France Album Sales: Beyonce

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While Beyonce just ended to drop the not-so-unexpected new album Lemonade, it is about time to review her discography performances in France. Just like Coldplay, she is pretty much in the middle of the road. She is too young to put her along with legendary Divas like Celine Dion, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Barbra Streisand. She is too old to feature with among the young generation a la Katy Perry, Meghan Trainor or Ariana Grande. She is too big to be compared with Kelly Rowland, Brandy or Gwen Stefani.

Before Lemonade Beyonce already issued five major solo efforts, plus four more with the Destiny’s Child, not counting one Christmas album and various remix and compilation packages. If she never had a major seller in France, all those records certainly add for some sales. Please be aware all Spotify figures refer to worldwide streaming as they only aim to display which albums still have strong catalog hits as of now. Let’s review her entire discography and how her album sales stand as of today!

5 thoughts on “France Album Sales: Beyonce”

  1. She is too big to be compared with GWEN STEFANI ??? LOL

    Beyoncé funny but remains simply a gay icon, Gwen Stefani is it inovatrice in the field of music as in fashion, you can not compare what is not comparable

    1. Hi BeyStan!

      Ironically, the most important chart position of IASF run in France is likely the #179 position on January 29 2011. While this week seems completely random, it was the chart that saw downloads being first included into official rankings in France. The fact the album, although being 26 months old, re-entered on that week is very telling of it selling more than its entire 2008-2010 run suggest.

      Its yearly sales of 32,000 and 49,000 units in 2008 and 2009 are thus pure physical sales. It sold an estimated 5,500 downloads in 2008 and a confirmed 4,500 in 2009. That’s a total of 91,000 units. In 2010, it added 27,000 more units, climbing to 118,000.

      During years 2011-2012 the album kept re-entering regularly, averaging close to 200 units per week, which are 20,000 units over the curse of two years.

      While not charting anymore, the album still selling a few thousands per year since 2013 to date, which adds up to 150,000 units to date.

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