France Best Selling Albums Ever:
All-Time Ranking (2015)

Musical Albums

01 Musical Notre-Dame De Paris (1998) : 2 825 000
02 Musical Starmania (1978) : 2 075 000
03 Musical Roméo Et Juliette, De La Haine À L’Amour (2000) : 1 490 000
04 Musical Les Dix Commandements (2000) : 1 180 000
05 Musical Notre-Dame De Paris (Intégrale) (1998) : 1 165 000

Starmania started everything. The incredible success of this musical over two decades, with impressive results by the original set as well as related new releases in mid-90s pushed its author Luc Plamondon to create a new musical, which concluded on Notre-Dame De Paris, an even bigger success.

After noticing this unbelievable smash from 1998, all majors contracted lyricists, composers and dancers to create their own musicals. Some were successful, some weren’t, but both Roméo Et Juliette and Les Dix Commandements were everywhere in 2000.

3 thoughts on “France Best Selling Albums Ever:
All-Time Ranking (2015)”

    1. Hello!

      Well, Femmes D’Aujourd’hui is one of those albums that came very close to the million mark but missed it – in France as once Belgium and Switzerland sales added it just get there. This album had the disadvantage to be big in 1986 / first half of 1987 while the market exploded just a few months later thanks to legislation change that saw taxes (TVA) on records be largely reduced. Plus, the very low catalog appeal of the album prevented it from ultimately breaking the mark as there have been very low numbers of LP to CD replacement for this record.

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