France Album Sales: M. Pokora

R.E.D. – Rythmes extrêmement dangereux (2015) Era

After building a solid fan base in previous years, the return of M. Pokora in 2015 was much buzzed. He did so by dropping several singles including a duet with popular rapper Soprano which sounded as a come back to his urban works years before. Those eras hadn’t been the most successful for the artist so far.

Promotion and fans were there now yet thus the album R.E.D. – Rythmes extrêmement dangereux shot to #1 selling a huge 63,000 units on its first week, as much as A La Poursuite du Bonheur (40,000) and Live A Bercy (23,000) debuts combined. Even with sales divided by 3 on week 2, that was enough to continue topping charts.

Airplay of Mieux Que Nous maintained the album four months inside the Top 30 and seven months Top 50 but it happened at summertime with low weekly sales. Unlike its predecessors, this record wasn’t able to accelerate its pace when the holiday season kicked in, completing the year with 188,000 sales, nearly half of which came during its first two weeks in February.

Barely reaching 200,000 units thanks to 2016 sales as the album was out of the Top 100 from the beginning of the year, the main focus of his discography was set on his new live album R.E.D. Tour. It debuted and peaked at #2 behind Renaud monster eponymous album with 15,400 before quickly going down.

Top 3 Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify
  1. Le Monde – 2,197,000
  2. Mieux Que Nous – 1,932,000
  3. Voir La Nuit S’Emballer – 1,236,000

No other track from the album among the artist Top 20.

2 thoughts on “France Album Sales: M. Pokora”

  1. Hi MJD,

    I have a question, M Pokora participated to Robin des Bois, but it’s a musical, it’s not really an album of him, can we really add the number of Robin des Bois to the total of M. Pokora’s sales?
    Same for the Linkup, for Beyonce, we don’t put the Destiny’s Child to the Beyonce’s total, don’t we?

    1. Hi Gonzalex!

      I haven’t been compiling Artist lists on those articles so far, thus they are informational only. No doubt if I set a list of all-time best selling acts in France, I’ll obviously consider – and most likely do – remove those two albums from M. Pokora total, but in an information article about him I though it was relevant to include them!

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