Céline Dion DVD Surpasses Triple Diamond Status


    "Céline Dion - A New Day: Live In Las Vegas" Is The Biggest Selling Music
    DVD of All Time

    Céline Dion Continues To Break New Ground As The First Quebec Artist To
    Release On The Blu-ray Format

    TORONTO, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - Céline Dion makes history as the only music DVD
to be certified Triple Diamond status in Canada, over 300,000 units. Céline
Dion - A New Day: Live In Las Vegas has held the number one position on the
Music Video Chart since its release. Its debut captured the biggest sales week
debut in Nielsen SoundScan history for a DVD only release. Triple Diamond is
an astounding achievement considering that only 5 other DVD releases (The
Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Live Aid, and Live 8) have ever
reached Double-Diamond (200,000 units) in Canada. Celine Dion - A New Day Live
in Las Vegas is a deluxe five hour double-DVD set, commemorating Celine's
historic five-year record-breaking, sold-out run of her Las Vegas concert
extravaganza.
    This latest achievement follows the No. 1 debut of Céline's 4X Platinum
CD Taking Chances which achieved the top position on both the Nielsen
SoundScan Top 200 and Digital Album Charts in its debut week. 2007 also saw
her French-language album, D'elles, debut at No. 1, garnering Céline the two
highest sales entries in Canada (for two different albums) so far this year -
an unprecedented achievement in Canadian SoundScan history.
    The release of Céline Dion - A New Day: Live In Las Vegas on Blu-ray,
which arrives in stores this February, marks the first-ever from a Quebec
artist to be released on this format
    Céline Dion begins her world concert tour February 14, 2008 in
Johannesburg, South Africa.

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