France Album Sales: Mariah Carey

Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (2009) Era

Sometimes facts can also lie. The first album of the diva with two Top 10 hits since 1995 album Daydream, October 2009 record Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel wasn’t successful still.

Both its singles Obsessed (#8) and I Want To Know What Love Is (#6) used a dead physical singles market to secure good placings but in reality those CDs only moved 17,000 units combined for the year. Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel debuted at #10 and completely vanished from the Top 200 within’ 13 weeks, showing how few support its singles brought in. Sales-wise, it moved 8,209 copies on its first week and a mere 25,000 units by the end of its run, entirely missing the year end Top 250 chart.

A few months passed until the release of Mariah Carey second seasonal album, Merry Christmas II You. With still no interest from French public for this type of releases, it debuted and peaked at #82 selling only 5,000 units.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. Obsessed – 15,807,000
  2. I Want To Know What Love Is – 9,190,000
  3. Angels Cry – 2,748,000

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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