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

#18 – 13,000 UNITS

Neil Young – Harvest (1972) : 1,585,000

If Jean-Jacques Goldman album charted for 27 weeks inside the Catalog Chart, Neil Young masterpiece Harvest raised the bar to 29. Why is the comparison interesting? Because all 27 weeks on which the former was charted, the latter was too. It added two weeks only by re-entering / dropping out with a 1-week gap two times. In concrete words, this means those albums are among the list of albums discounted regularly by the FNAC on their 4 for 20€ offers. Other records which will be featuring this list, including the one on the very next page, had very identical chart runs. From 2014 to date, Harvest amassed 14 weeks inside the Top 200 Comprehensive Chart over 8 different spells, peaking at #177 only, which is the trademark of one of the most consistent sellers not only of 2016, but ever since it first came out 45 years ago.

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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