M. Pokora (2004) Era
Potential doesn’t translate into powerhouse status. With majors being cold due to Linkup failure, everything was still to be done when M. Pokora released his self-titled debut solo album in October 2004.
The LP debuted at #39 only while lead single Showbiz entered at #90. This song quickly gained airplay yet rocketing to #10 in the Singles chart and spending 9 weeks inside the Top 15. The album held consistently inside the Top 100 during the Christmas season which was already quite a good indicator for a teen pop / R&B artist with an unknown name. Both the single and the album combined for 2,27% of all Reality TV artists sales for the year, which represents 133,900 references sold, made of a rounded 92,000 units of Showbiz and 42,000 units of M. Pokora.
It was just a start as second single Elle Me Contrôle issued in April 2005 became a #6 hit. The album, which had plummeted to #146, climbed all the way up to a new peak of #21 within’ four weeks. A real breakthrough year for the singer, third extract Pas Sans Toi went #4, securing a Top 100 placing for the album until the end of the year.
A sizable 415,743 records have been sold during 2005 in the process. The album contributed for 118,000 units while Elle Me Contrôle, Pas Sans Toi and the dying Showbiz sold respectively 144,000, 109,000 and 45,000 units.
Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
- Elle Me Contrôle – 271,000
- Pas Sans Toi – 252,000
- Showbiz – 103,000