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

#3 – 46,000 UNITS

Amy Winehouse – Back to Black (2006) : 1,345,000

Selling anything from 10,000 to 30,000 units in an outstanding result for a catalog album. With Amy Winehouse 2006 iconic album Back to Black we get into a new dimension, a record that moved the massive number of 46,000 units in 2016. Such sales were achieved with an extensive, discontinuous 52 weeks run in the Comprehensive Chart, by itself a true achievement for such a old album. It wasn’t only scratching into the Top 200, during 32 weeks it was comfortably Top 100, peaking at an incredible #26 position. The album has now peaked at #1 in 2007, #2 in 2008, #8 in 2009, #2 in 2011, #15 in 2012, #36 in 2013, #71 in 2014, #44 in 2015, #26 in 2016 and already #60 in 2017. If you wonder what happened in 2010, it was quite simply not eligible for charts at that point. Will it slow down anytime soon? Now that it is an absolute beast in LP format, which is growing fast, that’s all the more unlikely.

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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