Complete Best (Celine Dion album)

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Complete Best
CompleteBestCover.jpg
Greatest hits album by Celine Dion
Released 27 February 2008 (2008-02-27)
Recorded 1990–2008
Genre Pop
Length 76:18
Label Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Producer
Celine Dion chronology
Taking Chances
(2007)
Complete Best
(2008)
My Love: Essential Collection
(2008)
Singles from Complete Best
  1. "A World to Believe In"
    Released: 16 January 2008

Complete Best is a greatest hits album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released on 27 February 2008 in Japan.[1] It reached number three on the Oricon Albums Chart, was certified Gold by the RIAJ and has sold 173,100 copies in Japan in 2008.

Background[edit]

Complete Best was released just a few days before Dion's sold-out concerts in Japan, which were a part of the Taking Chances World Tour.[2] The compilation includes "To Love You More," which was originally released in October 1995 and became Dion's biggest hit in Japan, topping the singles chart for four weeks and selling 1.5 million copies. It also features two other singles exclusive to Japan: "The Power of the Dream" and "Be the Man", as well as many of Dion's other hits.

The new single, "A World to Believe In" (U.S.A. Mix), was included as the first track of the compilation. Recorded as an English-Japanese duet with Yuna Ito, the song was released in January 2008, peaking at number eight on the Oricon Singles Chart.[3] It was Dion's first appearance on the chart since "To Love You More" (Dance Mixes) entered it in April 1999. The duet wasn't available on Dion's previous album, Taking Chances, which includes the original English solo version of the song.

In October 2008, another greatest hits album was released internationally, titled My Love: Essential Collection. Due to the recent release of Complete Best, this compilation was not released in Japan. However, new unreleased tracks from My Love: Essential Collection were instead included on the CD single A World to Believe In: Himiko Fantasia, released in Japan at the same time.

On 22 July 2009 the album was reissued in Blu-spec CD format also in Japan.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Complete Best debuted at number three on the Oricon Albums Chart, selling 34,223 copies.[5] In the second week, it fell to number six selling 27,281 units.[5] The following week, right after the Japanese leg of the Taking Chances World Tour, Complete Best jumped to number four with sales of 34,724 copies.[5] In the fourth week, the album fell to number six and sold 16,304 units.[5] Later it went down to number twelve (11,040 copies) and sixteen (7,956 copies).[5] During these six consecutive weeks, Complete Best occupied the top position on the Oricon International Albums Chart.[5] Shortly after release, Complete Best was certified Gold by the RIAJ.[6] It has sold 173,100 copies in Japan in 1998.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "A World to Believe In" (duet with Yuna Ito) (U.S.A. Mix)
  • Tino Izzo
  • Rosanna Ciciola
  • Natsumi Kobayashi
4:11
2. "My Heart Will Go On" 4:41
3. "To Love You More" (Radio Edit) Foster 4:49
4. "The Power of Love" (Radio Edit)
Foster 4:46
5. "Beauty and the Beast" (duet with Peabo Bryson) Afanasieff 4:05
6. "Because You Loved Me" Diane Warren Foster 4:35
7. "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (Radio Edit) Jim Steinman 5:32
8. "Be the Man"
  • Foster
  • Miles
Foster 4:41
9. "I'm Your Angel" (duet with R. Kelly) Kelly Kelly 5:31
10. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
Christopher Neil 4:35
11. "The Power of the Dream"
  • Foster
  • Babyface
4:32
12. "When I Fall in Love" (duet with Clive Griffin) Foster 4:23
13. "That's the Way It Is"
  • Martin
  • Lundin
4:04
14. "A New Day Has Come" (Radio Remix)
  • Ric Wake
  • Afanasieff
  • Nova
  • Richie Jones
  • Christian B.
  • Marc Dold
4:21
15. "I'm Alive"
  • Lundin
  • Carlsson
  • Lundin
  • Wake
  • Jones
3:32
16. "I Drove All Night"
4:02
17. "Taking Chances" Shanks 4:03

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[9] Gold 173,100[7]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Japan 27 February 2008 Sony Music Entertainment Japan CD EICP-953
22 July 2009 Blu-spec CD EICP-20055

Ultimate Box[edit]

On 27 February 2008, Sony Music Entertainment Japan also released Ultimate Box in limited edition.[10] This five-disc box set includes two CD albums (Taking Chances and Complete Best) and three DVDs (Live in Las Vegas: A New Day..., All the Way... A Decade of Song & Video expanded with six additional music videos and Taking Chances Recording Sessions). Ultimate Box peaked at number 109 on the Oricon Albums Chart in Japan in March 2008.[5]

Track listing[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Celine Dion - Complete Best Archived 28 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  2. ^ Concert Dates. Retrieved 7 November 2007.
  3. ^ Oricon Style Weekly Ranking. Retrieved 22 January 2008.
  4. ^ Blue-spec CD Complete Best. Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i セリーヌ・ディオンのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Japanese album certifications". RIAJ. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "Physical Unit Sales for the Top 5 Best-Selling Albums in Japan by International Acts During 2008". Billboard. 4 April 2009. p. 13. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "2008年 アルバム年間TOP100" [Oricon Year-end Albums Chart of 2008] (in Japanese). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Celine Dion – Complete Best" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 28 July 2014.  Select 2008年3月 on the drop-down menu
  10. ^ Ultimate Box. Retrieved 17 June 2015.

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