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Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne Both Debut on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart with New Compilations

The two Canadian superstars have landed three spots apart on the chart this week, with Dion's soundtrack to I Am: CelineDion at No. 68 and Lavigne's greatest hits compilation at No. 71.

Poster for 'I Am: Celine Dion'

Poster for 'I Am: Celine Dion'

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Two Canadian legends are three spots apart on the charts this week.

Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne both have new debuts on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart. Dion lands at No. 68 for the soundtrack to her new documentary, I Am: Celine Dion, chronicling her struggles with Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS). Lavigne comes in at No. 71 with Greatest Hits, her new compilation of fan favourites.


Though neither is a blockbuster debut, both chart placements show that two of Canada's biggest stars in the 2000s still have staying power. Dion's soundtrack features many of her biggest hits, including "My Heart Will Go On" and "Pour que tu m'aimes encore," as well as a score by Redi Hasa.

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The soundtrack accompanies the film of the same name, which was released on Amazon Prime last month. The film, which Dion described as a "love letter" to her fans at the Montreal premiere, is a testament to Dion's strength and character, both of which persist as she navigates SPS.

Lavigne isn't quite as decorated as Dion, but the Napanee, Ontario pop-punk princess has been stepping into a new echelon of Canadian legends as of late, with recognition from Canada's Walk of Fame as well as a recent appointment to the Order of Canada. Greatest Hits comes alongside a tour of the same name, which just saw Lavigne play at Glastonbury, to one of the U.K. festival's biggest crowds this year.

In between the two singers on the chart, Quebec's Les Cowboys Fringants re-enter with L'Amerique Pleure at No. 70, while their surprise-released Pub Royalholds the No. 100 spot.

Check out the full chart here.

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