France best selling albums ever:
L5 by L5 (2001)

Challenging TV channel giant TF1 is near impossible in France. The once petite chaîne M6, mostly dedicated to 7-25 audience, achieved this feat by successfully responding with Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: L5 by L5 (2001)”

France best selling albums ever:
Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain by Yann Tiersen (2001)

Many soundtracks are well known for being part of all-time best sellers everywhere – a la Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Bodyguard or Titanic. Strong selling local soundtracks have been a very Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain by Yann Tiersen (2001)”

RIAA Certifications: Streaming included on Albums awards

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The Times Are A-Changing

A few days only after our study describing how the industry will move into a streaming world, the RIAA reveals an expected but still breaking news. Continue reading “RIAA Certifications: Streaming included on Albums awards”

France best selling albums ever:
L’Album by Star Academy 1 (2001)

Released following the 2001 Christmas week to benefit as much as possible from the TV show final episode, L’Album (also titled Les Reprises) by Star Academy 1 sales broke all expectations. Despite a first week truncated Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: L’Album by Star Academy 1 (2001)”

France best selling albums ever:
Des Visages Et Des Figures by Noir Désir (2001)

Des Visages Et Des Figures, released in 2001, is the last album out of six from the most cult band of all-time in France, Noir Désir. The band is one of the few acts that increased its profile from album to album, until breaking underground limits to go mainstream with 1996 666,667 Club album. Was that unique Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Des Visages Et Des Figures by Noir Désir (2001)”