Final Numbers Are In: Celine Dion Makes History As New Album ‘Courage’ Hits #1

Published: Tuesday 26th Nov 2019 by Rashad

As predicted (click here to read more), Pop icon Celine Dion sees her name scribbled atop the Billboard 200 charts this week thanks to her new studio album, ‘Courage.’

Her first globally-released body of work since the passing of her longtime manager and husband Rene Angelil, the Columbia Records set – which comes as the fifth chart-topper of her career – was preceded to chart battle by three songs ‘Lying Down’, ‘Imperfections,’ and its title track.

With its inaugural sales tracking week behind it, Dion not only bested the competition but also sees her name penciled in the tally’s record books for quite the historic achievements.  Look inside to see that, just how many units she sold, and more:

Celine Dion’s ‘Courage’

First Week Sales (SPS): 113,000

First Week Sales (Pure): 109,000

Debut Billboard 200 Position: #1


“Courage marks Dion’s fifth No. 1 album, and her first chart-topper in over 17 years. She was last at No. 1 with 2002’s A New Day Has Come. Courage’s first week got a boost from album sales generated by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with Dion’s Courage World Tour. Courage is Dion’s first English-language studio album since 2013’s Loved Me Back to Life, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (dated Nov. 23, 2013).”


Congratulations are due to Dion for ‘Courage,’ which also sees her included in Billboard 200 history books for two achievements:

  1. The 17-year gap between her first and most recent #1 albums is the longest span for a woman ever.
  2. Thanks to ‘Courage,’ Dion is the first solo artist born outside of the U.S. to nab a Billboard 200 #1 album in three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s).
    1. Added note: She’s just the 14th act, and fourth woman, to achieve the feat of at least one Billboard 200 chart-topper in three or more decades.  Backstreet Boys, Garth Brooks, Dave Matthews Band, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson, Metallica, Madonna, Nas, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, and U2 are the other artists.

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  1. Clarksooon November 26, 2019


    I thought she was gonna flop. I’m happy for her
    No hit on the album but she still hit number one
    she did bundles also.

    • Jasmine November 26, 2019

      Bundle and giveaway numbers. Take away the bundles and free albums given as promo and she flopped hard like all the other women her age. Celine has never been a Mariah when it comes to sales so if Mariah is flopping all the 40 plus year old divas are flopping. These sales are smoke and mirrors and remember I stated this when you don’t see Celine’s album in the top 50 during Christmas time and you know a real good selling albums would definitely be bought during Christmas sales with a release date only a month prior.

      • Ropeburn November 26, 2019

        How is it all smoke and mirrors when the rules state you have to separately redeem the free album? And let’s not act like people who buy tickets to see her show can’t possibly want to buy her new album too.

      • Jasmine November 27, 2019

        I stand behind what I said. Christmas is only a month away. Be patient and witness what I said is true.

      • Gworl Bye November 27, 2019

        Thats a goddamn lie, Celine has bested Mariah several times in sales & has 3 Diamond certified albums, and she didn;t have to release her albums at Christmas to saty relevant like mariah does, and mariah started flopping LONG before Celine so do your homework before posting dumb shyt.

      • Gworl Bye November 27, 2019


    • Austin December 11, 2019

      The albu itself is a hit some artist are so powerful they don’t need a hit to have a number one album remember Madame X and Madonna?

  2. only facts November 26, 2019

    Love Celine!

  3. ? November 26, 2019

    Thanks to your bundles .. what a loser

    • Clarksooon November 26, 2019

      Everybody does bundles including Taylor swift.
      Post malone , Khalid, jonas brothers, kanye west all sold merchandise to boost album sales.

      It shows she’s selling concert tickets also.

    • XYZ November 27, 2019

      Her Tour seems to sell though. So people are actually interested

    • Austin December 11, 2019

      Dude stop hating cause you’re fav is lame. Lol are you a Camila lover?

  4. Pat November 26, 2019

    Her last n most recent u mean

  5. Dr November 26, 2019

    How much did tinashe do since y’all wanna quote i tunes sales

    • Gworl Bye November 27, 2019

      Her sales will come next week.

  6. Johny5 November 26, 2019

    I Stan a pure sales legend. Janet has #1 albums is 4 different decades actually.

  7. What would Whitney do November 27, 2019

    What did that b**** Mariah say about Celine come back..??? How will they award her because Mariah Carey is not artist of a lifetime all of her movies and soundtracks flopped…..From Titanic to The bodyguard she’s the only one that does not soar in film. Nobody wants her on their movie soundtracks,……damn Mariah. The movie industry hate her but loooove Whitney Houston and Celine……hahahahahaha

    she thought she beat Whitney cuz she killed herself,

    They need to reopen the case, it is still undetermined what happened. They refuse to solve her and Bobby k case.
    Did someone slip something in her drink

  8. Caleb November 27, 2019

    “ She’s just the 13th act, and fourth woman, to achieve the feat of at least one Billboard 200 chart-topper in three or more decades.” You forgot Madonna. The 80’s, 00’s and the 10’s.

    • C***** November 27, 2019

      And she deserved that #1 for Erotica as well but unfortunately only peaked #2. She was blocked by Garth Brooks who was #1 for almost 2 months :c

    • Gworl Bye November 27, 2019

      They didn’t word it right, they should have put consecutive decades.

  9. BravoHunk November 27, 2019

    As much as I love Celine, fact is sales wouldn’t be this high without the tour redemptions. I wouldn’t be surprised if the album fell out of the top 20 in it’s second week. I see people comparing her to Mariah in the comments, but one thing I respect about MC is she could do this but chooses not to. She could simply sell her Christmas tickets with “Merry Christmas” every year, which would enable it to chart every year but she doesn’t. That’s respectable. All in all, congrats to Ms. Celine.

    • Gworl Bye November 27, 2019

      Um no, mariah has done Christmas bundles with her Christmas schtick in the past and still didn’t sell much. Stop trying to downplay Celine’s impact to make mariah look better cuz it wont work.

    • Austin December 11, 2019

      Listen stupid even newer artist do this to get number one don’t downplay a major success I mean Céline has even done this without the bundles before your face was even alive probably. Get smart

  10. Fierce November 27, 2019

    Perfect album…I still can’t get over it!

  11. Euphoria November 27, 2019

    a copy of courage album given to people who wants to see celine perform in her concert tour. Courage is also nunber one in switzerland and belgium though celine had not have a concert or tour in switzerland and belgium. Becoming number one without that bundle offer

  12. Swirly November 27, 2019

    Flop this, flop that. Who cares! She’s Celine f****** Dion. A legend, an ICON. Whether she bundled her sales or not, her legendary status remains firm. She is not on the same level as your favs who wouldn’t have been able to hold a candle against the DIVAS (Whitney, Celine, Mariah) in their day.

  13. Gworl Bye November 27, 2019

    mariah’s sheep might wanna keep it cute and keep Celine’s name out of your mouths. Celine doesn’t have to release music only during a holiday to stay relevant, and she didn’t have to screw/marry the boss of her label to get her Diamond certified albums either. So keep it cute sheep.

  14. Diora Couture November 27, 2019

    to be honest, i am MORE IMPRESSED by the fact that Celine had NA ENTIRE BUILDING BUILT FOR HER in order for her to do her thing in Vegas?

    Did your faves???

    Furthermore, just because an album is not “officially sold” doesn’t mean people don’t aquire it. I havent paid for music in god know how long….

  15. JOHNVIDAL November 28, 2019

    Amazing sales. People are stupid or what? Why put celine and mariah against each other?? Two real legendary legends with sales for days. Celine s album sales have been stronger these last years than Mariah s anyway in many countries. Don t know what people are saying. Her french albums outsell with her sales in france and canada alone what most english albums sell from younger artists. Real legends. And love the shape she is in. Sheis amazing in general.

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