France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 7 (20-1)

#9 – 22,000 UNITS

Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York (1994) : 1,120,000

We can’t speak about Nirvana catalog sales by mentioning Nevermind only. Obviously, this album has an overwhelming weight in the band discography. Its catalog appeal is visible on a larger scale yet as 3 albums sell incredible amounts every year on the back of its songs – the original album, the eponymous 2002 compilation and this live set, MTV Unplugged in New York. During the first 26 weeks of the year, the studio album and the live album combined for 27 weeks charted inside the Catalog ranking, covering all different 26 weeks. In other words, depending on which one is the cheapest in a specific week, purchasers decide which one to pick interchangeably in order to get their big songs. As Smells Like Teen Spirit isn’t part of MTV Unplugged in New York while The Man Who Sold the World or About A Girl are not on Nevermind, both sets keep on going strong.

6 thoughts on “France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 7 (20-1)”

  1. You’re doing a good job. I love reading this stuff.

    But, I’n curious when IT comes to Crime of the century. how many albums was sold in France last year?
    Crime entered back catalogue top-100 at least 12 times.

  2. Hi MJD! Love your updates on the best selling albums in France.

    I want to ask whether there are new addition to the list of million selling albums in France. One example is Adele’s 25 album. Is it close to the million threshold? Other albums i remember close to that mark are AC/DC Highway to Hell, a couple of Sade albums etc. Have they surpassed 1 million copies in France?

    Looking forward for your next project!

    1. Bonjour MJD,avez-vous les chiffres de vente réactualisés sur Led Zeppelin aux USA mais aussi en G-B SVP ? Ou sinon connaissez-vous des liens vers des sites fiables ? Merci par avance.Vous faites un job extraordinaire,bonne journée.JRH06.

      1. Bonjour Jean-Raymond!

        Les chiffres de Led Zeppelin pour chaque album ont été posté dans l’article CSPC du groupe il y a quelques mois seulement 🙂

        En tapant le nom du groupe dans le champ “Search”, c’est le premier résultat !

    2. Hi Raffi!

      As mentioned inside those articles, Highway to Hell is up to 975,000 units. Bob Marley album Uprising is on 980,000 copies. Michael Sardou record La Vieille shipped 990,000 units, the same tally of Louane 2015 album Chambre 12, both just ahead of the 980,000 copies from Adele last album 25. All those albums plus a few others are likely to get into the ranking within’ one to three years. No Sade album will get there soon as Diamond Life, under 950,000 units, isn’t selling too well now.

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