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

STATISTICS

  • Total number of million sellers: 168
  • Total number of acts with million sellers: 102
  • Total number of foreign million sellers: 67
  • Total number of two-million sellers: 17
  • Multiple million sellers: Jean-Jacques Goldman (7+2), Francis Cabrel (6), Mylène Farmer (5), Céline Dion, Michael Jackson (4), Dire Straits, Florent Pagny, Madonna, Michel Sardou, Patricia Kaas, Patrick Bruel, Pink Floyd, Renaud, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, U2, Yannick Noah (3), AC/DC, Alain Souchon, Calogero, Fredericks Goldman Jones, Jacques Brel, Jean-Michel Jarre, Johnny Hallyday, Julio Iglesias, Manu Chao, Nirvana, Phil Collins, Supertramp (2)
Per Year
  • 1972 – 2
  • 1973 – 4
  • 1974 – 0
  • 1975 – 1
  • 1976 – 2
  • 1977 – 4
  • 1978 – 3
  • 1979 – 5
  • 1980 – 3
  • 1981 – 1
  • 1982 – 3
  • 1983 – 2
  • 1984 – 2
  • 1985 – 4
  • 1986 – 1
  • 1987 – 8
  • 1988 – 6
  • 1989 – 5
  • 1990 – 6
  • 1991 – 7
  • 1992 – 5
  • 1993 – 5
  • 1994 – 6
  • 1995 – 4
  • 1996 – 7
  • 1997 – 10
  • 1998 – 8
  • 1999 – 10
  • 2000 – 9
  • 2001 – 8
  • 2002 – 8
  • 2003 – 3
  • 2004 – 3
  • 2005 – 2
  • 2006 – 2
  • 2007 – 3
  • 2008 – 1
  • 2009 – 0
  • 2010 – 1
  • 2011 – 1
  • 2012 – 1
  • 2013 – 1
  • 2014 – 1
  • 2015 – 0

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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