Nielsen Canada Director Paul Tuch.

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