Player (2006) Era
Success found with his first solo era opened doors of larger-scaled promotion campaigns for M. Pokora who broke the limits of M6 channel. The result was immediate with his January 2006 second album Player debuting at #1 with a stunning 31,000 units sold on incomplete IFOP panel.
Adopting a rapper style, the singer was more and more contested by the general public but his fan base continued to grow on teen and female audiences. The album hasn’t done as well as its predecessor in the long run but his status was more established than ever. Three singles went Top 10, De Retour at #6, It’s Alright with Ricky Martin at #4 and Mal de Guerre at #10.
Sales-wise, Player came close to 200,000 units for the year, a figure which M. Pokora debut album topped with ongoing sales through the year. Aforementioned singles sold respectively 76,000, 112,000 and 50,000 units. Oh la la la (Sexy Miss), the only single which failed the Top 10 by peaking at #21 sold barely 32,000 copies.
Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
- Mal de Guerre – 47,000
- De Retour – 38,000
- Oh la la la (Sexy Miss) – 25,000
No other track from the album among the artist Top 20.