Canadian singer Celine Dion has released twenty-six studio albums, seven live albums, seventeen compilation albums, and twenty-one box sets. Her debut album, La voix du bon Dieu was issued in 1981. In the '80s, Dion released her French-language albums in Canada, with several compilation albums issued also in France. Her first English-language album, entitled Unison was released in 1990 and has sold over three million copies worldwide. It was followed by Dion chante Plamondon in 1991 and Celine Dion in 1992. The latter became one of six of her albums to be certified Diamond in Canada for shipments of at least one million units. Dion's popularity became well-established with her 1993 album, The Colour of My Love, which topped the charts in various countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, and has sold twenty million copies around the world. In the United States, it was certified six-times Platinum. Released in 1995, D'eux became the best-selling French-language album in history, with sales of ten million copies worldwide. In France alone, D'eux spent forty-four weeks at the top of the chart and has sold 4.5 million units, becaming the best-selling album of all time. It also became Dion's first out of six Diamond-certified albums in France.
Falling into You (1996) and Let's Talk About Love (1997) were major successes for Dion, both reaching number-one in many countries around the world, and becoming two of the best-selling albums of all time, with sales of over thirty-two and thirty-one million copies, respectively. Both albums were certified Diamond in the United States, with Falling into You achieving later eleven-times Platinum certification for shipments of eleven million units. Falling into You also won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album in 1997. Let's Talk About Love became the first album certified ten-times Platinum by the IFPI for sales of at least ten million copies in Europe. In 1998, Dion released another French-language album, S'il suffisait d'aimer and her first English-language holiday album, These Are Special Times, which became the fourth best-selling Christmas album in the United States in the Nielsen SoundScan era, with sales of 5.44 million copies. Worldwide, it has sold twelve million units. A greatest hits compilation with seven new recordings, All the Way... A Decade of Song was issued in November 1999, topping the charts around the world, and selling over seventeen million copies, globally, up to January 2002. In the United States, All the Way... A Decade of Song became the best-selling greatest hits album by a female artist in the Nielsen SoundScan era where it topped the eight million sales mark. In Japan, it was certified two-times Million for shipments of two million copies.
In March 2002, after a two-year break, Dion returned to music with the album, A New Day Has Come, which topped the charts in many countries and has sold twelve million copies, worldwide. During the five-year run of her Las Vegas residency show, A New Day..., Dion released five studio albums: One Heart (2003), 1 fille & 4 types (2003), Miracle (2004), D'elles (2007) and Taking Chances (2007). After Taking Chances World Tour and another break, she started her second Las Vegas residency show, Celine in March 2011. In 2012, Dion began recording songs for her new French and English-language albums. Sans attendre was released in November 2012 and topped the charts in Francophone countries. It became the best-selling album of 2012 in France where it was certified Diamond. Loved Me Back to Life was issued in November 2013 and became Dion's thirteenth number-one album in the Nielsen SoundScan era in Canada and eleventh to debut at the top of the chart. It also reached number two in the United States, and number three in the United Kingdom and France. Loved Me Back to Life was certified four-times Platinum in Canada, two-times Platinum in France and Platinum in the United Kingdom.
Dion has sold more than 220 million albums worldwide and is recognized as one of the world's best-selling music artists. In 2004, she received the Chopard Diamond Award at the World Music Awards recognizing her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2007, Dion was honored with the Legend Award at the World Music Awards in recognition of her global success and outstanding contribution to the music industry. She is the best-selling Canadian artist in history, the best-selling artist in the Nielsen SoundScan era in Canada (from 1995) and the second best-selling female artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era in the United States (from 1991), with album sales of 52,600,000 copies. She's also the first and only female singer to have tallied three eight-million sellers in the US since 1991. Her albums Falling into You, Let's Talk About Love, All the Way... A Decade of Song, The Colour of My Love and These Are Special Times are among the top 100 certified albums according to the RIAA.