Céline Dion’s latest album, ‘Courage,’ debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last week — but the album made history this week by falling completely out of the top 100.
It marks the biggest fall off the charts following a No.1 debut.
via Page Six:
“She’s upset. All hell has broken loose. The only reason she sold 100,000 was because of the whole bundle thing that labels do, but she only sold around 3,000 the second week,” a source told Page Six.
Dion’s “best pal” backup dancer, Pepe Muñoz, who is also her creative director, has been a source of concern for Dion’s inner circle. Multiple sources told us he helped oust some of her senior team and has isolated her.
Members of Dion’s management and marketing team shot back in a signed public letter to Pepe in July: “These ‘sources’ have nothing better to do than to spread untrue gossip.”
“Without [late husband and manager] René around, no one knows what they’re doing. She is being controlled by a person who has told her that René was an old guy and she should live like she’s in her 20s. That’s her state of mind,” the first source said.
Dion kicked off “Courage” with an impromptu karaoke party at drag queen palace Lips NYC last month. “This album has been a long process. It has been making me travel through different emotions,” she said.
She launched the North American leg of her world tour on Sept. 18. and it’s grossed $33.2 million from the first 19 shows according to Billboard Boxscore.
Another insider familiar with Dion’s project told us she is proud of “Courage.” “She is having so much success, and it’s just mean to rehash these Pepe stories. She is living her best life. She had a horrible thing happen to her in her life, and she is out here doing her best. Her tour is doing great. She’s looking great and she is doing great. All the rest is bulls–t,” the insider said.
Numbers shouldn’t matter to a legend like Céline.