Celine Dion Returns to Billboard 200's Top Spot After Nearly Two Decades With 'Courage'

The 'My Heart Will Go On' songstress now has the longest wait between No. 1s for a woman ever on the chart as her latest album debuts atop the weekly chart.

AceShowbiz - It's been nearly two decades since Celine Dion topped Billboard 200. Her latest album, "Courage", has become her first album to rule the chart in seventeen years as it launches at No. 1 with 113,000 album units in the week ending November 21, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 109,000 were in traditional album sales.

Celine's new effort also marks her fifth No. 1 album and helps her become the thirteenth act to collect chart-topping albums in each of the last three decades. Moreover, because the "My Heart Will Go On" singer has to wait 17 years to top the chart again, she now has the longest wait between No. 1s for a woman ever on the chart, surpassing Whitney Houston's 16 years record. Still, it can't break Paul McCartney's record as he had to wait 36 years to top the chart again last year.

Following Celine's "Courage" at No. 2 is also a newcomer. Tory Lanez earns his fourth consecutive top five effort as "Chixtape 5" comes as the runner-up with 83,000 units. The set also becomes the most-streamed album of the week with 73,000 in SEA units. Despite topping the chart, "Courage" only earns 3,000 in SEA units, and thus is defeated by "Chixtape 5".

Back to the Billboard 200, the rest of the top five is occupied by former chart leaders. At No, 3, Post Malone's "Hollywood's Bleeding" has to move down one spot with 69,000 units as Taylor Swift's new album "Lover" ascends to No. 4 with 56,000 units, which is likely due to the release of its vinyl LP. On the other hand, Luke Combs' "What You See Is What You Get" has to be satisfied with No. 5 spot after topping the chart last week. The country album sold 55,000 units this week.

Moving on to No. 6, YoungBoy Never Broke Again a.k.a. NBA YoungBoy's "Al YoungBoy 2" drops 3 spots with 44,000 units as Summer Walker's "Over It" climbs down to No. 7 with 42,000 units. DaBaby's "Kirk" also descends one spot to No. 8 with 37,000 units. Similarly, Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" has also been kicked out a spot to No. 9 with 35,000 units.

Kanye West's "Jesus Is King" rounds out the top ten with 30,000 units.

  1. "Courage" - Celine Dion (113,000 units)
  2. "Chixtape 5" - Tory Lanez (83,000 units)
  3. "Hollywood's Bleeding" - Post Malone (69,000 units)
  4. "Lover" - Taylor Swift (56,000 units)
  5. "What You See Is What You Get" - Luke Combs (55,000 units)
  6. "Al YoungBoy 2" - YoungBoy Never Broke Again (44,000 units)
  7. "Over It" - Summer Walker (42,000 units)
  8. "Kirk" - DaBaby (37,000 units)
  9. "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" - Billie Eilish (35,000 units)
  10. "Jesus Is King" - Kanye West (30,000 units)

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