Celine's 'One Heart' debuts at No. 1

JOHN WILLIAMS -- JAM! Showbiz

, Last Updated: 1:32 PM ET

Celine Dion is still in the hearts of Canadian music fans.

Dion's "One Heart" shot to the top of the Canadian album charts, selling 97,000 copies in its first week, making it the biggest debut of the year, according to data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan Canada.

However, the album, released in conjunction with her three-year run at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, didn't match the first-week success of last year's "A New Day Has Come," which sold 151,600 in its debut.

Dion's high-water mark for Canadian sales remains 1997's "Let's Talk About Love," which had opening week sales of 230,000.

In the U.S., Dion's "One Heart" fell short of the top spot, landing in second on sales of 431,600. Comparatively, "A New Day Has Come" sold 527,000 copies in its U.S. debut.

Elsewhere in the Canadian top 10, Linkin Park's new album "Meteora," the long-awaited follow-up to their smash debut "Hybrid Theory," premiered at No. 2 on big sales of 36,700. Norah Jones's "Come Away With Me" (16,300) fell from the top spot to third, 50 Cent's "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" (11,100) slipped to fourth, and Avril Lavigne's "Let Go" (7,960) dropped two spots to fifth.

Shania Twain's "Up!" (7,900) went down to sixth, the "Chicago" (7,200) soundtrack held steady in seventh, the Dixie Chicks "Home" (6,300) went south to eighth from fifth, Eminem's "8 Mile" (5,600) soundtrack placed ninth, and the "Grammy Nominees 2003" (5,500) compilation fell from sixth to 10th.

The only other notable debut came from R&B artist Brian McNight, whose album "U Turn" checked in at No. 62.

In the U.S., Linkin Park debuted at No. 1 on sales of 810,400, the compilation "Now 12" (256,000) entered in third, 50 Cent (193,300) slipped to fourth from first last week, and Norah Jones (149,900) rounded out the top five.

Here are the 10 best-selling albums in Canada, according to Nielsen SoundScan:

1. CELINE DION -- "ONE HEART" (97,000)

2. LINKIN PARK -- METEORA (36,700)

3. NORAH JONES -- "COME AWAY WITH ME" (16,300)

4. 50 CENT -- "GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN'" (11,100)

5. AVRIL LAVIGNE -- "LET GO" (7,960)

6. SHANIA TWAIN -- "UP!" (7,900)

7. VARIOUS ARTISTS -- "CHICAGO OST" (7,200)

8. DIXIE CHICKS -- "HOME" (6,300)

9. VARIOUS ARTISTS -- "8 MILE OST" (5,600)

10. VARIOUS ARTISTS -- "GRAMMY NOMINEES 2003" (5,500)


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