France Album Sales: Mariah Carey

E=MC² (2008) Era

As mentioned on previous era summary, Island was unlikely to do large investments with a new Mariah Carey album in France where The Emancipation Of Mimi sold less than 2% of its worldwide total in spite of expensive promotion.

That’s exactly what happened in April 2008 when she returned with her new set E=MC². Starting at #6 with 11,133 physical sales, the album dropped like a stone at #17 by week 2 and out of the Top 100 after a mere nine weeks despite the soft period. No single managed to turn things around, letting the album conclude 2008 on 45,000 sales only, by very far the weakest record of the singer career since her breakthrough.

During the fourth quarter, one more compilation The Ballads was issued, peaking at a very modest #39 position inside the Compilation ranking.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. Touch My Body – 15,524,000
  2. Bye Bye – 3,862,000
  3. I Stay In Love – 2,433,000

7 thoughts on “France Album Sales: Mariah Carey”

    1. Not to mention her France total is higher than her German total, which is amazing, considering that Germany is a stronger music market than France Mariah’s sales in Germany are at around 4 million, so almost 1 million less than France.

      I believe Mariah’s top music markets (sales wise) are:
      1. USA (70m+)
      2. Japan (~20m)
      3. UK (7,5m+)
      4. Canada/South Korea/France (4,8-5m)

      Also, Is it true Mariah is one of the top 5 american artists in France, and just 2nd to Madonna? If true, then WOW!

  1. Great work!Now, among the historical Divas big five only Barbra Streisand are missing. I can’t wait to read your fixing this concern by studying the career of Barbra! It’s must be a big project。

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