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

#1 – 155,000 UNITS

Kendji Girac – Kendji (2014) : 1,310,000

The only non-catalog album of this ranking, by the end of 2015 Kendji Girac debut album titled after its first name was up to 68 weeks without dropping below #18. Until September 2016, it remained around #10-20 positions, only slowing down a bit by the end of the year due to the heavy Christmas compilation. Now up to 123 weeks, the album has yet to drop out of the Top 100, being #27 this week. With a massive 155,000 units sold for the year, it gets awarded 135,000 additional copies from last year tally due to the large gap between retail sales and shipment by the end of 2015. No need to say this album registers the biggest gap in the best sellers ranking that will be posted very soon with all figures that have been updated since a couple of weeks.

During the next few days, new entries – due to 2016 sales or rules change – will be posted and then it will be followed by the posting of the complete ranking.

As usual, feel free to comment!

Sources: SNEP,

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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