LOS ANGELES (NYTimes) – It took 17 years but Celine Dion is back at No. 1.
The album Courage is the diva's fifth overall chart-topping release, and first since A New Day Has Come in 2002.
Dion has released eight albums since then, in a mixture of French and English, but was blocked from the top spot on the Billboard 200 by artists like Linkin Park (2003), Alicia Keys (2007) and Eminem (2013).
Although Courage is her first release in English since 2013, before the streaming boom, she relied on another chart advancement that has come into vogue to boost her sales: bundling albums with tickets to her live tour.
Courage sold 109,000 albums and had only four million streams, according to Nielsen, for a total of 113,000 units by the industry's current math.
The next closest album is also a new release: Canadian rapper and singer Tory Lanez's Chixtape 5.