Celine Dion Tops the Chart for the First Time in 17 Years

December 9, 2019

Celine Dion is back at the top with “Courage.” It doesn’t matter if it took 17 long years for her to be back at number one on the Billboard charts; the fact is that the pop queen is all set to reclaim her throne.


Her fresh effort, aptly titled, “Courage,” marks her fifth number one album and her first chart-topper since her 2002 record “A New Day Has Come.”

Dion has since released eight albums in French and English but the top spot on the Billboard 200 somehow evaded her. “Courage” is her first English album since 2013. It dropped on November 15 2019 via Columbia Records and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart with 113,000 equivalent album units for the week. Courage World Tour was launched on September 18 to promote the album and it also played a major part to boost the sales which help in chart advancement.  The tour ends in September 2020.

Dion’s Achievements

Dion now has the honor of having number ones in three consecutive decades that is in the 90s, the 2000s and now the 2010s. This makes her the fourth female singer after Janet Jackson, Barbra Streisand and Britney Spears to do so and places her as the thirteenth act to achieve this remarkable feat.

Dion reined the number one spot for the first time in 1996 with her album “Falling Into You.” Her latest effort came out in 2013, titled, “Loved Me Back to Life,” and debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200.


Though 17 years is a long time to return to the number spot, in fact the longest spell between number ones for a woman on the Billboard charts, but it is not the first time this has happened. Backstreet Boys claimed the number one spot after eighteen years.

Following the pop icon on the charts is Tory Lanez at number two with the album “Chixtape 5.” Post Malone is enjoying the third spot with his latest effort “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” trailing behind is Taylor Swift’s “Lover” and then comes Luke Combs’ “What You See Is What You Get.”

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