France Album Sales: Britney Spears

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Studio Albums

1999 Baby One More Time – 675,000
2000 Oops!… I Did It Again – 470,000
2001 Britney – 390,000
2003 In The Zone – 280,000
2007 Blackout – 95,000
2008 Circus – 190,000
2011 Femme Fatale – 90,000
2013 Britney Jean – 30,000

Compilation Albums

2004 Greatest Hits: My Prerogative – 255,000
2009 The Singles Collection– 50,000

Remix Albums

2005 B In The Mix – The Remixes – 20,000
2011 B In The Mix – The Remixes vol. 2– 5,000

Britney Spears sold a total of 2,550,000 albums in France.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: SNEP, IFOP, GFK, Spotify.

2 thoughts on “France Album Sales: Britney Spears”

    1. Hello Sam!

      Thanks a lot for the nice words. I’m well aware of both figures you are quoting, as I’m also the webmaster of fanofmusic website. Those two pages were done many years ago with assumptions related to the market size and IFOP year end chart. It appeared in later years that IFOP figures were often quite off the mark, which is why it was replaced by GFK as official data provider.

      The key information in the case of Britney album is that Virgin did a major audit of their catalog on July 9 2002. At that point, Britney was 2xGold (200,000) and it was not updated to Platinum (300,000). The album slowed down a lot after July, had it sold 405,000 units by the end of the year, it would have necessarily shipped enough to be certified Platinum during this July audit. It went Platinum in the next Virgin catalog audit in February 2003 instead. My assumption is that the album was truly close to the 300,000 mark by that point, which is how it concluded the year on 350,000 overall copies sold.

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